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Location:  Glendale, Arizona

Institution:  Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine

Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Anesthesia and Analgesia.  This appointment can be tenure-track or clinical-track, depending on the goals of the applicant.  The successful candidate will join a team of anesthesiologists who provide clinical services for small and large animal patients in the Animal Health Institute and who participate in anesthesiology, clinical skills, and elective courses within the DVM curriculum.  All faculty members are expected to serve as clinical mentors for house officers.

The following qualifications are required:

  • DVM or equivalent degree
  • Board certification (or eligibility) by ACVAA or ECVAA
  • Current AZ veterinary license, or the ability to obtain one within 3 months of start date
  • Evidence of excellent clinical and communication skills
  • Understanding of patient-centered care
  • Willingness to engage in collaborative clinical research
  • Strong commitment to meeting the needs of students
  • Collaborative mindset to foster a team-approach to teaching and service

The following qualifications are desirable but not required

  • Teaching experience
  • Research experience
  • Graduate degree in a relevant field of study
  • Additional advanced training

Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and professional education in the health sciences.  The University has two campuses — one in Downers Grove, Illinois and the other in Glendale, Arizona.  More than 6,700 full-time students are enrolled in graduate programs in veterinary medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nurse anesthesia, cardiovascular perfusion, podiatry, optometry, clinical psychology, speech language pathology, and biomedical sciences.  Over 500 full-time faculty members and 400 staff members are dedicated to the education and development of our students in an environment that encourages learning, respect for all members of the health care team, service, interdisciplinary scholarly activity, and personal growth. The addition of veterinary medicine on the Glendale campus provides an excellent opportunity to train students following the principles of One Health at Arizona’s first veterinary college.  The college received full accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education in September of 2018.

The CVM is housed in Cactus Wren Hall and in the Animal Health Institute.  Cactus Wren Hall is a new facility with ample classrooms, teaching laboratories, research laboratories, conference rooms, and offices.  The Animal Health Institute is comprised of The Companion Animal Clinic, The Equine and Bovine Center, and The Diagnostic Pathology Center.  The Companion Animal Clinic is a modern and innovative veterinary hospital for small animals. The 110,000 sq. ft. building contains state-of-the-art medical, surgical, dental, and intensive care facilities. A full range of endoscopic equipment is available. Additional patient services include medical oncology, neurology, physical therapy, cardiology, and therapeutic plasma exchange.  The clinic also offers full-service clinical pathology and microbiology laboratories. In addition to outstanding clinical facilities and equipment, the Companion Animal Clinic houses a pharmacy, a large and well-equipped surgery teaching laboratory, simulated examination rooms for clinical communications training using standardized clients/patients, and ample conference and small-group meeting rooms.  Full service clinical pathology and clinical microbiology laboratories are housed in the clinic building.  Adjacent to the Companion Animal Clinic is the Equine and Bovine Center, which houses large animal teaching and treatment facilities, and small herds of cattle and horses.  The Diagnostic Pathology Center offers a full range of anatomical pathology and forensic pathology services, and contains ample teaching spaces.

We are seeking a faculty member who is excited about participating in the growth of a young veterinary college and having a role in shaping its teaching and clinical programs.  While independent research is not a requirement for this position, scholarly activity is expected of all faculty members.  Evidence of interest and experience in research will be considered an asset.  If you would like to learn more about this position or about the CVM, please submit your letter of intent and application through Midwestern University’s online job board:

  1. Visit
  2. In the Quick Links section, select “Employment at MWU”
  3. Select “View Current Job Openings”
  4. Select “Faculty” for job category and “Glendale, AZ” for location
  5. Rank will commensurate with experience.
  6. Your online application should include a letter of intent and a curriculum vitae with the names and contact information (including email addresses) of at least three professional references.

For more information about this position, please contact:

Mark Acierno, DVM, MBA, DACVIM
Chair, Department of Specialty Medicine
Animal Health Institute
Midwestern University
5715 W. Utopia Road
Glendale, AZ 85308