Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - Large Animal Surgery

University of Minnesota
Lauderdale, MN
Closing date
Dec 4, 2023

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Doctors, Surgery
Organization Type
Job ID 353376
Location Twin Cities
Job Family Academic
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Job Code 9403
Employee Class Instr Fac/TC and Coord Cmp

About the Job

TheUniversity of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine announces an outstanding opportunity for a clinical (100% appointment) faculty position in Large Animal Surgery (LAS) at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. Rank will be dependent upon qualifications and experience. TheUniversity of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine announces an outstanding opportunity for a clinical (100% appointment) faculty position in Large Animal Surgery (LAS) at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. Rank will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Primary duties will include clinical responsibilities in the Large Animal Surgery (LAS) service of the Veterinary Medical Center (VMC). The successful candidate is expected to provide care and oversight of equine and food and fiber (llamas/alpacas, pigs, goats, sheep, and cattle) cases. This position will include elective daytime primary or back-up services for large animal surgical and sports medicine/lameness cases, as well as emergency service and consultations to local veterinarians. The anticipated workload distribution is negotiable but is expected to have at least 60% clinical service and clinical teaching (includes emergency coverage shared among 3 faculty). The remaining distribution of efforts in the section and department is negotiable with the successful candidate but is expected to include some didactic teaching, research, and/or collegiate/professional service and outreach. Teaching responsibilities will include providing clinical instruction to interns, residents, and professional students as they rotate through the LAS service and participation in various large animal didactic courses and rounds, including seminars and journal club. Other job responsibilities include personal development, outreach, and service to the College of Veterinary Medicine and other veterinary-related professional organizations.
There are many opportunities for collaborative research within the College, as well as with faculty across the University of Minnesota corridor of health sciences that includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health, Nursing, and Dentistry. Candidates with an interest in contributing to clinical research will be viewed favorably.


1. DVM/VMD or equivalent veterinary degree.
2. Have completed large animal surgery training. Board-eligible applicants who will have successfully completed an ACVS/ECVS large animal surgery residency or an ACVS/ECVS equine surgery residency (with food and fiber experience) by the employment start date are also encouraged to apply.
3. The applicant must be eligible for Minnesota state veterinary faculty licensure. Please see the Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine website for more details:
4. Outstanding clinical, interpersonal and teaching skills.

1. Preference will be given to individuals who are board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons or European College of Veterinary Surgeons.
2. Clinical, training and/or research interests that complement the strengths of the current surgery faculty will be viewed favorably.
About the Department

This position offers an excellent opportunity to develop a rewarding career in a collaborative, specialty-based teaching hospital. The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic, cohesive, patient-care oriented LAS team composed of three ACVS board-certified surgeons (one tenured, and two clinical), 3 house officers (either 1 surgery resident and 2 surgery interns, or 2 surgery residents and 1 surgery intern), and 3 dedicated surgery technicians (along with additional 24/7 technical support). You will work mostly in the 50,000 square foot Leatherdale Equine Center (opened in 2007) that includes the Piper Equine Hospital, the Barenscheer Arena and the Nutrena Conference Center, and will also spend some time in the Large Animal Hospital. The Piper Equine Hospital contains state-of-the art surgical, and advanced imaging equipment, experienced support staff, and collegial colleagues. The caseload is roughly 85% equine with the remainder being mostly llamas/alpacas, pigs, and goats with a few sheep and cattle. The hospital is well-equipped with a spacious OR that includes advanced surgical equipment (arthroscopic and laparoscopic towers, staplers and electrocautery devices for GI surgery, and AO compatible orthopedic equipment including locking plates) and a C-arm unit. Additional diagnostic equipment include VetRocket DR imaging, digital ultrasound, Hallmarq Standing Equine MRI, Asto CT Equine Standing CT, a dynamic endoscope, Lameness Locator, and high-speed treadmill and force plate. Treatment modalities include an ESWT unit, PRP, IRAP, and APS equipment. Teaching space is available in the Nutrena Conference room, and teaching horses are available and housed in the 14 stall Dudley barn and paddocks located behind the equine center. The Large Animal Hospital is located a few blocks away from the Equine Center and contains the facilities for food and fiber patients, nuclear scintigraphy, and isolation.

Working at the University

At the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost

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How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section. Please include a letter of intent highlighting the special interest for the position, related qualifications and career goals, a curriculum vitae, a diversity statement (please see below), and the names and contact information of 3 individuals who are knowledgeable of the applicant's experience and capabilities. Letters of reference for applicants that are invited to interview will be requested at a later date. Questions regarding this position may be addressed to the search committee chair: Dr. Emily Barrell

This position will remain open until filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:
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About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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