Iowa State University Clinical Track or Tenure Track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Small Animal Surgeon (Soft Tissue/Oncological) in Ames, Iowa

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Posting Details

Posting Number 800002

Working Title Clinical Track or Tenure Track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Small Animal Surgeon (Soft Tissue/Oncological)

Advertised Employing Department Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Appointment Type Faculty - Tenure-Eligible

Base of Employment A - Faculty (12 Months)

Full or Part Time Full-Time

Pay Frequency Monthly

Proposed Start Date Immediate

Proposed End Date or Length of Term

Number of Months Employed Per Year 12

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University, located in Ames, Iowa, invites applications for a full-time, clinical-track or tenure-track newly created faculty position in small animal surgery with an emphasis in soft tissue and oncological surgery in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. Appointment rank will be determined by the qualifications, documented experience, and interests of the selected candidate.

The primary responsibilities of this position will be to collaborate with the current accomplished team of veterinary surgeons, oncologists, and anesthesiologists to establish and build a renowned full-service comprehensive cancer hub that combines and exemplifies excellence in clinical and didactic instruction, leading edge research, and integrated surgical and oncological patient care services to companion animals in Iowa and surrounding states. The recently renovated Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center (LVMC) is expanding to include the addition of a stereotactic radiation therapy unit, slated for operational use in summer 2018. It is anticipated that the selected candidate will have an integral role in developing and leading an advanced oncological training program.

The selected applicant will join a growing multi-disciplinary team that includes five ACVS board-certified small animal surgeons, two oncology Diplomates, a small animal internal medicine Diplomate with practice limited to oncology, a double board-certified anesthesiologist and a diverse group of house officers and technicians, amongst the hospital’s 50+ additional specialists.

The selected candidate will be committed to the delivery of exceptional patient care, share an enthusiastic dedication to education and will contribute to the enhancement of the national prominence of the surgery and oncology sections practicing in the LVMC.

The successful candidate will also have a collegial, collaborative attitude and willingness to participate in all levels of technician, student, and house officer education. The candidate will be highly self-motivated, innovative, and will possess excellent communication skills and experience working with a diverse population. Furthermore, the candidate will demonstrate professional maturity with a leadership style that contributes to a positive culture, and have a compassionate and empathetic nature towards the clients and patients of the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center. All staff members are expected to interact in a collegial and professional manor and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethics.

Required Education and Experience

  • DVM or equivalent degree.
  • Successful completion of an American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) residency program. Individuals having credentials accepted by the ACVS or individuals in their third year of surgical residency training are also encouraged to apply and will be considered.

In addition, positions at the following ranks will require:

ASSOCIATE OR FULL PROFESSOR: An established record of experience and scholarship through manuscript preparation and publication comparable to that expected for commensurate rank at ISU; professional practice and clinical teaching as a board certified surgeon; national or international scholarly, clinical, or education presentations; and a successful record of external granting activity are required.

CLINICAL ASSOCIATE OR CLINICAL PROFESSOR: Candidates must meet the requirements commensurate for each rank at the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Completion of an ACVS surgical oncology fellowship program, designation as an ACVS Founding Fellow in surgical oncology or completion of an advanced surgical oncological training program.
  • A record of or notable potential for scholarship obtained through manuscript publication/preparation, or national scholarly, clinical, or educational presentations, or evidence of having applied for, received, or completed grants/funding.

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

State of Iowa Veterinary License on or before first day of employment.

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Board certification by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS).

Department/Program & College Description

The LVMC is a state-of-the-art facility designed to provide specialized care and comprehensive medical and surgical services for companion and large animals throughout Iowa and surrounding states. Our clinicians, residents, interns, technicians, staff, and senior veterinary students work collaboratively to provide 24-hour, high-quality care to animal patients.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Department Contact Name Dr. Karl Kraus

Department Contact Phone 515-294-4900

Department Contact Email

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Additional Information

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply to this job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of application/Cover letter 3) Contact information for three references

Letter of application should include the following: - Statement of teaching and/or research interests

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Guaranteed Consideration Date 02/25/2018

Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Classification Information

University Title Assistant Professor - 1700

Salary Commensurate with qualifications

Job Category Faculty