Tenure Track or Clinical Track Assistant-Associate-Full Professor – Ophthalmology
Iowa State University - Ames, IA
Location: Ames, Iowa
Type: Full Time
Required Education: DVM or equivalent
DVM or equivalent
Internal Number: R9860
The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at Iowa State University (ISU) is excited to announce that we are seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, clinical-track or tenure-track faculty position in Ophthalmology in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS) at the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center (LVMC). The LVMC is a state-of- art teaching hospital that provides specialized and primary care as well as emergency services to companion and production animals throughout Iowa and the surrounding states. The CVM at ISU is also dedicated to providing a great educational experience to the next generation of veterinarians and advancing veterinary medicine through innovative research.
The successful candidate will join an established, dynamic Ophthalmology Service that includes 2 faculty DACVOs, 3 ABVO residents and 2 devoted licensed technicians to help enhance the in-state and national prominence of ophthalmology activities at ISU. Clinical effort will be dedicated to professional practice and clinical instruction in the LVMC. The Ophthalmology Service experiences a strong and varied clinical caseload (over 2000 ophthalmology patients each year) with solid support from referring veterinarians. Non-clinical time will be dedicated to the development of a creative program of scholarship, didactic and laboratory teaching, academic service, and outreach activities. The ideal candidate may also have a unique clinical focus that will enhance the Ophthalmology service offerings in the LVMC. A commitment to practicing a customer centered service philosophy and maintaining a collegial working environment is expected.
The VCS department strives to maintain a cooperative community of faculty and staff that are allied in teaching, research, and clinical efforts. Therefore, numerous opportunities exist for collaboration across a range of activities. ISU is proud to offer many resources at the university level, as well as institutional support at the CVM, for faculty members to foster their scholarly and pedagogical endeavors and support their successful development as an academic clinician. Iowa State University especially seeks candidates who are interested in contributing to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and outreach efforts.
The department is seeking a candidate to join our collegial team who is committed to excellent patient care, enthusiastic about educating pre-clinical and clinical veterinary students, house officers, and technicians, and interested in performing scholarly activities to further the practice of veterinary medicine. The successful candidate will join the enthusiastic, friendly, and award-winning Ophthalmology team which includes recipients of the Iowa State University Alumni Association Faculty-Staff Inspiration Award, Iowa Veterinary Medical Association Healthcare Team Service Award, Faculty Member of the Year, and Service Team of the Year, among several others. Our passionate Ophthalmology team is committed to excellence in clinical service and works closely with outstanding specialists in small animal emergency and critical care, small animal and equine internal medicine, anesthesia, oncology, dermatology, cardiology, pathology, radiology, surgery, dentistry, and are further complemented by other small animal and large animal clinical services. Teaching expectations include clinical instruction of veterinary students on their ophthalmology rotation and pre-clinical instruction in didactic and laboratory coursework. The successful candidate will also contribute to the training of ophthalmology residents, for which three positions exist, and provide ophthalmology instruction for interns and residents from other services in the LVMC. A desirable candidate would strive to enhance the national prominence of the LVMC’s Ophthalmology section through scholarly activities. Iowa State University is highly supportive of clinician scientists (e.g., assistance with clinical trials), collaborative efforts are encouraged, and research space is available for interested applicants. The appointment rank and percent effort for tenure or clinical track positions is negotiable and determined by the candidate’s qualifications, expertise, and special interests. Clinical duties will include weekend, holiday, and after-hours service that are shared amongst the ophthalmology faculty.
DVM or equivalent degree.
Successful completion of an American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ACVO), including American Board of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ABVO), or European College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ECVO) approved residency training program. Candidates in their final year of an approved residency training program are also encouraged to apply.
State of Iowa Veterinary License on or before the first day of employment.
The Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center (LVMC) at Iowa State University 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. As the nation’s first public veterinary school, Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine takes pride in its heritage while shaping the future of veterinary professional practice, education, research and service.
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.