Midwestern University Assistant Professor-College of Veterinary Medicine-Sm Animal Emergency Med in Glendale, Arizona


Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine

Assistant, Associate, Full Professor of Small Animal Emergency Medicine

Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for clinical track faculty positions in small animal emergency medicine and surgery. These are full-time, clinical positions. The successful candidates will help develop a new 24-hour emergency service in the Animal Health Institute’s Companion Animal Clinic. These positions will fill overnight and weekend shifts. Initially, these faculty members will focus on providing patient care for dogs and cats, but student clinical rotations will begin in the Spring of 2017, at which point clinical teaching will be an important component of the emergency service’s mission.

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 6,200 full-time students are enrolled in graduate programs in 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 MWU-CVM has received provisional accreditation in 2015 and anticipates full accreditation in 2018. The third class of 100 students will matriculate in August 2016.

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 surgical, dental, and intensive care facilities. The hospital is equipped with digital radiography, fluoroscopy, C-arm, CT, ultrasound, endoscopy, laparoscopy, and arthroscopy equipment. A full-service rehabilitation facility will soon be available for post-surgical patients. 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. A full-service clinical pathology laboratory is in development. Adjacent to the Companion Animal Clinic is the Equine and Bovine Center, which houses large animal teaching facilities and small herds of cattle and horses. A full-service pathology facility will open this Spring.

The following qualifications are required:

  • DVM or equivalent degree

  • Arizona veterinary license eligibility

  • 2 years of experience in small animal emergency practice.

  • Excellence in clinical communication

  • Commitment to quality, compassionate, patient-centered care, and broad skills in standard emergency practice-level medical and surgical care of dogs and cats.

  • Collaborative mindset to foster a team-approach to case management

  • Dedication to the education of our students through student-driven, interactive learning

Successful candidates are not required to participate in independent research, but an interest in collaborative research and clinical trials will be considered an asset to the CVM.

We are seeking faculty members who are excited about being involved in a new veterinary college and influencing its clinical and teaching programs. Providing excellent patient care, and training day-one ready, competent, confident graduates are our top priorities.

If you would like to learn more about these positions or about the CVM, please submit your letter of intent and application through Midwestern University’s online job board:


2.In the Quick Links section, select “Employment at MWU”

3.Select “Employment Opportunities”

4.Select “Faculty” for job category, “Arizona” for location and click “Search”.

5.Your online application should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae with the names and contact information of at least three professional references.

A letter of inquiry or intent should be sent (preferably via email) to:

Thomas K. Graves, D.V.M., Ph.D., D.A.C.V.I.M.

Associate Dean for Clinical Education

College of Veterinary Medicine

Midwestern University

19555 N. 59th Avenue

Glendale, AZ 85308


Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a).

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Doctorate or better

Posted: April 18, 2016