Midwestern University Assistant Professor - Neurology - College of Veterinary Medicine in Glendale, Arizona


Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a faculty position in Neurology. This appointment can be tenure-track or non-tenure-track, depending on the goals of the applicant. This is a full-time position. The successful candidate will provide clinical services for small animal patients in the Companion Animal Clinic and will participate in the medical, surgical, client communications, and clinical skills courses within the DVM curriculum

The following qualifications are required:

  • DVM or equivalent degree
  • Board certification (or eligibility) by ACVIM (Neurology) or ECVN
  • Evidence of excellent clinical and communication skills
  • Teaching experience
  • A strong commitment to meeting the needs of students, and an understanding of student-centered learning
  • Collaborative mindset to foster a team-approach to teaching and service

The following qualifications are desirable but not required

  • MS or PhD 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 6,200 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 received provisional accreditation in 2015 and anticipates full accreditation in 2018. The third class of 100 students will matriculate in August 2016.

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 Necropsy and 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 surgical, dental, and intensive care facilities. The hospital is equipped with digital radiography, fluoroscopy, C-arm, CT, ultrasound, endoscopy, laparoscopy, and arthroscopy equipment. We are currently investigating acquisition of a 3.0 T MRI. 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, a large animal teaching facility housing small herds of cattle and horses. This facility includes a clinical skills teaching laboratory hosting a variety of large animal simulators and models, a riding arena, and live-animal indoor and outdoor teaching and treatment areas. Also part of the Animal Health Institute is the Necropsy and Pathology Center. This is a state-of-the-art, facility that includes a 5300 sq-ft necropsy floor, a gross pathology teaching theatre, a fully equipped histopathology laboratory, a BSL3-capable necropsy suite, and classroom/teaching space. In addition, the college operates well-equipped trucks for large animal ambulatory medicine and a mobile small animal clinic.

We are seeking a faculty member who is excited about participating in the growth of a new veterinary college and having a role in shaping its teaching and clinical programs. While independent research is not a requirement for this position, a certain degree of 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. Visitwww.midwestern.edu
  2. In the Quick Links section, select “Employment at MWU”
  3. Select “Midwestern University Opportunities”
  4. Select “Faculty” for job category, “Glendale, AZ” for location and click “Search”.
  5. Note that although faculty positions are usually listed as “Assistant Professor” initial appointment at a higher rank is possible based on the academic experience of the applicant.
  6. Your online application should include a cover letter and 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:

Carla Gartrell, DVM, JD, DACVIM

Associate Dean and Interim Chair, Department of Medicine

College of Veterinary Medicine

Midwestern University


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: June 4, 2016