Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor or Assistant/Associate Professor or Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine, Dermatology Section

NEW POSITION November 2021 - Position Open Until Filled

The Department of Medical Sciences of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a full-time, 12-month position as a Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor, Assistant/Associate Professor, or Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor within the Dermatology section.

These three positions are being announced simultaneously as separate position vacancy listings; however please note only one vacancy exists. Having three different position vacancy listings allows the School of Veterinary Medicine to consider candidates with the widest possible variety of credentials and academic interests. Descriptions of the positions follow.

Clinical Track Position:

Qualification: DVM or equivalent. Board certification or Board eligibility is required in the American College of Veterinary Dermatology, European College of Veterinary Dermatology, Asian College of Veterinary Dermatology, or Australian College of Veterinary Dermatology. Aptitude and/or experience in clinical instruction of veterinary students, interns, and residents is also expected.

Candidate interests should include clinical and/or basic science research, both of which are encouraged within our Clinical Track. Must maintain a Wisconsin license to practice Veterinary Medicine.

Applicant will commit time to the clinical activities of the hospital and school including the clinical and didactic teaching of veterinary students and residents, continuing education programs, and to basic science or clinical research that advances academic clinical practice. The successful candidate will participate in the clinical activities of the hospital including patient care, instruction and supervision of veterinary students, interns, and residents. Availability and willingness to consult and communicate with referring veterinarians and clients is vitally important. Approximately 750 dermatology patients are evaluated annually. The current caseload in the Small Animal Clinic is comprised of approximately 80% dogs and 20% cats. The Dermatology Service also provides services on a consultation basis for a small numbers of horses, farm animals, and exotic species. The distribution of time in clinical service, non-clinical teaching, research and other service is expected to be approximately 40%, 25%, 25%, 10%, respectively. This implies approximately 22-26 weeks of clinic duty annually.

Distribution of effort in the section and the Department will be determined in accordance with service needs, academic priorities and the successful candidate’s expertise and academic goals in veterinary dermatology. The candidate should have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively with all sections of the hospital and department. Participation in classroom lecture and laboratory hours will be distributed equitably between the successful applicant and existing members of faculty in Dermatology.

Tenure Track Position:

Qualification: DVM or equivalent. Board certification or Board eligibility is required in the American College of Veterinary Dermatology, European College of Veterinary Dermatology, Asian College of Veterinary Dermatology, or Australian College of Veterinary Dermatology. A successful candidate must have a documented track record of academic productivity or have demonstrated potential to develop an independent research program in a basic science or clinically-orientated research field relevant to veterinary dermatology. Aptitude and/or experience in clinical instruction of veterinary students, interns, and residents are also expected. Must maintain a Wisconsin license to practice Veterinary Medicine.

Faculty in the tenure track at the University of Wisconsin are expected to pursue an academic research program in a field that is relevant to their chosen clinical specialty. The successful candidate will also participate in clinical and didactic teaching of veterinary students and residents, and in continuing education programs. The individual is expected to provide leadership in directing research projects of residents and graduate students.  The successful candidate will participate in the clinical activities of the hospital including patient care, instruction and supervision of veterinary students, interns, and residents, and consultation with referring veterinarians and clients. Approximately 750 dermatology patients are evaluated annually. The current caseload in the Small Animal Clinic is comprised of approximately 80% dogs and 20% cats. The Dermatology Service also provides services on a consultation basis for small numbers of horses, farm animals, and exotic species. For those candidates seeking promotion with excellence in research, the distribution of time in research, clinical service, didactic/laboratory/ graduate teaching, and other service is expected to be approximately 50%, 25%, 20%, and 5% respectively. This implies approximately 12-16 weeks of clinic duty annually.

Distribution of effort in the section and the Department will be determined in accordance with service needs, academic priorities and the successful candidate’s expertise and academic goals in veterinary dermatology. The candidate should have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively with all sections of the hospital and department. Participation in classroom lecture and laboratory hours will be distributed equitably between the successful applicant and existing members of faculty in Dermatology.

Teaching Track Position:

Qualification: DVM or equivalent. Board certification or Board eligibility is required in the American College of Veterinary Dermatology, European College of Veterinary Dermatology, Asian College of Veterinary Dermatology, or Australian College of Veterinary Dermatology. Aptitude and/or experience in clinical instruction of veterinary students, interns, and residents is also expected.

Candidates should have an especially strong interest in clinical and didactic teaching, pedagogy in education, and instructional technology. Candidates must maintain a Wisconsin license to practice Veterinary Medicine.

Applicant will commit time to the clinical activities of the hospital and school including the clinical and didactic teaching of veterinary students and residents, and continuing education programs. Teaching is the major responsibility of this position and individuals in the Teaching Professor Track at UW-Madison are involved in independent classroom, clinical and laboratory instruction as well as community and educational outreach efforts specific to their academic or clinical discipline. In addition, instructional design and development or enhancement of academic content through the use of instructional technology, participating in curriculum development and other activities related to teaching, dissemination of teaching methods and practice of the clinical discipline of veterinary dermatology are expected.

Availability and willingness to consult and communicate with referring veterinarians and clients is vitally important. Approximately 750 dermatology patients are evaluated annually. The current caseload in the Small Animal Clinic is comprised of approximately 80% dogs and 20% cats. The Dermatology Service also provides services on a consultation basis for a small numbers of horses, farm animals, and exotic species. The distribution of time in clinical practice/teaching, non-clinical teaching, and other service is expected to be approximately 70%, 20%, 10%, respectively. This implies approximately 32-34 weeks of clinic duty annually.

Distribution of effort in the section and the Department will be determined in accordance with service needs, academic priorities and the successful candidate’s expertise and academic goals in veterinary dermatology. The candidate should have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively with all sections of the hospital and department. Participation in classroom lecture and laboratory hours will be distributed equitably between the successful applicant and existing members of faculty in Dermatology.

Information for All Positions:

Extensive opportunities for collaborative research and teaching exist within the School of Veterinary Medicine and the UW-Madison campus. The School of Medicine & Public Health, the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, the School of Pharmacy, the Biotechnology Center, and the School of Education are located within a short distance of the School of Veterinary Medicine on the UW-Madison campus. A close relationship also exists with the Wisconsin State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, which is located within the same footprint on campus as the School of Veterinary Medicine. UW-Madison considers the School of Veterinary Medicine to be a major factor in its overall success as a top five university in terms of awarded federal funding. The school currently is undergoing a major building construction and renovation project (2021-2024) that will dramatically increase our research, teaching, and patient care capabilities.

The UW-Madison campus and the surrounding area have many enriching opportunities. Madison was named the most bike-friendly city; the Dane County Farmers' Market is one of the largest in the nation; Madison has the most restaurants per capita of any U.S. city; Madison consistently ranks as a top community in which to live, work, and play; and the university is nationally recognized for academics and athletics. Please see the following link for more information about Madison:

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UW-Madison is committed to providing opportunities to people from all backgrounds to help create a welcoming, empowered, and inclusive community. UW-Madison encourages women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

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Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, current CV, and a document listing three professional references. 

Please disregard final application dates specified in the listings; the positions will remain open until filled and applications are welcome at any time. Questions about the position can be addressed to Dr. Douglas DeBoer at douglas.deboer@wisc.edu.


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