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


Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a full-time faculty position in anesthesia. This appointment can be tenure track or non-tenure track, depending on the goals of the applicant. The successful candidate will provide clinical services for small animal patients in the Companion Animal Clinic and will participate in teaching of other required and elective anesthesia courses within the DVM curriculum, including a laboratory in the second year of the D.V.M. curriculum in which students spay/neuter live animals from local shelters and rescue organizations. The position will involve minimal clinical large animal anesthesia. The amount of time dedicated to teaching, service, and research in this position is negotiable. The successful candidate will be joining a highly functioning, student-centered surgery department that includes one other anesthesiologist and six board-certified surgeons.

The following qualifications are required:

  • D.V.M. or equivalent degree
  • Board certification (or eligibility) by ACVAA or ECVAA
  • Eligibility for Arizona veterinary licensure
  • Evidence of excellent clinical and communication skills
  • Teaching experience
  • A strong commitment to meeting the needs of students
  • An understanding of and appreciation for student-centered learning
  • Collaborative mindset to foster a team-approach to teaching and service
  • Commitment to quality, compassionate, patient-centered care
  • A good attitude and an innovative, problem-solving mind

The following qualifications are desirable but not required

  • Previous teaching experience
  • Graduate 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 veterinary medicine, 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 2014 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 state-of-the-art 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 Pathology Laboratory. The Companion Animal Clinic is a modern and innovative veterinary hospital for small animals. The 111,000 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. In addition to outstanding clinical facilities and equipment, the Companion Animal Clinic houses a pharmacy, a large state-of-the-art, 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 and treatment facilities, and small herds of university-owned cattle and horses. The Pathology Laboratory offers a full range of anatomical pathology services, and also contains ample teaching spaces.

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”. (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.)
  5. 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:

Brian K. Sidaway, D.V.M., M.S., DACVS

Associate Dean for Clinic Operations and Interim Chair, Department of Surgery

College of Veterinary Medicine

Midwestern University


Review of applications will continue until the position is 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: May 14, 2016