Midwestern University Assistant Professor - Small Animal Primary Care - CVM in Glendale, Arizona


Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine

Assistant, Associate, Full Professor of Small Animal Primary Care

Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a clinical track faculty position in small animal primary care/general practice. This is a full-time, clinical position. The successful candidate will help develop the primary care service in the Animal Health Institute’s Companion Animal Clinic.Primary care faculty will also be involved as instructors in the clinical skills and surgical laboratory components of the DVM curriculum.

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 6,000 full-time students are enrolled in graduate programs in 14 different healthcare professions. 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 only veterinary college. The MWU-CVM has received Provisional Accreditation and anticipates Full Accreditation in 2018.

The Companion Animal Clinics 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 Animal Health Institute houses a pharmacy, a large and well-equipped surgery teaching laboratory, simulated examination rooms, ample conference and small-group meeting rooms, and a full-service clinical pathology laboratory. Adjacent to the clinic is a large animal teaching facility housing small herds of cattle and horses, as well as a full-service pathology facility.

The following qualifications are required:

  • DVM or equivalent degree
  • Arizona State Veterinary Medical License (within 45 days of hire)
  • Excellence in clinical communication
  • Commitment to quality, compassionate, patient-centered care, and broad skills in general practice-level medical, dental, 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

We are seeking faculty members who are excited about being involved in a new veterinary college and influencing its clinical and teaching programs. We value primary care clinicians who can give our students “real-life” experience. Curriculum development, teaching, 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:

  1. Visit www.midwestern.edu
  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.

An electronic letter of inquiry or intent can also be sent directly to:

Carla L. Gartrell, DVM, JD, DACVIM

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Interim, Department Chair of Medicine

College of Veterinary Medicine

Midwestern University

19555 N. 59th Avenue

Glendale, AZ 85308


Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities



Doctorate or better

Posted: August 16, 2016