The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks an Assistant Director, Veterinarian (90%) to provide support in the daily operation of the veterinary care program and the facility management of laboratory animal facilities maintained in the DAR and as a Clinical Track Assistant Professor (10%) to assist in the delivery of the professional veterinary curriculum in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) For more information on DAR, please visit http://research.illinois.edu/regulatory-compliance-safety/dar and for more information on CVM, please visit http://vetmed.illinois.edu.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Assistant Director (DAR/OVCR) 90%: Provide clinical and preventive care of research animals, including emergency care (weekend, after hours, and holidays). Consult with faculty, researchers and research staff on veterinary care, animal-related issues and regulatory issues. Provide technical support and teaching to researchers and their laboratory staff. Manage animal care facilities, equipment and other required resources to provide animal care and research support. Provide veterinarian oversight of satellite facilities. Serve on the IACUC as required, participate in protocol review, semiannual inspections, program reviews, policy revisions and post approval monitoring. Review biosafety protocols and participate in biosafety audits. Supervise veterinary technicians and animal facility supervisors. Provide indirect supervision of additional animal care staff (civil service). Assess staffing needs, conduct performance reviews, mentor and assign tasks, discipline employees, participate in interview processes. Develop and implement comprehensive intramural training/educational programs for faculty, staff and students utilizing animals in research, teaching and/or testing. Assist with the development and implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for laboratory animal facilities and in the development of animal care policy and procedure to meet program objectives. Teach veterinary students during formal class sessions and/or supervised rotations within the department. Provide administrative support to the Associate Director(s) and Director. Serve in the absence of the DAR Director and/or Associate Director, DVM. Serve on campus or external committees as required.
Specialized Faculty (VCM) 10%: for a non-tenured Clinical Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will actively participate in professional veterinary curriculum within VCM. In cooperation with faculty and staff of VCM, will focus on teaching, clinical service, and scholarship. Work in concert with VCM faculty to deliver a consistent and meaningful experience for the laboratory animal medicine rotation students. Will be expected to maintain knowledge, expertise and clinical skills that are appropriate for clinician in relevant field.
Required: Minimum DVM or equivalent from an AVMA accredited veterinary school. Minimum of two years clinical experience. Completion of an ACLAM recognized training program in laboratory animal medicine or equivalent experience. Current license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state and ability to obtain an Illinois license within 6 months of hire. USDA accreditation or ability to acquire accreditation within a year of hire. Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws relating to the use of animals in research and teaching. Ability to foster constructive relationship with administrators, faculty, staff, students and other constituencies. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to effectively and productively work both as a team member/leader and independently. Demonstrated ability to perform efficiently with a professional demeanor in a fast-paced work environment with multiple and changing priorities and tasks. Good organizational skills.
Proposed start date: Negotiable. Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Appointment Status: Regular 90% academic professional appointment, 10% non-tenure track specialized faculty / 12 month service basis. Benefit eligible position.
For full consideration applications must be received by December 11, 2019. To apply, all candidates must submit an online profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu by the close of the posting period. Qualified candidates must upload a letter of which details qualifications noted above, CV and the names and contact information of three professional references. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
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Internal Number: 123659
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