The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to announce an open search for one faculty position in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care. We are accepting applications for one of three types: tenure track, clinical track, or teaching professor at the assistant, associate, or full professor level.
How do the three tracks differ?
· Clinical Track provides an excellent balance of three main responsibilities including clinical duty (~22 weeks/year of clinical service, supervision, and teaching), pre-clinical teaching, and research. https://jobs.wisc.edu/jobs/clinical-track-professor-of-emergency-critical-care-madison-wisconsin-united-states
· Tenure Track is geared toward individuals prepared to lead an independent, extramurally funded research program. There would be up to 12 weeks of clinics/year and pre-clinical teaching responsibilities are similar to clinical track. https://jobs.wisc.edu/jobs/tenure-track-professor-of-emergency-critical-care-madison-wisconsin-united-states
· Teaching Track is geared toward individuals with strong interests in teaching and clinical service (there is no research requirement for this position). With this track, there would be 24-28 weeks of clinics/year. https://jobs.wisc.edu/jobs/teaching-track-professor-of-emergency-critical-care-madison-wisconsin-united-states
· Further detail for each track is available in individual position listings, found by following the links above.
The Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Services at UW-Madison
Since the UW Veterinary Care (UWVC) Emergency Service was established in the summer of 2008, the caseload has grown to exceed 5000 cases per year. In this same timeframe, critical care has developed as an inpatient care and hospital support service, which is largely separate from (yet collaborative with) our emergency receiving service. Our emergency medicine and critical care teams include 6 residents, 10 rotating interns, 20 veterinary technicians, 11 veterinary assistants, and 2 client care liaisons. The team is excited to move into a newly built teaching hospital in March 2024, which will enhance our quality of care and allow us to function in a markedly expanded footprint. The significantly larger Emergency Room and Critical Care Units are adjacent to spaces which will support the unit including the Isolation Unit, Intermediate Care Ward, ER Procedure Room, Ventilation/Dialysis Room, Point-Of-Care Laboratory, and ECC Rounds Room.
Our critical care unit, an open-concept ICU, is equipped to enable advanced care for critically ill patients with routine use of high-flow nasal oxygen, mechanical ventilation, telemetry, a well-equipped in-house blood bank, and many other related services. The ECC and Internal Medicine teams are planning to offer extracorporeal therapies, including intermittent hemodialysis, plasmapheresis, and hemoperfusion in the near future. To support these services, a new Getinge Servo-u ventilator (ventilation and HFOT), Baxter AK98 with MarCor WRO 300H (IHD), Gambro/Baxter PrismaFlex (CRRT), and AimaLojic System (Hemoperfusion) will be used in the new teaching hospital.
The emergency medicine and critical care services routinely collaborate and consult with other clinical specialties throughout the hospital. In addition, the ECC team collaborates with our Special Species service on evenings and weekends to provide emergency care for exotic pets. Previous experience with exotic animal practice is not required to succeed in this position.
We enjoy working in a friendly and collaborative hospital environment that centers around patient care and creating a positive learning environment for students, interns, and residents.
Faculty Positions at the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine
Applications from finishing residents and established diplomates of ACVECC and/or ECVECC are welcomed.
Academic experience or relevant practice experience beyond residency training is preferred but not mandatory. Aptitude or experience in clinical instruction of DVM students, interns, and residents is also expected. Distribution of effort in the section and the department will be determined in accordance with faculty track, service needs, academic priorities, and the candidate's expertise and academic goals. The candidate should have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively with all sections of the hospital and department.
Upon arrival new faculty members work with the department chair to identify 4-5 individuals to serve on a mentoring and teaching committee. In addition to SVM and UW main campus workshops and seminars, faculty teaching activities are supported by collaboration with instructional specialists, educational technology specialists, faculty peer mentors, and other teaching experts. Teaching spaces in the Clinical Skills Training Center and Active Learning Room can be leveraged to provide a hands-on interactive learning experience for students.
Numerous resources are available to enhance the development of faculty clinical research programs. These resources include faculty mentor committees, a NIH grant writing seminar, a translational research immersion program, collaboration with the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (https://ictr.wisc.edu/), and individual assistance with research aims, study design, and basic statistical plans with the Assistant Dean for Clinical and Translational Research. Many SVM faculty also maintain productive research and clinical collaborations with individuals from other professional campus programs, including the School of Medicine and Public Health, School of Pharmacy, Biomedical Engineering, among many others.
Time Allocation in Clinical Track, Tenure Track, and Teaching Professor Positions:
Having multiple position vacancy listings allows the School of Veterinary Medicine to consider candidates with both tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty credentials for this position.
The clinical track position includes approximately 22 weeks of clinical service per year. Approximate time distribution for clinical track: 45% clinical, 20% non-clinical teaching, 25% research, 10% service.
The tenure track position includes up to12 weeks of clinical service per year. Approximate time distribution for clinical track: 25% clinical, 20% non-clinical teaching, 45-50% research, 5-10% service.
The teaching professor position includes up to 36 weeks of clinical service per year. 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 using instructional technology, participating in curriculum development and other activities related to teaching, dissemination of teaching methods and practice of small animal emergency and critical care medicine are expected. Approximate time distribution for teaching track: 60% clinical, 30% non-clinical teaching, 10% service.
Applications should be submitted via the Position Vacancy Listings above. These documents provide additional detail regarding the respective positions.
Living in Madison, Wisconsin
Enjoy all four seasons in a diverse, politically active, and inclusive community. Madison, WI is both a state capital and a Big Ten campus with many enthusiastic sports fans. The UW-Madison campus and the surrounding area have many enriching opportunities. Madison is incredibly bike-friendly and boasts beautiful views and recreation activities at lakes Mendota, Monona, and Wingra. The Dane County Farmer's Market is one of the largest in the nation, and 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 links for more information: https://www.cityofmadison.com/visit-play https://news.wisc.edu/8-ways-to-enjoy-lake-mendota-and-lake-monona-this-summer/ Other Resources: School of Veterinary Medicine homepage: http://www.vetmed.wisc.edu UW Veterinary Care homepage: http://uwveterinarycare.wisc.edu University of Wisconsin Website: https://www.wisc.edu/
Faculty and Academic Staff employee benefits at UW-Madison include but are not limited to: an outstanding state pension plan through the Wisconsin Retirement System, paid holiday leave, sick leave, and 176 hours of vacation per fiscal year. Further information is available here: https://facstaff.provost.wisc.edu/resources-for-new-faculty-and-staff/ Applications should be submitted via the Position Vacancy Listings, linked here: Clinical Track: https://jobs.wisc.edu/jobs/clinical-track-professor-of-emergency-critical-care-madison-wisconsin-united-states Tenure Track: https://jobs.wisc.edu/jobs/tenure-track-professor-of-emergency-critical-care-madison-wisconsin-united-states Teaching Track: https://jobs.wisc.edu/jobs/teaching-track-professor-of-emergency-critical-care-madison-wisconsin-united-states
The deadline for assuring full consideration is 02/02/24, however the position(s) will remain open, and applications may be considered until the position is filled.
Any interested individuals are welcome to reach out to Julie Walker, search committee chair, at: email@example.com.