Tenure Track or Clinical Track Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor – Ophthalmology- Iowa State University

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 Tenure Track or Clinical Track Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor – Ophthalmology

Ames, IA

Faculty Position Information:
Position Title:
Tenure Track or Clinical Track Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor – Ophthalmology

Appointment Type:

Job Description:
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University invites applications for a full-time, clinical-track or tenure-track faculty position in Ophthalmology in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.  The qualifications, documented experience, and interests of the selected candidate will determine appointment rank.

The successful candidate will join 2 other ophthalmologists (Rachel Allbaugh and Lionel Sebbag), 3 residents (in a well-organized residency program), 2 amazing technicians, and will enhance the in-state and national prominence of the Ophthalmology activities at Iowa State University. Clinical effort will be dedicated to professional practice and clinical instruction in the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center (LVMC). Clinical duties may include weekend or after hours obligations. Non-clinical time will be dedicated to the development of a creative program of scholarship, didactic and laboratory teaching, academic service, and outreach activities. The ideal candidate may also have a unique clinical focus that will enhance the Ophthalmology service activities in the LVMC. A commitment to practicing a customer centered service philosophy and maintaining a collegial working environment is expected.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
-DVM or equivalent degree.

- Successful completion of an American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ACVO), including American Board of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ABVO), or European College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ECVO) approved residency training program.  Candidates in their final year of an approved residency training program will also be considered.

- State of Iowa Veterinary License on or before the first day of employment.

In addition, positions at the following ranks will require:

·        ASSOCIATE OR FULL PROFESSOR: An established record of experience and scholarship through manuscript preparation and publication comparable to that expected for commensurate rank at ISU; professional practice and clinical teaching as a board certified ophthalmologist; national or international scholarly, clinical, or education presentations; and a successful record of external granting activity are required.

·        CLINICAL ASSOCIATE OR CLINICAL PROFESSOR: Candidates must meet the requirements commensurate for each rank at the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Familiarity or experience with student or other trainee instruction.

- Clinical or basic science research experience.

- Clinical experience in both small and large animal ophthalmology.

- Board certification by The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists or the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.

Department/Program & College Description:
The LVMC is a state-of-the-art facility designed to provide specialized care and comprehensive medical and surgical services for companion and large animals throughout Iowa and surrounding states. Our clinicians, residents, interns, technicians, staff, and senior veterinary students work collaboratively to provide 24-hour, high-quality care to animal patients.  As the nation’s first public veterinary school, Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine takes pride in its heritage while shaping the future of veterinary professional practice, education, research and service.

The successful candidate will join the award winning LVMC Ophthalmology team which includes recipients of the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association Healthcare Team Service Award (2019), Faculty Member of the Year, Ophthalmology Service Team of the Year, among several others. 

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation and has received many other awards/accolades.

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Proposed Start Date:
January 1, 2020

Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period

Time Type:
Full time

Pay Grade:
00 (Faculty)

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae

2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three References

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date:
October 3, 2019

For consideration, submit application before:
November 25, 2019

Job Requisition Number:

M3 - 10.09.19


Teresa Black