The University of Minnesota announces opportunity for a non-tenure track faculty position in Comparative Ophthalmology


 Position: The University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine announces an outstanding opportunity for a non-tenure track (contract track) full time (100% appointment) faculty position in Comparative Ophthalmology at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. Rank will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

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Salary & Benefits: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications. The University of Minnesota provides a great benefits package covering medical and dental coverage, basic life insurance, sick leave, 22 days-vacation, faculty retirement plan (The University contributes with 10% of the individual’s salary) and academic disability program. Additional benefits include wellness program, health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts, short-term disability coverage, long-term care insurance, investment funds and voluntary retirement plans. For more detailed information related to our generous benefits plan for prospective employees of the University of Minnesota, click on the link below:

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 Job Description: Successful candidates will have the opportunity to help build upon the rich foundation of our ophthalmology program and develop an ophthalmology internship and residency program to augment and advance the clinical, research and teaching components of the program.

The appointee will participate in clinical service and clinical teaching (50-75% time) with the remaining 25-50% effort split principally between didactic teaching and scholarly activities. Specific effort allocations are negotiable and will depend on the candidate’s interests and expertise as well as the needs of the hospital and department. Clinical service includes provision of state-of-the-art ophthalmologic care to patients originating from the small animal hospital (, the Piper Equine Hospital (, and the Large Animal Hospital. It will also encompass providing consultation to over 50 veterinarian colleagues within the Veterinary Medical Center as well as to community veterinarians. There will also be opportunities to work with avian and other exotic animals via The University of Minnesota Raptor Center and The Como Park Zoo. Teaching includes participation in the didactic, laboratory and clinical instruction of DVM students, interns, and residents, provision of training programs for ophthalmology technicians, and providing continuing education to practicing veterinarians. Creative scholarship that contributes to the generation of new knowledge through primary or collaborative efforts is desired and encouraged.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a DVM/VMD or equivalent foreign degree and either American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ACVO) or European College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ECVO) board certification or ACVO or ECVO board eligibility by the start date. The successful candidate must be eligible for Minnesota state veterinary licensure. The candidate must be committed to academia and dedicated to contribute to a high quality clinical and teaching service and be able to demonstrate outstanding clinical and interpersonal skills and ability to work with others in a collegial team environment. A candidate’s interest and potential to help expand the ophthalmology service and develop a residency program is imperative.  

Begin: Starting date is negotiable based upon the availability of the successful applicant and program needs. Review of applications (including letters of reference) begins immediately and continues until a suitable candidate is identified.

Application: Qualified individuals must apply on-line. Please visit and use Job ID # 314438 in the keyword search function. Please include a letter of intent highlighting the special interest for the position, related qualifications and career goals, curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of reference from individuals knowledgeable of the applicant’s experience and capabilities. Letters of reference should be sent directly to the search committee chair as soon as possible and should include an assessment of the applicant’s clinical service, teaching and research abilities, interpersonal skills, and scholarly potential. Questions regarding this position may be addressed to the search committee chair: Dr. Sandra Koch, Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota University, 1352 Boyd Avenue, Saint Paul, MN or via e-mail (  

Please feel free to contact us to discuss this position further and to talk about why the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine is the place to Work Where Your Work Matters .

We are seeking to enrich the diversity of our University community.  We invite applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.  The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Educator & Employer.

Sally Henry