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

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University, located in beautiful Ames, Iowa, 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 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.

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.

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

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.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Required Education and Experience:

- DVM or equivalent degree. 

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

- 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 before the first day of employment. Applicants over half-way through their residency program training are encouraged to apply.

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 Education and Experience:

- 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.

For a complete position description, including application instructions, please visit:

(Posting No. 900085).  Interested individuals may contract Dr. Rachel Allbaugh for additional information (

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Sally Henry