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Apply now Job no: 240011-AS
Work type: Faculty-Full Time, Onsite
Location: Madison
Categories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine, Instructional

Position Summary:

The Department of Medical Sciences at the University of Wisconsin, School of Veterinary Medicine is soliciting applications for a full-time Teaching Professor in Large Animal Internal Medicine/Food Animal Production Medicine. The successful candidate will have a joint appointment within both the Large Animal Internal (LAIM) and Food Animal Production Medicine (FAPM) sections. Currently, the LAIM section comprises 3 senior faculty who are ACVIM-LA boarded Diplomates, 2 instructors and 3 house officers, whilst the FAPM section is comprised of 5 senior faculty, one of whom is also a ACVIM-LA boarded Diplomate, alongside colleagues whose research, teaching and outreach encompass a strong internationally renowned production medicine program focusing on dairy cattle housing, welfare, infectious disease, nutrition, and theriogenology.

Principal Duties:

The successful candidate for the Teaching Professor Track (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) position in Large Animal Internal Medicine/Food Animal Production Medicine will have primary responsibilities in clinical, didactic teaching and laboratory teaching as well as providing clinical service in the Large Animal Hospital at UW-Veterinary Care. Teaching is the major responsibility of this position and individuals in the Teaching Professor Track at UW-Madison are involved in 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 through the use of instructional technology, participating in curriculum development and other activities related to teaching, dissemination of teaching methods and practice of the clinical discipline of large animal internal medicine/food animal production medicine are expected.

The successful applicant will act as senior large animal internal medicine clinician for approximately 10-12 weeks (25% of time)
per annum in the Large Animal Teaching Hospital. During these weeks, the successful applicant will be responsible for overseeing and administering clinical care to bovine, equine, small ruminant and camelid patients within the Large Animal Hospital at UW-Veterinary Care; providing daytime and emergency care, clinical instruction of veterinary students and contributing to residency training within a ACVIM LAIM training program that includes 3 other ACVIM-LA Diplomates.

Clinical duties will include patient care, instruction and supervision of veterinary students, residents and consultation with referring veterinarians and clients, as well as shared participation in emergency duty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Large Animal Hospital, which has an approximate caseload of 1,600 patients per year, comprised of 70-75% horses and 25-30% food animal (mainly dairy cattle with a small number of other farm animal species). The food animal caseload emphasizes individually valuable, high genomic value dairy cattle of both sexes from the surrounding region, many of which belong to multi-national reproductive companies, private farms as well as show cattle.

Additionally, the successful applicant is expected to oversee and supervise the Ambulatory Program which involves the placement of VM4 students in one of a dozen dairy and equine practices, liaising and maintaining excellent working relationships directly with those practices (25% of time). It is expected that the successful applicant will also provide instruction in the VM4 Dairy Production Medicine rotations related to on-farm medicine use, vaccination, theriogenology and clinical diagnostic techniques relevant to bovine practice.

The position would also be required to assist in laboratory teaching of large animal physical examination and rectal palpation skills and challenged to develop new teaching and learning opportunities on commercial dairy herds local to the School of Veterinary Medicine in Dane County (15% of time), and contribute to committees and other service in the School of Veterinary Medicine (10% of time).

Extensive resources exist on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus to assist in the career progression and success of faculty whose emphasis and passion involve the development, innovation and scholarship of teaching and new pedagogy. Support, time and specific mentoring is given to young faculty to help them achieve their career goals.

The School of Veterinary Medicine is part of a leading public research institution on the UW-Madison campus and extensive opportunities also exist for the successful applicant to become involved in clinical or basic science research according to their professional interests and career goals.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

DVM or equivalent.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Candidates should be board certified with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Large Animal), or board eligible having completed an approved large animal medicine residency.

License or Certificate:

Must be licensed to practice Veterinary Medicine in the State of Wisconsin

Additional Information:

The UW-Madison campus and the surrounding area have many enriching opportunities. Madison has been named the most bike-friendly city; the Dane County Farmer's Market is one of the largest in the nation; 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, research, and athletics. Please see the following link for more information:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts people from all races, nationalities, disabilities and genders. We strongly encourage underrepresented minorities to apply.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

JANUARY 01, 2022


ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, please click "Apply Online" to begin the process. You will be required to upload a cover letter, current CV, and a document listing the contact information for three professional references. For questions regarding the application process, please contact Lori Chamberlain at or 608-263-5633.

Specific questions about the position can be directed to Large Animal Internal Medicine Section Head, Dr. Simon Peek,

The deadline for assuring full consideration is November 1, 2021, however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


Lori Chamberlain
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

Teaching Professor(D71NN) or Assoc Teaching Professor(D72NN) or Asst Teaching Professor(D73NN)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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