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Clinical Track Asst/Assoc/Full Professor in Equine Field Service

Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Sep 2, 2022

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Practice Area
Large Animal, Equine
Position Type
Professor / Educator
Contract Type
Full Time
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Description:  The Department of Clinical Sciences at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a full-time Clinical Track position at the level of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Equine Field Service. The individual selected to join the team of equine faculty members will provide independent primary and emergency clinical care and case management, participate in teaching and service within the Equine Section of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, provide didactic lectures in the professional curriculum, serve as unit veterinarian for the College of Veterinary Medicine equine teaching herd, and participate in graduate student and resident/intern training programs.

Qualifications:  A DVM or equivalent degree and eligibility for veterinary licensure in the State of Alabama is required. Eligibility for obtaining a veterinary license for the State of Georgia is also desired. The candidate must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time of the appointment and be able to continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Excellent communication skills with clients, students and colleagues are expected.

We desire candidates that are board certified or board eligible in an appropriate specialty college (American or European College including: Theriogenology; Internal Medicine – Large Animal; Veterinary Surgery – Large Animal; Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation-Equine, or Board of Veterinary Practitioners – Equine Practice) or have appropriate equine practice experience (minimum of 8 years).

Responsibilities: The duties of this position will be divided between clinical responsibilities, unit veterinarian responsibilities, didactic lectures in the professional curriculum, and training of graduate students and interns/residents. Clinical responsibilities will include independent, primary and emergency weekday case care within the Equine Field Service to our surrounding area. After-hours emergency duty is divided among Equine Field Service faculty, residents and interns. The Auburn University Equine Field Services caseload is predominately recreational and sports-oriented horses. The service has access to a variety of diagnostic equipment including digital radiography, portable ultrasound, one and three meter endoscopes, dental scope, and lameness locator as well as advance therapeutics including power dental float, laser, shockwave, IRAP, PRP, Pro-stride and Alpha-2-Macroglobulin (A2M). The field service vehicles are equipped with mobile internet. Consultation with other specialists within the college is easily accessible. Teaching activities will be conducted principally in a field setting. Unit veterinarian responsibilities include herd health and biosecurity for the university-owned equine herd as well as associated regulatory duties. The percent effort allocation toward clinical responsibilities and teaching, research, outreach and service will be established to meet the incumbent’s qualifications and interests and the needs of the Equine Section.

Application Review: Review of applications will begin September 15, 2022 and will continue until a candidate is recommended for appointment.

Application Procedure: Applications must include a letter of intent describing strengths, professional goals, and vision for clinical service along with a curriculum vitae, and names and email addresses of three references. Academic transcripts may be requested at a later date. Please go to our online website to apply: 

The College of Veterinary Medicine affirms that diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of our college and serve to enhance excellence in education, service, research, and outreach. The College of Veterinary Medicine will foster an environment that is culturally sensitive, respectful, welcoming, and inclusive in its interactions with its communities.

Inquiries, including questions about eligibility, may be directed to Dr. Robert Cole, Search Committee Chair, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Alabama 36849-5540; Email; Telephone: 334-321-7678.

About the Area: The College of Veterinary Medicine is located on the edge of the Auburn University campus in east-central Alabama. Collaborative opportunities are readily available within the College of Veterinary Medicine and across the Auburn University campus as well as at medical colleges at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Emory University, and the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine on the Auburn campus.

For more information about the College of Veterinary Medicine, please reference our website at . or view these informational videos

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Auburn University is nationally recognized for a commitment to academic excellence, positive work environment, exciting student life, and the beauty of its campus. The campus is geographically located in a moderate climate with easy access to both beach and mountain recreational regions and is situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, GA and Montgomery, AL. The vibrant Auburn-Opelika community has a population of over 160,000. Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier land, sea, and space grant institutions. In the 2018 edition of U.S. News and World Report, Auburn ranked 46th among the nation’s public universities. Auburn is an institution that is both highly research-active and committed to maintaining teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctoral degrees. Enrollment in 2022 is over 31,500 students and includes 24,931  undergraduates, 5,510 graduate students, and 1,105 professional-doctorate students in Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine. There are 1,443 instructional faculty members distributed across nine Colleges and three Schools. Degrees are offered in more than 200 academic programs.

Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples 

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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