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Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor in Large Animal Internal Medicine

Employer
University of Georgia, College of Vet Med
Location
Athens, Georgia
Salary
commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 30, 2022

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Practice Area
Large Animal
Position Type
Professor / Educator
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
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The Department of Large Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia, is seeking candidates for a clinical-track faculty position in internal medicine at the rank of Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor. The successful candidate will join five other internists. The caseload is approximately 85% equine, the remainder being primarily small ruminants, companion pigs, New World camelids, and cattle. The medicine service is currently supported by four medicine residents and three rotating interns shared with other hospital services. In addition to the members of the medicine service, there are four surgeons, three emergency criticalists (also boarded in surgery), and two anesthesiologists in the Large Animal In-house Section. The service is also supported by members of the Field Services Section with interest and certifications in dentistry, surgery, sports medicine and rehabilitation, podiatry, theriogenology, and production medicine.

Major Responsibilities

Faculty assignment will be based on the interests of the candidate in conjunction with the missions of the unit.

1. Instruction: The successful candidate will participate in the department’s relevant clinical rotations, as well as didactic and laboratory courses commensurate with clinical track appointment. Instructional responsibilities in the discipline are shared with five internists.

2. Service: Service to clients and referring veterinarians is an integral part of hospital duties. The successful candidate should have an interest in promoting a caseload and innovative services that will serve the teaching and service needs of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Development of continuing education programs to veterinarians and the public is encouraged.

3. Research: The successful applicant is expected to participate in scholarly activities related to the clinical service and teaching missions of the College of Veterinary Medicine. However, establishing an independent research program is not expected. Rather, collaboration with colleagues within the department, and in other departments and colleges on campus is encouraged.

Candidate Qualifications

The successful candidate is expected to possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, be organized and team oriented, and be adaptable to a wide variety of circumstances. The successful candidate will have a valid license (regular Georgia or faculty) to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Georgia or be willing to obtain and maintain a valid license (regular Georgia or faculty) to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Georgia.

To be considered for the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor (Non-Tenure Track), candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree; have 4 years post-DVM, at least three of which is in large animal internal medicine, and have obtained or be eligible for board certification in Large Animal internal Medicine at the time of appointment. Additionally, it is advantageous if the applicant has experience in clinical, laboratory, and didactic teaching of veterinary students. Board certification is a requirement for promotion.

To be considered for the rank of Clinical Associate Professor (Non-Tenure Track), candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree; have a minimum of 9 years post-DVM experience (at the time of appointment) at least five of which include clinical, laboratory, and didactic teaching of veterinary students, and be board certified in Large Animal Internal Medicine.

The University of Georgia, the nation’s first chartered state-supported university, is a research-intensive land and sea grant university situated in the vibrant college town of Athens. Only an hour from Atlanta, Athens is a progressive university town with a rich history and is centered among beautiful surrounding landscapes. The area abounds in local music, art, literature, and theatre, and hosts many performances by national and international touring artists. The cost of living in Athens compares favorably with much of the rest of the country, ranking lower than the U.S. average
(http://athensclarkecounty.com/82/Accolades). Additional information about the Athens area can be found at: http://www.visitathensga.com/.

The College of Veterinary Medicine values all members of the university community, recognizing that differences in experience and culture can only lead to a more well-rounded, accepting academic environment. We have an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in our Principles of Community (http://vet.uga.edu/principles-of-community).

Qualified applicants are invited to submit: (1) a letter of intent including professional interests and career goals; (2) curriculum vitae; and (3) name, mailing address, and contact information for three professional references. The UGA College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to enhancing the diversity, equity, and inclusion of the College and the veterinary profession. Candidates are encouraged to identify their strengths/experiences in these areas as it relates to teaching, research and/or service in their cover letter. Please apply at: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/287833. All application materials should be received by December 5, 2022 to ensure full consideration. Please direct any enquiries about the position or application process to Stacey Hilliard, staceyhilliard@uga.edu or (706) 542-6326.

The employment starting date for the successful candidate is negotiable and can be as early as July 1, 2023. As required by University of Georgia policy, the successful candidate will be subject to background investigation. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

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