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Asst/Assoc/Full Professor of Small Animal Neurology/Neurosurgery

Auburn University
Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
Salary commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
Apr 24, 2023

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Practice Area
Small Animal, Neurology
Position Type
Professor / Educator
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The Department of Clinical Sciences at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants to fill a full-time, 12-month appointment. This is the third faculty position in the Small Animal Neurology/Neurosurgery service and the successful applicant will join two ACVIM board-certified neurologists.  Depending on experience, qualifications, and interest, the successful candidate may be appointed to either a tenure-track (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) or a non-tenure-track (Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) position.

Responsibilities and opportunities:  The successful candidate will be expected to participate in teaching and clinical service in the Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital.  Teaching responsibilities include clinical and didactic instructional activities in professional veterinary medicine and postgraduate training programs (residency/graduate degrees) related to small animal neurology/neurosurgery.  Clinical service and research responsibilities are negotiable and will depend on the successful candidate’s interests and the type of appointment, i.e., clinical vs. tenure track.

Collaborations with individuals in other Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine departments include the Scott-Ritchey Research Center ( and the center for Detection Canine Science Innovation Technology and Education ( The Department of Anatomy, Physiology, and Pharmacology, the Department of Pathobiology, and the Clinical Pharmacology Laboratory are other possible avenues of research development and participation. 

On the Auburn main campus, colleges, and schools such as Pharmacy, Nursing, and Engineering may present opportunities for collaboration, and information about the Center for Neuroscience initiative can be found here:

Collaborative opportunities may also be available with the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Emory University Medical Schools. Auburn University is in the partner network for the Center for Clinical and Translational Science with the University of Alabama at Birmingham ( 

Faculty members in the Veterinary Teaching Hospitals include specialists in anesthesia, anatomic and clinical pathology, clinical pharmacology, emergency and critical care, dermatology, internal medicine, oncology, oncologic surgery, ophthalmology, radiation oncology, radiology, cardiology, and surgery. Faculty anatomic pathologists with neuropathology expertise are available for collaboration on research and clinical case management. Multiple researchers have active programs centered on neurodegenerative diseases, neuro-oncology, neuropharmacology, and genetic CNS diseases.

The Wilford & Kate Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital is one of the newest in the country.  It is fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and has a complement of eleven operating rooms. Onsite imaging equipment includes 2 Siemens wireless digital radiology systems, Siemens flat panel detector fluoroscopy, Toshiba Aplio 500 and Aplio 300 ultrasound machines, Siemens Skrya 3T MRI, GE VCT 64-slice scanner, and Enhanced Technologies digital gamma camera with a large rectangular detector.  All images are digital and are stored in a central PACS allowing image viewing throughout the hospital. Five board-certified radiologists are available to assist with diagnostic image acquisition and interpretation. Specialty equipment for the neurology/neurosurgery service includes an OPMI® Pentero® surgical operating microscope, Hall Air Drill, DePuy Synthes Electric Pen Drive system, a CUSA, support for intracranial surgery (craniotome and intra-operative ultrasonography), Cadwell® electrodiagnostic equipment (EEG, EMG, BAER, and nerve conduction velocity capabilities), Brainsight® neuronavigation VETG equipment, a Varian Edge stereotactic linear accelerator, and physical rehabilitation service (including an underwater treadmill and infinity pool).  Access is available to 3.0T and 7.0T magnets for research and clinical patients at the Auburn University MRI Research Center in the nearby AU Research Park.

Requirements/Qualifications:  Qualified applicants must hold a DVM or equivalent degree and must be Diplomates of ACVIM (Neurology) or ECVN with at least one year of post-residency experience at the time employment begins.  Collegiality, excellent communication skills, and ability to work as a part of a team are expectations.  For a tenure track position, successful candidates should have experience in research, and additional education such as a Ph.D. is desired but not required.  Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and credentials.  The candidate selected for this position must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States when the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Eligibility for faculty veterinary licensure in the State of Alabama is also required. 

Application Process:  Applications should include a letter of intent (stating professional goals, teaching philosophy, and research interests), a curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of three professional references.  Transcripts may be requested at a later date.  Please apply online on our website: General inquiries may be directed to Dr. Chris Lea (, search committee chair.

Review of applications will commence on April 1, 2023 and continue until a qualified applicant is recommended for an appointment.

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.

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.

Auburn Vet Med Small Animal Hospital

Auburn Vet Med Large Animal Hospital

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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