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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Veterinary Neurology

Athens, Georgia
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications includes benefits.
Closing date
Mar 2, 2024

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The Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, invites applications for a clinical (non-tenure) track, tenure track, or tenured faculty position in veterinary neurology at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor. Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree, should have completed or be in the process of completing an approved residency of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine or European College of Veterinary Neurology, and have board certification or be eligible for board certification. For all candidates, salary and entry rank will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience and qualifications.


Requirements for appointment for clinical assistant, associate, and full professor (non-tenure track) can be found in the Guidelines for Appointment and Promotion of Non-tenure Track Clinical Faculty in the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery:‌documents/‌SAMS_‌‌Guidelines_non-tenure_track_Modified_‌Oct_31_2012.pdf.


Requirements for appointment for assistant, associate, and full professor (tenure track or tenured) can be found in the Guidelines for Faculty Development in the Department of Small Animal Medicine, To be eligible for tenure upon appointment, candidates must be appointed as an associate or full professor, have achieved tenure at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrable national reputation to the institution. Candidates must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.


The major responsibilities of this position will be to teach and provide service in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, to teach pre-clinical didactic and laboratory courses in neurology to veterinary students, to actively participate in the training of neurology and non-neurology house officers, and to develop a research program, which can be independent or collaborative. Proportionate assignments for each area are based on the interests of the candidate, faculty assignment, and the missions of the neurology program and department.


The successful candidate will join a neurology service with two full-time faculty members, three residents, and two dedicated technicians in support of the University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital, a 300,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility. The service enjoys ready access to a Siemens 3.0T MRI unit, 3rd generation 128-slice helical CT, Nicolet electrophysiological testing equipment (EMG, nerve conduction, and EEG), fluoroscopy, intraoperative C-arm, digital radiography, an ultrasonic aspirator and a Medtronic Stealth Trio stereotactic biopsy unit. This active clinical service providing medical neurology and neurosurgical care for approximately 500-600 new referral cases per year. The majority of neurosurgery is performed by the neurology service, although after-hours emergency neurosurgical case responsibilities are shared with the department’s surgery services. The neurology service benefits from collegial relations and the support of the other hospital services including oncology, radiation therapy, surgery, anesthesia, and critical care.


Teaching is a priority of the neurology service. The current veterinary curriculum has approximately 40 contact hours for neurology with third-year students, with additional contact hours in the first year of the curriculum. The neurology faculty is involved in a number of graduate and post-graduate courses, including continuing education courses for graduate veterinarians.


The Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery consists of 50 faculty members, 50 clinical residents, 10 rotating interns,8 specialty interns, and 3 administrative staff members. Shared laboratory space and technical support are provided within the department, and there are 7 dedicated research technicians who assist in the research missions of the department’s faculty. Other specialties within the department include anesthesia, dermatology, internal medicine, nutrition, medical and radiation oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, radiology, soft tissue surgery, and zoological medicine, as well as a community practice program (UGA Pet Health Center). The Department participates in the college-wide M.S. and Ph.D. programs. Members of the department also actively participate in highly successful collaborative efforts with faculty members from other departments within the college and other colleges on campus, including the College of Public Health, College of Engineering, and the Athens campus of the Medical College of Georgia. The department has a strong track record for teaching, research, and clinical service.


The University of Georgia, the nation’s first chartered state-supported university, is a research-intensive land grant and sea grant university situated in the vibrant college town of Athens. Only an hour from Atlanta, Athens is a progressive locale 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 (‌georgia/athens-clarke_county). Additional information about the Athens area can be found at


Qualified applicants are invited to submit: (1) a letter of intent including professional interests and career goals, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the name, mailing address, and contact information for three professional references. Please apply at:


Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Ben Brainard, search committee chairperson, by email ( or telephone (706-706-202-5665). All applications received on or before March 1, 2024 will be fully considered; applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. The successful candidate’s employment starting date is negotiable; the position is available June 1, 2024. As required by the University of Georgia policy, the successful candidate will be subject to a 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 (  Please do not contact the Department or search committee with such requests.


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