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Posting Number S02846P Working Title INSTRUC TECH DEV PROF SPEC Department Vet Med Educational Resources Center About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, providing services to animal owners and veterinarians, and conducting investigations to improve the health of animals as well as people. The college benefits pets and their owners, food-producing animals, and wildlife by offering the highest quality hospital and diagnostic laboratory services. Equipped with the most technologically advanced facilities located on a university campus, the college is dedicated to safeguarding public health by studying emerging infectious diseases that affect both animal and human health.

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 (

College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Full Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information

8:00 – 5:00 Monday – Friday

Advertised Salary Commensurate with Experience Posting Date 04/03/2019 Open until filled Yes Closing Date Proposed Starting Date 06/01/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Policy Statement

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.

Position Information

Classification Title IT (Information Technology) Professional Pay Grade FLSA Exempt Job Family IT FTE 1.0 Minimum Qualifications

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in medical illustration and experience in this class of work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Position Summary

This position is a highly complex medical illustrator position in a fast-paced technology intensive department. The person in this position will have four primary responsibilities. The person’s primary responsibility is to create anatomical, pathological, and surgical illustrations, 3-D models and animations, and other media that can be used to communicate biomedical concepts within veterinary and undergraduate science curricula. This requires a strong knowledge of science, anatomy and physiology, typically obtained by graduating from an accredited medical illustration training program, post-graduate experience in this type of work, and the use of specialized software to design and produce a range of educational materials. The production of these materials requires excellent artistic skills and knowledge of graphic presentation techniques. The secondary responsibility will be to produce accurate models suitable for incorporation into augmented, mixed and virtual reality experiences. The third responsibility will be production of diagrams, logos, scientific posters and brochures for use by faculty members and departments within the university. Finally, the person in this position will share the responsibility for printing large format scientific posters submitted by students and faculty members to the unit. The person in this position will interact on a routine basis with faculty members, work under the general direction of the Director of Educational Resources, and function with independence on technical assignments. Work is reviewed through periodic conferences and the observation of results.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

*Proficiency in current technologies and specialized software used to create illustrations, 3-D models, animations, and present these to scientific audiences such as: Cinema 4D, Maya, ZBrush, Photoshop, iBooks Author, and After Effects.

*Knowledge of anatomy, pathology and surgery and the major branches of medical sciences.

*Effective graphics arts skills, and the ability to produce both digital and printed materials that are aesthetically pleasing and informative.

*Ability to portray accurately and in detail medical subjects for display or reproduction.

*Excellent organizational and analytical skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize work flow while providing excellent work under tight deadlines.

Physical Demands

1. Normal office environment.
2. Lift and carry up to 20 pounds, both assisted and unassisted.
3. Fine finger dexterity to design and build models and exhibits.
4. Utilize computer technology for all applications in a manner that meets performance expectations.
5. Communicate verbally to clients and see graphic images.
6. Remember, organize, and consistently focus on a large amount of detail and come to appropriate conclusions.
7. Consistently manage multiple priorities and adapt to continual change requests.

Is driving required to perform essential duties outlined in this position? (This does not include infrequent trips) The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license when offered employment. Does this position have financial responsibilities? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Research and render 2D & 3D medical illustrations (i.e. scientific, surgical,
anatomical, physiological, histological, etc.) for various modes of communication including print, projection, and digital media (includes augmented, mixed and virtual reality). Assist clients in tailoring visual messages to facilitate clear communication with their target audience. Advise clients as to the best method and media for communicating within their budget and time frame.

Percentage of time 60 Duties/Responsibilities


Newsletter, logo, web and publication design. Participate in the design and
generation of publications such as recurring newsletters, the VMES Annual Report, ePubs, and iBooks. Work with other personnel in Educational Resources to design, produce, and deliver newsletters, posters, fliers and logos for programs within the College and University.

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Printing of large-format scientific posters. Share responsibility for printing of
scientific posters using Educational Resources large-format printer, help identify when supplies need to be ordered, and pass this information along to the Director. This requires being available on a rotating basis to evaluate in-coming requests for this service, printing the posters in a timely manner, and ensuring that information needed to create the resulting invoices for services is collected from the clients.

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Meet with faculty and other clients about the creation of 2D and 3D animations for computer-based instruction, video, web sites, and digital media. Production includes: storyboarding, script editing, research, rendering, animation of graphics, and digital editing of animations for a variety of presentation devices and formats (Mac/PC, iPad, Android).

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Meet with the Director and other personnel in Educational Resources at regular intervals to schedule the production of incoming projects. Define incoming projects by noting the client’s objectives, type of media, number of illustrations or animations, and estimated completion time for each phase of production. Enter invoices for work after it has been completed.

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Maintain computer hardware and software used, remain proficient with current software and upgrade as needed. Identify supplies that need to be ordered and pass this information along on a timely basis to the Director.

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Web Design and ePub production. Production of html-based interfaces for instructional modules. Delivery of these modules may be via the web, iBooks, or ePubs. Design and implementation of web-sites for use in the delivery of instructional modules

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  2. Cover Letter
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    Posted: 4/11/2019
    Application Due: 6/10/2019
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