Open Rank Clinical Faculty Position in Small Animal Nutrition

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Posting NumberF0428PWorking TitleOpen Rank Clinical Faculty Position in Small Animal NutritionDepartmentVet Med Small Animal Medicine & SurgAbout 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 (http://www.uga.edu/). 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 Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery consists of 42 faculty members, 32 clinical residents, 8 rotating interns, 3 specialty interns, and 4 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, cardiology, dermatology, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, soft tissue surgery, and zoological medicine, as well as a community practice program. The department participates in the college-wide MS and PhD 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.

College/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleUnderutilizationAdvertised SalaryCommensurate with experience and qualificationsAnticipated Start Date11/01/2019Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)Job Posting Date08/01/2019Job Closing DateOpen until filledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants

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 referees. Please apply at http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/100886. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Ben Brainard, Search Committee Chairperson, by email ([email protected]) or telephone (706-202-5665). Applications will be accepted and fully considered until September 1, 2019. The employment starting date for the successful candidate is negotiable and can be as early as November 1, 2019. As required by University of Georgia policy, the successful candidate will be subject to background investigation.

Location of VacancyAthens Area EEO 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.

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Classification TitleOpen RankPay GradeFLSAFaculty RankOpen RankContract TypeFiscal (12 mo.)Tenure StatusNon-Tenure TrackMinimum Qualifications

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline.

Position Summary

The College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, invites applications for a clinical (non-tenure track) faculty position in small animal nutrition at the rank of assistant or associate professor.

The major responsibilities for this position are to manage the small animal nutrition program at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, including providing consultation for hospital inpatients as well as consultation service for patients external to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Additional responsibilities include participation in training of house officers and staff, contributing to a residency program in small animal nutrition, and participation in relevant clinical or basic science nutrition research. Proportionate assignments for teaching, research, and service will be based on the interests of the candidate in conjunction with the missions of the Department; up to 80% of the faculty assignment will be devoted to clinical service.

Additional Requirements

All candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree.

Clinical Assistant Professor Qualifications:
Candidates should be board certified or have completed an approved residency of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition or the European College of Veterinary Nutrition. Candidates should show evidence of a high level of competence and demonstrated promise of moving toward excellence in patient care, student instruction, scholarly activities, or practice and service.

Clinical Assistant Professor Qualifications:
Board certification and a minimum of five years at the rank of clinical assistant professor, or comparable experience. Clear and convincing evidence of stature as a regional authority. Demonstrated excellence in clinical competency and documented excellence in patient care, student instruction, scholarly activities, or practice and service.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Documented research productivity is desirable, and an interest in collaborating or developing a research program is required.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or CompetenciesPhysical DemandsDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoIs driving a responsibility of this position?NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?YesDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)YesCredit 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.

Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities

The major responsibilities for this position are to manage the small animal nutrition program at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, including providing consultation for hospital inpatients as well as consultation service for patients external to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Additional responsibilities include participation in training of house officers and staff, contributing to a residency program in small animal nutrition, and participation in relevant clinical or basic science nutrition research. Proportionate assignments for teaching, research, and service will be based on the interests of the candidate in conjunction with the missions of the Department; up to 80% of the faculty assignment will be devoted to clinical service.

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      Posted: 7/26/2019
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