Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor, Farm Practice (Equine Emphasis)
Posting DetailsPosting Details Posting NumberF0465PWorking TitleClinical Assistant/Associate Professor, Farm Practice (Equine Emphasis)DepartmentVet Med Large Animal MedicineAbout 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 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 (http://vet.uga.edu/principles-of-community/)College/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleUnderutilizationAdvertised SalaryCommensurate with ExperienceAnticipated Start Date04/01/2020Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)Job Posting Date09/04/2019Job 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) curriculum vitae; and (3) name, mailing address, and contact information for three professional references. All application materials must be received by December 13, 2019 to ensure consideration. Please direct any inquiries about the position or application process to Brittany Johnson, [email protected] or (706) 542-6326.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.Position Details Position Information Classification TitleOpen RankPay GradeFLSAFaculty RankOpen RankContract TypeFiscal (12 mo.)Tenure StatusNon-Tenure TrackMinimum Qualifications
Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline.Position Summary
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 farm practice at the rank of clinical assistant/associate professor.
The primary responsibilities of this position are divided between teaching first opinion equine practice to veterinary students, supervising the training of interns, and providing care for animals presented to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital Farm Practice Service. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in the didactic and laboratory courses.
The successful candidate will join a Farm Practice service based out of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital with two other clinicians, one with a special interest in equine dentistry and the other with a special interest in equine podiatry/sports medicine. We are seeking a candidate who will enthusiastically embrace first opinion primarily equine practice to clients on the farm. The Farm Practice service is currently supported by two interns and one technician. In addition to the members of the Farm Practice service, there are two theriogenologists and four production medicine clinicians in the Field Service Section.
Faculty assignment will be based on the interests of the candidate in conjunction with the missions of the Farm Practice service. 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. Service to clients is an integral part of hospital duties. The successful applicant is expected to participate in scholarly activity related to clinical service and teaching, but establishing an independent research program is not expected, though collaborative research is encouraged. Development of continuing education programs to veterinarians and the public is also encouraged.Additional Requirements
To be considered for the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor (Non-Tenure Track), candidates must:
1. Have a DVM or equivalent degree from an accredited college of veterinary medicine;
2. Have 4 years post-DVM experience in equine clinical medicine, surgery, or general practice.
3. Board certification or eligibility for board certification in a relevant discipline is highly desirable and a requirement for promotion.
To be considered for the rank of Clinical Associate Professor (Non-Tenure Track), candidates must:
1. Have a DVM or equivalent degree from an accredited college of veterinary medicine;
2. Have a minimum of 9 years post-DVM experience including at least 5 years (at the time of appointment) in clinical, laboratory and didactic teaching of veterinary students; 3. Be board certified in a relevant discipline.
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.
The successful candidate will have or be eligible for a State of Georgia driver’s license.
An interest in small ruminants and new world camelids is advantageous.
It is advantageous if the Clinical Assistant Professorship applicant has experience in clinical, laboratory, and didactic teaching of veterinary students.Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
The successful applicant is expected to possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, be organized and team oriented, and be adaptable to a wide variety of circumstances.Physical Demands
Must be able to handle large animals (horses, and potentially small ruminants, and new world camelids)Does 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?Does 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 primary responsibilities of this position are divided between teaching first opinion equine practice to veterinary students, supervising the training of interns, and providing care for animals presented to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital Farm Practice ServicePercentage Of Time100Posting Specific Questions
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