Assistant Professor/Veterinary Endocrinologist

Location
Knoxville, TN
Posted
Aug 05, 2020
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The University of Tennessee invites applications from all qualified individuals for a full-time faculty appointment as Veterinary Endocrinologist in the Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine. The position will be offered at the rank of assistant professor, tenure track. This position offers the successful candidate a unique opportunity to blend diagnostic service and discovery in the area of veterinary endocrinology.The Diagnostic Endocrinology Service (DES) (https://vetmed.tennessee.edu/vmc/dls/Endocrinology/) receives approximately 9,000 cases annually and is acclaimed for expertise in adrenal disorders of domestic animals. In addition to adrenal function testing, the lab also offers analyses for evaluation of reproductive and thyroid function. The DES serves clinicians within the University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center as well as veterinarians across the country and around the globe. The successful candidate will join a team of two other endocrinologists, six laboratory technicians, and one laboratory assistant.The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Qualified applicants must have: (1) a DVM (or equivalent degree), (2) a PhD in endocrinology, reproductive biology or related veterinary medical discipline; (3) full time post-graduate experience in diagnostic clinical veterinary endocrinology; (4) ability to teach organ system physiology in addition to endocrinology; and (5) excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work with others in a collegial, team atmosphere. The successful candidate will have a significant commitment to the DES including: interpretation of laboratory test results; consultation with veterinarians regarding test results, diagnostic testing and treatment options; experience and in-depth understanding of principles in immunoassays, laboratory quality control, and laboratory safety; and leadership involvement in all laboratory initiatives, including continuous quality improvement and development of new tests. Faculty member expectations will also include development of an independent research program, and teaching in the DVM professional curriculum, graduate program, and continuing education symposia. Applicants should submit their letter of intent, names and contact information for at least three professional references, and current curriculum vitae to the search committee Chair, Dr Kellie Fecteau, care of:Ms Donna LongmireDepartment of Biomedical and Diagnostic SciencesCollege of Veterinary MedicineThe University of Tennessee2407 River Drive, Rm A205Knoxville, TN 37996-4546Email address: [email protected] Informal inquiries are welcome. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX Section 504/ADA/ADEA Institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. The University of Tennessee does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status in provision of educational programs and services or employment opportunities and benefits. This policy extends to both employment by and admission to the University. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex or disability in its education programs and activities pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Inquiries and charges of violation concerning Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, ADA or the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) or any of the other above referenced policies should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available).

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