Clinical Assistant Professor of Soft Tissue Surgery

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Clinical Assistant Professor of Soft Tissue Surgery


Vet Med Small Animal Medicine & Surg

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 Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery consists of 45 faculty members, 37 clinical residents, 10 rotating interns, 4 specialty interns, and 4 administrative staff members. The Department provides shared laboratory space and supports 7 dedicated research technicians who assist in the research missions of the Department’s faculty. Other specialties within the Department include anesthesia, cardiology, clinical nutrition, dermatology, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, and zoological medicine, as well as a community practice program. The Department participates in the college-wide M.S. and Ph.D. programs. Members of the Department actively participate in 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 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 an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in our Principles of Community (

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Benefits Eligible

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Location of Vacancy:

Athens 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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

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Clinical Assistant Professor

Faculty Rank:

Clinical Assistant Professor

Contract Type:

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications:

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline.

Position Summary:

The College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, invites applications for a clinical track (non-tenure track) small animal soft tissue surgeon. All candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree, have completed a surgical residency training program registered by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) or a program approved by the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS), or obtained board certification by the ACVS or the ECVS. The successful candidate is expected to actively participate in the training of surgery and non-surgery house officers. For approximately 21 weeks annually, the surgeon filling this position will be responsible for daytime emergency and morning transfers, supporting the interventional radiology service, and serving as the backup for the standard soft tissue service. This service will be supported by a surgery house officer (resident or intern) and students or technicians. For approximately 15 weeks per year, the surgeon will be responsible for participating in the standard appointment-based soft tissue surgery service. Responsibilities during the remaining 16 weeks include opportunities to teach lecture and laboratory courses in soft tissue surgery to veterinary students and the development of scholarly activity consistent with individual interest. Proportionate assignments for teaching, service, and scholarly activity will be based on the interests of the candidate and the missions of the Surgery program and the Department.

Additional Requirements:

All candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree, have completed a surgical residency training program registered by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) or a program approved by the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS), or obtained board certification by the ACVS or the ECVS. Candidates should be board certified or eligible for board certification.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

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.

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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.




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Posted: 10/15/2020
Application Due: 7/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time