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Assistant/Associate Professor of Dermatology, Fall 2021

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Dermatology, Fall 2021

Knoxville, TN
Open Date:
May 4, 2021

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee is inviting applications for a clinical or tenure-track (Assistant/Associate Professor) faculty position in dermatology. The successful candidate is expected to add to the department’s reputation and make contributions to the teaching, service, and research program of the College.

The successful applicant will be one of two veterinary dermatologists.  Two residents in dermatology, rotating interns, technicians and veterinary assistants complete the dermatology team at UTCVM. There is an excellent caseload with a wide spectrum of dermatology cases.  

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences has clinical specialists in internal medicine, surgery, cardiology, neurology, anesthesiology, ophthalmology, emergency/critical care, behavior, dentistry, physical therapy and nutrition. In addition, there are opportunities to work with the large animal and avian and zoological medicine services on dermatology cases. The faculty promote excellence in patient care and teaching of both veterinary students and house officers. 

The successful candidate is expected to continue to develop and provide service in the dermatology sector of the college. The candidate will have teaching responsibilities in the dermatology course for pre-clinical veterinary students as well as the clinical dermatology rotation. The successful candidate will participate in training of residents enrolled in an American College of Veterinary Dermatology approved residency training program.

Opportunities for collaborative research and for the development of an independent research program are available. Expectations in this regard will depend on the candidate’s background as well as effort allocation.

The candidate should have excellent communication skills and the ability to interface well with others in the dermatology team and with clinical colleagues. Salary and rank are dependent on qualifications and experience.

The City of Knoxville is a hidden gem with a beautiful and walkable downtown, varied nightlife, active neighborhoods, and eclectic shopping and restaurants. UT is located within easy driving distance to Asheville, Nashville, Atlanta, and the Great Smoky Mountains.


The applicant must have a DVM or equivalent degree. Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) is preferred, but applicants that have completed residency training and are ACVD board eligible are encouraged to apply. 

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates are invited to submit a curriculum vitae and a letter of intent stating professional goals and interests as well as the names and addresses of three references to

Questions can be sent to the search chair, Dr. Andrew Cushing, BVSc, MRSVS, Dipl. ACZM at [email protected]

For additional information, applicants are directed to visit the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine web site at:


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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