Assistant/Associate Professor of Emergency & Critical Care, Summer 2021

Knoxville, TN
Jun 06, 2021
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Assistant/Associate Professor of Emergency & Critical Care, Summer 2021

Knoxville, TN
Open Date:
May 11, 2021

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee invites applications for a full-time clinical or tenure track faculty position in small animal emergency and critical care (ECC). This position is at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, depending on qualifications and experience.

The University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center is a comprehensive and completely equipped Level II VECCS Facility with the expertise needed to provide advanced medical care and to support research programs.  Specialty services include: internal medicine, oncology, neurology and neurosurgery, soft tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery, ophthalmology, cardiology, dermatology, dentistry, radiology, nutrition, anesthesiology, physical therapy, behavior, zoo and exotic medicine and surgery. There are excellent therapeutic and diagnostic imaging facilities that include on-site 1.5T MRI, 40 slice CT, nuclear medicine, video endoscopy, laparoscopy, DEXA scanning, physical therapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.  Clinical services are supported by comprehensive endocrinology, virology, microbiology, parasitology, clinical pathology and anatomic pathology services.  A full-time Veterinary Social Work program offers counseling services for clients, faculty, staff, and students.  The state-of-the-art Teaching, Learning and Simulation Instruction Center will open in spring of 2022, along with a Center for Feline Health.  Faculty development is supported with the Master Teacher’s Program and the South Eastern Veterinary Educators Consortium.

The successful candidate will be joining an expanding emergency and critical care service that includes three diplomates in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, an ACVIM small animal internist, an emergency clinician, four ECC residents and 23 licensed veterinary technicians (2 VTS ECC). The ECC service is supported by rotating interns, veterinary assistants, veterinary technician interns, and student workers. The state-of-the-art critical care unit includes 2 Puritan Bennett Covidien ventilators, Vapotherm high-flow oxygen therapy, Snyder oxygen cages, NOVA pHOX ultra blood gas/ critical care analyzer, multiple point of care analyzers, a new SonoSite ultrasound unit, and a DRE 4 channel telemetric ECG. The triage/emergency room was renovated in  2020 and is located next door to the intensive care unit. The hospital provides emergency and critical care services 24 hours per day 7 days per week. Candidates should be willing to work flexible hours to support the emergency and critical care service.  

Knoxville is home to the University of Tennessee flagship campus, and is a beautiful and friendly place to live. It is a short drive to the Great Smoky Mountains, as well as a number of dog-friendly state parks and recreation areas. Outdoor recreational opportunities include, but are not limited to, hiking, biking, trail running, climbing and water sports. Knoxville has a diverse and inclusive culture, a vibrant downtown with excellent shopping and restaurants; bustling farmer’s markets featuring locally grown organic produce, meats and crafts; live music of all genres, ballet, and theater; frequent art and cultural festivals; and men’s and women’s NCAA and semiprofessional sporting events. 


Requirements include the DVM or equivalent degree, board certification by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care or completion of an ACVECC approved residency program in emergency and critical care.

The successful candidate will share an enthusiasm for teaching excellence, strong communication skills, a collaborative mindset, and compassionate patient care while actively supporting an inclusive teaching and work environment. Responsibilities will include clinical, didactic and laboratory teaching of small animal emergency and critical care to professional students, interns, and residents; continuing education presentations at the local and national levels; and contribution to research programs. The successful candidate is expected to add to the department’s reputation and make contributions to the teaching, service, and research missions of the college.

Application Instructions:

The position is available starting July 1, 2021. Applications are accepted immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled. For further information, please contact Dr. Julie Schildt at (865) 974-8387 or by email at [email protected] Qualified individuals are invited to submit an application consisting of: 1) letter of professional goals, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) names of three professional references. 

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

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