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Clinical Or Tenure Track Bovine Veterinarian

The University of Georgia
Tifton Area

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Clinical Or Tenure Track Bovine Veterinarian


VetMed-Food Animal Medicine

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 15 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 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 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, (

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Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

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Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Qualified applicants are invited to submit: (1) a letter of intent including professional interests and career goals, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the name, mailing address, and contact information for three professional references. Please apply at: Questions regarding this position may be directed to either Dr. Lee Jones ([email protected]), Search Committee Chairperson or Dr. Mark W. Jackwood ([email protected]), Population Health Department Head. All application materials must be received by July 1, 2021, to ensure full consideration; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. As required by University of Georgia policy, the successful candidate will be subject to background investigation.

Location of Vacancy:

Tifton 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]).

Classification Title:

Open Rank

Faculty Rank:

Open Rank

Contract Type:

Fiscal (12 mo.)

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Minimum Qualifications:

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline

Position Summary:

The Department of Population Health, Food Animal Health and Management Program, in the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia invites applicants for a clinical or tenure track position at the assistant or associate professor level in bovine production and preventive medicine. This position will be based at the UGA Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic and Investigational Laboratory (TVDIL) Campus in Tifton, GA.

The successful candidate will teach veterinary students and postgraduate veterinarians and collaborate with faculty in production and clinical medicine.

This faculty position is dedicated to increasing and improving service to Georgia’s cattle farmers in rural areas by focusing on the veterinary care of individual animals on farms.

Rank, salary and terms of appointment will be dependent upon qualifications and experience of the applicant.

Additional Requirements:

Tenure track:

Assistant Professor
Candidates must have a DVM from an accredited college/school of veterinary medicine and a postgraduate degree (MS or Ph.D.) in a field related to livestock production management and preventive medicine.

Associate Professor
Candidates must have a DVM from an accredited college/school of veterinary medicine, postgraduate degree (MS or Ph.D.) in a field related to livestock production management and preventive medicine is required and 5+ years post-terminal degree experience in industry/academia.

Clinical track (non-tenure track):

Clinical Assistant Professor
Candidates must have a DVM from an accredited college/school of veterinary medicine.

Clinical Associate Professor
Candidates must have a DVM from an accredited college/school of veterinary medicine, and 5+ years post-terminal degree experience in industry/academia.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification:

Masters or PhD in a veterinary medical biosciences related field preferred, especially those with an emphasis on livestock health and management.
Work experience (minimum 1 year of experience) in one or more of the following areas is desirable: livestock nutrition; forage management; food safety; production economics; theriogenology; large animal internal medicine, epidemiology or preventive health management. Board certification or the ability to obtain board certification is preferred for all positions.

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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.


The duties of this position focus primarily on building upon the teaching and service missions of the Food Animal Health and Management Program by working with existing faculty members to provide didactic and on-farm clinical experiences for veterinary students as well as contributing to Continuing Education for referring veterinarians and Extension programs for producers in the livestock industry.

Additionally, this position will work closely with TVDIL faculty to assist with client services and outreach at the TVDIL and provide consultations on non-poultry food animal submissions.

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The University of Georgia, 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. It is the birthplace of the American system of public higher education.

university_of_georgia2.jpgToday, UGA enrolls more than 36,000 students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 765 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 17 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work and Veterinary Medicine. It offers 25 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 34 master’s degrees in 130 fields; 18 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 98 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the top third of the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 4.7 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 21 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. In 2008, UGA was the only public university in America to have two recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by television and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals and the World Wide Web. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.


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