Open Rank Faculty position for OrthopedicsDepartment:
VetMed-Small Animal Med & SurgAbout 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 (https://www.uga.edu/). 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 (http://vet.uga.edu/principles-of-community/)
The Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery consists of 42 faculty members, 32 clinical residents, 8 rotating interns, 3 specialty interns, and 4 administrative staff members. Shared laboratory space and technical support are provided within the department, and there are 7 dedicated research technicians who assist in the research missions of the department’s faculty. Other specialties within the department include anesthesia, cardiology, dermatology, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, soft tissue 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 also actively participate in highly successful 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.College/Unit/Department website:
TRS or ORPEmployment Type:
Benefits EligibleAnticipated Start Date:
03/01/2020Job Posting Date:
07/05/2019Open until filled:
YesSpecial 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 referees to: Dr. Spencer Johnston, Department Head, Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 30602. Please apply at: http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/97926. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Johnston [email protected] or Dr. Jane Quandt, Search Committee Chairperson, by email ([email protected]) or telephone (706-202-5707). Applications will be accepted and fully considered until August 15, 2019. The employment starting date for the successful candidate is negotiable and can be as early as March 1, 2020. As required by University of Georgia policy, the successful candidate will be subject to background investigation.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.Classification Title:
Open RankFaculty Rank:
Open RankContract Type:
Fiscal (12 mo.)Tenure Status:
Tenure Track NegotiableMinimum Qualifications:
Applicants must hold a D.V.M. or equivalent degreePosition Summary:
The College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, invites applications for a clinical track (non-tenure track), tenure track or tenured faculty position in small animal orthopedic surgery at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor.Additional Requirements:
The major responsibilities for this position are to teach and provide service in orthopedics in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, teach didactic and laboratory courses in orthopedics to veterinary students, actively participate in training of surgical residents, and to develop a research program, which can be independent and/or collaborative with other faculty members. Proportionate assignments for each area will be based on the interests of the candidate in conjunction with the missions of the Surgery program and the Department. The service enjoys access to vanguard technology in diagnostic imaging, including a 64-slice CT scanner, 3.0 Tesla MRI, digital radiography, ultrasound, nuclear scintigraphy, and a dedicated interventional radiology suite.
For all candidates, salary and entry rank will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience and qualifications.
All candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree, have completed an approved residency of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons or the European College of Veterinary Surgeons, and have board certification or be eligible for board certification. Additionally, qualifications for each faculty rank being considered are as listed.
Clinical Track (non-tenure track):
Clinical Assistant Professor
Candidates should be board certified or eligible for board certification. 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.
Clinical Associate Professor
Board certification and a minimum of five years at the rank of clinical assistant professor, or comparable experience. Clear and convincing evidence of stature as a regional authority. Demonstrated excellence in clinical competency and documented excellence in patient care, student instruction, scholarly activities, or practice and service.
Board certification and at least five years at the rank of clinical associate professor, or comparable experience. Excellence in clinical competency and recognized at the national level as an authority. Documented excellence in patient care, student instruction, scholarly activities, professional leadership, or practice and service. Candidates should demonstrate superior performance and be recognized by students or peers as an outstanding educator.
Tenure track or Tenured:
Candidates should show promise of moving toward excellence in the criteria appropriate to their work assignment.
Board certification and a minimum of five years at the rank of assistant professor. Clear and convincing evidence of stature as a regional and emerging or existing national authority.
Board certification and at least five years at the rank of associate professor or attainment of rank of professor with tenure at an academic institution. Clear and convincing evidence of stature as a national and emerging or existing international authority.
To be eligible for tenure upon appointment, candidates must be appointed as an associate or full professor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. Candidates must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.
For additional information on the rank requirements for the Department please see:Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification:
To be considered for the tenure track or tenured faculty ranks, documented research productivity commensurate with rank is desirable, and an interest in developing a research program is required.Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:
NoDoes this position require a P-Card? :
NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :
NoIs driving a responsibility of this position?:
NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:
NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):
YesCredit 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.Duties/Responsibilities:
The major responsibilities for this position are to teach and provide service in orthopedics in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, teach didactic and laboratory courses in orthopedics to veterinary students, actively participate in training of surgical residents, and to develop a research program, which can be independent and/or collaborative with other faculty members.Percentage Of Time: