Clinical Assistant or Clinical Associate Professor of Surgical Instruction and Clinical SkillsDepartment:
VetMed-Academic AffairsAbout the University of Georgia:
Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to 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 employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 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.College/Unit/Department website:
The College is undergoing a major revision of the curriculum, from a traditional “Flexner” discipline-based structure to a systems-based model that integrates content across disciplines as well as between foundational and clinical sciences. Concurrent with the development of systems-based courses are new professional and clinical skills courses that will run in parallel each semester. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in developing these courses at the ground level.
The College has a split campus, with the first- and second-year instruction occurring on the University of Georgia’s main campus, and the third- and fourth-year instruction conducted at the Veterinary Medical Center (VMC). The VMC is approximately 2.5 miles from the main campus and is home to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Veterinary Education Center. The majority of clinical skills instruction will occur on the main campus. The main campus location has a dedicated laboratory for teaching surgery, and a dedicated teaching space, including holding areas and housing for large animal species. Additionally, starting in the fall of 2021, a 5000-square-foot building will become available as a dedicated space for conducting different aspects of clinical and professional skills instruction.
The University of Georgia, the nation’s first chartered state-supported university, is a research-intensive land grant and sea grant university in the vibrant college town of Athens. Only an hour from Atlanta, Athens is a progressive university town with a rich history and is centered among beautiful surrounding landscapes. The area abounds in local music, art, literature, and theatre and hosts many performances by national and international touring artists. The cost of living in Athens compares favorably with much of the rest of the country, ranking lower than the U.S. average (http://athensclarkecounty.com/82/Accolades). Additional information about the Athens area can be found at: http://www.visitathensga.com/.
The College of Veterinary Medicine values all university community members, recognizing that differences in experience and culture can only lead to a more well-rounded, accepting academic environment.
TRS or ORPEmployment Type:
Benefits EligibleAdvertised Salary:
Commensurate with ExperienceAnticipated Start Date:
01/02/2024Job Posting Date:
08/17/2023Open until filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Qualified applicants are invited to submit: (1) a letter of intent including professional interests and career goals; (2) curriculum vitae; and (3) name, mailing address, and contact information for three professional references. All application materials must be received by October 17, 2023 to ensure consideration. Please direct any inquiries about the position or application process to Dr. Jane Quandt, email@example.com or 706-202-5707.Location of Vacancy:
The employment starting date for the successful candidate is negotiable and can be as early as January 2, 2024.
As required by University of Georgia policy, the successfulcandidate will be subject to a background investigation.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).Classification Title:
Open RankFaculty Rank:
Open RankContract Type:
Fiscal (12 mo.)Tenure Status:
Non-Tenure TrackMinimum Qualifications:
Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline.Position Summary:
The University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking candidates for the role of Surgical and Clinical Skills instructor. The successful candidate will hold a 12-month position as Clinical Assistant or Clinical Associate Professor, depending on experience. The successful applicant will join and work with the Office of Academic Affairs team, including the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, the Assistant Deans for Pre-Clinical and Clinical Academic Affairs, and the Director of the Clinical Skills Laboratory. Additionally, they will work closely with the surgery faculty in the Departments of both Large Animal Medicine and Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, and support staff members in the Office of Academic Affairs, including three technicians.Additional Requirements:
The academic focus for the position is to develop and manage the surgery curriculum in conjunction with the surgery faculty and the clinical skills laboratory director. Applicants must be highly innovative and motivated to advancing surgical and general clinical skills instruction, including learning and assessment. As time permits, the successful applicant will participate in instruction of other aspects of clinical and professional skills. Furthermore, participation in teaching primary care clinical medicine in the Community Practice Rotation in the University Pet Health Center is possible depending on the candidate’s experience. Participation in scholarly activity regarding evidence-based veterinary medical education as a collaborative investigator is encouraged. The successful applicant is expected to possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, be organized and team-oriented, and be adaptable to a wide variety of circumstances. The successful candidate is expected to maintain a valid Georgia veterinary license (regular or faculty) and be eligible for a State of Georgia driver’s license.
The successful applicant will join and work with a clinical skills team comprising three technicians, the clinical skills laboratory director, and the surgery faculty from the Departments of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery and Large Animal Medicine. The faculty and staff in the Office of Academic Affairs will support the position.
Experiences that would contribute to the position’s success include private clinical practice, academic clinical practice, particularly in a clinical skills laboratory, and academic administration. Board certification is not necessary.
To be considered for the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor (Non-Tenure Track), candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree and a minimum of 2 years post-DVM experience, 4 years or more strongly preferred. Candidates should show evidence of a high level of competence and demonstrate the promise of moving toward excellence in student instruction and scholarly activity. Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification:
To be considered for the rank of Clinical Associate Professor (Non-Tenure Track) the candidate is expected to have at least nine years of post-DVM experience including five years clinical teaching experience in an academic environment. Candidates should have a minimum of five years at the rank of clinical assistant professor or comparable experience. The candidate should have documented excellence in patient care, student instruction, scholarly activities, or practice and service
Guidelines for Appointment and Promotion of Clinical Faculty can be found atUGA_Guidelines_for_Appointment_and_Promotion_of_Clinical_Faculty.pdf
Prior history in both private practice and in clinical instruction is desirable. Prior history in academia is advantageous, but not essential.Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:
Furthermore, an advanced degree, particularly in an education-related discipline is advantageous.
The successful applicant is expected to possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, be organized and team-oriented, and be adaptable to a wide variety of circumstances.Is this a Position of Trust?:
Practical knowledge and ability to perform diagnostic, surgical, and therapeutic techniques commonly used in general practice.Knowledge of general medical teaching practices including learning and assessment
YesDoes 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?:
YesDoes 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:
Coordinate surgical laboratories for second- and third-year studentsPercentage Of Time:
Instruct in surgical laboratories for second- and third-year studentsPercentage Of Time:
Oversee pre-operative and post-operative assessment of animals presented for spays and or neutersPercentage Of Time:
Communicate with other surgical instructors regarding instructional needsPercentage Of Time:
Teach DVM students in didactic classes related to common surgical principles and techniquesPercentage Of Time:
Teach clinical skills other than surgical skills in Clinical Skills LabPercentage Of Time:
Developing and assessing the impact of models on student learningPercentage Of Time:
Participate through collaboration with colleagues in andragogical research