Assistant/Associate Professor, Small Animal Nutrition. The College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, invites applications for a clinical (non-tenure track) faculty position in small animal nutrition at the rank of assistant and associate professor.
All candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree. Documented research productivity is desirable, and an interest in collaborating or developing a research program is required. Salary and entry rank will be commensurate with the applicant's experience and qualifications.
Clinical Assistant Professor Qualifications: Candidates should be board certified or have completed an approved residency of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition or the European College of Veterinary Nutrition. 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 Qualifications: 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.
The major responsibilities for this position are to manage the small animal nutrition program at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, including providing consultation for hospital inpatients as well as a consultation service for patients external to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The small animal hospital has approximately 26,500 patient visits per year, with approximately 3,500 through the Community Practice Service. Additional responsibilities include participation in the training of house officers, staff, and students; contributing to a residency program in small animal nutrition; and participation in relevant clinical or basic science nutrition research. Proportionate assignments for teaching, research, and service will be based on the interests of the candidate in conjunction with the missions of the Department; up to 80% of the faculty assignment will be devoted to clinical service.
The Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery consists of 42 faculty members (including an ACVN Diplomate), 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. Seven dedicated research technicians assist with the research mission of the department’s faculty. Other specialties within the department include anesthesia, cardiology, dermatology, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, soft tissue surgery, and zoological medicine, as well as a stand-alone community practice program. The department participates in the college-wide MS and PhD 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.
The University of Georgia, the nation’s first chartered state-supported university, is a research-intensive land grant and sea grant university situated in the vibrant college town of Athens. Only an hour from Atlanta, Athens is a progressive locale 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://www.bestplaces.net/city/georgia/athens-clarke_county). Additional information about the Athens area can be found at: http://www.visitathensga.com/.
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. Please apply at http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/100886. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Ben Brainard, Search Committee Chairperson, by email (email@example.com) or telephone (706-202-5665). Applications will be accepted and fully considered until September 1, 2019. The employment starting date for the successful candidate is negotiable and can be as early as November 1, 2019. As required by University of Georgia policy, the successful candidate will be subject to background investigation.
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). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.
Additional Salary Information: Salary and entry rank will be commensurate with the applicant's experience and qualifications.
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