Assistant, Associate, Professor, Clinical Track, Shelter Medicine. The College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia (UGA), invites applications for a clinical track (non-tenure track) position in shelter medicine at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor. All candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree. Preference will be given to candidates with formal training in shelter medicine. For all candidates, salary and entry rank will be commensurate with the applicant's experience and qualifications. Qualifications for each faculty rank are as listed.
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.
For information about the clinical faculty ranks in the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, please see; https://provost.uga.edu/_resources/documents/SAMS_Guidelines_non-tenure_track_Modified_Oct_31_2012.pdf
The major responsibilities for this position are to teach and provide surgical and medical instruction to fourth-year veterinary students at the Athens Area Humane Society (AAHS) in Athens, Georgia. The relationship between UGA and AAHS is newly established, and the successful candidate is expected to help develop the program. The successful candidate should establish a service that provides a robust clinical experience for students by emphasizing patient care; providing clinical training in spay/neuter techniques, basic surgery, and dentistry; and demonstrating the role of a veterinarian in shelter practice. Additional responsibilities include teaching shelter medicine to preclinical veterinary students, supporting community outreach programs, and participating in continuing education to local and regional groups. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collegially are required. The candidate is expected to participate in scholarly activities related to the College of Veterinary Medicine's clinical service and teaching missions. Such scholarly activity includes the opportunity for collaboration with colleagues within the Department, College, and other departments on campus. Proportionate assignments for teaching, service, and scholarly activity will be based on the interests of the candidate in conjunction with the missions of the shelter medicine program and the Department.
The successful candidate will be assigned to and work out of the Athens Area Humane Society. In August 2021, the AAHS will relocate to a 15,000 square foot facility on Mitchell Bridge Road in Athens. Approximately 7500 square feet of the facility are dedicated to medical operations. The newly renovated facility is located approximately eight miles from the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
A full-time UGA-funded veterinary technician will support the UGA shelter medicine veterinarian and students. The successful candidate must work collaboratively with AAHS veterinarians and staff. AAHS employs three veterinarians, two licensed veterinary technicians, and four veterinary assistants. Annually, AAHS has approximately 1600 adoptions, and through collaborative agreements with other shelters and organizations, does approximately 4000 surgeries.
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. Located only an hour from Atlanta, Athens is a progressive locale with a rich history centered around 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 should 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 https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/204460. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Ben Brainard, Search Committee Chairperson, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (706-202-5665). All applications received before August 1 2021, will be fully considered; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The successful candidate's employment starting date is negotiable; the position is available immediately. As required by the University of Georgia policy, the successful candidate will be subject to a background investigation.
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Additional Salary Information: For all candidates, salary and entry rank will be commensurate with the applicant's experience and qualifications.
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