Tenure-Track Avian Pathologist

University of Georgia
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 26, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Veterinary Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time

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Posting Details

Posting Number F0907P Working Title Tenure-Track Avian Pathologist Department VetMed-Poultry Diagnos & Rsch 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 ( 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/

College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Advertised Salary Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Anticipated Start Date 01/01/2022 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 06/18/2021 Job Closing Date Open until filled Yes 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 and contact information for three professional references. The UGA College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to enhancing the diversity, equity and inclusion of the College and the Veterinary Profession. Candidates are encouraged to identify their strengths/experiences in these areas as it relates to teaching, research and/or service in their cover letter.

Please apply at: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/202542. Questions regarding this position may be directed to either Dr. Susan Williams (smwillia@uga.edu), Search Committee Chairperson or Dr. Mark W. Jackwood (mjackwoo@uga.edu), Population Health Department Head. All application materials must be received by September 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 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 (hrweb@uga.edu).

Position Details

Classification Title Open Rank FLSA Faculty Rank Open Rank (Tenure Track) Contract Type Fiscal (12 mo.) Tenure Status Tenure Track Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a DVM from an accredited college/school of veterinary medicine, and a PhD in biological sciences, veterinary pathology or related field

Position Summary

The University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Population Health invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the field of Avian Pathology. Responsibilities include sharing diagnostic services in avian histopathology with another pathologist, collaborative and independent research in poultry diseases, and instruction in graduate programs including the Masters of Avian Medicine degree and online Masters of Animal Health and Medicine degree programs. In addition, the faculty member is expected to work well as a team member and collaborate within the department providing support to clinical faculty and field veterinarians with the aim of solving problems in the poultry industry. A laboratory will be provided.
The Department or Population Health is a multi-disciplinary department composed of 4 units. The position is located at the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center ( PDRC ) in Athens, Georgia. The PDRC is part of the diagnostic network for the poultry industry of Georgia. In addition, the PDRC actively provides support to the poultry industry throughout the United States and in many countries around the world. The environment is highly interactive and productive with close ties to all basic science departments, federal research facilities and other academic institutions nearby.
Rank, salary and terms of appointment will be dependent upon qualifications and experience of the applicant.

Additional Requirements

To be considered at the rank of Assistant Professor, candidates must have board certification or be eligibile for board certification from the American College of Veterinary Pathologists or the American College of Poultry Veterinarians.

To be considered at the rank of Associate Professor, candidates must have board certification from the American College of Veterinary Pathologists or the American College of Poultry Veterinarians and at least 5 full years in rank at the Assistant Professor level before the start date. Appointment, Promotion, & Tenure of Academic Rank Faculty can be found here: https://provost.uga.edu/faculty-affairs/UGA_Guidelines_for_APT_approved_2_2020.pdf. Discipline-specific criteria and procedures for promotion and tenure can be found at: https://provost.uga.edu/resources/documents/Population_Health2015.pdf.

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

Work experience (minimum 1 year of experience) in one or more of the following areas is desirable: poultry pathology, veterinary pathology, avian histopathology, avian diseases, epidemiology or preventive health management related to poultry production.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

A PhD with an emphasis on poultry health and management is preferred.

Physical Demands Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a responsibility of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes 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.



This position will share with another pathologist diagnostic histopathology that arises from clinical necropsy cases submitted to PDRC Diagnostic services laboratory, field necropsies, and samples that are mailed in from the poultry industry in Georgia, the United States and around the world. In addition, this position will provide histology services to colleagues in the department, UGA, and private industry for research projects.
This position will contribute and participate in the instruction of PhD, MS, MAM, and MAHM graduate students. The main responsibility in teaching avian histopathology will be shared with the other pathologist. This position will lecture in additional courses based on the candidate’s interests and expertise.
Collaborative research is required and a successful candidate will be expected to attract extramural funding for independent research projects.

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