Tenure-Track Avian Pathologist
VetMed-Poultry Diagnos & Rsch
About the University of Georgia
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university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the
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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,
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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.
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Dr. Mark W. Jackwood (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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
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Open Rank (Tenure Track)
Fiscal (12 mo.)
Candidates must have a DVM from an accredited college/school of
veterinary medicine, and a PhD in biological sciences, veterinary
pathology or related field
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
Rank, salary and terms of appointment will be dependent upon
qualifications and experience of the applicant.
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:
Discipline-specific criteria and procedures for promotion and
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Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or
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
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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
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