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Asst or Assoc Professor for Translational Education in the Health Professions

Employer
University of Georgia
Location
Athens, Georgia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 7, 2023

Position Summary

This position will be a joint tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor split between the College of Veterinary Medicine (51%) and the College of Pharmacy (49%). The primary academic home for this position is the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology which will serve as the department responsible for promotion and tenure of the incumbent.

The focus of our educational programs is evolving and gaining recognition in translational education by promoting active learning designs and using advanced teaching tools and technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Simulation. Our goal is to apply these active learning designs and technologies within health profession-related programs or healthcare practice to improve cognitive and active learning skills and to conduct innovative research that enhances how we teach in our Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy Practice programs.

This position will contribute to the ongoing program of scholarship of teaching and learning in veterinary medicine and pharmacy practice and education. Specifically, this position will provide expertise on the incorporation of innovative technologies, including VR and AI, into the classroom and assess the outcomes of these technologies on student learning and success. This will apply to professional programs in veterinary medicine and pharmacy as well as current undergraduate programs including the One Health Certificate and the new Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Physiology. This type of research will be critical to the success of these programs as we move beyond traditional animal and human specimen handling to innovative technologies that provide the students with the opportunity to experience and learn from these specimens virtually. In addition to the research described above the position will be expected to participate in instruction of undergraduate, professional, and/or graduate students.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications received by April 7, 2023 are assured full consideration. We will continue to accept and screen applications until the position is filled. A complete application includes:
  1. A letter of application that addresses the position qualification (not to exceed 4 pages).
  2. A curriculum vitae.
  3. Transcripts for all degrees earned and in progress (unofficial transcripts accepted initially).
  4. Two samples of scholarly writing.
  5. The names of three references. Official transcripts and letters of reference will be required only from finalists.


Please direct inquiries to the search committee chair, Dr. Jarrod Call, at call@uga.edu

Please note that this position is contingent on availability of funding.

Posting Details

Posting Number

F1569P

Working Title

Asst or Assoc Professor for Translational Education in the Health Professions

Department

VetMed-Physiology & Pharmacol

About 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.

Chartered in 1785, the University of Georgia is the Nation’s oldest state-chartered university and the birthplace of the American system of public higher education. The University of Georgia is consistently ranked among the Nation’s leading public research universities, and seeks to sustain and advance this history of success through the recruitment and retention of excellent faculty. The University of Georgia offers a competitive compensation and benefits package with an affordable cost of living, an attractive location in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in close proximity to Atlanta, a mild climate, and an excellent quality of life in a vibrant community.

College/Unit/Department website

www.vet.uga.edu

Posting Type

External

Retirement Plan

TRS or ORP

Employment Type

Employee

Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible

Underutilization

Advertised Salary

Anticipated Start Date

08/01/2023

Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)

Job Posting Date

03/07/2023

Job Closing Date

Open until filled

Yes

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

Position Information

Classification Title

Open Rank

FLSA

Faculty Rank

Open Rank (Tenure Track)

Contract Type

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status

Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

A DVM, PharmD, MD, PhD, or other equivalent doctoral degree that is appropriate for teaching within undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in health care related disciplines.

Additional Requirements

1. An active program of research related to emerging technologies and learning design (i.e., artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, etc.) that demonstrates coherent theoretical foundations and potential for high-quality teaching, publications, and external funding.
2. Evidence obtaining external funding to support research in emerging technologies and learning design.
3. Potential to promote collaborative relationships in various educational contexts with particular emphasis in the health professions.
4. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

For information about the requirements for appointment at the rank of Assistant and Associate Professor, please see the UGA Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure at https://provost.uga.edu/faculty-affairs/UGA_Guidelines_for_APT_approved_2_2020.pdf

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

1. Expertise with using and researching emerging technology applications (e.g., artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality) in the health professions.
2. Strong evidence of applying instructional design in health settings.
3. Proven record of teaching health professions students ( DVM, PharmD, MD) that is commensurate with the stage of their professional career and aligned with the areas of research and scholarship associated with this position.
4. Evidence of applying for and/or securing external funding.
5. Leadership in current efforts and future directions of research and practice in the field.
6. Ability to work collaboratively with faculty throughout the university on projects related to translational education in the health professions.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

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 .

Background Investigation Policy

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website .

Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities

  1. Establish and maintain a rigorous and innovative line of research exploring emerging technologies in the health professions.
  2. Pursue and obtain external funding to support and sustain your research agenda and the goals of the hiring initiative in active learning designs and using advanced teaching tools and technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Simulation.
  3. Design and teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in health sciences and health professions programs in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats.
  4. Provide leadership in local, national and/or international partnerships.
  5. Provide service to the department, college, university and profession.
  6. Advise graduate students and supervise graduate student research.


Percentage Of Time

100

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Writing Sample
  5. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Other Documents #1


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