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OPEN RANK SAMS Internal Medicine 2023

University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 12, 2023

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Position Summary

The College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, invites applications for a clinical track (non-tenure track), tenure track, or a tenured faculty position in small animal internal medicine at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor.

The major responsibilities for this position are to teach and provide service in small animal internal medicine in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, teach didactic and laboratory courses related to internal medicine topics to veterinary students, actively participate in the training of residents and interns, and develop a research program, which can be independent and/or collaborative with other faculty members. Proportionate assignments for each area will be based on the candidate’s interests in conjunction with the missions of the internal medicine program and the Department.

The service enjoys access to vanguard technology including an endoscopy suite with a complement of endoscopic equipment, Ho: YAG laser, electrosurgical resectoscope, a new Somatom Definition Edge 128 slice CT by Siemens, 3.0 Tesla MRI, digital radiography, ultrasound, nuclear scintigraphy, full laboratory support, and a dedicated interventional radiology suite. The Veterinary Teaching Hospital is a 300,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility that opened in March 2015. Each specialty has its own dedicated rounds room.

Salary and entry rank will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience and qualifications.

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, mailing address, and contact information for three professional references.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Jane Quandt, Search Committee Chairperson, by email ( or telephone (706-202-5707). All applications received on or before July 31, 2023, 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 August 1, 2023. As required by the University of Georgia policy, the successful candidate will be subject to a background investigation.

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OPEN RANK SAMS Internal Medicine 2023


VetMed-Small Animal Med & Surg

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 ( ). 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 Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery comprises 48 faculty members, 53 clinical residents, 10 rotating interns, 7 specialty interns, and 3 administrative staff members. Shared laboratory space and technical support are provided within the Department, and 7 dedicated research technicians assist in the research missions of the Department’s faculty. Other specialties within the Department include anesthesia, cardiology, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, neurology, nutrition, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, radiology, shelter medicine, soft tissue surgery, and zoological medicine, as well as a community practice program. The Department participates in the college-wide M.S. and Ph.D. programs. Department members 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, Department of Nutrition, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, and the Athens campus of the Medical College of Georgia. Additionally, there are external collaborations through organizations such as the Clinical and Translational Science Alliance, which includes The University of Georgia, Emory University, Georgia Tech University, and Morehouse University, and with other universities within and outside of the state of Georgia. The Department has a strong track record for teaching, research, and clinical service.

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.

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Benefits Eligible


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Job Closing Date

Open until filled


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 (

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Open Rank


Faculty Rank

Open Rank

Contract Type

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status


Minimum Qualifications

All candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree

Additional Requirements

Completed an approved residency of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine or the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and have board certification or be eligible for board certification.

Requirements for appointment for Clinical Assistant, Associate, and Full Professors (non-tenure track) can be found in the Guidelines for Appointment and Promotion of Non-tenure Track Clinical Faculty in the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery:‌documents/‌SAMS_‌‌Guidelines_non-tenure_track_Modified_‌Oct_312012.pdf

Requirements for appointment for Assistant, Associate, and Full Professors (tenure track or tenured) can be found in the Guidelines for Faculty Development in the Department of Small Animal Medicine,

For the tenure-track or tenured faculty ranks, documented research productivity commensurate with rank and interest in developing a research program is required.

To be eligible for tenure upon appointment, candidates must be appointed as an associate or full professor, have achieved tenure at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrable national reputation to the institution. Candidates must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.

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

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collegially.

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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.



The major responsibilities for this position are to teach and provide service in small animal internal medicine in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, teach didactic courses related to internal medicine topics to veterinary students, actively participate in training of residents, and to develop a research program, which can be independent and/or collaborative with other faculty members

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