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OPEN RANK Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Diagnostic Imaging

University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 11, 2023

Position Summary

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for two faculty positions in small animal diagnostic imaging at the rank of clinical (non-tenure) or tenure track/tenured assistant, associate, or full professor. To be considered for the tenure track or tenured faculty ranks, documented research productivity commensurate with rank and an interest in developing a research program is required. For all candidates, salary and entry rank will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience and qualifications.

The major responsibilities of this position are to teach and provide service in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, to teach pre-clinical didactic and laboratory courses in diagnostic imaging to veterinary students, to actively participate in the training of diagnostic imaging and other house officers, and to develop a research program, which can be independent and/or collaborative with other faculty members. Proportionate assignments for each area are based on the interests of the candidate, faculty assignment, and the missions of the Diagnostic Imaging program and the Department.

Successful candidates will join two full-time radiologists. Locum tenens support in ultrasound, and virtual locum tenens support of service and resident training with VetCT, will continue until all diagnostic imaging faculty positions are filled. Our team includes four residents (starting July 2022), eight skilled registered veterinary technicians (two VTS -DI), a veterinary assistant, a PRN MRI technologist, and a full-time diagnostic imaging systems administrator. The goal is to have five full-time radiologists. The service currently enjoys the following equipment: a Siemens Skyra 3.0 Tesla MRI magnet and Siemens Somatom Sensation 64 slice CT, both of which accommodate large and small animals; GE Logiq-S8, Canon Aplio i700 and Toshiba Xario; Canon fluoroscopy, Canon digital radiography (3 DR Rooms), Canon RadPro portable DR unit; a dedicated interventional radiology suite with OEC 9900 Elite mobile C-arm fluoroscopy; IS2 Research NuCamma SR 53cm x 39 cm Free Floater gamma camera (Mirage nuclear medicine software); integrated DICOM viewing and archival system (Hyland NilRead viewer and Mach 7 VNA ); and MedQ RIS and Reporting software.

For all candidates, 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 ( ) or telephone (706-202-5707). All applications received on or before March 1, 2024, 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.

Posting Details

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Working Title

OPEN RANK Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Diagnostic Imaging


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 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 Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery consists of 50 faculty members, 50 clinical residents, 10 rotating interns,8 specialty interns, and 3 administrative staff members. Shared laboratory space and technical support are provided within the department, and there are 7 dedicated research technicians who assist in the research missions of the department’s faculty. Other specialties within the department include anesthesia, dermatology, internal medicine, nutrition, medical and radiation oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, radiology, soft tissue surgery, and zoological medicine, as well as a community practice program ( UGA Pet Health Center). The Department participates in the college-wide M.S. and Ph.D. programs. Members of the department 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, and the Athens campus of the Medical College of Georgia. The department has a strong track record for teaching, research, and clinical service.

The University of Georgia is located in Athens, Georgia, and is approximately a one-hour drive going northeast from Atlanta. The campus is the nation’s first chartered state-supported university and home of excellent academic programs, the Peabody Awards, and nationally recognized athletic teams. Athens is centered among beautiful surrounding counties with quaint towns, rural landscapes, and rich history. The area abounds in local art, music, literature, and theater, and offers many performances by national and international touring artists ( and ). The cost of living in Athens compares favorably with much of the rest of the country, ranking 17.6% lower than the U.S. average .

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Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible


Advertised Salary

Commensurate with Experience

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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

Non-Tenure Track, Tenure Track, or Tenured

Minimum Qualifications

All candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree.

Additional Requirements

All candidates must have completed an approved residency of the American College of Veterinary Radiology or the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, 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: resources/documents‌/‌‌SAMS_Guidelines_non-tenure_track_Modified_Oct_31 2012.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: resources/documents/Small_Animal_Medicine_and_Surgery 2015.pdf .

Please note that the academic home for diagnostic imaging is in the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery ( ).

To be eligible for tenure upon appointment, candidates must be appointed as an associate or full professor, have been tenured 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

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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.



Responsibilities will include didactic teaching and clinical training of veterinary medical students, house officers, and radiology residents. Teaching, service activities, and clinical responsibilities will be shared with other faculty radiologists. Interested candidates will have the opportunity for independent and collaborative research, basic science or clinical.

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