Open Rank Ophthalmology Faculty

University of Georgia
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 15, 2021

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

Position Summary

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

The successful candidate will join an ophthalmology service of two board-certified ophthalmologists, three ophthalmology residents, and one to two dedicated full-time technicians. The ophthalmology service maintains a busy and diverse caseload including a substantial equine caseload.

The major responsibilities for this position are to provide service in ophthalmology in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital; to participate in pre-clinical and clinical training in ophthalmology of professional students, interns, and residents; and to 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 interests of the candidate in conjunction with the missions of the ophthalmology program and the Department. The ophthalmologist will participate in out-of-hours emergency duty equitable with other members of the service. Key competencies for potential candidates include astute and personable communication skills and a comfort level with busy canine and equine medical and surgical ophthalmology clinics. Achieving and maintaining a seamless relationship and active participation with our established service and training program is critical.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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. 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 October 17, 2021, 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 Ophthalmology Faculty


VetMed-Small Animal Med & Surg

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 ( ). 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 UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital has three dedicated ophthalmology exam rooms, as well as a dedicated rounds room. State of the art diagnostic equipment is arranged to maximize efficiency and ergonomic flow. Equipment includes but is not limited to slit lamp biomicroscopes, indirect ophthalmoscope head sets and lenses, retinoscopy bars, ocular ultrasound unit with high resolution capability, electroretinogram unit, Leica small animal and research/teaching as well as Zeiss large animal operating microscopes, phacoemulsification unit, Iridex diode laser, carbon dioxide laser and strontium probe. The UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital is staffed with or supported by specialists in large and small animal surgery, large and small animal internal medicine, neurology, cardiology, oncology, emergency and critical care, dermatology, anesthesia, diagnostic imaging, anatomic and clinical pathology (including ophthalmic pathology), and zoological medicine. Available imaging modalities include a 64-slice CT scanner, 3.0 Tesla MRI (equipped for equine cases), digital radiography, ultrasound, nuclear scintigraphy, and a dedicated interventional radiology suite. The hospital features radiation oncology including a linear accelerator as well as a 24/7 fully staffed intensive care unit with ventilator support capabilities.

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Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible


Minorities & Females

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with the applicant’s experience and qualifications

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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 (

UGA Statement

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Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Open Rank


Faculty Rank

Open Rank

Contract Type

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status


Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree and advanced training in veterinary ophthalmology

Additional Requirements

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: .

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: .

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

Candidate should also have board certification or successfully completed a residency-training program accepted by the American or European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Physical Demands

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Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?


Does this position require a P-Card?


Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?


Is driving a responsibility of this position?


Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)


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.


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  3. List of References with Contact Information
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