Avian Clinical Microbiologist

Employer
University of Georgia
Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 19, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Veterinary Sciences, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary

This position is a tenure-track Clinical Microbiologist, with an emphasis in poultry health and disease, entering at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an independent, extramurally funded research program, support the microbiology diagnostic efforts at the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center diagnostic laboratory, and teach in the professional and graduate curriculum in their area(s) of expertise. The selected faculty member will establish a research program focused on microbial research in poultry specific pathogens, cooperatively working with faculty members in the College of Veterinary Medicine as well as in other Colleges and Centers at UGA . Rank, salary, and terms of appointment will be dependent upon qualifications and experience of the applicant.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Qualified applicants are invited to submit applications at: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/237895 . Along with the on-line application, applicants are asked to submit the following: (1) a detailed curriculum vitae (2) a cover letter addressing the candidate’s research statement, teaching philosophy, and diversity statement (maximum 3 pages) (3) the name, titles, and contact information for three professional references. Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted. 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.

All application materials must be received by March 31, 2022, to ensure full consideration and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Questions regarding this position may be directed to either Dr. Karen Grogan ( kbgrogan@uga.edu ), Search Committee Chairperson, or Dr. Mark W. Jackwood, Population Health Department Head ( mjackwoo@uga.edu )

Posting Details

Posting Number

F1157P

Working Title

Avian Clinical Microbiologist

Department

VetMed-Poultry Diagnos & Rsch

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 ( https://www.uga.edu/ ). 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 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 ( http://vet.uga.edu/principles-of-community/ ).

College/Unit/Department website

www.vet.uga

Posting Type

External

Retirement Plan

TRS or ORP

Employment Type

Employee

Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible

Underutilization

Advertised Salary

commensurate with qualifications and experience

Anticipated Start Date

08/01/2022

Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)

Job Posting Date

01/19/2022

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).

UGA Statement

PLEASE NOTE : On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https://coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call (706) 542-2222.

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

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in microbiology or related disciplines.

Additional Requirements

Tenure Track Assistant Professor
Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in Microbiology, Veterinary Microbiology, Bacteriology, Microbial Pathogenesis, Antimicrobial Resistance or related field, and a minimum of 2-years of teaching experience.

Tenure Track Associate Professor
Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in Microbiology, Veterinary Microbiology, Bacteriology, Microbial Pathogenesis, Antimicrobial Resistance or related field, and a minimum of 5-years of experience in rank at the Assistant Professor level before the start date.

Tenure Track Full Professor
Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in Microbiology, Veterinary Microbiology, Bacteriology, Microbial Pathogenesis, Antimicrobial Resistance or related field, and a minimum of 5-years of experience in rank at the Associate Professor level before the start date.

Appointment, Promotion, & Tenure of Academic Rank Faculty can be found here:
https://provost.uga.edu/faculty-affairs/UGA_Guidelines_for_APT_approved_2_2020.pdf.
Discipline-specific criteria and procedures for promotion and tenure can be found at:
https://provost.uga.edu/ resources/documents/Population_Health2015.pdf


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

- DVM, MD, or equivalent advanced degree
- Board certification or eligibility for board certification in microbiology, veterinary microbiology ( ACVM ) or poultry veterinary medicine ( ACPV )
- A strong record of teaching and research productivity
- A strong track record and an interest in expanding cross-disciplinary approaches to problems resulting from bacterial pathogens in poultry
- Expertise in clinical microbiology as it relates to poultry pathogens and antimicrobial resistance


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.

Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities

Establish and maintain an independent, extramurally funded research program, support the microbiology diagnostic efforts at the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center diagnostic laboratory and teach in the professional and MAM and MAHM graduate curriculum.

Percentage Of Time

100

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents

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