Open Rank ECC faculty search

Employer
University of Georgia
Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 17, 2022

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

Position Summary

The Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, invites applications for two clinical (non-tenure) track, tenure track, or tenured faculty positions in veterinary Emergency and Critical Care ( ECC ) at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor.

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

The successful candidate will join three board-certified emergency and critical care specialists and technical staff dedicated to the ECC in support of the University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital, a 300,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility. The program currently trains eight residents and two specialty interns. The ECC service also provides support to the 10 rotating small animal interns during rotations on the emergency service. Faculty members enjoy a diverse caseload with ongoing clinical and benchtop research projects, extensive collaborations with other services, and opportunities to teach students and house officers. Laboratory space and core facilities are available to support basic and clinical research.

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

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. Ben Brainard, Search Committee Chairperson, by email (brainard@uga.edu) or telephone (706-202-5665). All applications received on or before June 30, 2022, will be fully considered; applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. The successful candidate’s employment starting date is negotiable; the positions are available July 1. As required by the University of Georgia policy, the successful candidate will be subject to a background investigation.

Posting Details

Posting Number

F1252P

Working Title

Open Rank ECC faculty search

Department

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 ( 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 Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery consists of 47 faculty members, .1 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 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, neurology, medical and radiation oncology, ophthalmology, soft tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery, nutrition, radiology, 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 ECC service is outfitted with a Respironics/Philips Esprit mechanical ventilator, high-flow oxygen therapy, SonoSite ultrasound machine, Draeger Infinity wireless telemetry, and other advanced technologies that support critical care. The ICU is open and there is an excellent working relationship among all hospital services. ECC has a dedicated stat lab with a N‌VA biomedical blood-gas/electrolyte monitor, HESKA CBC machine, access to Abaxis chemistry and coagulation analyzers, and a hospital blood bank, which ECC manages. Emergency imaging includes an ECC dedicated ultrasound machine, digital radiography, and a rapid 64-slice CT scanner, which allows advanced pulmonary imaging and sedated exams. A dedicated interventional radiology suite and 3T MRI are available. Faculty members’ offices and over 5,400 square feet of shared research space are located on the floor above the hospital.

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/ ).

The University of Georgia, the nation’s first chartered state-supported university, is a research-intensive land grant and sea grant university situated in the vibrant college town of Athens. ‌Only an hour from Atlanta, Athens is a progressive locale with a rich history, and is centered among beautiful surrounding landscapes. The area abounds in local music, art, literature, and theatre and hosts many performances by national and international touring artists. The cost of living in Athens compares favorably with much of the rest of the country, ranking lower than the U.S. average. (http://www.bestplaces.net/city/georgia/athens-clarke_county). Additional information about the Athens area can be found at http://www.visitathensga.com/.

College/Unit/Department website

www.vet.uga.edu

Posting Type

External

Retirement Plan

Employment Type

Employee

Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible

Underutilization

Advertised Salary

Anticipated Start Date

07/01/2022

Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)

Job Posting Date

05/17/2022

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).

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Open Rank

FLSA

Faculty Rank

Open Rank (Tenure Track)

Contract Type

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status

Negotiable

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree.

Additional Requirements

Completion or be in the process of completing an approved residency of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 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: https://provost.uga.edu/resources/‌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, https://provost.uga.edu/resources/documents/Small_Animal_Medicine_and_Surgery2015.pdf .

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 are required.

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?

Yes

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.

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