OPEN Rank Diagnostic Imaging

Employer
University of Georgia
Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 25, 2022

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

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 assistant, associate, or full professor.

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.

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

Please note that the academic home for diagnostic imaging is in the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery ( https://vet.uga.edu/education/academic-departments/small-animal-medicine-and-surgery/ ).

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 ( quand003@uga.edu ) or telephone (706-202-5707). All applications received on or before July 1, 2022, 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

Posting Number

F1263P

Working Title

OPEN Rank Diagnostic Imaging

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, 47 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 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 and home of excellent academic programs, the Peabody Awards, and nationally recognized athletic teams, 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 17.6% 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

05/25/2022

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

Contract Type

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status

Negotiable

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: 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 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.

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

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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  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References with Contact Information
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