Marguerite Thomas Hodgson Chair in Equine Studies

Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 27, 2019
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Posting Number F0582P Working Title Marguerite Thomas Hodgson Chair in Equine Studies Department VetMed-Large Animal Medicine 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 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 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 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 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 ( )

The Department of Large Animal Medicine consists of 18 department faculty members, 2 administrative staff, 3 research technicians, 8 clinical residents, and 6 clinical interns. The clinical faculty is comprised of 4 surgeons, 4 internists, 2 theriogenologists, 2 field service, 2 anesthesiologists, and 2 emergency clinicians. There are 5 graduate students and 1 postdoctoral fellow. The department participates in the college wide Comparative Biomedical Sciences MS and PhD. programs. The current research programs within the department are focused on the areas of systemic inflammation and infectious disease, endocrinology, immunology, neonatology, anesthesiology, regenerative medicine, and reproduction. 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. The department has a strong track record for teaching, research, and clinical service. The clinical faculty is responsible for didactic instruction in the classroom as well as clinical instruction and service in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The department offers clinical residency programs in anesthesia, internal medicine, theriogenology, and surgery.

College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Advertised Salary Anticipated Start Date 07/01/2020 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 11/27/2019 Job Closing Date Open until filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Qualified applicants are invited to submit: (1) a letter of intent including professional interests and career goals; (2) curriculum vitae; and (3) name, mailing address, and contact information for three professional references. Please apply at: Direct inquiries about the position or application process to Michelle Barton ( 542 9370) or Andrew Parks ( 542 6372). Consideration of applications will begin February 15, 2020. The employment starting date for the successful candidate is negotiable and can be as early as July 1, 2020. As required by University of Georgia policy, the successful candidate will be subject to background investigation. All materials will be handled with strict confidentiality. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

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.

Position Details

Classification Title Open Rank FLSA Faculty Rank Open Rank Contract Type Fiscal (12 mo.) Tenure Status Tenured Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline.

Position Summary

The Marguerite Hodgson Chair is an endowed position in Equine Studies in the Department of Large Animal Medicine. This position is a lynchpin for the clinical research programs in this department. The appointment will be available at the rank of associate or full professor. A renowned researcher will be recruited to lead a program of research and development with high impact potential. Outstanding applicants from all areas of scholarly research in equine health sciences are encouraged to apply. This prestigious position will be housed in the Department of Large Animal Medicine within the College of Veterinary Medicine, and be available July 1, 2020. This Chair will be supported by an annual income from a $1.4 million endowment. The salary and start up package will be commensurate with the credentials of the candidate and prestige of this position. The University of Georgia provides a highly collaborative and supportive environment in which the opportunity exists for innovative researchers to develop new programs as well as build on existing strengths within the University of Georgia ( and the College of Veterinary Medicine (

As a primary research position, the time assigned to research will range from 60% to 90%. If the successful candidate is a clinician, up to 25% of time may be allocated to clinical service. The holder of the position is expected to develop and maintain and an independent research program. More importantly, the occupant is to serve as an advisor, catalyst, and collaborator to assist junior faculty and graduate students in their own research endeavors.

Additional Requirements

All candidates must hold a PhD or equivalent terminal degree in any discipline within Equine Science. Candidates should have an outstanding reputation with a publication and research record commensurate with rank that includes extramural funding. Candidates must also be eligible for tenure upon appointment.

Requirements for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor: Evidence of national recognition in their research field and minimum of six years post-terminal degree research experience in a faculty or equivalent position.

Requirements for appointment at the rank of Professor: Evidence of international recognition in their research field and a minimum of ten years post-terminal degree research experience in a faculty or equivalent position.

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 demonstrably national reputation to the institution. Candidates must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.

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

Candidates with a DVM or equivalent degree are desirable.
Candidates with an educational or research background that would allow collaboration across the current research areas of the department are highly preferred.
Clinical training in any relevant equine discipline with board certification is advantageous though not essential.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Candidates with demonstrated leadership in developing inter- or multidisciplinary programs and a record that includes mentoring graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty are especially encouraged to apply.
The successful applicant is also expected to possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, be organized and team oriented, and be adaptable to a wide variety of circumstances.
Relevant clinical skills if time is allocated to hospital duty.

Physical Demands Is this a Position of Trust? Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? Yes 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? 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.


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