Clinical Instructor or Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency and Critical Care
The College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia invites applications for a clinical track faculty position in small animal emergency and critical care at the rank of instructor or assistant professor.
Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree and advanced training in small animal emergency and critical care. Board certification or completion of a residency approved by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care is required. Salary and entry rank will be based on the candidate’s dossier including teaching and clinical service experience, scholarly productivity, and specialty board certification status.
The successful candidate will join a small animal emergency and critical care (ECC) service that provides 24-7 support to the University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The program currently trains 3 residents and one emergency specialty intern. The ECC service also provides support to the 7 rotating small animal interns during rotations on the emergency service. There are currently 4 ACVECC Diplomates and 2 ACVECC residency trained clinicians on faculty between the small and large animal departments. Faculty members enjoy a diverse caseload with ongoing clinical and benchtop research projects, extensive collaborations with other services, and opportunities for teaching students and house officers. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collegially are required.
The University of Georgia’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital occupies a new state of the art facility, where the ECC faculty supervise a stand-alone emergency room and open ICU, manage cases on the ECC service, and provide consultation to other specialty services and referring veterinarians. The ICU is outfitted with a Respironics/Philips Esprit mechanical ventilator, Draeger Infinity wireless telemetry, Baxter syringe pumps, and other advanced technologies that support intensive care. The ECC service evaluates between 350 and 400 individual ER cases/month and manages the hospital blood bank. The ER has a dedicated stat lab with a NOVA biomedical blood-gas/electrolyte monitor and after-hours access to Abaxis chemistry and coagulation analyzers. Emergency imaging includes an ER 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 is also available. Faculty members’ offices and over 5,400 square feet of shared research space are located on the floor above the hospital.
The Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery consists of 38 faculty members, 3 administrative staff members, 7 research technicians, 25 clinical residents, and 9 clinical interns. The department has specialties with research, service, and teaching programs in anesthesia, cardiology, dermatology, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, neurology, ophthalmology, oncology, orthopedic and general surgery, zoological medicine, and a community practice program. The department participates in the college-wide M.S. and Ph.D. programs. The department has a strong track record for teaching, research, and clinical service.
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. Located 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, plus 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/zip-code/Athens-Georgia-30607.aspx). Additional information about theAthens area can be found at: http://www.visitathensga.com/.
Items Needed for Application
Applicants should 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 references. Applications received by October 31, 2016 will be accorded full consideration. The starting date is negotiable but no earlier than July 1, 2017.
Applications may be submitted online at http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/1227. Interested persons can obtain additional information about the position at http://www.vet.uga.edu/sams/current-searches.php, and the University of Georgia and the College of Veterinary Medicine at http://www.vet.uga.edu/. Questions concerning the position can be directed to Dr. Amie Koenig at 706- 206-7925 or email@example.com.