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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Small Animal Orthopedics

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Job Description

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Small Animal Orthopedics. The College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, invites applications for a tenure- or clinical-track faculty position in small animal orthopedic surgery at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor.

Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree and have board certification OR have completed an approved residency of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons or the European College of Veterinary Surgeons.  Documented research productivity is desirable, and an interest in developing a research program is required.  Salary and entry rank will be commensurate with the applicant's experience and qualifications. Appointment at the associate professor rank requires a minimum of five years of experience in a similar position; appointment at the rank of full professor requires attainment of professor with tenure at an academic institution.

The major responsibilities for this position are to teach and provide service in orthopedics in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, to teach didactic and laboratory courses in orthopedics to veterinary students, to actively participate in training of surgical residents, and to develop a research program, which can be independent and/or collaborative with other faculty members. Proportionate assignments for each area will be based on the interests of the candidate in conjunction with the missions of the Surgery program and the Department. The service enjoys access to vanguard technology in diagnostic imaging, including a 64-slice CT scanner, 3.0 Tesla MRI, digital radiography, ultrasound, nuclear scintigraphy, and a dedicated interventional radiology suite. The Veterinary Teaching Hospital is a 300,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility opened in March 2015. Each specialty has its own dedicated rounds room.

The Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery consists of 43 faculty members, 27 clinical residents, 8 rotating interns, 3 specialty interns, and 4 administrative staff members. Shared laboratory space and technical support are provided within the department, and there are 8 dedicated research technicians who assist in the research missions of the department’s faculty. Other specialties within the department include anesthesia, cardiology, dermatology, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, soft tissue surgery, and zoological medicine, as well as a community practice program. 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 and the Athens campus of the Medical College of Georgia. 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.  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 (  Additional information about the Athens area can be found at:

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Johnston or Dr. Jane Quandt, Search Committee Chairperson, by email ( or telephone (706-202-5707). As required by University of Georgia policy, the successful candidate will be subject to background investigation. 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 ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

Items Needed for Application

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 referees to: Dr. Spencer Johnston, Department Head, Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 30602.  Please apply at:​ Applications will be accepted and fully considered until April 1, 2018.  The employment starting date for the successful candidate is negotiable but can be as early as July 1, 2018


Dr. Jane Quandt
Phone: 706-202-5707
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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, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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