*Working Title:*Director of Veterinary Clinical Skills Laboratory
*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/](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 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 ([https://vet.uga.edu/principles-of-community](https://vet.uga.edu/principles-of-community))
*College/Unit/Department website:*[ www.vet.uga.edu](www.vet.uga.edu)
*Benefits Eligibility:*Benefits Eligible
*Anticipated Start Date:*11/01/2021
*Job Posting Date:*07/23/2021
*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. 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.
Candidates are encouraged to submit application materials by October 18, 2021 to ensure consideration. Please direct any enquiries about the position or application process to Andrew Parks, [email@example.com](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) or (706) 542-5717. The employment starting date for the successful candidate is negotiable and can be as early as December 1, 2021. As required by University of Georgia policy, the successful candidate will be subject to background investigation. Please direct any enquiries about the position or application process to Andrew Parks, email@example.com or (706) 542-5717. The employment starting date for the successful candidate is negotiable and can be as early as November 1, 2021. As required by University of Georgia policy, the successful candidate will be subject to background investigation.
*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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
*Classification Title:*Open Rank
*Faculty Rank:*Open Rank
*Contract Type:*Fiscal (12 mo.)
*Tenure Status:*Non-Tenure Track
*Minimum Qualifications:*A DVM or equivalent terminal degree.
*Position Summary:*The University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking candidates for the role of Director of the Veterinary Clinical Skills Laboratory. The Director will hold a 12-month position at the rank of Clinical Assistant, Clinical Associate, or Clinical Professor. The successful applicant will join and work with the team in the Office of Academic Affairs, including the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, the Assistant Deans for Pre-Clinical and Clinical Academic Affairs, Director of Instructional and Curricular Innovation, Director of Assessment, and nine support staff positions including a clinical skills laboratory technician to be hired with input from the individual in this position.
The academic focus for the position is to develop and manage the clinical skills laboratory. The successful applicant is also expected to participate in instruction of clinical and professional skills. Participation in scholarly activity regarding evidence-based veterinary medical education is expected as a collaborative or sole investigator but establishing an independent research program is not required. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and have an innovative approach to advancing clinical skills instruction, including learning and assessment.
The College is undergoing a major revision of the curriculum, from a traditional "Flexner" discipline-based structure to a systems-based model that integrates content across disciplines as well as between foundational and clinical sciences. Concurrent with the development of systems-based courses are new Professional Skills and Clinical Skills courses that will run in parallel throughout each semester. Thus, this is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the development of these courses at the ground level. The College has a split campus with the first- and second-year instruction occurring on the main campus of the University of Georgia while the third- and fourth-year instruction is conducted at the Veterinary Medical Center (VMC). The VMC is approximately 2.5 miles from main campus and home to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Veterinary Education Center. The majority of clinical skills instruction will occur on the main campus. At the main campus location there is a dedicated laboratory for teaching surgery. A dedicated teaching space including holding areas and housing for large animal species is currently under construction. Additionally, starting in the fall of 2021, a five thousand square foot building will become available as dedicated space for conducting different aspects of clinical and professional skills instruction.
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](http://vet.uga.edu/principles-of-community)).
*Additional Requirements:*The successful applicant's appointment home will be in the Department of Large Animal Medicine. For information about the requirements for the Clinical Faculty ranks in the department, please see the appointment and promotion guidelines here: https://provost.uga.edu/_resources/documents/ptucriteria/vetmedlganimalclinic.pdf.
*Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification:*An advanced degree, particularly in an education-related discipline, is desirable. A background that includes both private practice and clinical instruction is desirable, and a background in academia, particularly administrative roles, is advantageous. The successful candidate is expected to have and maintain a valid license (regular Georgia or faculty) to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Georgia.
*Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:*The successful applicant is expected to possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, be organized and team oriented, and be adaptable to a wide variety of circumstances.
*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?:*Yes
*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](https://hr.uga.edu/applicants/pre-employment-background-investigations/) website.
*Duties/Responsibilities:*Teach DVM students in didactic and laboratory classes
*Percentage Of Time:*40
*Duties/Responsibilities:*Oversee development, fabrication, and purchase of models for clinical skills laboratory
*Percentage Of Time:*20
*Duties/Responsibilities:*Oversee Clinical skills laboratory facility
*Percentage Of Time:*10
*Duties/Responsibilities:*Supervise staff in clinical skills laboratory
*Percentage Of Time:*10
*Duties/Responsibilities:*Collaborate with Colleagues in pedagogical scholarship
*Percentage Of Time:*10
*Duties/Responsibilities:*Communicate with department heads and faculty regarding instructional needs
*Percentage Of Time:*5
*Duties/Responsibilities:*Oversee coordination of teaching schedules involving clinical skills facilities
*Percentage Of Time:*5