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Clinical or Tenure-track Beef Cattle Veterinarian

Employer
The University of Georgia
Location
Athens, GA
Closing date
Apr 11, 2024

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Sector
Veterinary Medicine
Organization Type
Corporate
Posting Number:
F1732P
Working Title:
Clinical or Tenure-track Beef Cattle Veterinarian
Department:
VetMed-Food Animal Medicine
About the University of Georgia:
Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to 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 employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 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 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 as embodied in our Principles of Community, http://vet.uga.edu/principles-of-community/
College/Unit/Department website:
https://vet.uga.edu/education/academic-departments/population-health/food-animal-health-and-management/
Posting Type:
External
Retirement Plan:
TRS or ORP
Employment Type:
Employee
Benefits Eligibility:
Benefits Eligible
Underutilization:
None
Advertised Salary:
Commensurate with Experience and Rank
Anticipated Start Date:
03/01/2024
Job Posting Date:
08/23/2023
Open until filled:
Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants are asked to submit the following: (1) a detailed curriculum vitae; (2) a cover letter addressing the candidate's research statement and teaching philosophy (maximum 3 pages); and (3) the name, titles, and contact information for three professional references.

Questions regarding this position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Brent Credille, bc24@uga.edu.

All application materials must be received by November 1, 2023, to ensure full consideration, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. As required by University of Georgia policy, the successful candidate will be subject to background investigation.
Location of Vacancy:
Tifton 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).
Classification Title:
Open Rank
Faculty Rank:
Open Rank
Contract Type:
Fiscal (12 mo.)
Tenure Status:
Negotiable
Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent from an accredited college/school of veterinary medicine.
Position Summary:
The Department of Population Health, Food Animal Health and Management Program, College of Veterinary Medicine, at the University of Georgia invites applicants for a clinical or tenure track position at the assistant or associate professor level in food animal production and preventive medicine. This position will be based at the UGA Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic and Investigational Laboratory (TVDIL) campus in Tifton, Georgia.

Responsibilities include teaching, providing food animal clinical services, scholarly activity, and outreach to livestock producers, as well as practicing veterinarians. Although the focus of this position is beef cattle, this position may also serve small ruminant and equine clients. An interest in advanced reproductive technology would be welcome, as there is equipment and a laboratory dedicated to embryo collection/transfer and on-site donor housing. There is a well-appointed haul-in facility for treating animals onsite. The service provided to clients closely models rural large animal practice in Georgia.
Rank, salary, and terms of appointment will be dependent upon qualifications and experience of the applicant.
Additional Requirements:
The minimum qualifications: Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent from an accredited college/school of veterinary medicine, expertise and training in food animal veterinary medicine, and eligibility to obtain a veterinary license in the state of Georgia.

Minimum qualifications to be considered for the following ranks:
Clinical (Non-Tenure Track) Assistant ProfessorQualifications: Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent from an accredited college/school of veterinary medicine and board certification or eligibility for board certification in a field related to food animal production management or preventive medicine.

Clinical (Non-Tenure Track) Associate ProfessorQualifications: Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent from an accredited college/school of veterinary medicine, board certification or eligibility for board certification in a field related to food animal production management or preventive medicine, and 5+ years post-terminal degree experience in industry/academia.

Tenure Track Assistant ProfessorQualifications: Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent from an accredited college/school of veterinary medicine, a PhD, and board certification or eligibility for board certification in a field related to food animal production management or preventive medicine.

Tenure Track Associate ProfessorQualifications: Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent from an accredited college/school of veterinary medicine, a PhD, board certification or eligibility for board certification in a field related to food animal production management or preventive medicine, and 5+ years of post-terminal degree experience in industry/academia. Candidates must show clear and convincing evidence of emerging stature as regional and national authorities in their field unless their work assignments are specifically at the local or state level.

Appointment, Promotion, & Tenure of Academic Rank Faculty can be found here: https://provost.uga.edu/faculty-affairs/Guidelines_for_Appointment_Promotion_Tenure_of_Academic_Rank_Faculty_8-1-2023.pdf
Discipline-specific criteria and procedures for promotion and tenure can be found at: https://provost.uga.edu/ resources/documents/Population_Health 2015.pdf
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification:
Masters or PhD in a veterinary medical biosciences related field preferred, especially those with an emphasis on livestock health and management and/or advanced reproductive technologies. Work history in one or more of the following areas is preferred: livestock nutrition; forage management; food safety; production economics; theriogenology; large animal internal medicine; epidemiology and preventive health management. Ability to obtain a veterinary license in Georgia. Board certification in any of the following AVMA recognized specialties is desirable: Internal Medicine (Large Animal); ABVP (Food Animal); Theriogenology; Toxicology; Nutrition; or Preventive Medicine.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:
Teaching background; leadership skills; strong communication skills; and data management.
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 website.
Duties/Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will teach veterinary students and postgraduate veterinarians and collaborate with faculty in production and clinical medicine. The duties of this position focus primarily on building upon the teaching and service missions of the Food Animal Health and Management Program by working with existing faculty members to provide didactic and on-farm clinical experiences for veterinary students, as well as developing and contributing to continuing education for referring veterinarians and extension programs for producers in the livestock industry. The brand new and state-of-the-art livestock haul-in facility on the campus of the TVDIL allows for the provision of a wider array of health services to rural producers. The facility is designed to facilitate the offering of specialized reproductive management services for large and small ruminants (embryo transfer, in vitro fertilization, laparoscopic artificial insemination, etc.), bovine foot care and lameness evaluation, and routine clinical services (breeding soundness examinations, dehorning, clinical examination, etc.). This position will also work closely with TVDIL faculty to assist with client services and outreach at the TVDIL and provide consultations on non-poultry food animal submissions.
Percentage Of Time:
100

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