Salary and entry rank will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience and qualifications.
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Ophthalmology. The College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, invites applications for a clinical-track (non-tenure track), tenure track, or tenured faculty position in ophthalmology at the rank of, assistant, associate, or full professor. Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree and advanced training in veterinary ophthalmology. Candidate should also have board certification or successfully completed a residency-training program accepted by the American or European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. For all candidates, salary and entry rank will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience and qualifications.
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 demonstrable national reputation to the institution. Candidates must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.
The successful candidate will join an ophthalmology service of two board-certified ophthalmologists, three ophthalmology residents, and one to two dedicated full-time technicians. The ophthalmology service maintains a busy and diverse caseload including a substantial equine caseload.
The major responsibilities for this position are to provide service in ophthalmology in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital; to participate in pre-clinical and clinical training in ophthalmology of professional students, interns, and 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 ophthalmology program and the Department. The ophthalmologist will participate in out-of-hours emergency duty equitable with other members of the service. Key competencies for potential candidates include astute and personable communication skills and a comfort level with busy canine and equine medical and surgical ophthalmology clinics. Achieving and maintaining a seamless relationship and active participation with our established service and training program is critical.
The UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital has three dedicated ophthalmology exam rooms, as well as a dedicated rounds room. State of the art diagnostic equipment is arranged to maximize efficiency and ergonomic flow. Equipment includes but is not limited to slit lamp biomicroscopes, indirect ophthalmoscope head sets and lenses, retinoscopy bars, ocular ultrasound unit with high resolution capability, electroretinogram unit, Leica small animal and research/teaching as well as Zeiss large animal operating microscopes, phacoemulsification unit, Iridex diode laser, carbon dioxide laser and strontium probe. The UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital is staffed with or supported by specialists in large and small animal surgery, large and small animal internal medicine, neurology, cardiology, oncology, emergency and critical care, dermatology, anesthesia, diagnostic imaging, anatomic and clinical pathology (including ophthalmic pathology), and zoological medicine. Available imaging modalities include a 64-slice CT scanner, 3.0 Tesla MRI (equipped for equine cases), digital radiography, ultrasound, nuclear scintigraphy, and a dedicated interventional radiology suite. The hospital features radiation oncology including a linear accelerator as well as a 24/7 fully staffed intensive care unit with ventilator support capabilities.
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 university town 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 (http://athensclarkecounty.com/82/Accolades). Additional information about the Athens area can be found at: http://www.visitathensga.com/.
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. 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 references. Please apply at: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/210417. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Jane Quandt, Search Committee Chairperson, by email (email@example.com) or telephone (706-202-5707). All applications received on or before October 17, 2021, will be fully considered; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The successful candidate’s employment starting date is negotiable; the position is available immediately. As required by the University of Georgia policy, the successful candidate will be subject to a background investigation.
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