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Clinical Track, Assist/Assoc/Full Professor of Small Animal Community Practice


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Please apply online at http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/2346 . Applications must include a letter of intent stating professional goals, a curriculum vitae, and names and email addresses of three references. Please direct inquiries to the search committee chair: Dr Robert Kennis, Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital, Department of Clinical Sciences, 1220 Wire Road, Auburn AL 36849; Telephone 334-844-4690; email: kennira@auburn.edu .

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Clinical Track, Assist/Assoc/Full Professor of Small Animal Community Practice
Posting Number P0969F

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

The Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University invites applications for a full time, non-tenure track faculty position in small animal community practice. The individual selected will participate in all clinical service and didactic aspects of the community practice service.

Responsibilities: The primary responsibility is to be a clinical instructor for 4th year veterinary students and interns participating in the community practice rotation. Clinical service will include primary responsibility for routine wellness appointments, including dental health care for dogs and cats. Participation in didactic lectures, laboratories and grading and evaluating clinical students is expected. Additional responsibilities will include initial evaluation and therapy of general medicine cases and some minor or routine surgical procedures. The selected candidate will work with other service areas of the VMTH to maintain a small animal practice experience equivalent to a high-quality general small animal practice. The community practice service is AAHA accredited and is certified feline friendly.

Application Review: Review of applications will begin August 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Excellent communication skills are required.

About the area:
The College of Veterinary Medicine is located on the edge of the Auburn University campus. The college admits 120 veterinary students into the professional curriculum each year. The Wilford & Kate Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital provides new, state-of-the-art facilities and includes a new suite of operating rooms, a dedicated physical rehabilitation area containing an underwater treadmill and physical therapy pool, a 64-slice spiral CT scanner, and a 1.5T Phillips MRI, with access to a 3T MRI and 7T MRI on campus. A certified rehabilitation technician is on staff in the Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital. The Overton Education Wing is a recent expansion to provide a quality teaching environment for professional student education. Additional information about the College of Veterinary Medicine can be obtained at www.vetmed.auburn.edu .

Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier land, sea, and space grant institutions. In the 2016 edition of the U.S. News and World Report ratings of America’s Best Colleges, it was ranked 46th among public universities. The University’s main campus enrollment is over 27,000 students, including approximately 22,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students. There are over 1,200 full-time instructional faculty members distributed across nine Colleges and three Schools, with degrees offered in more than 200 academic programs. Auburn University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, positive work environment, exciting student life, and the beauty of its campus. It is geographically located in a moderate climate with easy access to both beach and mountain recreational facilities and is situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, GA and Montgomery, AL.

Auburn University is located in the east central Alabama community of Auburn-Opelika. Collaborations with individuals in other Veterinary College departments and on the main campus, including the College of Engineering, the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, and new MRI Center contribute to the success of Auburn’s orthopedic clinical programs. The Auburn community has an excellent public school system and strong medical health facilities. Numerous cultural and recreational venues and idyllic escapes are within one hour of Auburn. Outdoor recreational opportunities including trails for walking or cycling, Lake Martin with 720 miles of shoreline, National Forest and State Parks are available. The major metropolitan areas of Atlanta, GA, Birmingham, AL and Montgomery, AL are within an easy driving distance and offer a number of diverse personal interest points and travel venues.

Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Minimum Qualifications

A DVM degree or equivalent is required for application. One or more years of small animal practice experience is required. We seek individuals with academic experience and/or advanced training in communication. Experience with dentistry and or behavioral medicine is also desired. Certification by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners or other appropriate specialty board is required for hire at the Clinical Associate level and will be required for promotion from Assistant.

Desired Qualifications

One or more years of small animal practice experience is preferred. We seek individuals with academic experience and/or advanced training in communication. Experience and willingness to provide primary health care for avian, “pocket-pets” and small exotic animals (i.e., reptiles) is also desirable.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please apply online at http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/2346 . Applications must include a letter of intent stating professional goals, a curriculum vitae, and names and email addresses of three references. Please direct inquiries to the search committee chair: Dr Robert Kennis, Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital, Department of Clinical Sciences, 1220 Wire Road, Auburn AL 36849; Telephone 334-844-4690; email: kennira@auburn.edu .

Posting Detail Information

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References required for this position? Yes
If yes, minimum number requested 3

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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
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