The Department of Medicine and Epidemiology in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California-Davis is recruiting for an Assistant Professor of Clinical Livestock Medicine and Surgery.
SALARY: Dependent on qualifications and experience
Veterinarian (DVM or equivalent) with advanced training in livestock medicine and surgery is required; masters or doctoral degree in basic science discipline preferred. Board certification or credentials accepted by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, American College of Veterinary Surgeons or equivalent is required. Clinical experience and competence in livestock medicine and surgery is required. Clinical experience with both production and companion-oriented clientele is required Demonstrated aptitude/experience in teaching livestock medicine and surgery in the clinical and didactic setting is required. Demonstrated interest and experience in alternative livestock production systems is desired. Evidence of creative scholarship in food animal medicine or surgery is preferred. Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere. A valid license to practice veterinary medicine in California is required before employment (California Business and Professions Code Section 4846-4857). Individuals not eligible for a full California license can obtain a University License (California Business and Professions Code Section 4848.1).
Clinical: The position includes a 70% clinical commitment to the Livestock Medicine and Surgery Service of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH). Individual will be responsible for 1) directing, instructing, and supervising veterinary students and residents; 2) providing medical and surgical service to livestock medicine and surgery service patients and 3) advising and consulting with referring veterinarians and clients.
Teaching: The primary teaching responsibility will be direct daily supervision and clinical instruction of veterinary students rotating on the livestock medicine and surgery service. Other responsibilities include: 1) participation in lectures and laboratories in the DVM professional curriculum, 2) clinical teaching in the VMTH; and 3) participation in the graduate clinical (resident) training program of the VMTH.
Professional Competence: Will advance the discipline of livestock medicine and surgery within the VMTH, as well as locally and nationally, through participation and leadership in providing high quality patient care in the hospital environment. Expected to establish reputation for clinical excellence locally, regionally, and nationally, depending upon level of appointment. Applicants must demonstrate clinical competence and be recognized for accomplishment in a focused area of clinical practice.
Creative Scholarship: Applicants are expected to advance the clinical discipline through creation and dissemination of new knowledge with documentation in peer-reviewed publications. Creative/scholarly activities are required for individuals in this series, but in view of the increased responsibilities for clinical service and teaching, the type of scholarly activity may focus primarily on integrating/improving clinical care, conducting clinical research studies, and/or improving veterinary medical education.
Service: University and public service through committee work, participation in professional organizations, and other appropriate means are required. Active participation and engagement in developing/maintaining continuing education activities of the VMTH as it relates to livestock medicine and surgery are required.
APPLICATION PROCESS: To receive full consideration, applications must be received by May 1, 2018; position open until filled. Interested applicants should submit 1) a letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications and experience and career goals; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) the names and addresses of three professional references; and 4) a statement summarizing experience and professional contributions in the area of equity and diversity. Application materials must be submitted by using the University’s online submission program, https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02069