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Faculty Veterinary Endocrinologist
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • Oct. 5, 2017
 
 
  • Open until filled
  • February 2018
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  • Assistant Professor
  • Reproductive Biology/Endocrinology
    Veterinary Medicine - General
 
 
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Faculty Position Announcement

Veterinary Endocrinologist

The University of Tennessee invites applications from all qualified individuals for a full-time faculty appointment as Veterinary Endocrinologist in the Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine. The position will be offered at the rank of assistant or associate professor, in either a tenure or clinical (non-tenure) academic track, dependent on the individual’s qualifications and goals. This position offers the successful candidate a unique opportunity to blend diagnostic service and discovery in the area of veterinary endocrinology.

The Diagnostic Endocrinology Service (DES) (https://vetmed.tennessee.edu/vmc/dls/Endocrinology/) receives approximately 9,000 cases annually and is acclaimed for expertise in adrenal disorders of domestic animals. In addition to adrenal function testing, the lab also offers analyses for evaluation of reproductive and thyroid function. The DES meets endocrinology-testing needs of clinicians within the University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center as well as veterinarians across the country and around the globe. The successful candidate will join a team of two other endocrinologists, six laboratory technicians, and one laboratory assistant.

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Qualified applicants must have: (1) a DVM (or equivalent degree) from an institution accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association or a relevant PhD; (2) post-graduate experience and/or a strong documented interest in diagnostic clinical veterinary endocrinology; (3) excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work with others in a collegial, team atmosphere. Preference will be given to those with a DVM degree and/or advanced education/knowledge in system physiology with ability to teach physiology of various organs in addition to endocrinology.

The successful candidate will have a significant commitment to the DES including: interpretation of laboratory test results; consultation with veterinarians regarding test results, diagnostic testing and treatment options; experience and in-depth understanding of principles in immunoassays, laboratory quality control, and laboratory safety; and leadership involvement in all laboratory initiatives, including continuous quality improvement and development of new tests. Faculty member expectations will also include development of an independent research program, and there will be opportunities for some level of teaching in the DVM professional curriculum, graduate program, and continuing education symposia.

Applicants should electronically submit their letter of intent, names and contact information for at least three professional references, and current curriculum vitae to the Chair of the search committee:

Dr. Kellie Fecteau
Director, Diagnostic Endocrinology Service
Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
The University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive, Rm A205
Knoxville, TN 37996-4546

Email address: kfecteau@utk.edu

Informal inquiries are welcome. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.


  • The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX Section 504/ADA/ADEA Institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. The University of Tennessee does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status in provision of educational programs and services or employment opportunities and benefits. This policy extends to both employment by and admission to the University. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex or disability in its education programs and activities pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Inquiries and charges of violation concerning Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, ADA or the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) or any of the other above referenced policies should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available).


 
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  • Dr. Kellie Fecteau
    Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    2407 River Dr., Room A205
    Knoxville, TN 37996
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  • kfecteau@utk.edu
 

 

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