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Clinical or TT, Assist/Assoc/Full Professor of Small Animal Orthopedic and/or General Surgery
Auburn University

  • Dec. 20, 2016
  • Clinical or TT, Assist/Assoc/Full Professor of Small Animal Orthopedic and/or General Surgery
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Auburn University
    Auburn, AL
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Professor
  • Surgery/Surgical Sciences
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The Department of Clinical Sciences at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking qualified applicants for two open positions in small animal surgery. Applicants with a strong interest in clinical orthopedic surgery are desired; however, either position can be tailored to encompass all aspects of small animal surgery. Successful candidates will be able to pursue either a tenure-track or clinical-track position at the rank of Assistant/Associate or Full Professor based on qualifications and individual interests.

Minimally qualified applicants must hold a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree
(or equivalent degree), have successfully completed a surgery residency program under the auspices of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS), and be eligible to sit for the ACVS certifying examination. ACVS diplomate status at the time of hire is preferable, but not required; however, progress towards achieving ACVS diplomate status would be required for successful advancement. The ideal applicant for a tenure-track position would have both clinical experience and a demonstrable research record or strong interest in establishing a research program, while an ideal clinical-track applicant would have a breadth of clinical practice experience as a small animal veterinary surgeon.

Excellent communication skills are required in both small group and large lecture hall settings. The ability to interact with a wide variety of faculty and students in a professional and collegial manner is important. Any candidate selected for this position must be able to 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.

The successful candidate should expect to spend at least 50% of their assigned clinical service on the orthopedic service of the Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital. In that role, they will be providing clinical service to patients of the Bailey-SATH, instructing and supervising veterinary students on their clinical rotations and rotating house officers and surgical residents. Small animal surgical faculty are expected to participate in the didactic instruction of students enrolled in the professional degree (DVM) program and graduate students at the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Time devoted to clinical service and research responsibilities will be based on the type of appointment. Tenure-track applicants will need to pursue scholarly activities for academic success, while clinical-track faculty will be expected to have greater clinical service and instructional responsibilities.

Application Process: Applications must include 1) a letter of intent stating professional goals while in this position, 2) a current curriculum vitae, and 3) the names and email addresses of three professional references. Academic transcripts may be requested at a later date. Please go to our online website to apply: .

General inquiries may be directed to Michael Tillson; DVM, MS, DACVS ( ) Search Committee Chair or Jamie Bellah, DVM, DACVS ( ) Department Head.

Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and credentials. Review of applications will commence on Feb 01, 2017 and will continue until qualified applicants are recommended for appointment.

About the area:
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. Opportunities are readily available to collaborate across the Auburn University campus, and at medical colleges at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Emory University.

The College of Veterinary Medicine is located on the edge of the Auburn University campus. The Wilford & Kate Bailey-Small Animal Teaching Hospital provides new, state-of-the-art facilities and includes a new suite of 11 operating rooms, a 64-slice spiral GE CT scanner, a 1.5T Phillips MRI, service-specific rounds rooms, and a dedicated physical rehabilitation unit that includes an underwater treadmill, physical therapy pool and an outside lameness evaluation area. A certified canine rehabilitation technician is on staff in the Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital.

The College of Veterinary Medicine admits 120 veterinary students into the professional curriculum each year. The recently expanded Overton Education Wing is adjacent to the Bailey-SATH and provides a quality teaching environment for students. Additional information about the College of Veterinary Medicine can be obtained at

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 EEO/Vet/Disability 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.

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