The Department of Clinical Sciences at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants to fill a full-time, 12-month appointment. Depending on experience, qualifications and interest, the successful candidate may be appointed to either a tenure-track (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) or non-tenure track (Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) position in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine. Exceptional candidates may apply to fill the P. B. Griffin Endowed Professorship in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to participate in teaching, clinical, service and research. Teaching responsibilities include the clinical and didactic instructional activities of the professional veterinary medicine and postgraduate training programs related to emergency and critical care medicine. Clinical service and research responsibilities are negotiable and will depend on the successful candidate’s interests and the type of appointment, i.e. clinical vs. tenure track appointment. There is ample opportunity to participate in established research programs on campus.
Requirements/Qualifications: The qualified applicant must hold a DVM or equivalent degree, have completed residency or fellowship training in the American College of Veterinary Emergency Critical Care (ACVECC), and be a Diplomate of ACVECC or qualified to sit for the ACVECC certifying examination. For a tenure-track position, research experience is desired, and advanced degrees or additional certifications are encouraged. Demonstration of experience or additional training in education and teaching would be noted positively in the application as well. The 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. Excellent communication skills are required. Eligibility for faculty veterinary licensure in the State of Alabama is also required.
Application Process: Applications should include a letter of intent stating professional goals, teaching philosophy, and research interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of three professional references. Transcripts may be requested at a later date. Please apply online on our website: http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/2707 . General inquiries may be directed to Dr. Lenore Bacek, Search Committee Chair (email@example.com ).
Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and credentials. Review of applications will commence on March 15, 2018 and will continue until a qualified applicant is recommended for appointment.
Facility Description: The Auburn University Critical Care Program is a 24 hour same-day referral center (VECCS Level I Facility Certification, Level II Trauma Center) designed to serve the needs of veterinarians in the Southeast. The Intensive Care Unit of the Small Animal Teaching Hospital includes two ACVECC faculty, four (five in 2018) ACVECC residents, six rotating interns, one Critical Care Nursing Supervisor (VTS-ECC) and 17 intensive care and intermediate care unit veterinary technicians. A STAT lab is available for hematology, chemistries, blood gases, electrolytes, blood lactate, blood ketones, and coagulation profiles. Monitoring capabilities include telemetry, pulse oximetry, end tidal CO2, direct and indirect blood pressure, colloid osmotic pressure, urine output, and central venous pressure monitoring. Advanced therapeutic modalities include continuous renal replacement therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and a Puritan Bennett 840 mechanical ventilator. The new Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital opened in March of 2014.
The University: Auburn University is the land-grant University for the state of Alabama, and is contractually aligned to provide veterinary education for the State of Kentucky. Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2018, it was ranked 46th among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctor’s degrees in agriculture and engineering, and the arts and sciences. Its 2017 enrollment of 29,776 students includes 23,964 undergraduates and 5,812 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, student engagement, and beautiful campus.
The Area: Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the "best small towns in America," and one of the "top ten small towns in the South" with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers. Numerous cultural and recreational venues and idyllic escapes are within one hour of Auburn including Callaway Gardens, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and numerous shopping and dining experiences. Clement weather allows for extensive outdoor recreational opportunities including trails for walking or cycling, Lake Martin with its 600 miles of shoreline, Tuskegee National Forest and other State Parks, all within a short drive from downtown.