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Bruce Pratt Endowed Chair of Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery Associate/Full Professor; Tenure Track
Auburn University

Date Posted Dec. 20, 2020
Title Bruce Pratt Endowed Chair of Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery Associate/Full Professor; Tenure Track
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Clinical Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professor
    Endowed/Distinguished Professor
  • Surgery/Surgical Sciences
    Small/Lab Animal Medicine

The Department of Clinical Sciences at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking qualified applicants to fill an endowed faculty position titled, the Bruce Pratt Endowed Chair of Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery. The successful candidate will enter a tenure-track position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor depending on experience. The faculty member hired into this faculty position will have a national and/or international reputation in small animal orthopedic surgery.

The successful applicant will participate in the clinical orthopedic service within the Wilford Bailey Small Animal Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and will provide didactic instruction of veterinary students enrolled in the professional degree (DVM) program as well as house officers and graduate students at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Time devoted to clinical service and instruction, and to research responsibilities, will be based on demonstrable research experience and with consideration of the interests of the applicant. Mentoring young faculty and house officers in scholarly efforts and involvement in a productive research program are expectations of this faculty position.

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 Jamie R. Bellah, DVM, DACVS, Search Committee Chair ( ). Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and credentials. Review of applications will commence on February 15, 2020 and will continue until a qualified applicant is recommended for appointment.

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 3T Siemens MRI, with access to 7T MRI on campus. Two certified rehabilitation technicians are on staff in the Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital. The Overton Education Wing is a recent expansion to provide an exceptional teaching environment for professional student education. Additional information about the College of Veterinary Medicine can be obtained at

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, the professions, 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, its student engagement, and its beautiful 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 understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples.

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.

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