The Department of Clinical Sciences at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applications from qualified individuals for a clinical-track or tenure-track position in small animal orthopedic surgery at faculty rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. Soft tissue surgeons with a strong interest in orthopedics are encouraged to apply. The orthopedic service at Auburn University is committed to excellence in clinical service, teaching of professional veterinary students, and resident training. The surgery service is composed of orthopedic surgery, small animal soft tissue surgery, and oncological surgery. The surgery services are complemented by specialists in small animal medicine, medical and radiation oncology, emergency critical care, anesthesia, cardiology, dermatology, neurology, radiology, avian and exotic medicine, small animal and equine ophthalmology, equine medicine and surgery, sports medicine, food animal medicine and surgery, equine, food animal and small animal theriogenology, dairy medicine, and pathology.
Applicants for the position must hold a DVM or equivalent degree. Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, European College of Veterinary Surgeons, or completion of a residency program is required. Residents completing programs in 2018 or 2019 are encouraged to apply. Excellent communication skills are required in small group as well as large lecture hall settings. The ability to interact with a wide variety of faculty and students in a professional and collegial manner is required. Participation in shared afterhours emergency surgery back-up is required. 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. Eligibility for faculty veterinary licensure in the State of Alabama is also required.
The successful candidate will be expected to participate in teaching, clinical service, outreach, and research. Teaching responsibilities include the clinical and didactic instructional activities of the professional veterinary medicine and postgraduate training programs related to orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. Clinical service responsibilities include a hospital assignment of approximately 50% for tenure track and 75% for clinical track. This involves providing clinical care of patients, teaching veterinary medical students and intern, resident training, and consultation with private practitioners.
Review of applications will begin May 4, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
Applications must include: a letter of intent describing strengths, professional goals, and vision for contribution to either a tenure-track or clinical-track position, along with a curriculum vitae and names, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. Academic transcripts may be requested at a later date. Please go to our online website to apply: http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/2799 .
Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Phillip Anthony Moore, Search Committee Chair, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Alabama 36849-5540; telephone (334) 844-4690, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The College of Veterinary Medicine is located on about 350 acres on the rural perimeter of the Auburn University campus. The small animal teaching hospital is housed in the Wilford and Kate Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital, a state-of-the-art facility, completed in 2014, that provides 208,000 sq. feet dedicated to meeting the College’s mission of practicing the highest standards of veterinary medicine. The facility includes a dedicated orthopedic examination and treatment area that consists of a day time patient ward, and clinician and technician office space. In addition, there are four dedicated orthopedic examination rooms and two dedicated orthopedic surgical suites. The surgery services operate with a high level of quality equipment including Synthes fracture sets, SOP plating systems, interlocking nail system, IMEX skeletal fixators, arthroscopy tower, laparoscopic/thoracoscopic equipment, LigaSure, operating microscope, 3D model printing capabilities, portable C-arm, and C-arm compatible operating tables. Funds are dedicated for the purchase of the Biomedtrix THR system, the Kyon PAUL system, and a future elbow replacement system.
The Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital offers a variety of imaging modalities including digital radiography, ultrasonography including musculoskeletal ultrasound, nuclear scintigraphy, 3T MRI with full orthopedic and neurology packages, 64-slice CT, a Brainsight® stereotactic system, and fluoroscopy. The Auburn University MRI center provides 3T and 7T MRI service for client and research patients. A Varian Edge Radiosurgery System (advanced linear accelerator) will be operational in the fall of 2018. The Physical Rehabilitation Service and its two CCRP technicians provide comprehensive rehabilitation services including underwater treadmill, a resistance swimming pool, therapeutic ultrasound, laser therapy, acupuncture, and weight-loss camp.
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.
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