POSITION AVAILABLE: PetSmart Charities Endowed Chair in Accessible Veterinary Care. The successful candidate must qualify for appointment at Associate Professor or Professor rank in either the Health Sciences Clinical Professor series or the Professor of Clinical __ series.
SALARY & BENEFITS: The salary range for this position is $177,600-$305,000. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions, qualifications, and experience. The University of California offers a comprehensive benefits package (http://www.hr.ucdavis.edu/benefits).
The initial term of the PetSmart Charities Endowed Chair in Accessible Veterinary Care is 5 years, with the option for reappointment as described in University of California policy for endowed Chairs (APM 191). The endowment will support the Chair’s salary and benefits, with some discretionary support for scholarly activities, in teaching, research and service, and to further the mission of the Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, the School of Veterinary Medicine, and the campus.
QUALIFICATIONS: DVM (or equivalent veterinary degree) and a minimum of 7 years of clinical veterinary experience post-DVM is required, including at least 2 years of experience in veterinary outreach or practice focused on increasing access to veterinary care. Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, developing a comprehensive program in accessible veterinary care is required. Preferred areas of focus and experience include, but are not limited to, research into populations of need and access/service gaps in current veterinary care delivery, identifying/developing alternative and lower cost veterinary care models, and leading and managing existing veterinary care programs benefitting underserved groups. The successful candidate must have a strong desire to teach and mentor DVM students in classroom and clinical settings, a willingness to engage in philanthropic activities for programmatic support, to work with communities to develop programs providing accessible veterinary care, and to develop resources and engage in educational outreach activities. Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere are required. A valid license to practice veterinary medicine in California is required before employment (California Business and Professions Code Section 4846-4857). Individuals not eligible for a full California license can obtain a University License (California Business and Professions Code Section 4848.1).
RESPONSIBILITIES: This full-time position includes leadership of the School’s programs in accessible veterinary care in regional communities or for community groups, and development of new programs tailored to evidence-based community needs, especially for underserved and vulnerable rural and urban communities. Work effectively within a framework of existing programs (https://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/hospital/small-animal/access-to-care) including regional community clinics with a focus on programmatic coordination and relationship development with community groups, professional organizations and One Health counterparts to establish a network of stakeholders. Recruit and diversify veterinary technician support to contribute to student education, program design and administration. Contribute to evidence-based scholarship on scalable veterinary care and develop educational outreach programs.
Teaching: Responsible for design and delivery within the DVM curriculum of content focused on spectrum of care veterinary practice and approaches to providing affordable care to all segments of the pet owning public. Development of experiential activities for veterinary students and technicians that enhance cultural competencies and fluency in delivery of veterinary care to a diverse pet owning public.
Clinical: Responsible for helping to direct, instruct, and supervise veterinary students and technicians in community clinics providing accessible veterinary care as they learn to provide primary healthcare for small animals and advice to their owners, including development of an elective clinical rotation in accessible veterinary care.
Professional Competence: The individual must be recognized for accomplishments in advancing understanding of access to care in veterinary medicine through leadership and outreach to organized veterinary medicine, the veterinary profession, and communities.
Creative Scholarship: Faculty are expected to advance their discipline through creative scholarship, which is typically derived directly from clinical and teaching activities. The successful candidate is also expected to seek grant, contract and philanthropic funding to support their creative scholarship.
Service: University and public service through committee work, participation in professional organizations, and/or continuing education is required. Develop and engage in outreach activities with 1) pet parent-centered educational programming and communication tools and 2) development of resources to inspire diverse groups of K-12 and undergraduate students to pursue careers in animal health and welfare.
UC Davis is ranked 10th nationally among public universities and its faculty are internationally known for their distinguished academic achievements. The School of Veterinary Medicine is ranked 1st nationally and the VMTH has one of the most diverse, robust caseloads of any academic veterinary health center in the world. UC Davis strives to build a community of change-makers and problem solvers committed to creating a place where people from all walks of life and backgrounds can learn, grow, and discover together. Bordering the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of 70,000, 14 miles west of the state capitol, Sacramento (home to the UC Davis Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and UC Davis Health), 72 miles northeast of San Francisco and 110 miles southwest of Lake Tahoe and the Sierras, the region offers a high-quality environment for faculty and staff members and their families.
APPLICATION PROCESS: To receive fullest consideration, applications must be received by October 16, 2023; position open until filled. Interested applicants should submit 1) a letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications, experience, and career goals; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a statement summarizing clinical teaching philosophy; 4) a statement summarizing personal perspective of the importance of accessible care in veterinary practice; 5) a statement summarizing experience and professional contributions in the area of equity and diversity; and 6) the names and addresses of professional references from three veterinary colleagues and one staff colleague. Application materials must be submitted by using the University’s online submission program, https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05994