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Associate/Full Professor Veterinary Surgery, Anesthesiology and Diagnostic Imaging - 300105
UAE University

Date Posted Feb. 16, 2024
Title Associate/Full Professor Veterinary Surgery, Anesthesiology and Diagnostic Imaging - 300105
University UAE University
Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Department College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate Professor
  • Surgery/Surgical Sciences
    Radiological Sciences
Job Description

The Department of Veterinary Medicine at the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, United Arab Emirates University, is seeking applications for the position of Associate/Full Professor Veterinary Surgery, Anesthesiology and Diagnostic Imaging. This position offers a unique opportunity to join our dynamic team during an exciting phase of growth and development. The Department is in the process of establishing a veterinary clinical teaching center, and the successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to contribute significantly to its growth and development. In addition to teaching veterinary courses related to veterinary surgery, anesthesiology and diagnostic imaging, the successful candidate will play a pivotal role in establishing a state-of-the-art clinical teaching facility and serve as a clinical coordinator, with responsibilities that include coordination of clinical activities in collaboration with local and regional veterinary clinicians.


1) Clinical Coordinator: responsible for coordinating Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with internal and external veterinary entities and clinics, and managing the coordination and ongoing supervision of veterinary students during their internships and clinical activities in collaboration with local veterinary clinicians,

2) Teaching: Deliver high-quality lectures, practical sessions, and clinical training in a wide range of veterinary surgery subjects across different animal species. The candidate will engage students with innovative teaching methods, ensuring an inclusive and supportive learning environment,

3) Establishment of Clinical Teaching Facility: The candidate will be involved in and lead efforts in establishing a new veterinary clinical teaching center, working closely with departmental colleagues and senior university administration. This includes planning, designing, and implementing the clinical infrastructure at the Falaj Hazza facility and Al Foah University Farm, ensuring, in both cases, that the new facilities meet international standards for veterinary education and clinical practice,

4) Development of Clinical Skills Lab: Collaborate in setting up a comprehensive clinical skills lab, aimed at enhancing students' hands-on experience in veterinary surgery, anesthesiology and diagnostic imaging. The lab should facilitate practical learning across various animal species, emphasizing the application of theoretical knowledge in real-world scenarios,

5) Curriculum Development: Actively contribute to the development and enhancement of the clinical veterinary curriculum that is not limited to veterinary surgery. Incorporate the latest advancements in the field, ensuring that students receive up-to-date and relevant clinical veterinary education,

6) Research: Engage in scholarly research activities, collaborating with colleagues within and outside the department,

7) Student Mentorship: Provide academic and professional mentorship to veterinary students, guiding them in their senior projects, internships and career development. Encourage and support student involvement in extracurricular activities related to veterinary medicine,

8) Community Engagement: Actively participate in outreach programs, continuing education initiatives, and community service related to veterinary surgery, anesthesiology and diagnostic imaging. Forge partnerships with local veterinary clinics, animal welfare organizations, and relevant stakeholders,

9) Administrative Duties: Undertake administrative responsibilities as assigned by the department, including committee work, student advisement, and other duties related to the academic and research mission of the department,

10) Clinical service: active involvement in provision of professional clinical veterinary services to the farming community and local and regional veterinary clinicians,

11) Accreditation: ensure timelines for national and international accreditation of the clinical veterinary program are fulfilled.

Minimum Qualification

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Veterinary Surgery or a related field.

2. Extensive academic experience with a focus on teaching Veterinary Surgery, Anesthesiology and Diagnostic Imaging subjects across various animal species.

3. Proven track record in establishing clinical teaching facilities and developing innovative educational programs.

4. Active research background with a record of publications in reputable journals.

5. Excellent interpersonal skills and communication.

6. Ability to work collaboratively in a start-up clinical facility setting.

7. Professional veterinary license (or eligibility for licensure) in the United Arab Emirates.

Preferred Qualification

Board certification from a veterinary medical body such as the American Colleges of veterinary specialization in veterinary surgery, Royal Colleges of Veterinary Surgeons of the UK, or similar professional bodies in North America, Europe, Australia or New Zealand. Considerable research profile evidenced by appropriate H index.

Expected Skills

The ideal candidate should possess a minimum of 5 years working as a veterinary clinician (veterinary surgery specialization) in an academic setting where mentorship of senior veterinary students and participation in clinical services are key components of the primary responsibilities. Candidates are expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and student advising at the undergraduate level, a demonstrable research capability that will enable the candidate to develop and sustain an internally and/or externally funded research program in his/her area of expertise, publish his/her research findings in refereed journals, and actively engage in promoting the growth of the UAE University. The language of instruction is English. While Arabic speaking is desirable, it is not mandatory for this position.

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