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Job ID: 110015

Clinical or Tenure Track, Assist/Assoc/Full Professor in Equine Field Service
Auburn University

Date Posted Aug. 8, 2018
Title Clinical or Tenure Track, Assist/Assoc/Full Professor in Equine Field Service
University Auburn University
Department Clinical Sciences
Application Deadline Open until Filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Auburn, AL
    United States
  • Professor
    Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Veterinary Medicine - General
    Large Animal Medicine
    Equine Medicine/Surgery

The Department of Clinical Sciences at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a full-time Tenure-Track or Clinical Track position at the level of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Equine Field Service. The individual selected to join the team of equine faculty members will provide: independent primary and emergency clinical care and case management, participate in teaching and service within the Equine Section of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, provide didactic lectures in the professional curriculum, and participate in graduate student and resident training programs. Tenure-track positions include an expectation of scholarly productivity through independent and/or collaborative research.

Qualifications: A DVM or equivalent degree and eligibility for veterinary licensure in the State of Alabama is required. Eligibility for obtaining a veterinary license for the State of Georgia is also desired. The candidate must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time of the appointment and be able to continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Excellent communication skills with clients, students and colleagues are expected.

We seek candidates with either diplomate status or residency training in an appropriate specialty college (American College of Theriogenologists; American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – Large Animal; American College of Veterinary Surgeons – Large Animal; American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation-Equine, or American Board of Veterinary Practitioners – Equine Practice). Candidates seeking board certification or an advanced degree with appropriate practice experience are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: The duties of this position will be divided between clinical responsibilities, didactic lectures in the professional curriculum, and training of graduate students and residents. Clinical responsibilities will include independent, primary and emergency weekday case care within the Equine Field Service to our surrounding area. After-hour emergency duty is divided among Equine section faculty. The Auburn University Equine field caseload is predominately recreational and sports-oriented horses. Service has access to a variety of diagnostic equipment including digital radiography, portable ultrasound, one meter endoscope, dental scope, and lameness locator as well as advance therapeutics including power dental float, laser, shockwave, IRAP, PRP, and Pro-stride. The field service vehicles are equipped with mobile internet. Consultation with other specialists within the college is easily accessible. Teaching activities will be conducted principally in a field setting. The percent effort allocation toward clinical responsibilities and teaching, research, outreach and service will be established to meet the incumbent’s qualifications and interests and the needs of the Equine Section.

Application Review: Review of applications will begin August 17, 2018 and will continue until a candidate is recommended for appointment.

Application Procedure: Please apply online at Applications must include a letter of intent stating professional goals, a curriculum vitae, and names and email addresses of three references. Please direct inquiries to the search committee chair: Jennifer Taintor (, Auburn University, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Large Animal Teaching Hospital, 1500 Wire Road, Auburn, AL 36849-5540. Telephone: 334-844-4490.

The College of Veterinary Medicine is located on the edge of the Auburn University campus in east-central Alabama. Collaborative opportunities are readily available within the College of Veterinary Medicine and across the Auburn University campus as well as at medical colleges at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Emory University, and the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine on the Auburn campus. For more information about the College of Veterinary Medicine, please reference our website at .

Auburn University is nationally recognized for a commitment to academic excellence, positive work environment, exciting student life, and the beauty of its campus. The campus is geographically located in a moderate climate with easy access to both beach and mountain recreational regions and is situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, GA and Montgomery, AL. The vibrant Auburn-Opelika community has a population of over 160,000. Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier land, sea, and space grant institutions. In the 2018 edition of U.S. News and World Report, Auburn ranked 46th among the nation’s public universities. Auburn is an institution that is both highly research-active and committed to maintaining teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctoral degrees. Enrollment in 2018 is over 29,700 students and includes 23,964 undergraduates, 4,707 graduate students, and 1,105 professional-doctorate students in Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine. There are 1,192 instructional faculty members distributed across nine Colleges and three Schools. Degrees are offered in more than 200 academic programs.

  • Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability 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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Contact Information

  • Dr. Jennifer Taintor
    Clinical Sciences
    Auburn University
    Auburn, AL 36849
  • 334-844-4490


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