FACULTY POSITIONS IN ZOOLOGICAL COMPANION ANIMAL MEDICINE
University of Tennessee
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Type: Full Time
Required Education: DVM or equivalent
FACULTY POSITIONS IN ZOOLOGICAL COMPANION ANIMAL MEDICINE
The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Tennessee, invites applications for two full-time clinical or tenure track faculty positions in Zoological Companion Animal Medicine. The positions are at the Assistant or Associate Professor level depending on qualifications and experience. Requirements include the DVM/VMD degree or equivalent, and certification or eligibility for certification by the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM).
Responsibilities will include clinical and didactic teaching to veterinary students and house officers; clinical service in zoological companion animal medicine with reciprocated coverage in zoological medicine; development of a basic science or clinical research program commensurate with effort allocation; and participation in continuing education at local, national, and international levels. The successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the department’s mission of teaching, service, and research. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work in a team are required.
The positions have a major clinical commitment to the Avian and Exotics Service and faculty will be responsible for instruction and supervision of veterinary students and residents. This service provides health care for privately owned zoo companion animals and native wildlife admitted by members of the public and wildlife agencies, and will work synergistically with the Zoo Medicine Service which provides care to Zoo Knoxville, Tiger Haven (large felid sanctuary), Appalachian Bear Rescue (a black bear rehabilitation facility), other local zoos, and wildlife agencies. Teaching responsibilities include lectures and laboratories for DVM students, instruction and mentoring of residents, interns, and clinical instruction to 4th year veterinary students. Service expectations include participation in department, college and university committees, and professional organizations. The candidates will help build a cohesive and positive working environment in the services for students, house officers, technicians, and faculty.
The University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center is a modern, fully equipped facility with extensive therapeutic and diagnostic equipment. The Avian/Exotics and Zoological Medicine Services are currently supported by 4 faculty members, 3 house officers and 2 veterinary technicians. Hospital space and equipment are available to diagnose and treat all exotic, wildlife, and zoological patients presented to the hospital. The department includes tenure and clinical track faculty, supporting specialty services including anesthesiology, behavior, cardiology, dermatology, emergency/critical care, internal medicine, neurology, ophthalmology, nutrition, dentistry, medical oncology, radiology, physical therapy/sports medicine, and soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. The Veterinary Medical Center also has a veterinary social work program and pathologists with strong interests in zoological medicine.
Knoxville is home to the University of Tennessee flagship campus and is a beautiful and friendly place to live. It is a short drive from the Great Smoky Mountains, as well as a number of dog-friendly state parks and recreation areas. Outdoor recreational opportunities include, but are not limited to, hiking, biking, trail running, climbing and water sports. Knoxville has a vibrant cultural downtown with excellent restaurants, bustling farmer’s markets, live music of all genres, ballet, theater, frequent art and cultural festivals, and sporting events.
Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. For further information please contact Dr. Andrew Cushing (Phone: 865-974-8387 email: firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Dr. Julie Sheldon (Phone: 865-974-8387 email: email@example.com) Qualified individuals are invited to submit an application consisting of 1) letter of intent including experiences and professional goals, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) names and addresses of three professional references to: http://apply.interfolio.com/105831
Dr. Zenithson Ng, Search Chair
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
University of TN, College of Veterinary Medicine
C247 Veterinary Medical Center
Knoxville, TN 37996-4544
For additional information, applicants are directed to visit the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine web site at: www.vet.utk.edu/
The University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or being a disabled veteran of the Vietnam Era in the provision of educational opportunities or employment opportunities or benefits.
The University does not discriminate on the bases of sex or disability in the educational program and activities which it operates, pursuant to the requirements of the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, §504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, respectively. This policy extends to both employment by and admission to the University.
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