Applications are invited for the Marguerite Thomas Hodgson Chair in Equine Studies. The appointment will be available at the rank of associate or full professor. A renowned research scientist will be recruited to lead a program of research and development with high impact potential. Outstanding applicants from all areas of scholarly research in equine health sciences are encouraged to apply. This prestigious position will be housed in the Department of Large Animal Medicine within the College of Veterinary Medicine, and be available July 1, 2020. This Chair will be supported by an annual income from a $1.4 million endowment. The salary and start up package will be commensurate with the credentials of the candidate and prestige of this position. The University of Georgia provides a highly collaborative and supportive environment in which the opportunity exists for innovative researchers to develop new programs as well as build on existing strengths within the University of Georgia (http://www.uga.edu/research/centers1.html) and the College of Veterinary Medicine (http://www.vet.uga.edu/).
The Department of Large Animal Medicine consists of 18 department faculty members, 2 administrative staff, 3 research technicians, 8 clinical residents, and 6 clinical interns. The clinical faculty is comprised of 4 surgeons, 4 internists, 2 theriogenologists, 2 field service, 2 anesthesiologists, and 2 emergency clinicians. There are 5 graduate students and 1 post-doctoral fellow. The department participates in the college wide Comparative Biomedical Sciences MS and PhD. programs. The current research programs within the department are focused on the areas of systemic inflammation and infectious disease, endocrinology, immunology, neonatology, anesthesiology, regenerative medicine, and reproduction. Members of the department also actively participate in highly successful collaborative efforts with faculty members from other departments within the College and other colleges on campus. The department has a strong track record for teaching, research, and clinical service. The clinical faculty is responsible for didactic instruction in the classroom as well as clinical instruction and service in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The department offers clinical residency programs in anesthesia, internal medicine, theriogenology, and surgery.
Candidates should have an outstanding reputation with a publication and research record commensurate with rank that includes extramural funding. Candidates with demonstrated leadership in developing inter- or multi-disciplinary programs and experience in mentoring graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty are especially encouraged to apply. Successful applicants are expected to hold the PhD degree. A DVM or equivalent degree is desirable, but not required. The appointment will be available at the rank of associate or full professor. To be considered for the rank of Associate Professor, candidates must have a minimum of 6 years equine research experience post-terminal degree and to be considered for the rank of Professor, they must have a minimum of 10 years equine research experience post-terminal degree. All materials will be handled with strict confidentiality. Qualified applicants are invited to submit: (1) a letter of intent including professional interests and career goals; (2) curriculum vitae; and (3) name, mailing address, and contact information for three professional references. Please apply at: http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/128875. Direct inquiries about the position or application process to Michelle Barton (email@example.com/706 542 9370) or Andrew Parks (firstname.lastname@example.org/706 542 6372). Consideration of applications will begin February 15, 2020. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. EEO/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer.
The University of Georgia is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer
About University of Georgia
The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
About the College/Unit/Department
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, providing services to animal owners a...nd veterinarians, and conducting investigations to improve the health of animals as well as people. The college benefits pets and their owners, food-producing animals, and wildlife by offering the highest quality hospital and diagnostic laboratory services. Equipped with the most technologically advanced facilities located on a university campus, the college is dedicated to safeguarding public health by studying emerging infectious diseases that affect both animal and human health.
The College of Veterinary Medicine values all members of the university community, recognizing that differences in experience and culture can only lead to a more well-rounded, accepting academic environment. We have an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in our Principles of Community (http://vet.uga.edu/principles-of-community/)