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Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Veterinary Ophthalmology or Health Sciences Assistant/Associate Professor of Veterinary Ophthalmology

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 18th, 2020

Next review date: Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

Veterinarian with advanced training in veterinary ophthalmology. Board certification or eligibility for board certification by the American Board of Veterinary Ophthalmology is required. Clinical experience and competence in veterinary ophthalmology is required. Demonstrated aptitude/experience in teaching, particularly clinical instruction is , required. Documented record of creative scholarship or potential to develop a clinical research program in ophthalmology required for the Professor of Clinical series. Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere. 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 must obtain a University License (California Business and Professions Code Section 4848.1) by the time of appointment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Clinical: The position includes a 70% (Professor of Clinical series) or 90% (Health Sciences Clinical Professor series) clinical effort to the Ophthalmology Service of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH). Individual will be responsible for directing, instructing and supervising veterinary students and residents; providing health care and service to patients (small, large and exotic); and advising and consulting with referring veterinarians and clients.

Teaching: The primary teaching responsibility will be direct daily supervision and instruction of senior students in veterinary ophthalmology. Other responsibilities include: 1) participation in lectures and laboratories in the DVM professional curriculum; 2) clinical teaching in the VMTH; and 3) participation in the graduate clinical (resident) training program of the VMTH.

Professional Competence: Faculty are expected to advance the discipline within the VMTH, as well as locally and nationally, through participation and leadership in providing high quality patient care in the hospital environment. Establishing a reputation for clinical excellence locally, regionally or nationally, depending upon level of appointment is expected. Demonstrated clinical competence in veterinary ophthalmology required. ABVO board certification required for appointment at or promotion to Associate rank; maintenance of certification is required.

Creative Scholarship: Creative/scholarly activities are required for individuals in both series. Faculty in the Professor of Clinical series are expected to advance the clinical discipline through creation and dissemination of new knowledge with documentation in peer-reviewed publications. The type of scholarly activity may focus primarily on integrating/improving clinical care, conducting clinical research studies, and/or improving veterinary medical education.
Although creative scholarship is an expectation for faculty in the Health Science Clinical Professor series, it is typically derived from clinical teaching and professional service activities. Examples of activities qualifying as creative scholarship in this series include participation in the advancement of professional education; publication of case reports or clinical reviews; development of or contributions to administration (supervision) of a clinical service; or development of or contributions to clinical guidelines or pathways.

Service: University and public service through committee work, participation in professional organizations, continuing education and other appropriate means is required.

SALARY: Dependent on qualifications and experience.

START DATE: Negotiable (June 2021 desired)

APPLICATION PROCESS: To receive fullest consideration, applications must be submitted by November 15, 2020. Position is open until filled. To begin the application process, interested applicants should register online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF03736 and submit the following materials: 1) a letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications, experience and career goals; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) the names and addresses of four professional references; 4) a statement on philosophy and approach to didactic and clinical teaching in ophthalmology; and 5) a statement summarizing experience and professional contributions in the area of equity and diversity. For questions about the position or application process please contact:
Denise Pennington (mdpennington@ucdavis.edu), Chief Administrative Officer, Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California
Davis, CA 95616-8745
Phone (530) 752-9774; Fax (530) 752-6042

The University of California, Davis and the Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

UC Davis supports Family-friendly recruitments. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second person to accompany a faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age.

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For questions regarding how these policies/programs affect academic appointees, contact: Lisa Brodkey, Director Faculty Relations and Development, (530) 752-7643.

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any property.

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Job location

Davis

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

  • Statement on Philosophy and Approach to Didactic and Clinical Teaching in Ophthalmology

Reference requirements
  • 4 letters of reference required