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Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Zoological Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery OR Health Sciences Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor of Clinical Zoological Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery

Application Window

Open date: June 28, 2022

Most recent review date: Friday, Aug 5, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Monday, Jun 19, 2023 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.

Position description

POSITION AVAILABLE: Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Zoological Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery OR Health Sciences Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor of Clinical Zoological Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery

SALARY: Dependent on qualifications and experience

QUALIFICATIONS: Veterinarian (DVM or equivalent) with advanced expertise in zoological companion animal medicine and surgery is required. Board-certified or board eligible by the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) by the effective date of appointment is required. Clinical experience and competence in zoological companion animal medicine and surgery is required; clinical experience in aquatic animal health including pet fish is desired. Demonstrated aptitude/experience in teaching zoological companion animal medicine and surgery is required. For the Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Zoological Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery position, a documented record of creative scholarship or the potential to develop a clinical research program in the discipline is required. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere, and demonstrated (or potential) accomplishment in areas contributing to diversity and inclusion. UC Davis is committed to supporting a diverse community of scholars with an emphasis on recruiting faculty who will contribute substantively to diversity.

A valid license to practice veterinary medicine in California is required before employment begins (California Business and Professions Code Section 4846-4857). Individuals without 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 has a 70% (Professor of Clinical X series) or 90% (Health Sciences Clinical Professor series) clinical effort assignment to the Companion Avian and Exotic Animal Medicine and Surgery Service of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH). The individual will be responsible for directing, instructing, and supervising veterinary students and house officers and technicians; providing health care and service to patients; and advising and consulting with referring veterinarians and clients; providing medical and surgical service to birds (including backyard poultry), reptiles, amphibians, fish, and small mammal patients in addition to small zoological collections.

Teaching: The primary teaching responsibility will be direct daily supervision and clinical instruction of senior DVM students and house officers rotating through the Companion Avian and Exotic Animal Medicine and Surgery Service. Other responsibilities include: 1) participation in lectures and laboratories in the DVM professional curriculum; 2) all aspects of clinical teaching in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH); 3) participation in the graduate clinical (resident) training program of the VMTH; and 4) continuing professional education. Must demonstrate excellence in teaching.

Professional Competence: Will advance the discipline of zoological companion animal medicine within the VMTH, as well as locally and nationally, through participation and leadership in providing high-quality patient care in the hospital environment. Expected to establish a reputation for clinical excellence locally, regionally, and nationally, depending upon the level of appointment. Expected to be ACZM board certified within three years of appointment. Must demonstrate clinical competence and be recognized for accomplishment in a focused area of clinical practice.

Creative Scholarship: Faculty in the Professor of Clinical series are expected to advance the clinical discipline through the creation and dissemination of new knowledge with documentation from peer-reviewed publications. Creative/scholarly activities are required for individuals in this series, but in view of the increased responsibilities for clinical service and teaching, the type of scholarly activity may focus primarily on integrating/improving clinical care, conducting clinical research studies, and/or improving veterinary medical education.

Creative scholarship is an expectation for faculty in the Health Science Clinical Professor series, 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, and other appropriate means is required. Active participation and engagement in developing/maintaining continuing education activities of the VMTH as it relates to companion avian and exotic animal medicine and surgery is required.

APPLICATION PROCESS: To receive the fullest consideration, applications must be received by August 5, 2022; position open until filled. Interested applicants should submits: 1) a letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications and experience and career goals; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a statement (two-page maximum) of clinical scholarship and/or didactic teaching philosophy; 4) a statement summarizing experience and professional contributions in the area of equity and diversity, and 5) the names and addresses of four professional references. Application materials must be submitted by using the University's online submission program:
https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05027

The University of California, Davis and the Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, 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:
https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/work-life

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Veterinarian (DVM or equivalent) with advanced expertise in zoological companion animal medicine and surgery is required.

Board-certified or board eligible by the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) by the effective date of appointment is required.

Clinical experience and competence in zoological companion animal medicine and surgery is required.

Demonstrated aptitude/experience in teaching zoological companion animal medicine and surgery is required.

For the Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Zoological Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery position, a documented record of creative scholarship or the potential to develop a clinical research program in the discipline is required.

The successful candidate must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere, and demonstrated (or potential) accomplishment in areas contributing to diversity and inclusion.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

A valid license to practice veterinary medicine in California is required before employment begins (California Business and Professions Code Section 4846-4857). Individuals without a full California license must obtain a University License (California Business and Professions Code Section 4848.1) by the time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications

Clinical experience in aquatic animal health including pet fish is desired.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Letter of Intent - A letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications and experience and career goals.

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

  • Statement of Clinical Scholarship and/or Didactic Teaching Philosophy - A statement (two-page maximum) of clinical scholarship and/or didactic teaching philosophy.

  • 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.

Reference requirements
  • 4 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05027

Help contact: pmazanet@ucdavis.edu

Campus Information

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals’ with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

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The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is committed to inclusive excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. UC Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its community by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment demonstrated through a variety of resources and programs available to academics, staff, and students. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of UC Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by members of our academic community who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our strategic plan: “To Boldly Go,” our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs’ Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement. UC Davis is making important progress towards our goal of achieving federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a plethora of resources on their website, and the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) has outlined similar goals in their Anti-Racism and DEI Action Plan.” There are a plethora of links available on the About Us webpage where you can learn more about our Administration, Diversity and Inclusion, Rankings, Locations, Native American Land Acknowledgement, Sustainability, Visiting UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and Campus Safety.

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Job location

Davis, California