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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Neurology/Neurosurgery (Tenure Track Position)

Application Window

Open date: September 9, 2022

Next review date: Monday, Oct 10, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 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

Veterinarian with advanced training in Neurology and Neurosurgery. Board certification or eligibility to take the certifying examination of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine or European College of Veterinary Neurology is required by the date of appointment; PhD or advanced training in research is preferred but not required. Clinical experience and competence in medical neurology and neurosurgery is required and an interest in developing a surgical subspecialty within the Neurology/Neurosurgery Service is preferred. Demonstrated aptitude and experience in teaching is required. Documented research record or potential to develop an independent research program is required; a research emphasis in neurosurgery or neurosurgical related fields is preferred. 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 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:
Teaching: Responsibilities include: 1) participation in lectures, discussion sessions and laboratories in the DVM professional curriculum; 2) clinical teaching in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH); 3) participation in the graduate clinical (resident) training program of the VMTH; and 4) participation in the graduate academic programs (MS and PhD) of the campus if applicable.

Clinical: The position includes a 50% clinical effort assignment to the Neurology/Neurosurgery Service of the VMTH. The individual will be responsible for directing, instructing and supervising veterinary students and house officers; providing care to patients; and advising and consulting with referring veterinarians and clients. An individual with a neurosurgical focus and an interest in developing a surgical subspecialty with the group is preferred.

Research: The development of a creative, focused and productive basic and/or clinically-oriented research program is a fundamental and indispensable requirement of the position, including publication of results in professional/scientific journals. Individual will provide leadership in directing research projects of veterinary students, residents and graduate students.

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

To receive fullest consideration, applications must be submitted by October 10, 2022. Position is open until filled. To begin the application process, interested applicants should register online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05228 and submit the following materials: 1) a letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications, and experience and career goals; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of didactic and clinical teaching philosophy; 4) a statement on research plan; 5) a statement summarizing experience and professional contributions in the area of equity and diversity; 6) Authorization to Release Information Form; and 7) the names and addresses of four professional references. For questions about the application process please contact:
Denise Pennington (email: 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 & 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 is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. UC Davis supports family friendly recruitments: https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/work-life

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all first choice candidates for Academic Senate Assistant Professor, Steps 4, 5, or 6 and Academic Senate positions eligible for tenure. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for Academic Senate Assistant Professor (step 4, 5, 6) or tenured positions will be subject to reference checks.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Veterinarian with advanced training in Neurology and Neurosurgery. Board certification or eligibility to take the certifying examination of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine or European College of Veterinary Neurology is required by the date of appointment.
Clinical experience and competence in medical neurology and neurosurgery is required. Demonstrated aptitude and experience in teaching is required. Documented research record or potential to develop an independent research program is required. 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 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

PhD or advanced training in research is preferred but not required.
Interest in developing a surgical subspecialty within the Neurology/Neurosurgery Service is preferred.
A research emphasis in neurosurgery or neurosurgical related fields is preferred.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 4 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05228

Help contact: mdpennington@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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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for applicable deadlines. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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