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Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor in Community Practice

Application Window

Open date: October 3, 2022

Next review date: Monday, Jan 2, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Sep 30, 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: Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor in Community Practice

SALARY: Dependent on qualifications and experience

QUALIFICATIONS: Veterinarian with competence and advanced clinical skills in small animal primary care. Board certification or eligibility in a relevant specialty such as American Board of Veterinary Practitioners is preferred but not required. A minimum of 5 years of experience in veterinary primary care practice is required and greater than 8 years is preferred. Clinical experience and competence in small animal primary care medicine, preventative care, general dentistry and surgery are required. A demonstrated aptitude/experience in the principles of veterinary practice management is preferred. A demonstrated aptitude/experience with teaching, particularly clinical instruction is required. USDA accreditation will be required within one year of hire. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere are required. 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 can obtain a University License (California Business and Professions Code Section 4848.1).

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Clinical: The position includes a 90% clinical commitment to the Community Practice Service of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH). The individual will be responsible for directing, instructing and supervising veterinary students; providing health care and service to patients; and advising and consulting with clients and other veterinarians. The individual is expected to demonstrate distinction in clinical practice.

Teaching: The primary teaching responsibility will be daily supervision and instruction of senior students in small animal community practice, including general medicine, routine dental treatments, and entry-level surgeries. Other responsibilities may include participation in a limited number of didactic lectures regarding wellness care, participation in laboratories in the DVM professional curriculum that relate to doctoring skills, surgical skills, and other clinical techniques; and contributing to the growth and development of an integrated community practice service that incorporates wellness, medicine, and surgery. The individual hired is expected to demonstrate excellence in clinical teaching. Applicants with experience in teaching at the staff, local veterinary medical association or community level are preferred.

Professional Competence: The individual is expected to advance the discipline of community practice within the VMTH, through participation and leadership in providing high quality patient care in the hospital environment. They are expected to work collegially with other services in the VMTH to reinforce the VMTH team environment, including offering referral of patients that could benefit from specialist care to the specialty clinic. Faculty are expected to attain specialty board certification within 5 years of hire and must demonstrate a high level of clinical/diagnostic competence and be recognized for accomplishment in a focused area of clinical or diagnostic practice.

Creative Scholarship: 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 and is evaluated in the context of heavy clinical commitment. Examples of activities qualifying as creative scholarship in this series include participation in the advancement of professional education; publication of case reports, clinical reviews, other scholarly work, or development of or contributions to clinical guidelines or pathways that advance the discipline; contributions to professional clinical education, curriculum or training development; contributions to clinical service through program administration, enhanced clinical care, and community outreach; and development of or contributions to administration (supervision) of a clinical service.

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 community practice is required.

APPLICATION PROCESS: To receive fullest consideration, applications must be received by January 2, 2023, position open until filled. Interested applicants should submit 1) a letter of intent outlining interest in the position, overall related qualifications and experience and career goals; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a statement (2-page maximum) summarizing clinical 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 from three veterinary colleagues and one staff colleague. Application materials must be submitted by using the University’s online submission program, https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05285

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 is a smoke and tobacco free campus. UC Davis supports family friendly recruitments: https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/work-life.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Veterinarian with competence and advanced clinical skills in small animal primary care.

A minimum of 5 years of experience in veterinary primary care practice is required.

Clinical experience and competence in small animal primary care medicine, preventative care, general dentistry and surgery are required.

A demonstrated aptitude/experience with teaching, particularly clinical instruction is required.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere are required.

Preferred qualifications

Board certification or eligibility in a relevant specialty such as American Board of Veterinary Practitioners is preferred but not required.

Greater than 8 years of experience in veterinary primary care practice is preferred.

A demonstrated aptitude/experience in the principles of veterinary practice management is preferred.

Experience teaching at the staff, local veterinary medical association or community level are preferred.

USDA accreditation will be required within one year of hire.

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 can obtain a University License (California Business and Professions Code Section 4848.1).

Application Requirements

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

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

  • Statement of Teaching - A statement (2 page maximum) summarizing clinical 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/JPF05285

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

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UC Davis positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available at: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify

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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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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Job location

Davis, California