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Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Veterinary Ophthalmology

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 5th, 2018
Next review date: January 14th, 2019
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: March 29th, 2019
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 certified or eligible for board certification by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists is required. Clinical experience and competence in veterinary ophthalmology required. Demonstrated aptitude/experience in teaching, particularly clinical instruction, required. Documented record of creative scholarship or potential to develop a clinical research program in ophthalmology 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 (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% clinical commitment 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; 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: 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. Expected to establish reputation for clinical excellence locally, regionally and nationally, depending upon level of appointment. Must demonstrate clinical competence in the field of veterinary ophthalmology.

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

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 (September 2019 desired)

APPLICATION PROCESS: To receive fullest consideration, applications must be submitted by January 14, 2019. Position is open until filled. To begin the application process, interested applicants should register online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02527 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 three 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.

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.

At UC Davis, a Work Life program has been in place since January 2003. A group of Faculty Advisors for Work Life was established in 2007 to help publicize and inform the faculty about the programs, policies, and resources associated with work life/life changes. This group of advisors represents various academic units (colleges, schools, divisions) on the campus. The following summarizes the programs and updated UC policy (http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/programs/work-life/index.html ).

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.

Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/diversity/equity_inclusion/index.html for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

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

Reference requirements
  • 4 required (contact information only)

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