Faculty Position Announcement
Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor in Spay/Neuter and Shelter Medicine
The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Tennessee invites applications for a full-time, clinical-track faculty position in Spay/Neuter and Shelter Animal Medicine and Surgery. The position is at the Assistant or Associate Professor level depending on qualifications and experience.
The candidate is expected to provide high quality instruction in shelter medicine and spay/neuter to professional (DVM) students, develop partnerships with local shelters as training sites for student instruction, and engage in mutually beneficial problem solving with regional shelter staff. Teaching activities include introductory courses in shelter medicine and clinical experiences for professional students, as well as a clinical rotation in shelter medicine for senior veterinary students. The successful candidate must hold a DVM or equivalent degree; have experience in shelter medicine and spay/neuter, including pediatric spay/neuter surgery; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The ability to obtain a Commercial Driver License (CDL) is required. A post-graduate degree, board certification or eligibility, teaching experience and research experience are welcome but not mandatory.
The faculty member will represent the College of Veterinary Medicine on animal shelter and welfare issues at the local, state, national and international level. Interaction with veterinarians, shelter staff and other constituents will be an integral part of the position, and the successful candidate will interface with the college’s existing PetSafe Chair in Veterinary Behavior and community practice spay/neuter programs. The successful candidate will join the shelter medicine service, which consists of one faculty member and one licensed veterinary technician. The service has a mobile spay/neuter unit, and the successful candidate is expected to spend a significant amount of the time travelling to local shelters and providing services to feral cat populations. Grant writing for the purpose of program funding is also expected. Involvement in research is encouraged, but not required.
The Small Animal Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) is a modern facility with state of the art equipment to provide advanced patient care and to support research, service and teaching. Among its outreach programs, CAIT (Companion Animal Initiative of Tennessee) engages veterinary students in community spay / neuter activities. Specialty services supported by departmental faculty include internal medicine, oncology, neurology, soft tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery, ophthalmology, cardiology, dermatology, behavior, diagnostic imaging, anesthesia, radiation therapy, physical therapy, nutrition, and zoo, avian and exotics medicine. Clinical services are supported by clinical and anatomic pathology services. A Veterinary Social Work program offers grief counseling and counseling services for clients, faculty, staff and students.
Knoxville is a beautiful and friendly place to live. It is a short drive away from the Great Smoky Mountains, as well as a number of dog-friendly state parks and recreation areas. Outdoor recreational opportunities include, but are not limited to, hiking, biking, trail running, climbing and water sports. Knoxville also has a vibrant cultural downtown with excellent restaurants; a bustling farmer’s market featuring locally grown organic produce, meats and crafts; live music of all genres, ballet, and theater; frequent art and cultural festivals; and mens’ and womens’ sporting events.
Applications are accepted immediately; the position will remain open until filled. For further information, please contact Dr. Federica Morandi at (865)-974-8387 or by email at email@example.com. Qualified individuals are invited to submit an application consisting of: 1) letter of professional goals, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) names of three professional references to:
Dr. Federica Morandi, Chair of the Search Committee
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
C 247 Veterinary Medical Center
2407 River Road
Knoxville, TN 37996-4544
For additional information about our program, applicants are directed to visit the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine web site at: www.vet.utk.edu/
The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.