Harbor Lights Endowed Chair in Biomedical Research
University of Georgia - Georgia

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Applications are invited for the Harbor Lights Chair in Biomedical Research. Outstanding applicants from areas related to veterinary as well as translational investigation benefitting both humans and animals are especially encouraged to apply. This position will be housed in the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery within the College of Veterinary Medicine. The successful candidate will lead a research program that is of high impact in the given research field and is integrated with the research programs in the department. The salary and start up package will be commensurate with the credentials of the candidate and prestige of this position. The University of Georgia provides a highly collaborative and supportive environment in which the opportunity exists for innovative researchers to develop new programs as well as build on existing strengths within the University of Georgia ( http://www.uga.edu/research/centers1.html ) and the College of Veterinary Medicine ( http://www.vet.uga.edu/ ).

The Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery consists of 32 faculty members, 24 clinical residents, 7 rotating interns, 3 specialty interns, and 4 administrative staff. Five dedicated research technicians assist in the research missions of the Department’s faculty. The Department has specialties with research, service, and teaching programs in orthopedic and general surgery, anesthesia, cardiology, dermatology, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, neurology, ophthalmology, oncology, and zoological medicine, and a community practice program. The department participates in the college-wide MS and PhD programs. Members of the Department actively participate in highly successful collaborative efforts with faculty members from other departments within the College and other colleges on campus, including the College of Public Health and the Athens campus of the Medical College of Georgia. The Department has a strong record for teaching, research, and clinical service.

This faculty position substantially contributes to the graduate teaching and research missions of the College. The successful candidate will be an outstanding scholar with experience in externally funded research. Candidates with demonstrated leadership in developing inter- or multi- disciplinary programs are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are expected to hold the DVM or equivalent, MD, or PhD degree. Candidates with combined DVM/PhD or MD/PhD degrees are especially encouraged to apply. The appointment will be made at the rank of associate or full professor, depending on the applicant’s credentials.

The University of Georgia, the nation’s first chartered state-supported university, is a research- intensive land grant and sea grant university situated in the vibrant college town of Athens. Only an hour from Atlanta, Athens is a progressive locale with a rich history, and is centered among beautiful surrounding landscapes. The area abounds in local music, art, literature, and theatre, and hosts many performances by national and international touring artists. The cost of living in Athens compares favorably with much of the rest of the country, ranking lower than the U.S. average ( http://www.bestplaces.net/city/georgia/athens-clarke_county ). Additional information about the Athens area can be found at: http://www.visitathensga.com/ .

Qualified applicants are invited to submit: (1) a letter of intent including professional interests and career goals, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the name, mailing address, and contact information for three professional referees to: Dr. Spencer Johnston, Department Head, Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 30602. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Johnston at spencerj@uga.edu or telephone (706-542-6484). Applications will be accepted and fully considered until May 1, 2013. The employment starting date for the successful candidate is negotiable but can be as early as August 1, 2013. As required by University of Georgia policy, the successful candidate will be subject to background investigation.

The University of Georgia is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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CIP Discipline Code:
Veterinary Medicine

Degree Levels:
Doctorate

Position Type:
Faculty

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