Professor of Small Animal Neurology / Neurosurgery

Job Description


The Department of Clinical Sciences at the Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants to fill a full-time, 12-month appointment. This is a second faculty position in the section of Small Animal Neurology/Neurosurgery.  Depending upon experience, qualifications and interest, the successful candidate may be appointed to either a tenure-track (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) or non-tenure track (Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) position in Small Animal Neurology/Neurosurgery.

Responsibilities:  The successful candidate will be expected to participate in teaching and clinical service in the Small Animal Teaching Hospital.  Teaching responsibilities include the clinical and didactic instructional activities of the professional veterinary medicine and postgraduate training programs related to small animal neurology/neurosurgery.  Clinical service and research responsibilities are negotiable and will depend on the successful candidate’s interests and the type of appointment, i.e. clinical vs. tenure track appointment.  There is ample opportunity to participate in established research programs within the department and college. 

Requirements/ Qualifications:  Qualified applicants must hold a DVM or equivalent degree and should be a Diplomate of ACVIM (Neurology) or ECVN.  Applicants that are qualified to sit for the certifying ACVIM or ECVN examination will be considered.  For a tenure track position, we seek candidates with research experience.   Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and credentials.  The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Excellent communication skills are required.

Review of applications will commence on March 11, 2013 and will continue until a qualified applicant is recommended for appointment. 

Application Process:  Applications should include a letter of intent stating professional goals, curriculum vitae, and the names, mailing addresses, and e-mail addresses of three professional references.  Transcripts may be requested at a later date.  Applications may be emailed to Ms. Paula Dawson: .  The original documents should follow by mail addressed to Ms. Paula Dawson, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, 612 Hoerlein Hall, Auburn, AL 36849.  Phone:  334-844-8513, FAX:  334-844-5084.  General inquiries may be directed to Dr. John Hathcock ( ), search committee chair.

The College of Veterinary Medicine is located on the edge of the Auburn University campus, in the east central Alabama community of Auburn-Opelika.  Collaborations with individuals in other Veterinary College departments, on the main campus, and at the University of Alabama and Emory University Medical Schools are frequent, and contribute to the success of Auburn’s clinical programs.  Faculty members include specialists in anesthesia, clinical pathology, clinical pharmacology, critical care, dermatology, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, radiation oncology,  radiology and surgery.  Onsite imaging equipment includes Eklin digital radiology, Philips iE 33 ultrasound, 1.5T Philips Infinion MRI scanner, GE spiral CT scanner, and Enhanced Technologies digital gamma camera with large rectangular detector.  All images are digital and are stored in a central PACS allowing image viewing from throughout the hospital.  Specialty equipment for the neurology/neurosurgery service includes a CUSA, support for intracranial surgery (craniotome and intra-operative ultrasonography), electrodiagnostic equipment (including EEG, EMG, BAER, and nerve conduction velocity capabilities), a linear accelerator, and support for physical therapy (including an underwater treadmill).

Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier land-grant institutions. In the 2011 edition of U.S. News & World Report, it was ranked 38th among public universities. Auburn is a high research activity institution, offering Bachelors, First Professional, Masters, Educational Specialist, and Doctors degrees. Auburn University has 1,184 full-time faculty, 159 part-time faculty, and enrolls 25,078 students from all fifty states and nearly one hundred countries, including 20,221 undergraduates, 3,874 graduate students, and 983 first professional students Fall 2010.

The Auburn community has an excellent public school system and strong medical health facilities.  Numerous cultural and recreational venues and idyllic escapes are within one hour of Auburn.  Outdoor recreational opportunities including trails for walking or cycling, Lake Martin with 720 miles of shoreline, National Forest and State Parks are available.  The major metropolitan areas of Atlanta, Georgia, Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama are no more than a two hour drive and contain diverse personal interest points and travel venues.

Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.  

Date Posted 2/21/2013 4:49 pm 
Location Auburn, Alabama 
Compensation TBD 
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