Emergency and Critical Care Medicine – Auburn University


The Department of Clinical Sciences at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants to fill a full-time, 12-month appointment. Depending on 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 Emergency and Critical Care Medicine.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to participate in teaching and clinical service. Teaching responsibilities include the clinical and didactic instructional activities of the professional veterinary medicine and postgraduate training programs related to emergency and critical care medicine. 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 on campus.

Requirements/Qualifications: The qualified applicant must hold a DVM or equivalent degree, have completed residency training in the American College of Veterinary Emergency Critical Care (ACVECC), and be a Diplomate of ACVECC or qualified to sit for the ACVECC certifying examination. For a tenure-track position, research experience is preferred. 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 in small group as well as large lecture hall settings.

Application Process: Applications should include a letter of intent stating professional goals, curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of three professional references. Transcripts may be requested at a later date. Please apply online on our website: http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/238. General inquiries may be directed to Dr. Robert (Bob) Kennis, Search Committee Chair (kennira@nullauburn.edu).

Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and credentials. Review of applications will commence on November 15, 2013 and will continue until a qualified applicant is recommended for appointment.

Facility Description: The Auburn University Critical Care Program is a 24 hour same-day referral center designed to serve the needs of veterinarians in the Southeast. The Intensive Care Unit of the Small Animal Teaching Hospital includes two ACVECC faculty, three ACVECC residents, one emergency and critical care intern, five rotating interns, one Critical Care Nursing Supervisor (VTS-ECC) and 17 intensive care and intermediate care unit veterinary technicians. A STAT lab is available for hematology, chemistries, blood gases, electrolytes, blood lactate, and coagulation profiles. Monitoring capabilities include telemetry, pulse oximetry, end tidal CO2, direct and indirect blood pressure, colloid osmotic pressure, urine output, and central venous pressure monitoring. Recent acquisitions include continuous renal replacement therapy and thromboelastography. Construction began on a new Small Animal Veterinary Teaching Hospital in January 2012 and is scheduled for
completion in January 2014. Expanded facilities for an intensive care unit,
intermediate care unit, and emergency room are included in the plans.
About the area: 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, other departments on the main campus, and at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Emory University Medical Schools (Atlanta, GA) are frequent.

Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier land-grant institutions. In the 2013 edition of U.S. News & World Report, it was ranked 37th among public universities. Auburn is a high research activity institution, offering Bachelors, Professional, Masters, Educational Specialist, and Doctors degrees. Auburn University has 1,192 full-time faculty, 176 part-time faculty, and enrolls 25,469 students from all fifty states and nearly one hundred countries, including 20,446 undergraduates, 4,005 graduate students, and 1,018 first professional students as of Fall 2011.

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.