Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor in Community Practice
University of California-Davis
Location: Davis, California
Type: Full Time
Dependent on qualifications and experience
DVM or equivalent
Internal Number: JPF05285
The Department of Medicine and Epidemiology in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California-Davis is recruiting for a Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor in Community Practice.
Clinical: The position includes a 90% clinical commitment to the Community Practice Service of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH). The individual will be responsible for directing, instructing and supervising veterinary students; providing health care and service to patients; and advising and consulting with clients and other veterinarians. The individual is expected to demonstrate distinction in clinical practice.
Teaching: The primary teaching responsibility will be daily supervision and instruction of senior students in small animal community practice, including general medicine, routine dental treatments, and entry-level surgeries. Other responsibilities may include participation in a limited number of didactic lectures regarding wellness care, participation in laboratories in the DVM professional curriculum that relate to doctoring skills, surgical skills, and other clinical techniques; and contributing to the growth and development of an integrated community practice service that incorporates wellness, medicine, and surgery. The individual hired is expected to demonstrate excellence in clinical teaching. Applicants with experience in teaching at the staff, local veterinary medical association or community level are preferred.
Professional Competence: The individual is expected to advance the discipline of community practice within the VMTH, through participation and leadership in providing high quality patient care in the hospital environment. They are expected to work collegially with other services in the VMTH to reinforce the VMTH team environment, including offering referral of patients that could benefit from specialist care to the specialty clinic. Faculty are expected to attain specialty board certification within 5 years of hire and must demonstrate a high level of clinical/diagnostic competence and be recognized for accomplishment in a focused area of clinical or diagnostic practice.
Creative Scholarship: Creative scholarship is an expectation for faculty in the Health Science Clinical Professor series. It is typically derived from clinical teaching and professional service activities and is evaluated in the context of heavy clinical commitment. Examples of activities qualifying as creative scholarship in this series include participation in the advancement of professional education; publication of case reports, clinical reviews, other scholarly work, or development of or contributions to clinical guidelines or pathways that advance the discipline; contributions to professional clinical education, curriculum or training development; contributions to clinical service through program administration, enhanced clinical care, and community outreach; and development of or contributions to administration (supervision) of a clinical service.
Service: University and public service through committee work, participation in professional organizations, and other appropriate means is required. Active participation and engagement in developing/maintaining continuing education activities of the VMTH as it relates to community practice is required.
QUALIFICATIONS: Veterinarian with competence and advanced clinical skills in small animal primary care. Board certification or eligibility in a relevant specialty such as American Board of Veterinary Practitioners is preferred but not required. A minimum of 5 years of experience in veterinary primary care practice is required and greater than 8 years is preferred. Clinical experience and competence in small animal primary care medicine, preventative care, general dentistry and surgery are required. A demonstrated aptitude/experience in the principles of veterinary practice management is preferred. A demonstrated aptitude/experience with teaching, particularly clinical instruction is required. USDA accreditation will be required within one year of hire. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere are required. 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 can obtain a University License (California Business and Professions Code Section 4848.1).
APPLICATION PROCESS: To receive fullest consideration, applications must be received by January 2, 2023, position open until filled. Interested applicants should submit 1) a letter of intent outlining interest in the position, overall related qualifications and experience and career goals; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a statement (2-page maximum) summarizing clinical teaching philosophy; 4) a statement summarizing experience and professional contributions in the area of equity and diversity; and 5) the names and addresses of four professional references from three veterinary colleagues and one staff colleague. Application materials must be submitted by using the University’s online submission program, https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05285
The University of California, Davis and the Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, 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 is a smoke and tobacco free campus. UC Davis supports family friendly recruitments: https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/work-life.
The School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis is the premier health resource for California’s animal populations. It is one of 28 veterinary schools in the United States which advance the health of animals through education, research and public service.