Job ID: 160173

Assistant/Associate Professor of Internal Medicine

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • Jun. 7, 2021
  • Assistant/Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
  • Small Animal Clinical Sciences
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    Knoxville, TN
  • Open until filled
  • Jul. 1, 2021
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Veterinary Medicine - General

Faculty Position in Internal Medicine

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at The University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine, invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in Internal Medicine. The position is at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level, depending on qualifications and experience.

Requirements include a DVM/VMD degree or equivalent, completion of a formal residency in internal medicine, and certification or eligibility for certification by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine or European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Advanced research training (PhD or post-doctoral program) is highly desirable. The successful candidate will share an enthusiasm for teaching excellence, strong communication skills, a collaborative mindset, and compassionate patient care while actively supporting an inclusive teaching and work environment. Responsibilities include clinical and didactic teaching of professional students and house officers; research training of house officers and/or graduate students; development of a basic science or clinical research program (including the ability to acquire external funding), and participation in continuing education at local, national and international levels. The successful candidate is expected to add to the department’s reputation and make contributions to the teaching, service, and research missions of the college. Exact effort allocation will depend on the chosen candidate’s interests and qualifications.

The Medicine Service practices out of a dedicated multipurpose treatment area with separate wards for dogs and cats. The service is supported by 6 internist, 3-5 residents, 3 veterinary nurses, and 1 veterinary assistant. Endoscopy and laparoscopy are performed using state-of-the art high-definition endoscopy towers. Laser therapy is provided with a Ho-YAG laser unit. Daily service activities are supported by the Small Animal Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) – a modern facility equipped with resources and expertise (18 specialty services) needed to provide first class patient care, research, and teaching. The VMC has a comprehensive ICU and Level-2 Emergency Service providing 24/7 emergency and critical care needs to hospitalized patients and the community. The service is well supported by an expert staff of boarded criticalists, residents, and nurses. Additional support includes state-of-the-art physical therapy including hyperbaric oxygen; DEXA analysis and home-cooked diet formulation by the nutrition service; and a Varian Linear Accelerator and low-dose radiotherapy facilities. Diagnostic imaging services include digital radiography, ultrasonography, nuclear medicine, 40 slice CT and 1.5T MRI scanners and the support of boarded radiologists. An Interventional Suite includes a Philips Veradius Neo-DS C-Arm with digital subtraction and a power injector. Clinical services are supported by comprehensive endocrinology, virology, microbiology, parasitology, clinical pathology and anatomic pathology services. A full-time Veterinary Social Work program offers counseling services for clients, faculty, staff, and students. The state-of-the-art Teaching, Learning and Simulation Instruction Center will open in spring of 2022, along with a Center for Feline Health. Faculty development is supported with the Master Teacher’s Program and the South Eastern Veterinary Educators Consortium. Dedicated clinical laboratory benchtop research spaces and licensed veterinary technicians for clinical trials are available for maximizing and facilitating translational research endeavors. Research collaborations within the College of Veterinary Medicine, Institute of Agriculture and main University of Tennessee campus are available and encouraged.
Knoxville is home to the University of Tennessee flagship campus, and is a beautiful and friendly place to live. It is a short drive to 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 has a diverse and inclusive culture, a vibrant downtown with excellent shopping and restaurants; bustling farmer’s markets featuring locally grown organic produce, meats and crafts; live music of all genres, ballet, and theater; frequent art and cultural festivals; and men’s’ and women’s’ NCAA and semiprofessional sporting events.
Applications are accepted immediately; the position will remain open until filled. For further information, please contact Dr. Diane Hendrix at (865) 974-8387 or by email at 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. Diane Hendrix, Chair of the Search Committee
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
C 247 Veterinary Medical Center
Knoxville, TN 37996-4544

For additional information, applicants are directed to visit the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine web site at:
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

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  • Dr. Diane Hendrix
    Small Animal Clinical Sciences
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    C247 Veterinary Medical Center
    Knoxville, TN 37996

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