Ophthalmologist - Clinical or Tenure Track

Job Description

Qualifications: Clinical or Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Ophthalmology:  The Department of Clinical Sciences at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applications from qualified individuals for a clinical-track or tenure-track ophthalmology position at faculty rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor.  The ophthalmology section at Auburn University is committed to excellence in clinical service, teaching of professional veterinary students, and resident training.  It is complemented by specialists in small animal medicine and surgery, equine medicine and surgery, equine theriogenology, food animal theriogenology, food animal medicine and surgery, dairy medicine, anesthesia, radiology, pathology, oncology, dermatology, emergency critical care, sports medicine, and neurology. Applicants for this faculty position must hold a DVM or equivalent degree. Diplomate status or board eligibility with the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists is required.  An advanced degree, prior ophthalmology private practice, and research experience is desirable.  Residents completing programs in 2012 are strongly encouraged to apply.  Please review the position descriptions and additional requirements for application at:

Application Review: Review of applications will begin July 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

Application Procedure: Applications should include: a letter of intent describing strengths, professional goals, and his/her vision for contribution to either a tenure-track or clinical-track position, along with a curriculum vitae and names, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references.  Please send applications to:  Mrs. Paula Dawson, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Alabama  36849-5540; telephone (334) 844-5045; email:   Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Misty A. Edmondson, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Alabama 36849-5540; telephone (334) 844-4490, email: .

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in teaching, clinical service, outreach, and research.  Teaching responsibilities include the clinical and didactic instructional activities of the professional veterinary medicine and postgraduate training programs related to ophthalmology. Clinical service responsibilities include a hospital assignment of approximately 50% for tenure track and 75% for clinical track. This involves providing clinical care of patients, teaching veterinary medical students, training ophthalmology and equine residents, and consultation with private practitioners.

The clinical service provides primary patient care in the small animal hospital, and serves as consultants for equine, food animal, and exotic animal services.  Ophthalmology enjoys a diverse caseload of small animal, equine, and other species.  Research start-up funds are available.

The College of Veterinary Medicine is located on about 350 acres two miles from the main campus. The small animal teaching hospital is housed in Hoerlein Hall, which is approximately 30,000 square feet and was first occupied in 1971.  Ground will be broken for a new small animal hospital in December 2010 with completion anticipated in 2014.  A dedicated suite is planned for the Ophthalmology service with ultrasound, procedure, and ERG rooms.  A rounds room, a technologist workroom, and day-holding patient wards will also be present in the suite.  The surgical wing will include a dedicated Ophthalmology operating room.  A new 71,500 square foot state-of-the-art large animal hospital opened in 2003.  It has separate inpatient and outpatient barns, an isolation ward and covered lameness arena.  Large animal surgery is supported by four surgery suites and four recovery rooms.  Other equipment onsite include Eklin digital radiology, linear accelerator, MRI and CT imaging, 2 Phillips iE 33 ultrasound machines, and 2 Phillips HD11-XE ultrasound machines. The small animal and large animal ICU facilities are approved for ACVECC training, and have dialysis capabilities.

Auburn University 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 Doctorate 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, 3874 graduate students, and 983 first professional students Fall 2010.

The City of Auburn is located in east-central Alabama, approximately one hour from Montgomery, Alabama and two hours from Birmingham, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia and three hours from the Gulf beaches.  Auburn is an eclectic and diverse city with a rapidly growing population, blending southern tradition with progressive innovation that is derived from being the home of Auburn University.  Auburn possesses an excellent family atmosphere; the Auburn city schools were ranked 77th in the nation in 2006 by US News and World Report.  Auburn and neighboring city Opelika, are home to a vibrant and growing arts and cultural community, and feature many outdoor pursuits. For more information about the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University, please reference our website at

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required.  Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.








Date Posted 5/14/2012 8:18 am 
Location Auburn, Alabama 
Compensation TBD 
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