Assistant/Associate Professor in Orthopedic Surgery

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Work type: Multi-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Veterinary Medicine/Animal Care
Department:28090000 - VM-SACS

Classification Title: AST/ASO PROF
Job Description:

The University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences invites applications from qualified individuals for a full-time, tenure-track or clinical-track position in Orthopedic Surgery (Small Animal) at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. This position provides opportunities to participate in clinical and bench-top research, as well as teaching and clinical service.  

Teaching responsibilities will include didactic and clinical training of professional students, graduate students, residents and interns, and participation in service activities of the Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery Service in the UF Small Animal Hospital.  Participation in the clinical service in the UF Veterinary Hospital includes receiving and management of orthopedic cases, consultations with within the hospital and with practicing veterinarians, participating in the growth of this service and continuing education.

The University of Florida seeks to advance scholarship and discovery in clinical and translational research; candidates will be expected to demonstrate the potential to contribute to research in advancing the discipline of small animal orthopedics. Our research facilities include 3D printing, canine gait, surgical training, and biomechanics laboratories. There are collaborative opportunities with laboratories and faculty members on the UF campus including Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and the College of Medicine. The working environment is supportive and cordial with established mentorship for new faculty. Professional growth in this position in encouraged and expected, through support for continuing education and mentorship from experienced faculty members. Opportunity is available for completion of an ACVS approved Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery.

The small animal hospital is a state-of-the-art facility with 12 operating theaters and offers a full complement of equipment and procedures such as CT, MRI, arthroscopy, mini-, large-, and ceiling-mounted C-arms, total hip replacement, numerous plate fixation systems, interlocking nail fixation, and circular external skeletal fixation.

Gainesville is located in north central Florida, but a short drive from the major cultural centers in north and central Florida (Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa). It is a dynamic and versatile university community with excellent school and health care systems and a multitude of nearby recreational opportunities. There are many opportunities for outdoor recreation including close proximity to beautiful beaches, Gulf Coast fishing towns, crystal clear warm water springs and unique wildlife.

Expected Salary:

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the candidate.

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must possess a DVM or equivalent degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

Board certification or board eligibility in the American or European Colleges of Veterinary Surgery (ACVS or ECVS) is preferred, other surgical qualifications may be considered.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

All applicants must apply online through Careers at UF in order to be considered for the position. For full consideration, applications for job number 531181 and a current curriculum vitae, letter of application, & contact information for three individuals willing to write in support of their application should be submitted online and sent electronically to Dr. Matthew Johnson, Search Committee Chair, (email: Inquiries regarding the position should be directed towards Dr. Matthew Johnson, Search Committee Chair, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, PO Box 100126, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610-0126; phone 352-294-4448, however, applications must be submitted online. Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received. The starting date, while negotiable, is expected to be November 2024.

The final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: Yes


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