Associate/Assistant Professor, Small Animal Clinic

St. George's University

Grenada

June 30, 2022

Job overview

Description

St. George’s University invites applicants for a full-time Associate/Assistant Professor, in a Small Animal Clinic in the School of Veterinary Medicine

 

Job Description

Objective

The faculty of St George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine are dedicated to upholding the mission of providing an international, culturally diverse environment in which students learn the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for postgraduate training in the Veterinary profession while being inspired to develop compassion, curiosity, tolerance and a commitment to animals and society, a dedication to life-long learning and an understanding of the vital role of research in Veterinary Medicine.

Essential Functions

Instructional Activities:

Deliver lectures in following courses/disciplines:

  • Introduction to Clinical Rotations (SAMS 528)
  • Introduction to Clinic Practice (SAMS 526)
  • Veterinary Physical Diagnosis (SAMS 515)
  • Clinical Orientation (LAMS 502)
  • Professional Development (LAM 541)
  • Clinical Communication Skills Labs in the Professional Veterinary Development course (LAMS 533)

Participate in clinical and academic teaching services offered by the SAC including oversight and supervision of students on companion animal medicine rotations/labs, surgery rotations/labs, Emergency and critical rotations/labs, management of hospitalized cases, outpatient procedures, physical exam labs, perform routine and emergency surgeries and procedures, and daily cage side rounds, student clubs lectures and labs.

Instruction of students in all aspects of general practice and emergency and critical care, clinical teaching of third year veterinary students.

Supplemental teaching

  • In addition to teaching in the core courses for the DVM program, faculty may be required to support departmental teaching in the graduate program and the pre-veterinary program as well as the Integrated Team Instruction delivery of the DVM program – a small group based curriculum delivery.
  • Deliver lectures in following courses/disciplines:
  • Clinical mentorship, supervision, and training of junior faculty
  • Clinical mentorship and supervision of technicians and assistants.

Research and Scholarly Activities:

  • Actively engage in a research topic in a relevant area
  • Support student research and learning through supervision and mentoring of selected students
  • Contribute to curriculum review and innovation.
  • Practice continuous quality improvement of the courses and content delivered by the department 
  • Active participation in scientific/educational conferences and Continued Education.

Service

  • Participate in the following University activities:
  • Provide clinical service on medicine, emergency and critical care and surgery services
  • Manage critically ill hospitalized patients
  • Work with emergency cases and after hours shifts on a rotational basis, including but not limited to overnights and weekends and should enjoy working with veterinary students in a clinical educational setting.
  • Be available to work at the Small Animal Clinic all year round, except for a 30 days vacation period.
  • Faculty Senate
  • Departmental Reviews (as required)
  • Faculty Meetings (as required)
  • Special Committee Assignments (as assigned by the Dean)
  • Administrative roles, as assigned by the Chair of the Department and/or the Dean
  • Outreach efforts in the local community.
  • Contribute to the academic advisory system for all students enrolled on the DVM program.

Desirable Qualities

  • Experience in small animal emergency medicine, surgery and internal medicine
  • Experience teaching a clinical skills curriculum
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A commitment to the education of veterinary professionals.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal communication skills and a positive attitude toward student enrichment in all areas of academic and practical preparatory coursework.

 

Qualifications

  • DVM or 10 + years DVM experience (small animal practice and emergency medicine)
  • Preferred DVM, MSc with Board Certification, or board eligible

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • This is a full time position in the Caribbean island of Grenada.
  • Candidates must be fully vaccinated with a WHO approved vaccine, and be willing to show proof of vaccination to be considered for employment.
  • To ensure full consideration, complete application materials including CV, Cover Letter and names and email address of three references must be submitted.
  • Salary is competitive and paid in US dollars.
  • Review of applicants will be ongoing until the position is filled.