University of Tennessee, USA

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences of the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for two full-time tenure-track or clinical track faculty positions in veterinary cardiology. The positions are at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels. Requirements include a DVM/VMD or equivalent degree, completion of a formal residency training program in cardiology, and certification or eligibility for certification by the American or European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology). Responsibilities will be shared with another ACVIM boarded cardiologist. The Cardiology service has an ACVIM-approved residency program.

Responsibilities include clinical and didactic teaching to veterinary students, interns, and residents; clinical service in cardiology; development of a basic science or clinical research program commensurate with effort allocation; and participation in continuing education at the local and national levels.

The University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center is a modern, fully equipped facility that includes digital radiography, ultrasound, 1.5T MRI, 40-slice CT, nuclear medicine, intraoperative fluoroscopy, linear accelerator, video endoscopy, physical therapy and rehabilitation equipment, and DEXA scanning. The Cardiology service has dedicated technical support staff, designated examination and procedure rooms, an echocardiography machine, digital ECG, digital Holter units, and a new Interventional Suite/Catheter Laboratory for minimally invasive procedures. The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences includes more than 50 tenure and clinical-track faculty, including board-certified specialists in radiology, anesthesiology, surgery, internal medicine, emergency and critical care, cardiology, behavior, dermatology, dentistry, nutrition, oncology, ophthalmology, radiation oncology, sports medicine and rehabilitation, and avian and zoological medicine.

The University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center is located in Knoxville, TN, in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Knoxville is a vibrant, pet-friendly city, which was recently named by Trip Advisor as a “Top 10 Destination on the Rise”. Numerous opportunities exist to experience cultural activities and a wide array of outdoor recreational activities, including hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, and extensive road and mountain biking opportunities are available. Knoxville is within a day's drive distance of two-thirds of the population of the United States with Chattanooga, Nashville, Atlanta, Asheville, Lexington, and Cincinnati being some of the many nearby destinations. The University of Tennessee is Tennessee’s flagship land grant university and is noted for its high level of research activity. Additionally, research collaborations with regional institutions, such as Vanderbilt University, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, and UT Medical Center Preclinical Imaging Center, are possible.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Qualified individuals are invited to submit an application, including a letter of intent with a statement of professional goals, curriculum vitae, and the names of three professional references to:

Dr. Silke Hecht,
Search Chair
The University of Tennessee Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
C247 Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Knoxville, TN 37996-4544


For additional information, applicants are directed to visit the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine web site at www.vet.utk.edu/.

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.