Academic Professional Track (Non-Tenure): Clinical Assistant Professor (Soft Tissue)

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College Station, TX

Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences,

College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time clinical assistant professor, 11-month/year, non-tenure track faculty position in Large Animal Surgery. Anticipated start date is August 2020.

The academic home of this position is the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at Texas A&M University. The chosen individual will have a major instructional role in the updated, integrated and highly-experiential pre-clinical DVM curriculum. The successful candidate will utilize innovative techniques and case material as a means of teaching professional students in the three pre-clinical years of the DVM curriculum. The successful candidate will develop well-organized, creative, and interactive lectures and laboratory materials for courses in the pre-clinical professional curriculum.

In addition to didactic teaching, the successful candidate will participate in patient care on the Equine Soft Tissue Surgery Service and after-hours Emergency and Critical Care Service. The Equine Soft Tissue service provides expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of equine upper airway disorders including sinus/dental disease, urogenital procedures such as cryptorchidectomy/ovariectomy, gastrointestinal surgery, wounds, skin tumors and hernias.

The Equine Soft Tissue Surgery service works with the Equine Internal Medicine service to cover day-time emergencies and provides surgical support to the Food Animal service. Substantial effort is required for consultative services for other clinical services and referring veterinarians throughout the region. The After-Hours is an after-hours and weekend service that provides high level care to equine patients and surgical support to the Food Animal service.

The selected candidate will contribute directly to this service in a collegial, collaborative and team-centered manner to achieve the teaching and patient care missions of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, while participating collaboratively in research and other scholarly and academic citizenship activities.

At TAMU, pre-clinical teaching occurs in the Veterinary & Biomedical Education Complex (VBEC), a 330,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility which opened in August 2016. Located adjacent to the Large Animal Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, VBEC is home to a variety of educational venues for lectures, small group learning, and an array of active hands-on skills training. The clinical skills lab provides low to high fidelity skills trainers including SynDaver® models and ultrasonography machines. This complex houses the DVM Center for Educational Technologies, which provides pedagogical support to faculty for teaching and learning. In addition, VBEC houses the Wellness Room, equipped with weights, treadmills, elliptical machines, and locker rooms, which are available to faculty, staff, and students in our college.

The Large Animal Hospital at Texas A&M is totally climate-controlled with separate facilities for isolation and theriogenology cases. The intensive care unit is fully-staffed 24 hours per day and 365 days per year. Clinical services in the hospital include equine orthopedic surgery, equine soft tissue surgery, equine internal medicine, equine sports medicine & imaging, equine theriogenology, and food animal medicine & surgery. Equine and food animal field services provide ambulatory services.

An isolation ward is used for housing horses with potentially transmissible disorders. The imaging facilities within the large animal hospital include a dedicated ultrasonography room with numerous start-of-the art ultrasound units, 3 dedicated radiography rooms (3 digital radiograph units), and a full array of endoscopic equipment. There is an attached Diagnostic Imaging and Cancer Treatment Center which houses additional imaging equipment including a 3T Siemens Verio MRI, and a 40-slice Siemens computed tomography unit designed to accommodate both small animals and horses. Outdoor facilities include a covered lameness area and a covered riding arena, and a non-climate controlled theriogenology pavilion.

Qualifications

  • Applicants must have a DVM/VMD or equivalent degree.
  • Applicants must be board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS).
  • Applicants must be board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS).
  • Applicants with board certification in Emergency & Critical Care or a professional interest in emergency and critical care is desirable.
  • Applicants are required to have interest, experience, training and expertise in teaching in both the pre-clinical and clinical programs, and provide high-quality patient care for a referral population of large animal surgical patients.
  • Applicants must meet requirements for licensure in the State of Texas.
  • Applicants must have a collegial, team-centered work attitude and excellent communication skills with animal owners, faculty colleagues, veterinary students, house officers, technicians and hospital staff.

A complete position description may be found here. Additional information about the department is available on our web sites (College of Veterinary Medicine and Large Animal Hospital). For more information on the Bryan/College Station area, please visit ExperienceBCS.com.

If you would like to join the established, progressive team in Equine Soft Tissue Surgery and Emergency Services at Texas A&M University, please submit the following documents into Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/74667: a) a statement of career goals, professional interests and teaching philosophy, b) your current curriculum vitae, and c) contact information for three references. For further information, contact:

Dr. Carolyn Arnold, Chair of Search Committee

Associate Professor

Large Animal Clinical Sciences

College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Texas A&M University

4475 TAMU

College Station, TX 77843-4475

Phone or e-mail inquiries may be made directly to (979) 845-9127; (979) 847-8863 (fax), or [email protected] respectively. Application review will begin on April 1, 2020 and applications will be considered until the position is filled.

How to apply

A complete position description may be found here. Additional information about the department is available on our web sites (College of Veterinary Medicine and Large Animal Hospital). For more information on the Bryan/College Station area, please visit ExperienceBCS.com.

If you would like to join the established, progressive team in Equine Soft Tissue Surgery and Emergency Services at Texas A&M University, please submit the following documents into Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/74667: a) a statement of career goals, professional interests and teaching philosophy, b) your current curriculum vitae, and c) contact information for three references. For further information, contact:

Dr. Carolyn Arnold, Chair of Search Committee
Associate Professor
Large Animal Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Texas A&M University
4475 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4475
Phone or e-mail inquiries may be made directly to (979) 845-9127; (979) 847-8863 (fax), or [email protected] respectively. Application review will begin on April 1, 2020 and applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Located in College Station, Texas, which is located about 90 miles northwest of Houston. Home to more than 50,000 students, ranking as the sixth-largest university in the country, with more than 360,000 former students worldwide. Holds membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities, one of only 61 institutions with this distinction.