Assistant/Associate Professor of Equine Soft Tissue Surgery (Tenure-Track)
Texas A&M University
Location: College Station, Texas
Type: Full Time
DVM or equivalent
The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS), Texas A&M University (TAMU) invites applications for a full-time, 11- month/year, track faculty position in Equine Soft Tissue Surgery. This appointment may be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.
The tenure-track faculty hire will devote approximately 30-50% to scholarly activities, 30-50% effort to clinical service, 10% to teaching, and 10% to academic citizenship (service).
1. Scholarly activity: The faculty member will be expected to engage in scholarly activity that is synergistic with the College’s research, teaching, and clinical service missions. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally funded, creative and productive research program in relevant fields of interest that could involve professional students, residents, and/or graduate students. Contributions to collaborative research are also valued. A start-up support package will be provided.
2. Clinical service: The Equine Soft Tissue Surgery service is shared by 2 surgeons who rotate blocks on service. It is staffed with 2 full-time technicians and is assigned to surgery residents and interns. The caseload consists of upper airway, urogenital, gastrointestinal and body wall/integument cases. The service sees both elective and emergency cases, with surgeons sharing in after-hours and holiday coverage. Available diagnostic equipment includes 1m and 3m endoscopes, dynamic endoscopy, ultrasound, radiology including CT/MRI capabilities. Five OR suites accommodate orthopedic, soft tissue, and colic cases as well as separate standing surgery suites for laparoscopy/laser surgery and dental procedures. An intensive care unit and isolation facility is available to all clinicians and is fully staffed 24 hours per day and 365 days per year. Outdoor facilities include a covered riding arena and non-climate-controlled stalls.
3. Teaching: The faculty member will participate in the clinical training of surgery residents, interns and veterinary students. Teaching responsibilities include instruction of didactic courses for students in preclinical portion of the veterinary curriculum, clinical instruction of fourth year veterinary students on the soft tissue rotation, participation in a variety of department and interdepartmental rounds and seminars, and training of rotating interns and residents. The faculty member should be an effective teacher, and able to work with persons from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. The development of innovative instructional delivery is encouraged and valued.
4. Academic citizenship: Promotion of departmental camaraderie and collegiality through participation in scholastic service is expected.
The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences includes over 40 faculty members with diverse backgrounds and scholarly interests. Clinical units at College Station include Equine Internal Medicine, Equine Surgery, Equine Theriogenology, Equine Field Services, Food Animal Medicine and Surgery, Food Animal Field Services and Radiology. The community of Bryan and College Station have a combined approximate population of 270,000 and are an expanding and diverse metropolitan area with a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a relatively low cost of living.
Our programs aim to ensure that the VMBS Community is representative, follows best practices, and creates a climate of inclusion. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Disability Resource Office.
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To apply, applicants should submit a letter of application describing their interest in the position, a curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references. Applications must be submitted online, http://apply.interfolio.com/117903. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applicants needing more information are encouraged to email Dr. Kati Glass (firstname.lastname@example.org), chair of the search committee
Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree, be able to hold a Texas state veterinary license, and have board certification by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) or be eligible to take Phase II of the ACVS examination. A PhD is considered beneficial. 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.
Texas A&M opened its doors in 1876 as the state's first public institution of higher learning. Today, we stand as a research-intensive flagship university dedicated to sending Aggie leaders out into the world prepared to take on the challenges of tomorrow. At the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (SVMBS), we support collaboration and teamwork that turns today's discoveries into proactive solutions for animals, humans, and the environment. We teach the next generation of large animal veterinarians and researchers, explore answers to veterinary medical problems, and provide optimal care for animals.