Large Animal Emergency Faculty and Teaching Position
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 assistant professor, 11-month/year, clinical non-tenure track faculty position in Large Animal Surgery. Anticipated start date is August 2020. Applicants must have a DVM/VMD or equivalent degree. Applicants must be board-certified or board eligible 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 are 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.
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 after-hours Emergency & Critical Care Service. 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.
If you would like to join the established, progressive team in Emergency Services at Texas A&M University, please submit the following documents into Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/77481: a) a statement of career goals, professional interests, clinical service teaching philosophy, and experiences and commitment to diversity and inclusion, b) your current curriculum vitae, including status of board certification, and c) contact information for three references. For further information, contact:
Dr. Carolyn Arnold, Chair of Search Committee
Large Animal Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Texas A&M University
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 September 1, 2020 and applications will be considered until the position is filled.
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About Texas A&M University
Our college was established in 1916 and since that time, we have graduated over 6000 veterinarians. We are one of only 31 Colleges of Veterinary Medicine in the United States and Canada. Texas Aggie veterinarians proudly serve our state, our nation and indeed the world in countless ways. From highly sophisticated veterinary practices serving the 19 million residents of Texas and their animals to military, industrial, government and university roles, Aggie veterinarians hold positions of prestige and responsibility.
The faculty and staff of the college are committed to exceptional teaching, research and patient care. Our research addresses significant problems in both animal and human health, which impacts both Texas and the entire nation. Our Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital provides patient care services to thousands of animals owned by Texans every year.