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Academic Professional Track (Non-Tenure): Open Rank-Clinical - Veterinary Clinical Pathology


Veterinary Pathobiology

Location
College Station, TX
Open Date
4/15/2022
Position ID
104687
Description

The Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS), at Texas A&M University (TAMU) is seeking a motivated individual for a full-time faculty position in veterinary clinical pathology. This 11-month appointment beginning June 1, 2022, may be at the rank of Clinical Assistant or Clinical Associate Professor, commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree, be able to hold a Texas state veterinary license, and either have board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) in Clinical Pathology or be eligible to take Phase II of the ACVP clinical pathology board examination in August of 2022. A Ph.D. or other advanced training in pathology is desired, but not required.

The academic professional track faculty hire will devote approximately 30-40% effort to diagnostic service, 20-30% to teaching, 15-30% to scholarly activities, and 10% to academic citizenship (service).

1. Diagnostic service: The faculty member will share service responsibilities with the team of four full-time clinical pathologists, three clinical pathology residents, six full-time laboratory staff members, and many student workers. Service includes evaluating a variety of cytologic, hematologic, and urologic samples from the Small and Large Animal Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospitals, as well as reviewing clinical chemistry and coagulation panels for patients and assisting with QA/QC. Duties also include discussing cases with clinicians, residents, medical technologists, veterinary technicians, and students. Candidates who are interested in developing/continuing a strong independent pathology diagnostic service program are highly encouraged to apply and will be given the strongest consideration for this position.

2. Teaching: The faculty member will participate in the clinical training of pathology residents and veterinary students. Teaching responsibilities include instruction of didactic and clinical courses for students in multiple years of the veterinary curriculum, graduate courses for residents, participation in a variety of department and interdepartmental rounds and seminars, and oversight of rotating interns and residents. The faculty member should be an effective teacher, able to work with persons from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. The development of innovative instructional delivery is encouraged and valued.

3. Scholarly activity and academic citizenship: The faculty member will contribute to collaborative research and scholarly activity that is synergistic with the College’s research, teaching, and clinical service missions. For individuals with the appropriate interests and expertise, engagement in independent, clinically-oriented research is encouraged. Promotion of departmental camaraderie and collegiality through participation in scholastic service is expected, in support of academic citizenship.

The Department of Veterinary Pathobiology includes over 50 faculty members with diverse backgrounds and scholarly interests. Research strengths in the college include infectious diseases and biodefense, epidemiology and public health, biomedical genomics, cardiovascular sciences, neuroscience, reproductive biology, toxicology, and oncology. Collaborative research activity is available via affiliations with a variety of neighboring institutions, including the Texas A&M Health Science Center, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Texas Heart Institute, University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, and Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. 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 CVMBS 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.

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environments for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values. Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Educator dedicated to excellence through diversity.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree, be able to hold a Texas state veterinary license, and either have board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) in Clinical Pathology or be eligible to take Phase II of the ACVP clinical pathology board examination in August of 2022. A Ph.D. or other advanced training in pathology is desired, but not required.

Application Instructions

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 at http://apply.interfolio.com/104687. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applicants needing more information are encouraged to email Robin Williams-Callahan (rbenbow@tamu.edu) or Dr. Mark C. Johnson (mjohnson@cvm.tamu.edu), chair of the search committee.

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore has a Dual Career Program and implements policies that contribute to work-life balance.