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 Assistant 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 have board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in Clinical Pathology. A PhD or other advanced research training in pathology is required.
The tenure-track faculty hire will devote approximately 40-60% to scholarly activities, 20-30% effort to diagnostic service, 10-20% 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Academic citizenship: Promotion of departmental camaraderie and collegiality through participation in scholastic service is expected.
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.
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