The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time Academic Professional Track (Non-Tenure) position with a 11 month academic appointment beginning 2022 Fall Semester. Applicants will be considered for the titles of Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor depending on qualifications. This individual will serve as a veterinary radiologist in the new 2+2 DVM program at the Texas A&M Veterinary Education, Research & Outreach (VERO) center at West Texas A&M University campus in Canyon, Texas. Developed as part of the Texas commitment to animals and agriculture, VERO represents a dynamic partnership between the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and West Texas A&M University (https://vetmed.tamu.edu/vero/team/) and is set in the heart of one of the most productive animal agricultural regions in the world. VERO provides unprecedented opportunities for veterinary education and collaboration with industry partners and stakeholders from the region and across the nation. Canyon, Texas is located in the Texas Panhandle, nearby is Palo Duro Canyon State Park, home to the second largest canyon in the country. This area provides scenic hiking, biking, camping and horseback riding. Winter skiing in Taos, NM is within driving distance.
The veterinary radiologist will be stationed in Canyon, TX, and will have an academic home in the CVMBS Veterinary Large Animal Clinical Sciences department. The successful applicant will work collaboratively with VERO-based faculty, members of other disciplines, as well as faculty members located on the College Station campus to administer the 2+2 veterinary curriculum. Applicants must hold a DVM or equivalent degree. Residency training and/or board eligibility or certification (e.g. ACVR, ECDVI) is encouraged.
Teaching responsibilities for this position include pre-clinical education at VERO (30%), clinical education and service (20%) and resident training (20%). The remainder of the faculty appointment will be devoted to scholarship (research) and academic citizenship, including contributing to the diversity and inclusion missions of Texas A&M University. Scholarship may include collaborative research or scholarship of teaching and learning in the desired area of interest.
Pre-clinical teaching responsibilities will include delivery of veterinary content related to diagnostic imaging and associated skills training (radiology + ultrasound) in the first two years of the DVM curriculum to a small cohort of eighteen veterinary students. This unique DVM program boasts a 1:1 student to faculty ratio and is committed to providing state-of-the-art learning opportunities for the 2+2 students. The Texas A&M DVM curriculum is integrated and highly experiential, and veterinary radiologists with interests in small-group teaching and active learning are encouraged to apply. Instruction in courses surrounding clinical skills, professional skills, and critical thinking as it pertains to diagnostic imaging and clinical practice is expected. The DVM 2+2 faculty will be asked to “cross-over” and teach in multiple courses to reinforce content related to their subject matter interest across the 2+2 program.
Clinical education and service and resident teaching will be delivered remotely through participation in clinical duties of the Texas A&M University Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in College Station with the occasional opportunity for on-site clinical duty. These teaching responsibilities will include supervising and mentoring house officers and fourth year veterinary students, participating in clinical rounds, case discussions, image interpretations and other teaching opportunities.
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