The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, assistant or associate professor in comparative ophthalmology on an 11-month appointment. This position has an anticipated start date in Spring 2023
The successful candidate will devote up to 40% of his or her time to instruction, consultation and patient care in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH). The remaining time will be devoted to integrative classroom and laboratory teaching, development of a creative program of scholarship and research, and academic service. Clinical duties will be shared among a total of three board-certified ophthalmologists and 2 ophthalmology residents. The Ophthalmology Service evaluates approximately 1100 small animal- and approximately 150 large animal-cases per year with the Ophthalmology clinicians additionally consulting on approximately 300-400 hospital cases per year. Clinical responsibilities will include primary medical and surgical management of cases, instruction of veterinary students, mentorship of interns and residents, and participation in after-hours emergency coverage, shared equally among three faculty members. Additionally, we expect the successful candidate will develop an independent and collaborative research program. The remaining time will be devoted to classroom and laboratory teaching, and academic service. Active supervision of house officers and in-depth participation in resident training (including rounds, journal club, and back-up support) is expected. Collegiality is highly valued at Texas A&M, and candidates are expected to demonstrate institutional citizenship and be able to work well with others.
Numerous opportunities for research exist throughout the college and university. Laboratory space is available as needed and the CVMBS has a pool of qualified graduate students seeking a degree in biomedical sciences. The university also has animal care facilities for a variety of research animals and several dedicated areas for conducting animal research. A generous start-up package will be available commensurate with the track record and needs of the individual. The VMTH has capable personnel and modern technology including but not limited to infrared and full spectrum digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras, Kowa RC-2 digitally converted fundus camera, 3D printed ODocs universal smartphone fundoscopy adapter, 35mHz high resolution ocular ultrasound, HRT III corneal confocal microscopy, cloud-based ocular imaging archive shared among residents and faculty, small animal and large animal ophthalmology-dedicated operating rooms, 2 operating microscopes with operating microscope image capture systems, Alexos (An-vision) and Compact Intuitiv (AMO) cataract surgery units, Endo Optiks E2 endolaser, Iridex diode laser with transpupillary headset and microscope compatibility, indocyanine green photodynamic therapy-FOX laser system, 3-D printing, advanced imaging (3T MRI, 40-slice CT) and an active multidisciplinary interventional radiology service, and two in-house pharmacists with compounding capability. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact with over 60 faculty members in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences and an active group of house officers that includes more than 50 rotating interns and residents in the other medical and surgical disciplines.
Texas A&M University is the oldest public institution of higher education in Texas and one of the nation’s largest and most dynamic universities. More than 70,000 students are enrolled in the University’s 11 academic colleges with over 10,000 pursuing graduate or professional degrees. Texas A&M University is a major research university with a growing international focus, and outstanding public and private support