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Academic Professional Track (Non-Tenure): Open Rank-Clinical Small Animal Medical Educator

Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Canyon, TX
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The Department of Veterinary Small Animal Clinical Sciences (VSCS) in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) (http://vetmed.tamu.edu/) at Texas A&M University invites applications for one clinical-track (non-tenure) Assistant, Associate or full Professor position to serve as Small Animal Medical Educator in our 2+2 DVM program at the Texas A&M University Veterinary Education, Research & Outreach (VERO) center on the 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 University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and West Texas A&M University 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 successful candidate will have an academic home in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences and 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.  The successful applicant will be expected to devote approximately 80-85% effort to teaching, 5-10% to scholarship (research) and approximately 10% effort to academic citizenship, including contributing to the diversity and inclusion missions of Texas A&M University (service).  Scholarship may include collaborative research, or scholarship of teaching and learning in their area of interest. 

Teaching responsibilities will include delivery of small animal courses in the first two years of the DVM curriculum to a small cohort of eighteen veterinary students.  This curriculum is integrated and highly experiential, and small animal veterinarians with interest in small-group teaching and active learning are encouraged to apply.  Instruction in department-specific courses surrounding clinical skills, professional skills, and critical thinking as it pertains to small animal clinical practice will be expected.  Faculty in the DVM 2+2 program 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.

For any additional information or questions regarding the small animal medical educator positions or the 2+2 program, please contact Dr. Kathleen Aicher (kaicher@cvm.tamu.edu) or Dr. Kristin Chaney (kchaney@cvm.tamu.edu).  This is a new program and adjustments in the position design and flexibility in the faculty appointment will be considered.


Applicants must hold a DVM or equivalent degree.  Residency training and/or board certification (e.g. ACVIM, ABVP) is encouraged. Applicants must be licensed or eligible for regular or special licenses to practice veterinary medicine in Texas. Additionally, applicants must have experience teaching and/or training veterinary students and/or veterinarians.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates must submit 1) a cover letter (including career and service goals, professional interest, teaching philosophy), 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) names of three individuals who have been requested by the applicant to act as references to the search committee chair. Applications must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/108048.

Application screening will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Kathleen Aicher (Chair, Search Committee) at  kaicher@cvm.tamu.edu (email).

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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.