The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS), Texas A&M University, invites applications for a full-time, clinical-track faculty position with an 11-month appointment in Dairy Cattle Production at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor based on experience. We are seeking an innovative, dynamic, clinically competent veterinarian with an interest and passion for preparing veterinary students to serve rural communities and modern food production systems, providing expert consultation services for integrated production systems, and providing excellent patient care for dairy cattle. In addition to teaching, opportunities to conduct outreach and research are available. This position is part of the Veterinary Education, Research and Outreach (VERO) program on the West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) Campus in Canyon, TX.
The individual selected for this position will be a crucial team member in the VMBS VERO program, an exciting new collaborative initiative in the heart of one of the most productive animal agricultural regions in the world. The Texas A&M System has invested nearly $160 million in new facilities and programs in Canyon, TX to promote the future of agriculture and animal health in the region. The new state-of-the-art VERO program is one part of this initiative and is co-located with WTAMU’s new Agricultural Sciences Complex, a new Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, and the soon-to-be-completed Texas A&M AgriLife Research building. The successful candidate will be a key member of the growing multidisciplinary VERO and WTAMU-AGS (Department of Agricultural Sciences) team, working with other university leaders and industry partners in guiding the development and growth of this novel initiative.
The successful candidate will participate with other faculty in teaching and mentoring of VMBS veterinary students, graduate students, interns, and residents along with WTAMU-AGS undergraduate and graduate students. These educational opportunities include clinical rotations and other experiential training along with didactic lectures and laboratories. Participation in continuing education for veterinarians and producers at the regional, state, or national level is expected. The successful candidate will also share in providing veterinary care for WTAMU livestock units.
Members of the VERO team are expected to support each other to promote the program’s mission, and must have strong positive interpersonal skills along with a demonstrated record of promoting highly collegial and collaborative team interactions. The successful candidate will also commit to holding themselves and colleagues accountable to the VMBS code of professional conduct.
In addition to abundant teaching opportunities, collaborative research opportunities with TAMU, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, WTAMU and private industry partners also exist. The Texas Panhandle and Eastern New Mexico is the third most productive dairy region in the United States accounting for $4.5 billion in annual revenue. Of the approximately 600,000 lactating dairy cows in the state of Texas, 450,000 are located in the Texas Panhandle.
Additional information about VMBS, VERO, and WTAMU-AGS is available on our web sites: School of Veterinary Medicine, VERO, VLCS, WTAMU, and Research. Information about the Texas dairy industry can be found here. For more information on the Canyon, TX area, please visit Canyontx.com.