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Academic Professional Track (Non-Tenure): Lecturer


Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Location
College Station, TX
Open Date
12/2/2019
Position ID
71986
Description

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time 11-month appointment, non-tenure-track Lecturer position for both traditional small animal primary care medicine and exotic companion animal medicine. The anticipated start date for this position will be determined by chosen candidate availability in collaboration with the department. 

The successful candidate will devote approximately 85-90% of his or her time to providing clinical service as a member of the small animal Primary Care Services. Duties will include patient care, consultation with other services as needed, and instruction of students and house officers assigned to the service in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH). Opportunities for scholarship will be limited, and might include classroom teaching, further development of the clinical service, and academic service as assigned. Clinical responsibilities will include primary medical and surgical management of traditional and exotic companion animal cases, instruction of veterinary students, and mentorship of interns and residents as needed. The successful candidate can be involved with the Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center, which houses an on-campus aviary with ~200 birds used for teaching, outreach, and research.

The Primary Care Service is staffed with a team of five clinicians and four technicians. The Primary Care Service utilizes general VMTH resources including digital radiography suites equipped with PACS image storage, eFilm and OrthoviewVet templating software; and a 40 slice CT, 3T MRI, and helical tomotherapy unit onsite. The hospital maintains Mimics and Echopixel licenses for three-dimensional reconstruction, with easy access to 3D printers. The VMTH also has utilized the following items for the diagnosis and treatment of exotic companion animal disorders, including: a Storz endoscopy tower with rigid endoscopes, Abaxis vetscan vs2 analyzer, 8 general incubators, and 1 incubator with oxygen capabilities for exotic companion animal species. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact with over 50 faculty members in the small animal hospital, and 35 interns and residents from both medical and surgical services in the department.

The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is a spacious facility (9000 ft2)  with sophisticated diagnostic and patient care equipment, including two modern digital radiography suites equipped with PACS image storage, eFilm, OrthoviewVet templating, and VelocityAI software for image fusion, analysis, and contour generation, and a 40 slice CT, 3T MRI, and a helical tomotherapy unit with MVCT onboard imaging onsite. In addition, nuclear scintigraphy, force-plate and kinematic gait analysis, PET/CT, and laboratories are available to facilitate development of novel procedures and treatments. The hospital maintains Mimics and Echopixel licenses for three-dimensional reconstruction, with easy access to 3D printers (Gigabot, Stratasys) and other rapid prototyping technologies. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact with over 50 faculty members in the small animal hospital, and 35 interns and residents in the other medical and surgical services in the department.

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 60,000 students are enrolled in the University’s 10 academic colleges with approximately 9,000 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 and the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences has just celebrated its 100th year anniversary.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a DVM degree (or equivalent). Preference will be given to applicants with experience in exotic companion animal practice and to those who have obtained American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) certification in any of the following areas:  Avian, Exotic Companion Mammal, and/or Reptile and Amphibian practice. Diplomates of the American College of Zoological Medicine are also welcome to apply. Applicants must be licensed or eligible to be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Texas.

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 apply.interfolio.com/71986. Applications will be reviewed starting January 6, 2020, and will be considered until the position is full.

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Erin Scott (Chair, Search Committee) at (979) 845-2351 (phone) or escott@cvm.tamu.edu (email).  Texas A&M University is a smoke-free workplace.

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

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 and implements policies that contribute to work-life balance.