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Academic Professional Track (Non-Tenure): Open Rank-Clinical

Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Canyon, TX
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Department of Veterinary Large Animal Clinical Sciences

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Texas A&M University

West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) Campus

The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, invites applications for a full-time, 11-month appointment, Beef Cattle Veterinarian at the academic rank of of clinical-track Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor based on experience. We are seeking an innovative, dynamic, clinically competent expert veterinarian with an interest and passion for providing excellent beef cattle patient care for beef cattle, providing expert consultation services for integrated production systems, and for preparing veterinary students to serve rural communities and modern food production systems. This position is part of the Veterinary Education, Research and Outreach (VERO) program on the West Texas A&M University Campus in Canyon, TX. The anticipated start date for this position is March 1st, 2020.



Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree.  Applicants must meet requirements for special or regular licensure in the State of Texas and be board certified or eligible  in a relevant specialty board including the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Large Animal, American College of Theriogenology, American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine or American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. Previous private and/or academic practice experience is preferred. If the candidate has not completed board certification at the time of hire, this must be accomplished within 3 years of hire date.

The individual selected for this position will be a critical team member at the 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 $90 million in new facilities 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 West Texas A&M University’s new Agricultural Sciences Complex and a new Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. The successful candidate will be a key member of the growing VERO team, working with other university leaders and industry partners in guiding the development and growth of this novel initiative.

Members of the VERO team are expected to support each other to promote the program 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 participate with other faculty clinicians in teaching and mentoring of WTAMU undergraduate students, WTAMU and TAMU-CVM graduate students, veterinary students, interns, and residents through the VERO program.  These educational opportunities include clinical rotations and other experiential training, didactic lectures and laboratories in the veterinary professional curriculum. The successful candidate will also share in providing veterinary care for the WTAMU Research Feedlot and WTAMU Nance Ranch. The successful candidate will develop well-organized, creative lectures and laboratory materials for courses in the undergraduate, graduate and professional veterinary educational program within the WTAMU agriculture sciences and TAMU CVM/VERO curriculums. Participation in continuing education presentations for practitioners in the state of Texas and participation in other state, national, and specialty meetings is expected. Support and training to regional producer groups and the agriculture workforce in the state of Texas is also expected.  The successful candidate's anticipated start date is expected to be prior to May, 2020.

The successful candidate will participate actively in the VERO program on a daily basis as well as Departmental, College, University and specialty organization, committee service and other leadership activities, and will demonstrate collegiality and a team-oriented attitude in all aspects of the position.

A complete position description may be found here.  Additional information about the CVM and VERO is available on our web sites: College of Veterinary Medicine and VERO .  For more information on the Canyon, TX area, please visit Canyontx.com.

Application Instructions

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. If you would like to join the established, progressive team please submit a) a statement of career goals, professional interests, teaching philosophy, b) your curriculum vitae, and c) 3 letters of reference at the following link:apply.interfolio.com/72071. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Dan Posey at dposey@cvm.tamu.edu or 979-777-3514.

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.