The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure clinical track faculty position in small animal surgical oncology on an 11- month appointment with an anticipated start date in Spring 2021.
The successful candidate will devote approximately 65% time to clinical instruction and patient care in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Clinical duties and continued development of the oncology service will be shared with 3 medical oncologists, 2 radiation oncologists, 2 other surgeons (non-fellowship trained), and house officers. Clinical responsibilities will include primary management of cases, instruction of veterinary students, mentorship of interns and residents (surgical and oncologic), and participation in after-hours surgical emergency coverage. Additionally, we expect the successful candidate will develop a collaborative research program, focused on the fields of oncology, surgery, and/or translational biology. The remaining time will be devoted to classroom and laboratory teaching, the development of expertise in novel surgical procedures, and academic service.
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.