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Tenured/Tenure-Track: Open Rank in Surgical Oncology

Small Animal Clinical Sciences

College Station, TX
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The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty position (Tenure-Track Assistant professor or Tenured Associate Professor) in small animal surgical oncology on an 11-month appointment with an anticipated start date in Spring 2021.

The successful candidate will devote 40-50% 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 tenure track candidate will develop an independent and collaborative research program, focused on the fields of oncology, surgery, and 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 with sophisticated diagnostic and patient care equipment, including two modern digital radiography suites equipped with PACS image storage, eFilm and OrthoviewVet templating software; complete arthroscopy capabilities; two intraoperative fluoroscopy units; surgical microscopy, image-guidance, a cavitronic ultrasonic aspirator, and a 40 slice CT, 3T MRI, and CT Tomotherapy unit onsite. In addition, nuclear scintigraphy, force-plate and kinematic gait analysis, 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. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact with over 50 faculty members in the small animal hospital, and approximately 48 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.


An applicant must hold a DVM or equivalent veterinary degree and must be a Diplomate of the American or European Colleges of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS/ECVS). Additionally, applicants must have completed or be in the process of completing a surgical oncology fellowship registered with ACVS.  Applicants must be licensed or eligible for regular or special licenses to practice veterinary medicine in Texas.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit a statement of career goals and professional interests, curriculum vitae, and the names of 3 individuals who have been requested by the candidate to provide letters of professional reference online at http://apply.interfolio.com/80924.  Application review will begin 12/1/2020 and applications will be considered until the position is filled.  Please send applications to Dr. Heather Robles (Chair, Search Committee), Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, 4474 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-4474.  Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Heather Robles at 979-845-2351 (phone), 979-845-6978 (fax), or hwilson@cvm.tamu.edu (e-mail).

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.