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

Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Canyon, TX
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The College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) at Texas A&M University (http://vetmed.tamu.edu/)  invites applications for a non-tenure clinical track Assistant, Associate or full Professor position to serve as a veterinary anesthesia educator in the new 2+2 DVM program at the Texas A&M Veterinary Education, Research & Outreach (VERO) center at West Texas A&M University campus in Canyon, Texas (https://vetmed.tamu.edu/vero/employment-opportunities/). The estimated start date for this position is September 1, 2022. Developed as part of the Texas commitment to animals and agriculture, VERO represents a dynamic partnership between the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and West Texas A&M University (https://vetmed.tamu.edu/vero/team/) and is set in the heart of one of the most productive animal agricultural regions in the world.  VERO provides unprecedented opportunities for veterinary education and collaboration with industry partners and stakeholders from the region and across the nation. Canyon, Texas is located in the Texas Panhandle. Nearby is Palo Duro Canyon State Park, home to the second largest canyon in the country.  This area provides scenic hiking, biking, camping and horseback riding.  Winter skiing in Taos, NM is within driving distance.

The successful candidate will have an academic home in the Veterinary Small Animal Clinical Sciences department and will work collaboratively with VERO-based faculty, members of other disciplines, as well as faculty members located on the College Station campus to administer the 2+2 veterinary curriculum. 

The successful applicant will be expected to devote approximately 80-85% effort to teaching, 5-10% to scholarship (research) and approximately 10% effort to academic citizenship, including contributing to the diversity and inclusion missions of Texas A&M University (service).  Scholarship may include collaborative research, or scholarship of teaching and learning in his or her area of interest. 

Teaching responsibilities will include delivery of veterinary content related to anesthesia and analgesia, as well as associated skills training in the first two years of the DVM curriculum to a small cohort of eighteen veterinary students.  This curriculum is integrated and highly experiential, and veterinary anesthesiologists with interest in small-group teaching and active learning are encouraged to apply.  Instruction in courses surrounding clinical skills, professional skills, and critical thinking as it pertains to anesthesia, analgesia, and clinical practice is expected.  Faculty in the DVM 2+2 program will be asked to “cross-over” and teach in multiple courses to reinforce content related to their subject matter interest across the 2+2 program.

Texas A&M University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and having policies that contribute to work-life balance. For more information, visit https://dof.tamu.edu/Faculty-Resources/CURRENT-FACULTY/Faculty-Work-Life.

The College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences affirms and supports many different dimensions of diversity, and we are fully committed to ensuring a climate of inclusion where all our faculty, students and staff are empowered to achieve their full potential.


Applicants must hold a DVM or equivalent degree.  Residency training and/or board certification (e.g., ACVAA, ABVP) is encouraged. 

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit the following documents into the online application service at http://apply.interfolio.com/96379:  1) a cover letter (including career and service goals, professional interest, teaching philosophy), 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) names of three individuals requested by the applicant to act as references.  Application screening will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

For any additional information or questions regarding the 2+2 program or faculty position in anesthesia, please contact Dr. Kelley Thieman (kthieman@cvm.tamu.edu) or Dr. Kristin Chaney (kchaney@cvm.tamu.edu).  This is a new program and adjustments in the position design and flexibility in the faculty appointment will be considered.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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.