The Department of Veterinary Small Animal Clinical Sciences (VSCS) in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) (http://vetmed.tamu.edu/) at Texas A&M University invites applications for two clinical-track Assistant, Associate or full Professor positions to serve as Small Animal Medical Educators in our 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. 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 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.
Teaching responsibilities will include delivery of small animal courses 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 small animal veterinarians with interest in small-group teaching and active learning are encouraged to apply. Instruction in department-specific courses surrounding clinical skills, professional skills, and critical thinking as it pertains to small animal clinical practice will be 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..
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 http://apply.interfolio.com/81802. Application screening will begin immediately and will continue until both positions are full. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Kelley Thieman Mankin (Chair, Search Committee) at (979) 458-1205 (phone) or firstname.lastname@example.org (email). For any additional information or questions regarding the small animal medical educator positions or the 2+2 program, please contact Dr. Kelley Thieman (email@example.com) or Dr. Kristin Chaney (firstname.lastname@example.org). This is a new program and adjustments in the position design and flexibility in the faculty appointment will be considered.
The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity. 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 http://dof.tamu.edu/content/balancing-work-and-life. A background check is required.
The successful candidates will have an academic home in Veterinary Small Animal Clinical Sciences 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. Applicants must hold a DVM or equivalent degree. Residency training and/or board certification (e.g. ACVIM, ABVP) is encouraged. 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.
About Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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 68,000 students are enrolled in the University’s 11 academic colleges with greater than 9,000 pursuing graduate or professional degrees and about 520 students in the professional veterinary curriculum. Texas A&M University is a major research university with a growing international focus and outstanding public and private support.