The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, assistant or associate professor in small animal soft tissue surgery. Applicants must hold a DVM or equivalent veterinary degree and must be a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) or the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS), or must have completed an approved residency and have met the requirements to take the corresponding board exam. Applicants must be licensed or eligible for a regular or special license to practice veterinary medicine in Texas.
The successful candidate will devote up to 50% time to clinical instruction and patient care in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital on both the Soft Tissue Surgery Service and the Oncology Service. Clinical responsibilities will include primary management of cases, instruction of veterinary students, mentorship of interns and residents, and participation in after-hours surgical emergency coverage. Collegiality is highly valued at Texas A&M, and candidates are expected to demonstrate institutional citizenship and be able to work well with others. Additionally, we expect the successful candidate to develop an independent and/or collaborative research program, focused on the field of surgery. 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 includes sophisticated diagnostic and patient care equipment, including laparoscopy/thoracoscopy capabilities, two intraoperative fluoroscopy units, surgical microscopy, imageguidance, a cavitronic ultrasonic aspirator, and multiple LigaSure devices. The 7 surgical suites are well-equipped and supported by a team of dedicated surgical technicians. A 40 slice CT, 3T MRI, and CT Tomotherapy unit are housed in an onsite imaging center. In addition, nuclear scintigraphy, force-plate and kinematic gait analysis, and laboratory space and equipment are available to facilitate clinical research and the development of novel procedures and treatments. 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 nationâ™s largest and most dynamic universities. More than 60,000 students are enrolled in the Universityâ™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. The College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences is consistently well-ranked and has just celebrated its 100th year.
Interested candidates should submit a completed application through the Workday linked below to include a statement of career goals and professional interest, curriculum vitae, and names of three individuals (who have been requested by the applicant to participate in a telephone reference with members of the search committee). Application review will begin in the fall of 2018 and applications will be considered until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Kelley Thieman (Chair, Search Committee), by calling 979-845-2351 or emailing
Internal Number: R-012202
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