Tenured/Tenure Track: Assistant or Associate Professor in Equine Internal Medicine
Texas A&M University
Type: Full Time
DVM or equivalent
The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences (VLCS), School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) at Texas A&M University (TAMU) invites applications for a full-time 11-month/year, tenure-track or tenured Assistant or Associate Professor position in Equine Internal Medicine to begin in Fall 2023. Candidates to the rank of Associate Professor are expected to have a consistent track record of research and scholarly accomplishments. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a robust independent and collaborative research program and contribute to the research, teaching, and patient-care missions of VMBS. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to teaching (both pre-clinical and clinical students as well as post-graduate specialty trainees and graduate students), and providing high-quality patient care to a referral population of equine internal medicine patients. Applicants must have a collegial, team-centered work ethic and excellent communication skills. The VLCS and the Equine Internal Medicine Service (EIMS) teams take great pride in the inclusive team atmosphere that exists, and the successful candidate will be expected to interact positively with coworkers.
The successful candidate will commit approximately 40-50% of their time to scholarship and 25-30% to patient care. The candidate will be expected to engage in independent research, however, opportunities for collaborative research also exist in the department, school, and university through established programs such as the Equine Infectious Disease Laboratory, Gastrointestinal Laboratory, Equine Institute, Genetics, Toxicology, Infection & Immunity, and others. Patient care will occur on EIMS, and this position will participate, on a rotational basis, in after-hours and holiday emergency duties. The internal medicine and surgery services are supported after hours by a team of three emergency clinicians responsible for primary emergency cases. The EIMS is a 3-faculty team that is also responsible for the clinical education of students in the final year of the veterinary professional program and trains ACVIM residents and rotating interns. The EIMS provides patient care for a diverse caseload of horses, including primary care, secondary and tertiary referral cases, emergency services and critical care patients. The caseload includes a wide spectrum of horse breeds and occupations. A wide array of equine disorders is managed by the EIMS including pulmonary, cardiac, gastrointestinal, metabolic, endocrine, urogenital, hepatic, neurologic, ophthalmologic and muscle disorders. The EIMS service also provides intensive management of critical-care cases, neonatal foals, and infectious disorders. Patients include outpatients, in-hospital, urgent-care and emergency care cases. Knowledge and experience with ultrasonography of internal equine organs is preferred. Consultative services for other clinical services and referring veterinarians throughout the region will be required.
The chosen candidate will have 10-20% time commitment to the teaching of pre-clinical students in the recently updated, integrated and highly experiential DVM curriculum. Experiential and innovative techniques and case material is used to teach professional students. The successful candidate will be expected to develop well-organized, creative, and interactive lectures and laboratory materials for courses in the pre-clinical professional curriculum and contribute collaboratively to team-taught laboratories and small-group learning sessions.
The desired candidate must have a DVM or equivalent degree and board certification in Large Animal Internal Medicine by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) or must have met the requirements to take the certifying examination at the time of application. Board certification by the European College of Equine Internal Medicine is also acceptable. Candidates who also hold a Ph.D. degree will be given preference. The successful candidate must obtain a license to practice veterinary medicine in Texas prior to employment.
If you would like to join a vibrant large animal community in the VLCS department at TAMU, please submit the following documents to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/123618 ; a) Cover letter; b) a personal statement of career goals, professional interests, plans for research, clinical service and teaching philosophy, and experiences, c) your current curriculum vitae, including status of board certification, and d) contact information for 3-5 references.
For further information, contact:
Dr. Kevin Washburn, Chair of Search Committee Professor, Large Animal Internal Medicine Veterinary Large Animal Clinical Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science Texas A&M University College Station, TX 77843-4475
Phone or e-mail inquiries may be made directly to (979)-845-9127, (979) 847-8863 (fax), or firstname.lastname@example.org respectively. Application review will begin on August 31, 2023 and applications will be considered until the position is filled.
Texas A&M opened its doors in 1876 as the state's first public institution of higher learning. Today, we stand as a research-intensive flagship university dedicated to sending Aggie leaders out into the world prepared to take on the challenges of tomorrow. At the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (SVMBS), we support collaboration and teamwork that turns today's discoveries into proactive solutions for animals, humans, and the environment. We teach the next generation of large animal veterinarians and researchers, explore answers to veterinary medical problems, and provide optimal care for animals.