The University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine (UA-CVM), located in Oro Valley, Arizona, invites applications for a career-track faculty position with a primary focus on teaching neurology. We are seeking a veterinarian with clinical experience and expertise with diagnosis and management of veterinary neurological disease. This position will lead the design and facilitation of active learning classroom sessions for a neurology course and clinical skills neurology labs in the pre-clinical curriculum. The UA-CVM curriculum is built on an inclusive, evidence-based pedagogy and organized by organ-system blocks. Faculty in this position will collaborate with other organ-system course leaders to build clinically relevant neurology course content geared toward “day-one-ready” veterinarians trained in lifelong learning and prepared to excel in diverse career trajectories. Second year course involvement will include leading the neurology system course and contributing to advanced medical and surgical management courses and neurology-focused electives. Individuals with expertise in other organ systems may also participate in the instruction of other courses. Our faculty have the rare opportunity to build content “from the ground up” within a team of content and pedagogy experts who are “reverse-designing” pre-clinical and clinical veterinary medical curricula. Team Based Learning and Peer Instruction methods will be used in classroom sessions—traditional didactic lectures are not part of the teaching program.
We value an inclusive environment that fosters adaptive, innovative learners who will be successful leaders in the field of veterinary medicine. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to joining and contributing to an academic culture of inclusive and active learning. Abundant faculty development resources are available, both within the college and externally, to assist faculty in developing skills in active learning strategies.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities:
Lead the design, development, and delivery of the neurology pre-clinical veterinary medical doctorate curriculum in an environment of collaborative course development that builds horizontal and vertical integration among courses throughout the curriculum.
Deliver curriculum content to veterinary students within the CVM vision of inclusive, evidence-based Team-Based Learning and Peer Instruction pedagogy, in which students take substantial ownership of their learning, and student classroom time is focused on the collaborative application of content (as opposed to a focus on delivery of content).
Participate in the development of elective courses for students with an interest in neurology.
Provide reasonable out-of-classroom availability to diverse cohorts of veterinary students for office hours and scheduled meetings to assist students with learning.
Engage in ongoing assessment and professional development aimed at the lifelong process of improving inclusive teaching and learning skills.
Engage in the CVM collegial community, the university community, and the larger global academic community through participation in shared governance, advisory committees, and academic/professional society meetings.
DVM degree (or international equivalent).
At least four years of clinical experience with an emphasis in veterinary neurology.
Prior experience in teaching and learning using active learning techniques to a diverse range of students.
Board certification or board eligibility in a relevant specialty such as DACVIM Neurology or Internal Medicine.
About University of Arizona, College of Veterinary Medicine
Our mission at the University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine is to lead the profession as a student-centered program focused on developing career-ready veterinarians who will live healthy meaningful lives and serve society.
We value creating an inclusive environment that fosters adaptive, innovative learners who will be successful leaders in the field of veterinary medicine.
We believe in emphasizing critical thinking and lifelong evidence-based learning to help students understand their own processes for problem solving and enable them to utilize those skills in their future careers.
We are committed to extending The University of Arizona’s rich history of outstanding education to provide our students with the resources that will help them succeed in their career and in life.