Academic Professional Track (Open Rank) Surgical Skills Educator
Texas A&M University-School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Location: Canyon, Texas
Type: Full Time
DVM or equivalent
The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS), Texas A&M University (http://vetmed.tamu.edu/) invites applications for an 11-month, full-time, clinical-track faculty position at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor to serve as a surgical skills educator at the Veterinary Education Research and Outreach (VERO) program located at the West Texas A&M Campus in Canyon, Texas. The anticipated start date is Summer 2024.
The successful candidate will have a primary instructional role and will participate in instruction of the integrated and highly experiential DVM curriculum at the VERO campus. As a clinical educator, this unique position includes a primary role in the two preclinical years of the DVM curriculum with an emphasis in surgical skill development and will work closely with existing faculty at the VERO program and in College Station to deliver this content stream. The individual will participate in multiple courses, including the Professional & Clinical Skills course, which is contiguous through the first six semesters of the curriculum. In this course students gain clinical skills in the simulation laboratory, professional skills, including communication, ethical decision-making, personal and professional finance, and critical thinking skills through problem-based instruction. The successful candidate will devote up to 70% of their time to instruction in the preclinical curriculum with the remaining time devoted to clinical instruction and shared patient care of horses at West Texas A&M University locations (15%), institutional service (10%), and scholarship (5%).
The successful candidate will participate with other faculty in teaching and mentoring of VMBS veterinary students with opportunities to be involved in the training of interns and residents, if desired. These educational opportunities include 4th year rotations and other experiential training along with didactic lectures and laboratories. Faculty in the DVM 2 2 program “cross-over” and collaboratively teach in multiple courses to reinforce content related to their subject matter of interest across the 2 2 program. Participation in continuing education for veterinarians and horse owners at the regional, state, or national level is expected.
The individual selected for this position will be a crucial team member in the VMBS VERO program. Developed as part of the Texas commitment to animals and agriculture, VERO represents a dynamic partnership between the Texas A&M School 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.
Members of the VERO team are expected to support each other to promote the program’s mission, and must have strong positive interpersonal skills along with a demonstrated record of promoting highly collegial and collaborative team interactions. The successful candidate will also commit to holding themselves and colleagues accountable to the VMBS code of professional conduct.
Applicants must have a DVM (or equivalent) degree and must be board certified or have met the requirements to take a board examination in a specialty recognized by the AVMA American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS), including ABVP. ACVS or ECVS credentials are preferred. Applicants must be licensed or eligible for regular or special license to practice veterinary medicine in Texas. Experience and interest in equine practice is preferred.
If you meet the position qualifications and would like to join the cohesive team at Texas A&M University, please submit the following documents: a) Cover letter, b) current curriculum vitae, including status of board certification c)personal statement to include philosophy and plans for research, teaching and service, and d) contact information for 3-5 references. Applications must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/134165.
Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted and will be considered until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Lisa Lunn, search committee chair at email@example.com.
About Texas A&M University-School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
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.