The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS), Texas A&M University, is excited to invite applicants to a full-time, tenure-track/tenure review upon hire faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor rank on an 9-month appointment, with an anticipated start date in Spring or Fall 2023. Candidates must be accomplished scientists with a clinical veterinary background capable of leading a high-impact clinical and/or laboratory research program. The position is open to applicants in any small animal clinical sciences discipline. Applicants may be eligible to receive an endowed position or have access to endowed research funds directed to their area of interest.
The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences includes approximately 60 faculty members, 55 interns and residents, and 15 graduate students representing > 10 collaborative specialty services with diverse clinical, teaching, and research responsibilities. The department houses the Gastrointestinal Laboratory, a $10 million service and research hub with nine associated faculty members; the Dog Aging Project, a federally funded collaboration including over 50 scientists worldwide; and strong research programs in cardiology, neurology/neurosurgery, and orthopedic surgery. Additionally, the Department has an Office of Clinical Investigation, which supports clinical trials, research, and biobanking activities. The School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences is one of the top-ranked research-oriented veterinary programs in the US and offers graduate degrees in Biomedical Genomics & Bioinformatics; Diagnostics & Therapeutics; Infection, Immunity & Epidemiology; Physiology & Developmental Biology; Epidemiology & Public Health, Science Technology & Journalism, and Toxicology. The Department and School have strong relationships with investigators in the Texas A&M University College of Engineering and Health Science Center, Texas Medical Center, the Texas Heart Institute, and the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. Additionally, our department and School are part of an active NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Award with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, which supports collaborative, clinical-applied, and translational research.
A new Small Animal Teaching Hospital has been funded and is actively being designed to accommodate the department and related research activities. In our current facility, we see approximately 23,000 patients per year and have access to sophisticated diagnostic and patient care equipment, including but not limited to 40 slice CT, 3T MRI, video endoscopy, nuclear imaging, acid-base/blood-gas analyzers, oxygen and inhalant gas analyzers, standard coagulation as well as viscoelastic testing of hemostasis, intraoperative cell salvage transfusion equipment, phacoemulsification system, high-flow oxygen therapy, color-flow Doppler ultrasonography, 4D transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, digital fluoroscopy, scintigraphy, and an ICU telemetry system. Radiation capabilities include TomoTherapy and Strontium-90 plesiotherapy. Surgical suites and instrumentation allow for complex orthopedic, neurologic, cardiac, thoracic, oncologic, and abdominal procedures such as stereotactic brain biopsies, cardiac occlusive device implantation, and subcutaneous ureteral bypass device placement. A dedicated interventional radiology/interventional endoscopy service was recently formed. The hospital maintains Mimics and Echopixel licenses for three-dimensional reconstruction, with easy access to 3D printers. The VMTH has capable personnel, including talented ICU technicians, an active multidisciplinary interventional radiology service, two in-house pharmacists with compounding capability, and a clinical trials coordinator.
Texas A&M University and VMBS are committed to fostering an environment that supports many different dimensions of diversity and ensuring a climate of inclusion where all our faculty, students, and staff are empowered to achieve their full potential. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values. We encourage applications from candidates who promote equity and diversity through teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, educational background, or service. The Texas A&M University VMTH values employee quality of life and well-being and the sustainability of our missions.
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 70,000 students are enrolled in the University’s 17 schools and colleges, with over 10,000 pursuing graduate or professional degrees. Texas A&M University is a major Tier 1 research university with outstanding public and private support. The community of Bryan-College Station (BCS), population of 250,000, is a growing and diverse college town with a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a relatively low cost of living. BCS is centered in the Texas Triangle, a megaregion of the state’s five largest cities.
Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.
Each applicant must have a DVM degree (or equivalent). The successful candidate will have a strong record of scholarly contributions in their field of study, with evidence of scientific impact at the national and international levels. Preference will be given to individuals with board certification, a Ph.D., and post-doctoral training, and extramural funding support. Applicants must be licensed or eligible for regular or special licenses to practice veterinary medicine in Texas. The successful candidate will be expected to play a role in clinical work and devote a substantial amount of their appointment to research pursuits; the individual allocation of time will be negotiable. Candidates for this position are expected to lead a robust and independent research program that aligns with department, school, and university expertise and builds collaborations with other basic and clinical scientists. We expect candidates to be active in publishing high-quality peer-reviewed publications, generating funding to support their research program, and mentoring outstanding trainees, including graduate students, post-doctoral students, and/or residents. Clinical responsibilities will include primary management of cases, teaching veterinary students and technicians, mentorship of interns and residents, and participation in after-hours emergency coverage. Classroom and laboratory teaching responsibilities will include the education of professional students in our integrated curriculum and opportunities to interface with graduate students across multiple disciplines. Teamwork and collaboration are highly valued at Texas A&M University, and candidates are expected to demonstrate institutional citizenship that may include service to committees, working groups, and professional organizations.
Interested candidates should submit 1) a cover letter (including information on scholarly accomplishments and goals, career and service goals, professional interest, and teaching philosophy), 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) names of three individuals whom the applicant has requested to act as references to the search committee chair. Applications must be submitted online at apply.interfolio.com/117313. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted and will be considered until the position has been filled, with priority given to those received before January 10th. Inquiries are welcomed to Dr. Bill Murphy (Chair, Search Committee) at (979) 845-2351 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Texas A&M University is a smoke-free workplace.
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