Equine Internal Medicine Faculty Position
Department of Veterinary Large Animal Clinical Sciences,
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
The Department of Veterinary Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time assistant professor, 11-month/year, clinical non-tenure track faculty position in Equine Internal Medicine. Anticipated start date is May-July, 2020. Applicants must have a DVM/VMD or equivalent degree. Applicants must be board-certified in Large Animal Internal Medicine (LAIM) by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) or the European College of Equine Internal Medicine (ECEIM), or must have met the requirements to take the certifying examination at the time of application. Applicants are required to have interest, experience, training and expertise in teaching pre-clinical veterinary students, clinical teaching of veterinary students and provision of high-quality patient care for a referral population of equine internal medicine patients. Applicants must meet requirements for licensure in the State of Texas. Applicants must have a collegial, team-centered work attitude and excellent communication skills with animal owners, faculty colleagues, veterinary students, house officers, technicians and hospital staff.
The academic home of this position is the Large Animal Clinical Sciences department at Texas A&M University. The chosen individual will have a major instructional role and will participate heavily in the updated, integrated and highly-experiential DVM pre-clinical curriculum. The successful candidate will utilize innovative techniques and case material as a means of teaching professional students in the three pre-clinical years of the DVM curriculum. The successful candidate will develop well-organized, creative, and interactive lectures and laboratory materials for courses in the pre-clinical professional curriculum.
In addition to didactic teaching, the successful candidate will participate in patient care on the Equine Internal Medicine Service (EIMS) and will participate on a rotational basis in after-hours and holiday emergency duties. The EIMS is a 3-doctor team that has a fourth-year student rotation at all times. The successful applicant will have clinical teaching responsibilities which includes fourth-year veterinary students, ACVIM residents, interns, visitors, and technicians. The EIMS provides care for primary cases and secondary and tertiary referral cases. The caseload includes a wide spectrum of horse breeds and occupations. A wide array of equine disorders is managed by this service, including pulmonary, cardiac, gastrointestinal, metabolic, endocrine, urogenital, hepatic, neurologic and muscle disorders. The 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. Substantial effort is required for consultative services for other clinical services and referring veterinarians throughout the region. The selected candidate will contribute directly to this service in a collegial, collaborative and team-centered manner to achieve the teaching and patient care missions of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, while participating collaboratively in research and other scholarly and academic citizenship activities.
At TAMU, pre-clinical teaching occurs in the Veterinary & Biomedical Education Complex (VBEC), a 330,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility which opened in August 2016. Located adjacent to the Large Animal Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, VBEC is home to a variety of educational venues for lectures, small group learning, and an array of active hands-on skills training. The clinical skills lab provides low to high fidelity skills trainers including SynDaver® models and ultrasonography machines. This complex houses the DVM Center for Educational Technologies, which provides pedagogical support to faculty for teaching and learning. In addition, VBEC houses the Wellness Room, equipped with weights, treadmills, elliptical machines, and locker rooms, which are available to faculty, staff, and students in our college.
The Large Animal Hospital at Texas A&M is totally climate-controlled with separate facilities for isolation and theriogenology cases. The intensive care unit is fully-staffed 24 hours per day and 364 days per year. Clinical services in the hospital include equine orthopedic surgery, equine soft tissue surgery, equine internal medicine, equine sports medicine & imaging, equine theriogenology, and food animal medicine & surgery. Equine and food animal field services provide ambulatory services. An isolation ward is used for housing horses with potentially transmissible disorders. The imaging facilities within the large animal hospital include a dedicated ultrasonography room with numerous start-of-the art ultrasound units, 3 dedicated radiography rooms (3 digital radiograph units), and a full array of endoscopic equipment. There is an attached Diagnostic Imaging and Cancer Treatment Center which houses additional imaging equipment including a 3T Siemens Verio MRI, and a 40-slice Siemens computed tomography unit designed to accommodate both small animals and horses. Outdoor facilities include a covered lameness area and a covered riding arena, and a non-climate controlled theriogenology pavilion.
A complete position description may be found here. Additional information about the department is available on our web sites (College of Veterinary Medicine and Large Animal Hospital). For more information on the Bryan/College Station area, please visit ExperienceBCS.com.
If you would like to join the established, progressive team in Equine Internal Medicine at Texas A&M University, please submit the following documents into Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/72685: a) a statement of career goals, professional interests and teaching philosophy, b) your current curriculum vitae, and c) contact information for three references. For further information, contact:
Dr. Keith Chaffin, Chair of Search Committee
Associate Department Head for Clinical Programs and Chief Medical Officer
Large Animal Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences 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 March 1, 2020 and applications will be considered until the position is filled.
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