Texas A&M Veterinary Education, Research & Outreach (VERO)
Bovine Clinical Educator
Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Texas A&M University
West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) Campus
The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) at Texas A&M University (http://vetmed.tamu.edu/), invites applications for a full-time, 11-month appointment Clinical Track Assistant or Associate Professor to serve as a Bovine Clinical Educator in our 2+2 DVM program at the Texas A&M Veterinary Education, Research & Outreach program (VERO) on the West Texas A&M University campus in Canyon, Texas. Developed as part of the Texas commitment to animals and agriculture, VERO represents a dynamic partnership between the Texas A&M CVMBS and West Texas A&M University and is set in the heart of one of the most productive animal agricultural regions in the world. The Texas Panhandle and Plains area is home to the highest density of cattle in the country with approximately 30% of the nation’s beef cattle fed or finished in the region, another 2.5 million beef cattle in the area, and over 300,000 dairy cattle at any given time. 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 near 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.
The successful candidate will have an academic home in the Large Animal Clinical Sciences department within the CVMBS and will work collaboratively with VERO faculty members as well as faculty members located on the College Station campus to administer the 2+2 curriculum. The successful candidate will be expected to devote 70% of faculty time to instruction in the 2+2 curriculum, with the remaining time devoted to scholarship (research) and academic citizenship (service). There is an opportunity for a portion of time devoted to clinical instruction in fourth-year clinical rotations occurring in the West Texas region related to the applicant’s specialty. Applicants must have a DVM degree (or equivalent). Board-certification in Large Animal Internal Medicine by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) or the European College of Bovine Health Management (ECBHM) or in the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Beef Cattle, Dairy or Food Animal) or American College of Theriogenology is desired. This is a new program and adjustments in the position design and flexibility in the faculty appointment will be considered.
Teaching responsibilities will include multiple courses in the first two years of the DVM curriculum to a small cohort of veterinary students. These courses will include the Professional and Clinical Skills (PCS) course, which is contiguous through the first six semesters of the curriculum. In this course students gain clinical skills in the simulation laboratory and through critical-thinking and problem-based instruction; this course focuses on professional skills, including communication, ethical decision-making, and personal and professional finance. This curriculum is integrated and highly experiential, and clinical educators with interest in small-group teaching and active learning are encouraged to apply. Faculty in the DVM 2+2 program will be expected to "cross-over" and teach in multiple courses to reinforce content related to their subject matter interest across the 2+2 program.
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 60,000 students are enrolled in the University’s 10 academic colleges with approximately 9,000 pursuing graduate or professional degrees. Texas A&M University is a major research university with a growing international focus, and outstanding public and private support and the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences has just celebrated its 100th year anniversary.
A complete position description may be found here. Additional information about the Large Animal Clinical Sciences department at CVMBS is available on our web, https://vlcs.tamu.edu/. More information on West Texas A&M University is available at https://www.wtamu.edu/. For more information on the Canyon area, please visit http://www.visitcanyontx.com.
If you would like to join the established, progressive team at the Texas A&M Veterinary Education, Research & Outreach Center at West Texas A&M University please submit the following documents into Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/82262:
1. a statement of career goals, professional interests, teaching philosophy, and including experiences and commitment to diversity and inclusion;
2. your current curriculum vitae; and
3. contact information for three references.
For any additional information or questions regarding the bovine clinical educator position or the 2+2 program, please contact Dr. Dan Posey (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Kristin Chaney (email@example.com).
Application review will begin on January 30, 2021 and applications will be considered until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for the position is August 2, 2021.
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