Assistant or Associate Professor of Animal Behavior and Welfare Amarillo 20957BR Veterinary Medicine
Position Description The Texas Tech University (TTU) School of Veterinary Medicine (the School) is seeking to fill a faculty position to provide clinical expertise toward teaching, research, and service needs of an exciting, innovative, and fully funded new veterinary education program located in Amarillo, TX. The new School will be first veterinary educational program established in Texas in a century. It is specifically focused on the veterinary medical and educational needs of rural and regional communities of Texas, and to provide access to affordable education.
Applications are welcomed beginning June 1, 2020 (see below for instructions on how to apply). Application packages will be reviewed semi-weekly and candidates will be invited for interviews when the review of packages indicates that an adequate pool of candidates have applied.
Contribute to the School’s instruction, scholarship, and service activities. The distribution of effort toward each activity will be individualized for each faculty member and outlined in the letter of appointment.
It is expected that faculty members will establish extramural support of their scholarship and this will include support for graduate students and opportunities for involvement of professional students. This expectation is proportional to percentage of effort assigned to scholarship in the letter of appointment.
Contribute to activities necessary to receive accreditation from the AVMA COE, other regulatory or accreditation approvals, and admit and deliver the curriculum to the inaugural (and subsequent) cohort of students of the professional program.
Curriculum development and related activities.
The curriculum framework has been developed based on Competency Based Veterinary Education (CBVE; see www.AAVMC.org), and is designed to be both vertically and horizontally integrated.
Curriculum development will require proactive and constructive teamwork to effectively develop course syllabi and content to achieve integration and curricular outcomes.
Curriculum mapping of course-specific learning objectives against curricular outcomes.
Delivery of the curriculum within the professional program. This includes serving as instructor of record where appropriate and participating in lectures/laboratories in other courses.
Until such time that it is necessary to create departments (or department-like structures) within the School, the successful candidates will report to the Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs.
Participation on various School committees.
The successful candidates will be expected to foster a values-based environment within the School, and to develop collegial relationships with faculty, staff and students at TTU and the TTUHSC, and other institutions as appropriate.
The curriculum is centered around general veterinary practice in rural and regional communities. A central function of subject-matter experts (e.g., Animal Behavior and Welfare), is to provide instruction such that graduates can competently and confidently practice veterinary medicine at distance from referral hospitals.
The successful candidates will be expected to provide clinical instruction for students through engagement of partners within the distributed veterinary learning community. Instruction also includes on-campus components in classroom and teaching laboratory settings.
Required Qualifications D.V.M. (or equivalent) or a PhD in a discipline related to animal behavior and welfare is required. Board certification (ACVB) or advanced degrees are preferred but not required. Subject matter expertise can be demonstrated for those without board certification or advanced degrees with at least 5 years of successful academic, public, or private practice in the area of animal behavior/welfare in rural or regional communities. Expertise – and the direction of future scholarship – may have been developed in specific species such as companion animals or cattle. It is expected, however, that the successful candidate will contribute broadly to didactic- and hands-on instruction in animal welfare and behavior across species.
Preference will be given to candidates who have a successful track record of teamwork. The successful candidates must share and foster the School’s core values; annual evaluation of faculty includes evaluation of academic performance as well as contribution to fostering the School’s core values. Adaptability, persistence, and resilience will be important attributes for success in the evolving dynamics that are characteristic of a developing program.
Texas Tech University is a Hispanic Serving Institution and has a long history of serving first-generation students. A commitment to working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is required.
As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university does not discriminate on the basis of an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran. Texas Tech welcomes consideration of dual career and professional couple accommodations.