Texas A&M Veterinary Education, Research & Outreach (VERO)
Equine Clinical Educator
Department of Veterinary 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 an Equine Clinical Educator in our 2+2 DVM program at the Texas A&M Veterinary Education, Research & Outreach program (VERO) center at 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. In addition, Texas is home to nearly 900,000 horses. The WTAMU campus supports the highly competitive women’s equestrian team and the WTAMU Horse Center includes a teaching and research herd of 50 horses. Additional opportunities for equine clinical teaching exist in the local community. 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 Sciencesdepartment 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 to be 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 (LAIM) by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) or the European College of Equine Internal Medicine (ECEIM) or in the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Equine) is desired. This is a new program and adjustments in the position design and flexibility in the faculty appointments 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, professional skills, including communication, ethical decision-making, personal and professional finance and critical thinking skills through problem-based instruction. 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.
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/82271.
a statement of career goals, professional interests, teaching philosophy, and including experiences and commitment to diversity and inclusion;
your current curriculum vitae; and
contact information for three references.
For any additional information or questions regarding the equine clinical educator position or the 2+2 program, please contact Dr. Dan Posey (email@example.com) or Dr. Kristin Chaney (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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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About Texas A&M University - Veterinary Education, Research, and Outreach Center
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 College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS), 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.