The Department of Veterinary Large Animal Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, invites applications for a full-time, tenured or tenure-track position with an 11-month academic faculty appointment in Equine Theriogenology. Applicants will be considered for the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor depending on qualifications. Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree and meet requirements for licensure in the State of Texas. Board certification or eligibility for certification by the American College of Theriogenologists (ACT) or the European College of Animal Reproduction (ECAR) is required.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute both independently and collaboratively to the research, teaching, and patient-care missions of the School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. The Equine Theriogenology program in the School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences has achieved international prominence and the successful candidate will join an established team of 2 full-time ACT Diplomates with equine focus and 2 ACT Diplomates with food animal focus to further strengthen this leading stature.
The Equine Theriogenology team focuses on both stallion and mare reproduction through clinical and research pursuits. Stallions and mares are used as models to study gamete biology with a focus on translational techniques that benefit the horse industry. Laboratory, clinical, and teaching activities are conducted in spacious oocyte/embryo and semen laboratory spaces that are well-staffed and equipped and located immediately adjacent to a state-of-the-art veterinary teaching hospital and the theriogenology clinical facility. In addition, the teaching facilities of the clinic and of the newly constructed Veterinary & Biomedical Educational Complex are ideal for equine reproductive education endeavors. These cooperative laboratories provide clinical, research and teaching opportunities for faculty, students (undergraduate, graduate, and veterinary), and post-doctoral/visiting scientists and practicing veterinarians. Furthermore, the teaching and research programs are supported by a herd of approximately 30 mares and 4 stallions.
The clinical cases of the Equine Theriogenology Service in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital are highly varied in scope and seasonality and entail in-house patient management with a focus on advanced reproductive techniques as well as mail-in offerings for endometrial biopsy interpretation and assessment of sperm quality. Patient care responsibilities are supported by two technicians dedicated to the clinical service. In addition to hospital-based services, the Equine Theriogenology Service provides on farm equine reproductive management of approximately 120 mares and 4 stallions for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice during the breeding season.
Contribution to the education of equine theriogenology residents and graduate students is a high priority. The Service has two ACT equine theriogenology residents and the successful candidate is expected to provide mentorship towards all aspects of resident training as preparation for ACT certification.
In addition to a vibrant research community within the School, the Interdisciplinary Faculty of Reproductive Biology (IFRB) is a campus-wide organization that includes faculty members from all 5 departments of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, as well as numerous other departments across campus. This body, through active forums, provides faculty and trainees broad exposure to a range of collaborative research opportunities.
The successful candidate will be apportioned to clinical service, scholarly works, and didactic/laboratory/clinical teaching according to both service and candidate needs and strengths, and will actively participate in professional outreach efforts, committee service, and curriculum development. Rank and salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience. If you would like to join the growing, progressive team in Equine Theriogenology at Texas A&M University, please submit the following: a) a maximum two-page statement regarding career goals, professional interests, research plans and teaching philosophy, b) a curriculum vitae, and c) names and contact information of five professional references at this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/122675
For further information contact:
Dr. Juan Samper,
Chair of Search Committee
Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Texas A&M University
4475 TAMU College Station, Texas
Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted and will be considered until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is Fall of 2023.
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