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Clinical Asst/Assoc Prof of Equine Internal Medicine

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Clinical Asst/Assoc Prof of Equine Internal Medicine
Faculty Rank: To Be Determined
Posting Number: TR0150064
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Position Summary:

The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, Leesburg, Virginia, part of Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor of Equine Internal Medicine to begin duties in the late summer/fall of 2015. Located in affluent Northern Virginia, the EMC is in the heart of the mid-Atlantic region’s horse country, close to an abundant variety of cultural and outdoor activities, and has great school systems.
Our team of board-certified specialists in ACVIM, ACVS, ACVSMR, ACT and ABVP is committed to providing exceptional, comprehensive and compassionate veterinary care, being a valuable educational resource for referring veterinarians, future veterinarians and clients, and contributing to the advancement of new knowledge through innovative scholarship and clinical discovery. Our caseload of more than 2,500 equids annually consists of horses of all breeds, ages and disciplines, and involves a diverse mix of surgical and medical cases including advanced specialty care, neonatal intensive care, and emergency and critical care. We are extremely fortunate to serve conscientious clients and dedicated referring veterinarians.
The clinical activities of the EMC are supported by a 24-stall hospital, ICU stalls for neonates and adults, a separate 8-stall biosafety level 2 isolation unit, a comprehensive clinical laboratory, digital radiography and ultrasonography, nuclear scintigraphy, video gastroscopy and a large technical staff including many licensed veterinary technicians.
The position to be filled is that of a full time, clinical track faculty member at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center. Candidates must have a DVM, VMD, or equivalent degree, have completed a clinical residency program, and have board certification in Large Animal Internal Medicine (ACVIM, ECVIM). Preference will be given to applicants with experience in equine internal medicine in a busy referral setting and who possess exceptional communication skills. The effort allocation of the position is heavily toward clinical service with at least 75% assignment to this activity. Instruction (mainly on the clinic floor) of ~15% and scholarly and non-assigned service activities of ~10% completes the proposed duties portfolio. In the latter case the appointee will be expected to undertake innovative scholarship necessary to enhance the reputation and caseload of the internal medicine and emergency critical care services. This is an essential part of the mission of the college. The successful appointee will join another board-certified internist and 4 board-certified surgeons and will share in the clinical and didactic teaching of students in the veterinary curriculum, the training of interns and residents in their general and specialty emphasis areas, and mentoring of graduate students when appropriate. The appointee will be expected to participate in clinical emergency duty with other medicine faculty.

Required Qualifications:

DVM, VMD, or equivalent degree from a school or college of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association or ECFVG certification.
Board certified in a large animal internal medicine (ACVIM, ECVIM)

Preferred Qualifications:

Equine veterinary practice experience.
Demonstrated excellence when communicating with clients, colleagues, residents, interns, and students.
Experience and expertise in building equine caseload in a primarily referral, clinically focused veterinary medical center.
Well developed and demonstrated evidence of collegiality.
Board certified (or board eligible) by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC).
A higher degree in a field related to veterinary medicine.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check
Must have a conviction check? Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Applicants should apply online at www.jobs.vt.edu, posting #TR0150064. Applicants should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and the names of three professional references. If you have questions regarding the position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Michael Erskine, Director, Equine Medical Center, PO Box 1938, Leesburg, VA 20177; merskine@vt.edu; (703) 771-6800. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Sharon Peart, Equine Medical Center, (703) 771-6800 or e-mail speart@vt.edu. Applications will be received until the position is filled. Reviews of applications will begin August 1, 2015.

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year? Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Department: Equine Medical Center
Work Location: National Capital Region
Location, if not Blacksburg: Leesburg, VA
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Job Posting Date: 06/22/2015
Review Begin Date: 08/01/2015
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Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-8771 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/58248

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference #1
  2. Letter of Reference #2
  3. Letter of Reference #3
  4. Transcript
  5. Candidate Statement
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