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Clinical Asst/Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Clinical Asst/Associate Professor, Ophthalmology
Faculty Rank: To Be Determined
Posting Number: TR0160138
About Virginia Tech:

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Position Summary:

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a faculty position in Ophthalmology. This is a full-time position that may be tenure or clinical track, based upon the qualifications of the applicant. The successful candidate will join a team of two other ophthalmologists, two residents and three ophthalmology technicians. Start-up funds will be made available to help develop clinical skills, research or scholarly activity.

The primary job responsibility will be leading a clinical ophthalmology service within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, involving both the small and large animal clinics. This will include primary patient care and supervision of clinical care delivered by students, interns, and residents assigned to the ophthalmology service. Service responsibility may occasionally include travel to a satellite clinic.

Additional service responsibilities include consultations within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and with outside referring veterinarians, participation in continuing education programs of the College and participation in faculty governance activities.

Applicants must be committed to excellence in patient management, client service, and clinical teaching.

Teaching responsibilities will include didactic, laboratory and small group clinical instruction in ophthalmology and related disciplines. Clinical instruction in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital will be directed primarily toward professional students and ophthalmology residents, with occasional participation in the instruction of interns and residents from various other disciplines.

Active participation in general ophthalmology service activities and engagement in the ophthalmology resident training program is expected.

Research responsibilities will vary based on the interest and qualification of the candidate. Independent and/or collaborative creative scholarship is expected in order to contribute to the scholarly mission of the department.

An applicant with the ability and interest in fostering diversity in the curriculum and department is desirable.

Required Qualifications:

-DVM or equivalent degree. Employer will accept degree that is equivalent to DVM or foreign equivalent of DVM.
-Board certification or completion of an approved ABVO residency program and fulfillment of all credentialing requirements to take the American Board of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ABVO) certification exam.

Preferred Qualifications:

Diplomate Status in the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology
Record of scholarship achievements
Research experience
Advanced degree (MS or PhD)
Experience in teaching veterinary students, interns and residents
Clinical experience as an ophthalmologist
Good interpersonal skills and team player

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

For a complete listing of position qualifications and how to apply, please visit www.jobs.vt.edu and search for posting #TR0160138. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016.

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year? Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range:
Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 10/18/2016
Review Begin Date: 11/01/2016
Job Close Date: (if applicable)
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, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 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/70382

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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