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Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor in Large Animal Surgery

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor in Large Animal Surgery
Faculty Rank: To Be Determined
Posting Number: TR0170025
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The strategic goals of the College include increasing clinical case load, providing excellence in teaching in the DVM curriculum, and building the scholarly contributions of the faculty. We are seeking an enthusiastic and skilled individual to help us attain these goals and who aspires to join the existing team in driving the large animal surgery program. The hospital caseload is approximately 80% equine and 20% other large animal species (e.g., bovine, small ruminant, camelid, and porcine). The surgery section will include clinical and tenure track faculty with varied individual responsibilities based on professional interest, expertise, and faculty assignment. This is designed to promote excellence in service, teaching, and scholarship, while allowing individual faculty members the opportunity to successfully pursue specific career goals.

Primary job responsibilities will be participation in the clinical large animal surgery service, including clinical instruction, and participation in the emergency service. Other duties may include delivery of didactic, laboratory, and small group clinical instruction (including topics regarding small animal, equine, and farm animal species). Additionally, contributions to the college’s outreach and scholarly missions are expected. Scholarly contributions will vary based on position duties and the interests and qualifications of the candidate. The college focus on translational medicine and One Health provides many opportunities for collaborative research, clinical investigation, and other ways of engaging in the scholarly endeavors supporting the university mission.

Required Qualifications:

DVM or equivalent degree
Certification or eligibility by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in clinical and didactic instruction of DVM students.
Familiarity in supervision of clinical residents/interns.
Appreciation of scholarly activities as they pertain to a college of veterinary medicine in a research focused land grant university.

Employment Conditions: Must have an acceptable and safe driving record, Alternate work schedule - If other than M-F, 8-5 please describe below
Must have a conviction check? Yes
Describe Other:

On call duty or emergency is expected.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Interested candidates should apply online at Refer to posting TR0170025 and submit an application, including a Letter of Intent with a statement of professional goals, a Curriculum Vitae, and the names and addresses of three references. Please direct inquiries and questions to: Dr. Harold McKenzie, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, VMCVM, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0442. 540-231-0074. email: Review of applications will begin April 3, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. EO/AA.

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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Pay Range: Commensurate with experience
Department: Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 03/23/2017
Review Begin Date: 04/24/2017
Job Close Date: (if applicable)
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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.

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Required Documents

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