The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, clinical-track, assistant or associate professor in small animal radiation oncology. Each applicant must have a DVM degree (or equivalent) and must be a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (Radiation Oncology) or eligible to sit for the exam to become board-certified. Applicants must be licensed or eligible for regular or special licenses to practice veterinary medicine in Texas.
The successful candidate will devote up to 75% of his or her time to instruction, consultation and patient care in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. The remaining time will be devoted to integrative classroom and laboratory teaching, development of a creative program of scholarship and research, and academic service. Clinical duties and the responsibility for continued development of the service will be shared among a total of three board-certified oncologists, 3 oncology residents, a surgical oncologist (fellowship trained), 3 soft tissue surgeons (non-fellowship trained) and one other radiation oncologist. The Oncology Service admits approximately 2000 cases per year with the Oncology clinicians additionally consulting on approximately 800-1000 hospital cases per year. Clinical responsibilities will include primary management of cases, instruction of veterinary students, mentorship of interns and residents (surgical and oncologic), and participation in after-hours emergency coverage as needed (typically back-up by phone). Additionally, we expect the successful candidate will develop a collaborative research program, focused on the field of radiation oncology. Active supervision of house officers and in-depth participation in resident training (including rounds, journal club, and back-up support) is expected.
Numerous opportunities for collaborative research exist throughout the college and university. We have an active clinical trials program with established collaborations with the Houston Medical Center (MD Anderson and Texas Children’s Cancer Centers) as well as other human medical centers outside of Texas. The 800 square foot newly renovated Oncology suite is state-of-the-art and is staffed with talented technicians. The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is a spacious facility (9000 ft2) with sophisticated diagnostic and patient care equipment, including two modern digital radiography suites equipped with PACS image storage, eFilm and OrthoviewVet templating, and VelocityAI software for image fusion, analysis, and contour generation; and a 40 slice CT, 3T MRI, and helical tomotherapy unit with MVCT onboard imaging onsite. In addition, nuclear scintigraphy, surgical microscopy, image-guided surgical capabilities, and a minimally invasive surgical suite are available to facilitate novel procedures and treatments. The hospital maintains Mimics and Echopixel licenses for three-dimensional reconstruction, with easy access to 3D printers (Gigabot, Stratasys) and other rapid prototyping technologies. A PET CT that may be utilized for hospital patients is located nearby. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact with over 50 faculty members in the small animal hospital, and 35 interns and residents in the other medical and surgical services in the department.
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.
Interested candidates should submit a statement of career goals and professional interest, curriculum vitae, and names of 3 individuals who have been requested by the applicant to provide letters of reference to the search committee chair. Application review will begin on December 1, 2017, and applications will be considered until the position is filled. . Please send applications to Dr. Michael Deveau (Chair, Search Committee), Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, 4474 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-4474. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Deveau by calling 979-845-2351 or emailing mdeveau@cvm. tamu. edu.
Texas A&M University is a smoke-free workplace. Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Educator fully committed to maintaining diversity among our personnel in order to strengthen the success of our mission.
Each applicant must have a DVM degree (or equivalent) and must be a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (Radiation Oncology) or eligible to sit for the exam to become board-certified. Applicants must be licensed or eligible for regular or special licenses to practice veterinary medicine in Texas.
About Texas A&M University, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
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 58,000 students are enrolled in the University’s 11 academic colleges with greater than 9,000 pursuing graduate or professional degrees and about 520 students in the professional veterinary curriculum. Texas A&M University is a major research university with a growing international focus and outstanding public and private support.