The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, assistant or associate professor in small animal medical oncology. Each applicant must have a DVM degree (or equivalent) and must be a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology), European College of Veterinary Internal; Medicine (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 40% 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), a surgical oncology intern and two radiation oncologists. The Oncology Service admits approximately 2200 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 program of independent scholarship and participate in collaborative research, focused on the field of oncology. Active supervision of house officers and in-depth participation in resident training (including rounds, journal club, and back-up support) is expected. Collegiality is highly valued at Texas A&M, and candidates are expected to demonstrate institutional citizenship and be able to work well with others.
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, St. Jude Children's Hospital 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 with sophisticated diagnostic and patient care equipment, including two, modern digital radiography suites equipped with PACS image storage, eFilm and OrthoviewVet templating software, and a 40 slice CT, 3T MRI, and helical tomotherapy unit 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. 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 most established 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 completed application through the Workday linked below to include a statement of career goals and professional interest, curriculum vitae, and names of three individuals (who have been requested by the applicant to participate in a telephone reference with members of the search committee). Application review will begin in the fall of 2018 and applications will be considered until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Wilson-Robles at (979) 845-2351 (phone), (979) 845-6978 (fax), or firstname.lastname@example.org (email).
Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
Each applicant must have a DVM degree (or equivalent) and must be a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology), European College of Veterinary Internal; Medicine (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.
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About Texas A&M University
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 68,000 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.