Clinical Asst/Assoc Professor

Virginia Tech   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Education
Posted on September 8, 2021
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Job Description

The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM) Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Blacksburg, VA, invites applications from qualified individuals for a full-time, calendar year, clinical-track faculty position in Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and Equine Field Service. The successful candidate will share service and teaching responsibilities with three other faculty members in Equine Field Service. The position will provide opportunities to continue development of the VMCVM Equine Sports Medicine program and develop a residency training program in Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Applicants must possess a DVM or equivalent degree and ideally have at least five years of experience in equine practice. Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation is preferred; however, board eligible candidates will be considered. The ideal candidate must have experience in ambulatory equine general practice as well as lameness/sports medicine and podiatry. The ideal candidate will also have experience in didactic and experiential teaching of veterinary students along with course development and leadership. The position is service oriented and will include management of patients and clients in the Equine Field Service section of the VMCVM. This will include an emphasis on sports medicine, rehabilitation, and podiatry along with preventive health care and routine medical, surgical and dental procedures on horses. Positive interaction with local practitioners and referring veterinarians will be essential as will close interaction with the other service-based sections of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (e.g., Large Animal Medicine and Surgery, Diagnostic Services, and Farrier/Podiatry Services). Participation in provision of Equine Field Service emergency duty on a shared, rotational basis is expected. The successful applicant will also contribute to management and continued development of the Equine Field Service, specifically to include the development and implementation of an American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation residency program. This will include, if and where appropriate, participation in faculty governance activities and contribution to the VMCVM outreach programs.

Responsibilities include:
•The successful candidate will expend approximately 60-80% of her/his effort in clinical service/experiential teaching in Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and Equine Field Service to professional veterinary students, interns and residents in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
•Participate in the instruction of professional students in the pre-clinical curriculum.
•The equine field service supports a residency training program, and the successful candidate will lead the development and implementation of an American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation resident training program.
• Additional service responsibilities include consultations with other equine services and outside referring veterinarians.
•Participation in continuing education programs of the College and in faculty governance activities is expected.
• The applicant must be committed to excellence in patient management, client service, and clinical teaching.
• Participation in departmental service activities, such as meetings, resident seminars, journal club and rounds is expected.
• Research/scholarly responsibilities will vary based on the interest and qualification of the candidate and may include collaborative or translational research.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications

• DVM or equivalent foreign degree by appointment start date
• Completion of an approved American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR) residency training program by appointment start date
• Credentials approved to sit the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR) board examination
• Excellent communication skills and interpersonal interactions
• Must be eligible for a Virginia faculty veterinary license by appointment start date
• Occasional travel to attend professional conferences and meetings
• Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Preferred Qualifications

• American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR) Diplomate status
• Masters of Science degree
• Advanced clinical experience including equine general practice, sports medicine, and podiatry
• Experience in clinical and didactic teaching
• Track record of scholarly activity

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Salary Information

Salaried - Full Time

Review Date

September 30, 2021

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination.

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