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Clinical Assistant, Associate, or full Professor (non-tenure-track) in Medical Oncology

Employer
Texas A&M Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Location
College Station, Texas
Salary
Commensurate
Closing date
Jul 30, 2024

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Practice Area
Small Animal
Position Type
Professor / Educator
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

Job Details

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (SVMBS) at Texas A&M University is excited to invite applicants for a non-tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor in medical oncology with an anticipated start in the Summer or Fall of 2024. Our Oncology Service has 3 medical oncology faculty lines and 2 radiation oncology faculty lines. Oncology Service faculty play a critical role in student education, patient care, and scholarship.
Each applicant must have a DVM degree (or equivalent) and must be a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM)-Oncology or must have completed an ACVIM-Oncology approved residency and have met the requirements to take the board examination in oncology. Applicants must be licensed or eligible for regular or special licensing to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Texas.
The successful candidate will devote a major portion of their time (% effort negotiable) to clinical instruction and patient care in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (65%; VMTH). The remaining time will be devoted to integrative classroom and laboratory teaching (15%), research (10%), and academic citizenship (10%). Clinical responsibilities will include primary management of cases, instruction of veterinary students and technicians, mentorship of interns and residents, and participation in occasional after-hours emergency coverage. Classroom and laboratory teaching responsibilities will include the education of professional students in our integrated curriculum and opportunities to interface with graduate students across multiple disciplines. Active supervision of house officers and in-depth participation in intern/resident training (including topic rounds, journal club, and backup support) is expected. Additionally, we expect the successful candidate to collaborate in one of the many research opportunities. Opportunities for rich research collaborations are plentiful, both within the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and beyond. Texas A&M has a strong biomedical engineering program, a world-class toxicology program, and several medical school campuses (both locally and in Houston). Two of the largest human cancer Centers (MD Anderson and UT Southwestern) in the US are within driving distance. Teamwork is highly valued at Texas A&M University, and candidates are expected to demonstrate institutional citizenship that may include service to committees, working groups, and professional organizations.
The VMTH is a spacious facility with sophisticated diagnostic and patient care equipment, including but not limited to 40 slice CT, 3T MRI, video endoscopy, nuclear imaging, acid-base/blood-gas analyzers, oxygen and inhalant gas analyzers, standard coagulation as well as VCM and PFA analyzers, intraoperative cell salvage transfusion equipment, phacoemulsification system, high-flow oxygen therapy, color-flow Doppler ultrasonography, 4D transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, digital fluoroscopy, scintigraphy, and an ICU telemetry system. Radiation therapy capabilities include TomoTherapy and Strontium-90 plesiotherapy. Surgical suites and instrumentation allow for complex orthopedic, neurologic, cardiac, thoracic, oncologic, and abdominal procedures, such as stereotactic brain biopsies, cardiac occlusive device implantation, and subcutaneous ureteral bypass device placement. The hospital maintains Mimics and Echopixel licenses for three-dimensional reconstruction, with easy access to 3D printers. The planning of a next-generation small animal hospital has been approved and construction is expected to start within the next 5 years.
The Small Animal Hospital of the VMTH has approximately 60 board-certified specialists in a wide variety of clinically relevant specialties as well as a large number of technicians in areas such as imaging, surgery, critical care, internal medicine, anesthesia, cardiology, neurology, surgery, dentistry, and others. Capable personnel including, but not limited to talented ICU technicians, an active multidisciplinary interventional radiology service, three in-house pharmacists with compounding capability, and a clinical trials coordinator as well as a clinical trials technician.
A start-up package will be available commensurate with the clinical or scholarly needs and record of the individual. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact with approximately 60 small animal faculty members, 40 large animal faculty members, and more than 100 faculty members in basic sciences in the School of Veterinary Medicine. Beyond that Texas A&M currently has more than 4200 faculty members in a wide range of disciplines. Also, we have an active group of house officers that includes more than 50 interns and residents from other medical and surgical disciplines. The Texas A&M University VMTH values employee quality of life and well-being as well as the sustainability of our missions. Texas A&M University is the oldest public institution of higher education in Texas and the nation’s largest single university with more than 75,000 students (over 10,000 of whom are pursuing professional or graduate degrees) in residence at the College Station campus. Texas A&M University is a major research university with a growing international focus, and outstanding public and private support. The community of Bryan-College Station (BCS), population 250,000, is a growing and diverse college town with a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent public and private schools, and a relatively low cost of living. BCS is centered in the Texas Triangle, a megaregion consisting of the state’s five largest cities (Houston, Dallas, Ft. Worth, San Antonio, and Austin). Interested candidates should submit 1) a cover letter (including information on scholarly accomplishments and goals, career and service goals, professional interests, and teaching philosophy), 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) names of three individuals who have been requested by the applicant to act as references to the search committee chair. Applications must be submitted online at apply.interfolio.com/112554. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted and will be considered until the position has been filled. Inquiries are welcome to Dr. Joerg Steiner (Chair, Search Committee) at (979) 220-3363 or vscsadmin@cvm.tamu.edu. Texas A&M University is a smoke-free workplace.Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff.

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