Assistant or Associate Professor in Comparative Ophthalmology
Texas A&M University
September 11, 2018
College Station, Texas
Type & Experience Level:
Full Time - One to seven years
DVM or equivalent
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 comparative ophthalmology. Each applicant must have a DVM degree (or equivalent) and must be a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists 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 will be shared among a total of three board-certified ophthalmologists, a resident, and a specialty ophthalmology intern. The Ophthalmology Service evaluates approximately 1100 small animal- and approximately 150 large animal-cases per year with the Ophthalmology clinicians additionally consulting on approximately 300-400 hospital cases per year. Clinical responsibilities will include primary medical and surgical management of cases, instruction of veterinary students, mentorship of interns and residents, and participation in after-hours emergency coverage, shared equally among three faculty members. Additionally, we expect the successful candidate will develop an independent and collaborative research program. The remaining time will be devoted to classroom and laboratory teaching, and academic service. 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. Members of our service have an active clinical trials program and established collaborations with the Gastrointestinal Laboratory for Next-Generation Sequencing as well as the Rangel College of Pharmacy. The Ophthalmology Service utilizes four examination rooms and two operating suites between the small animal and large animal hospitals and is staffed with two talented, full-time technicians. The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is a spacious facility with sophisticated diagnostic and patient care equipment, including two operating microscopes with high definition image capture, two cataract surgery machines, an 810nm diode laser unit, Frigitronics cryosurgery system, ultrasound biomicroscopy with 12MHz and 35MHz probes, Heidelberg III in vivo Corneal Confocal Microscopy, EpiCam and digitally converted Kowa RC-2 fundus cameras, Nikon D810 DSLR camera, SL-17 Kowa handheld slitlamp biomicroscopes, and Keeler binocular indirect ophthalmoscopes. The hospital also boasts 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. 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 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 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. Lucien Vallone 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 Ophthalmologists 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.
Internal Number: 7505
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.