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DATE ADDED: Wed 20/11/2019

Open Rank Professor General Veterinary Practice

Amarillo, TX, US


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime


**Extended Job Title:**

Open Rank Professor General Veterinary Practice


Texas Tech University

**Position Description:**

The Texas Tech University (TTU) School of Veterinary Medicine is seeking to fill several faculty positions to provide applied scientific teaching, research, and outreach/service needs of an exciting, innovative, and fully funded new veterinary education program locate in Amarillo, TX. Texas is rapidly growing and prosperous state. The new School will be the first program established in Texas in a century and will focus on veterinary medical and educational needs of rural, agricultural and regional communities of Texas.

The School is founded with a focus on the following objectives:

? Graduate practice-ready, competent, and confident veterinarians who will serve small, agricultural and regional communities across Texas;

? Provide access to affordable, high-quality veterinary medical education for Texans;

? Develop a research-intensive School that enhances and complements the scholarly strengths of TTU and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and addresses the needs for research and expertise in veterinary medicine, food- and fiber-animal production, and the health sciences;

? Provide opportunities for graduate education and research, and advanced clinical training in internships and residencies;

? Support sustainability of livestock industries as they feed growing state, national, and global populations; and

? Improve human, animal, and ecosystem health by integrating innovative One Health activities into our education, research and service activities.

The core values of the School are:

? _Courage, Integrity,_ and _Responsibility_ to better ourselves, our communities and the world;

? Co _mmunity, Teamwork_ , and _Inclusion_ to enrich everyone's experience;

? _Compassion_ and _Empathy_ for each other, our clients, and their animals;

? _Passion, Scholarship_ , and _Innovation_ to improve what we do, our profession and the world;

? Faculty, staff, and students are _Empowered_ to pursue _Excellence_ .

The School has begun the process of accreditation. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education (COE) conducted a consultative site visit during April, 2019. The School will be co-located with the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center regional campus in Amarillo. Facilities, currently in design stages, will include state-of-the-art buildings to support all aspects of the School. A guiding principle framing the design of both the curriculum and facilities is need for competent and confident general veterinary practitioners in small, agricultural and regional communities.

Amarillo is a vibrant and growing community in the Texas Panhandle. With a metropolitan statistical area population of greater than 260,000, it offers attractions of a larger city while representing its agricultural roots (https://#removed#). Amarillo serves as a center of services for a large, multi-state area and is home to many agricultural associations such as the Texas Cattle Feeders Association and the American Quarter Horse Association.

**Requisition ID:**


**Travel Required:**

Up to 25%

**Major/Essential Functions:**

Refinement of the School's vision, mission, core values and desired program outcomes.

? Contribute to activities necessary to receive accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education, other regulatory or accreditation approvals, and admit and deliver the curriculum to the inaugural (and subsequent) cohort of students of the professional program.

? Curriculum development and related activities.

o The curriculum framework has been developed based on Competency Based Veterinary Education (CBVE; see #removed# ), and is designed to be vertically and horizontally integrated.

o Curriculum development will require considerable teamwork to effectively develop course syllabi and content relative to this integration, and to curricular outcomes.

o Curriculum mapping of course-specific learning objectives against curricular outcomes.

o Delivery of the curriculum within the professional program. This might include serving as instructor of record for various courses or contributing lectures to other courses.

? Until such time that it is necessary to create departments (or department-like structures) within the School, the successful candidates will report to the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs.

? Participation on various School committees.

? Involvement to instruction, research, and outreach/service. The proportional breakdown will vary depending on the faculty member. Proportional to their contribution to scholarship outlined in their letters of appointment, it is expected that faculty members, both individually and as teams, establish externally funded research activities that support graduate students and provide opportunities for involvement of professional students.

? The successful candidates will be expected to foster a values-based environment within the School, and to develop collegial relationships with faculty, staff and students at Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and other institutions as appropriate.

Additional Comments:

+ The curriculum centered around general veterinary practice in small, agricultural and regional communities. A central function of subject-matter experts (e.g, boarded specialist) is to provide instruction such that graduates can competently and confidently practice veterinary medicine at distance from referral hospitals.

+ Those with experience in small, agricultural and regional community practice will provide an important mental model of practice that will inform the admission process, instruction, and continuing education.

+ For those candidates who have a desire to provide clinical service, it will be provided through specific sites within the developing Distributed Veterinary Teaching Hospital (DVTH). In that clinical service involves supervision of professional students, it is considered instruction.

Please upload a cover letter and complete curriculum vita that includes a list of publications and any other information reflecting qualifications and professional activities related to academic scholarship, teaching, and service to stakeholders. In the cover letter, please clearly indicate the scientific disciplinary that aligns best with your expertise; while expertise that cross disciplinary boundaries is preferred, please select a primary discipline. Please provide the names of three references of individuals who can provide an evaluation of your qualifications and can be contacted for a letter if needed.

Contact the search committee chair with questions:

Guy H. Loneragan ( #removed# )

Texas Tech University

School of Veterinary Medicine

Box 42141

Lubbock, TX 79409-2141

**Grant Funded?:**


**Minimum Hire Rate:**

salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills

**Pay Basis:**


**Work Location:**



Veterinary Medicine

**Required Attachments:**

Cover Letter, Professional/Personal References, Resume / CV

**Job Type:**

Full Time

**Pay Statement:**

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

**Job Group:**




**EEO Statement:**

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant's race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

**Required Qualifications:**

D.V.M. is required. Board certification is required for medicine and diagnostic imaging specialists.

Preference will be given to candidates who have a successful track record of teamwork, curricular development, instruction, scholarship, and service. The successful candidates must share and foster the School's core values. Adaptability, persistence, and resilience will be important attributes success in the evolving dynamics that are characteristic of a developing program.

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**Does this position work in a research laboratory?:**