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Assistant Professor, Food Animal Production Medicine Montgomery, VA


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The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM), Blacksburg, VA, invites applications from energetic, qualified individuals for a full-time, calendar year faculty position in Food Animal Production Medicine. The position will be a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Duties include: - Significant contribution and participation in pre-clinical didactic and laboratory instruction in food animal medicine/surgery and related disciplines. There will be the opportunity to provide services to clients of the veterinary teaching hospital and training professional DVM students, interns and residents and ensuring the students have a valuable learning experience during their food animal rotations. - A primary focus of the position will be to develop an independent research program focused on food animals. In addition, the successful candidate will be a resource for clinical research by other members of the department. There may also be the opportunity to collaborate with University research clusters on topics such as obesity, infectious diseases, or inflammatory disease. - Cooperate with other clinical faculty in the VTH, Department, and CVM with particular emphasis on being a role model for DVM students in the Food Animal track of the program and to progressively assume a greater leadership role in this section. - An expectation to participate in continuing education and outreach programs of the college that deal with food animals. . - Ensure that the professional activities you provide and have influence over in PMM, are of the highest ethical and professional standards. As for all areas of our professional endeavor, it is essential that all members of the CVM faculty provide a nurturing and supportive learning environment for all students (professional and post-DVM) and staff under their influence. - Contribute to College and University governance through membership on relevant committees and commissions. Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must possess a DVM or equivalent degree. Completion of a residency in food animal production management or equivalent practice experience. Evidence of research training and productivity. Previous experience in didactic instruction of professional students. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work with a diverse group of colleagues and students.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D preferred. Diplomate status in a relevant AVMA specialty; however, board eligible candidates or individuals desirous of becoming board certified will be considered.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested individuals may apply on-line at Refer to posting #0121528, and submit an application, including a letter of intent with a statement of professional goals, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three referees. Inquiries and questions may be directed to: Dr. Terry Swecker, Chair of the search committee, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, VMRCVM, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0442. Email: Phone: (540) 231-7375. Review of applications will begin March 19, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. If you experience difficulties applying on-line, contact the department's secretary at (540) 231-5999.

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