The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in neurology at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join a well-established neurology team and an exciting chance to participate in the new Comparative Oncology Research Center (CORC) located in Roanoke, VA (expected to open in the summer of 2020). The CORC is an innovative partnership between the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and the College of Veterinary Medicine. State of the art equipment at the new facility will include a linear accelerator with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), a CT, and high field MR and PET with an adjacent medical cyclotron. The successful candidate will be expected to develop (as an independent investigator) clinical and/or translational research to contribute to research programs within the Department, College, CORC and the University.
Research responsibilities will be 30- 50% and will vary based on the interest and qualification of the candidate, but will include independent, collaborative and/or translational research. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work within ongoing research programs and contribute to the scholarly achievements of the research team.
Teaching responsibilities will include participation in didactic instruction in neurology and related disciplines, provide clinical instruction of professional students in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and provide neurology training of interns, residents and graduate students from various disciplines.
The neurology service has an established residency training program and the successful candidate would share responsibilities associated with resident training.
Service responsibilities will include the direction of the clinical neurology service (both medical and surgical), consultations in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, participation in continuing education programs of the College and participation in faculty governance activities. Service responsibilities will also include participation in emergency services. This responsibility will be shared with three other faculty neurologists (ACVIM Diplomates)
The applicant must be committed to excellent patient management, client service, and clinical teaching
Qualifications include the DVM or equivalent degree and specialty medical and surgical training in veterinary neurology. Diplomate status in either the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine subspecialty of neurology or European College of Veterinary Neurology is preferred. However, candidates eligible to sit for the certifying examination will be considered. Research training and an advanced degree are preferred.
Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.
Please submit an on-line application, a letter of intent, and a CV, as well as the name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address for three references. Review of applications will begin in late May, 2019, and will continue until a successful candidate is identified.
If you experience difficulties applying on-line, contact Keely Smith, Administrative Assistant, at 540-231-7288, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Phase II, Duck Pond Drive (mail code 0442), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 24061.
Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Dr. Natalia Guerrero (540-231-7288).
• DVM or equivalent degree, will accept degree that is equivalent to DVM or foreign equivalent of DVM. • Board certification in Veterinary Neurology (ACVIM or ECVN) is desirable; however, candidates who have recently completed an approved residency and are board eligible are encouraged to apply.
• ACVIM sub-specialty of neurology or ECVN Diplomate status • Advanced Degree (MS, PhD) • Clinical Experience in small animal neurology • Experience in Teaching • Research Experience • Track Record of Scholarly activity • Good interpersonal skills and team player
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