The employee is responsible for providing content expertise in equine surgery and medicine, engaging in scholarly advancement of the science, and incorporating this discipline into the curriculum. The employee is expected to assume various teaching roles, as required to meet curricular demands and as assigned by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. The employee will provide support in the training of students in all levels of the DVM curriculum and will serve as a college wide resource in equine surgery and medicine. The individual is expected to support clinical services and be involved in primary patient care.
Academic rank and tenure status will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Distribution of effort (FTE) will be negotiated based on the expertise of the candidate and curricular needs.
Open until suitable candidates are identified.
Essential Job Duties
Responsibilities include teaching equine surgery and medicine to all levels of DVM students during their veterinary education as a content expert in our integrated veterinary curriculum, facilitation of problem-based learning groups, and participation in scholarly activities. While extensive clinical commitment in a veterinary teaching hospital is not required at this time, some clinical service and consultation on clinical cases is an essential duty of this position.
Qualifications include a DVM or equivalent degree and completion of advanced training including American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) residency in Large Animal Surgery or American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Large Animal - Equine residency or similar advanced degree. While board eligible candidates are encouraged to apply, board certification is preferable.
About Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine
The College of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences was established in 1998 as the first new college of veterinary medicine in the United States in more than twenty years, and stands as a new paradigm in veterinary medical education: innovative instructional programs, cost-effective delivery of education, and cooperation with other educational institutions and the private sector. On March 3, 2010, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education (COE) granted the College Full Accreditation.
Instruction and clinical opportunities are provided in a wide variety of domestic species, including food animal, equine, and companion animals. The College sustains a vibrant, diverse faculty by encouraging advancement through personal and professional development and research, creating an academic community of competent, caring, ethical professionals, where cooperative learning, public service, and scholarship can flourish.