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Tenured/Tenure-Track: Assistant/Associate Professor - Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery

Texas A&M University - Faculty
College Station, TX
Closing date
Feb 15, 2024

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Doctors, Surgery
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Tenured/Tenure-Track: Assistant/Associate Professor - Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Location College Station, TX

Open Date 8/1/2022

Position ID 110614


The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University is excited to invite applicants to a tenured/tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant or associate professor in small animal soft tissue surgery. The Soft Tissue and Minimally Invasive Surgery Service is expanding from three full-time faculty to four and serves a critical role in student education, patient care, and scholarship. The service is also staffed with three technicians, a service liaison, and a rotation of five to six surgical residents.

The successful candidate will devote approximately 40% time (negotiable) to clinical instruction and patient care in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital on the Soft Tissue and Minimally Invasive Surgery Service. The remaining time will be devoted to integrative classroom and laboratory teaching (15%), research and other scholarly activities (35%), and academic citizenship (10%). Clinical responsibilities will include primary management of cases, instruction of veterinary students, mentorship of interns and residents, and participation in after-hours surgical emergency coverage. Classroom and laboratory teaching responsibilities will include education of professional students in our integrated curriculum and opportunities to interface with graduate students across multiple disciplines. Additionally, we expect the successful candidate will develop a strong, independent research program that aligns with expertise in the department, college, and university and builds collaborations with other basic and clinical scientists. Teamwork and collaboration are highly valued at Texas A&M University, and candidates are expected to demonstrate institutional citizenship that may include service to committees, working groups, and professional organizations.

The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital includes sophisticated diagnostic and patient care equipment, including a new laparoscopy/thoracoscopy tower and VITOM with fluorescence (NIR/ICG), intraoperative fluoroscopy units, surgical microscopy, smoke evacuation, cell salvage (autotransfusion), and multiple LigaSure devices. The 7 surgical suites are well-equipped and supported by a team of dedicated surgical technicians, allowing a surgical technician to be present for the duration of each surgical procedure. A 40 slice CT, 3T MRI, and CT Tomotherapy unit are housed in an onsite imaging center. The teaching hospital has capable personnel including, but not limited to talented ICU technicians, an active multidisciplinary interventional radiology service, two in-house pharmacists with compounding capability, and a clinical trials coordinator.

Numerous opportunities for research exist throughout the college and university. Laboratory space is available as needed and the CVMBS has a pool of qualified graduate students seeking a degree in biomedical sciences. A generous start-up package will be available commensurate with the scholarly record and needs of the individual. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact with over 60 faculty members in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences and an active group of house officers that includes more than 50 rotating interns and residents in the other medical and surgical disciplines. The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences values employee quality of life and wellbeing as well as sustainability of our missions.

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 70,000 students are enrolled in the University's 17 schools and colleges with over 10,000 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.


Applicants must hold a DVM or equivalent veterinary degree and must be a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) or the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) or must have completed an approved residency and have met the requirements to take the corresponding board exam. Applicants must be licensed or eligible for a regular or special license to practice veterinary medicine in Texas.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit 1) a cover letter (including information on scholarly accomplishments and goals, career and service goals, professional interest, teaching philosophy), 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) names of three individuals who have been requested by the applicant to act as references to the search committee chair. Applications must be submitted online at

Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted and will be considered until the position has been filled. Inquiries are welcomed to Dr. Kelley Thieman (Chair, Search Committee) at (979) 845-2351 or Texas A&M University is a smoke-free workplace.

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