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Academic Professional Track (Non-Tenure): Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor - Comparative Ophth

Texas A&M University - Faculty
College Station, TX
Closing date
Feb 14, 2024

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Academic Professional Track (Non-Tenure): Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor - Comparative Ophthalmology Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Location College Station, TX

Open Date 5/31/2022

Position ID 107700


The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-accruing, clinical-track, assistant or associate professor in comparative ophthalmology to join our team on an 11-month appointment. This position has an anticipated start date of Spring 2023.

The successful candidate will devote approximately 60% of their time to clinical instruction and patient care in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH). The remaining time will be devoted to integrative classroom and laboratory teaching (15%), research and other scholarly activities (15%), and academic citizenship (10%). Patient care and clinical instruction duties will be shared among a total of three board-certified ophthalmologists, and two residents in training and will encompass medical and surgical case management. The Ophthalmology Service evaluates approximately 1100 small animal- and approximately 150 large animal-cases per year with the Ophthalmology clinicians additionally consulting on approximately 300-400 hospital cases per year. Active supervision of interns and residents, instruction of clinical-year students, and primary case supervision as well as rotating emergency duty are expected. 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 thematic, collaborative research program that aligns with expertise in the department, college, and university. 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.

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. The university also has animal care facilities for a variety of research animals and several dedicated areas for conducting animal research. A generous start-up package will be available commensurate with the track record and needs of the individual. The VMTH has capable personnel and modern technology including but not limited to infrared and full spectrum digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras, Kowa RC-2 digitally converted fundus camera, 3D printed ODocs universal smartphone fundoscopy adapter, 35mHz high resolution ocular ultrasound, HRT III corneal confocal microscopy, cloud-based ocular imaging archive shared among residents and faculty, small animal and large animal ophthalmology-dedicated operating rooms, 2 operating microscopes with operating microscope image capture systems, Alexos (An-vision) and Compact Intuitiv (AMO) cataract surgery units, Endo Optiks E2 endolaser, Iridex diode laser with transpupillary headset and microscope compatibility, indocyanine green photodynamic therapy-FOX laser system, 3-D printing, advanced imaging (3T MRI, 40-slice CT) and an active multidisciplinary interventional radiology service, and two in-house pharmacists with compounding capability. 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.

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 11 academic 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.


Each applicant must have a DVM degree (or equivalent) and must be a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (DACVO) or eligible to sit for the exam to become board-certified. Applicants must be licensed or eligible for regular or special licenses to practice veterinary medicine in Texas.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates must submit 1) a statement of career goals and professional interest, 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 received and will be considered until the position has been filled. Inquiries are welcomed to Dr. Lucien Vallone (Chair, Search Committee) at (979) 845-2351 or Texas A&M University is a smoke-free workplace.

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