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Texas Tech University
  • Position Number: 2584167
  • Location: Amarillo, TX
  • Position Type: Agriculture - Veterinary Medicine

Assistant or Associate Professor of General Veterinary Practice
Veterinary Medicine

Position Description
Contributes to the university's mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit.

Major/Essential Functions
Responsibilities of the Positions:
  • Contribute to the TTU SVMs instruction, scholarship, and service activities. The distribution of effort toward each activity will be individualized for each faculty member and outlined in the letter of appointment.
  • It is expected that tenure-track faculty members will establish extramural support of their scholarship and this will include support for graduate students and opportunities for involvement of professional students. This expectation is proportional to percentage of effort assigned to scholarship in the letter of appointment.
  • Contribute to activities necessary for accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education, other regulatory or accreditation approvals, and admit and deliver the curriculum to the students of the professional degree program.
  • Development and participation in the Schools research enterprise and PhD program
  • Curricular development and related activities. Most curricular development will focus on the clinical and professional skill courses.
  • The curricular framework has been developed based on Competency Based Veterinary Education (CBVE; see, and is designed to be vertically and horizontally integrated.
  • Curricular development will require considerable teamwork to effectively develop course syllabi and content relative to this integration, and to accomplish desired outcomes.
  • Curricular mapping of course-specific learning objectives with curricular outcomes.
  • Delivery of the curriculum within the professional program. This might include serving as instructor of record for various courses, contributing lectures to other courses, or participating in laboratories.
  • Participation in instructional development and delivery of Clinical Skills Laboratories focusing on surgery, equine, and food animal skills.
  • Participation and delivery of Clinical Case Presentations courses.
  • Until such time that it is necessary to create departments (or department-like structures) within the School, the successful candidates will report to the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs.
  • Participation on various School committees.
Additional comments:
The curriculum is grounded on general veterinary practice in rural agricultural and regional communities. A central function of subject-matter experts is to provide instruction such that graduates can competently and confidently practice veterinary medicine at a distance from referral hospitals.
Those with experience in rural and regional community practices will provide an important mental model of practice that will inform the admission process, instruction, and continuing education.
Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply. Service duties include program-building, as well as a commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, university, and community is expected.

Required Qualifications
Academic degree as defined by the academic unit and as appropriate for the position held. Demonstrated record of effectiveness as a teacher, a record of peer-reviewed publication and/or peer-reviewed creative activity which has contributed to the discipline or field of study, to the candidate's intellectual and artistic development, and to the quality of the academic enterprise; a record of professional service appropriate to the discipline; promise of growth in teaching and research or artistic and creative activity.

Preferred Qualifications
A DVM (or equivalent) is required, with experience in general primary care veterinary practice.
Candidates who have a successful track record of or show promise in future teamwork, curricular development, instruction, scholarship, and service.
Candidates with professional skills training (i.e. communications training).
Candidates with experience in primary-care medicine/surgery in rural and/or regional communities.
Candidates who may work with both large and small animals.
Experience organizing and leading a veterinary care team.

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As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minoritized candidates, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

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