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Texas Tech University
  • Position Number: 2172906
  • Location: Amarillo, TX
  • Position Type: Agriculture - Veterinary Medicine

Assistant or Associate Professor of Veterinary Immunology
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 Schools 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 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 to receive accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education, other regulatory or accreditation approvals, and admit and deliver the curriculum to the inaugural (and subsequent) cohorts of students of the professional program.
  • Development and participation in the Schools research enterprise and PhD program.
  • Curriculum development and related activities:
    • 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 curricular outcomes.
    • Curricular mapping of course-specific learning objectives against curricular outcomes.
    • Delivery of the curriculum within the professional program. This might include serving as instructor of record for various courses or contributing lectures to other 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.
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 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 candidates 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
An earned PhD is required and a DVM (or equivalent) is preferred. The applicants subject matter expertise must be related to veterinary or comparative immunology. Preference will be given to candidates who have a successful track record of or show promise of future teamwork, curricular development, instruction, scholarship, and service.

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate:
  • Knowledge of veterinary immunologic diseases
  • Ability to prioritize immunologic diseases in differential diagnosis
  • Diagnostic testing for immunologic diseases of veterinary importance

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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 does not discriminate on the basis of an applicants race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran. Texas Tech welcomes consideration of dual career and professional couple accommodations.

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