Assistant/Associate/Professor, Veterinary Medicine (Anatomy)

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Vet Med Administration

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Outside of Tucson



Position Highlights:

The University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine (UA-CVM), located in Oro Valley, Arizona, invites applications for a career-track faculty position with a primary focus on teaching Veterinary Gross Anatomy. We are seeking a veterinarian with teaching experience with veterinary Gross Anatomy to assist with the design and facilitation of active learning classroom and laboratory sessions for first and second-year pre-clinical veterinary students. The UA-CVM curriculum is built on an inclusive, evidence-based pedagogy and organized by organ-system block. Faculty in this position will collaborate with the organ-system course leaders to build clinically relevant anatomical course content geared toward “day-one-ready” veterinarians trained in lifelong learning and prepared to excel in diverse career trajectories. Second-year course involvement may include developing and delivering content for portions of advanced medical and surgical management as well as electives.

Our faculty have the opportunity to build content “from the ground up” within a team of content and pedagogy experts who are “reverse-designing” pre-clinical and clinical veterinary medical curricula. Team-Based Learning (TBL) and Peer Instruction (PI) methods will be used in classroom sessions—traditional didactic lectures are not part of the teaching program. We value an inclusive environment that fosters adaptive, innovative learners who will be successful leaders in the field of veterinary medicine. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to joining and contributing to an academic culture of inclusive and active learning. Abundant faculty development resources are available, both within the college and externally, to assist faculty in developing skills in active learning strategies.

Outstanding UA benefits includehealth, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disabilityprograms; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reductionfor the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirementplans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

Duties& Responsibilities:

  • Participate as a team member in the design, development, and delivery of the gross anatomy component of the pre-clinical veterinary medical doctorate curriculum.
  • Deliver curriculum content to veterinary students within the CVM vision of inclusive, evidence-based Team-Based
  • Learning and Peer Instruction pedagogy, in which students take substantial ownership of their learning, and student classroom time is focused on the collaborative application of content (as opposed to a focus on delivery of content).
  • Teach in the gross anatomy lab.
  • Collaborate in the development of elective courses for students where anatomy is a component.
  • Provide reasonable out-of-classroom availability to diverse cohorts of veterinary students for office hours and scheduled meetings to assist students with learning.
  • Engage in ongoing assessment and professional development aimed at the lifelong process of improving inclusive teaching and learning skills.
  • Engage in the CVM collegial community, the university community, and the larger global academic community through participation in shared governance, advisory committees, and academic/professional society meetings.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • DVM or PhD in a related field.
  • Experience teaching veterinary gross anatomy.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior teaching experience at a college of veterinary medicine
  • Prior experience in teaching and learning using active learning techniques to a diverse range of students.
  • Experience teaching gross anatomy of veterinary species, including carnivore anatomy and anatomy of livestock.

Rank :

To be Determined

Tenure Information:

Career-Track (CT)



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

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Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

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Contact Information for Candidates:

Tanya Gonzales, [email protected]

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Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and One Additional Document

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Please include in your application materials:
• Brief (500-word limit) description of philosophy and prior experience teaching and supporting students from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences in academic environments to ensure student success.
• Curriculum Vitae
• Cover Letter

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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