Assistant/Associate/Professor, Veterinary Medicine (Surgery)
Vet Med AdministrationDepartment Website Link:
Outside of TucsonAddress:
1580 E Hanley Blvd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737 USAPosition 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 surgery. We are seeking a veterinarian with clinical experience in small animal and/or equine/large animal surgery to assist with the design and facilitation of active learning classroom sessions and clinical skills labs 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 blocks. Faculty in this position will collaborate with the organ-system course leaders to build clinically relevant surgical 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 leading small animal and/or equine/large animal surgery portions of advanced medical and surgical courses, developing and participating in clinical skills training and simulation-based education laboratories, and participating in species-focused elective courses having a surgical component. 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 and Peer Instruction methods will be used in classroom sessions—traditional didactic lectures are not part of the teaching program.
We value an inclusive environment that fostersadaptive, innovative learners who will be successful leaders in the field ofveterinary medicine. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment tojoining and contributing to an academic culture of inclusive and activelearning. Abundant faculty development resources are available, both within thecollege and externally, to assist faculty in developing skills in activelearning 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!
The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work‐lifeprograms. For more information about working at the University of Arizona andrelocations services, please visit http://www.whyua.arizona.edu/.
As a cost-saving measure related to the impactof COVID-19, Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs have been approved bythe Arizona Board of Regents. All new hires subject to the programs will benotified in accordance with adopted Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programsguidelines and will be required to comply with all measures. To learn moreabout the programs and whether this position is affected, please visithr.arizona.edu/FY-2020-2021-Furlough-Program.Duties & Responsibilities:
- Participate as a team member in the design, development, and delivery of the pre-clinical small animal and/or equine/large animal veterinary surgical curriculum.
- Deliver curriculum content to veterinary students within the CVM vision of inclusive, evidence-based Team-Base 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).
- Participate in the development and delivery of clinical skills instruction and simulation-based education.
- Participate in the development of elective courses for students with an interest in surgery and assist in identifying and coordinating supporting expertise for the small animal and/or equine/large animal elective surgery courses.
- 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.
- Contribute to the clinical year training by leveraging surgical experience to support the development and implementation of opportunities for clinical training in small animal and/or equine/large animal surgery.
- 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.
- DVM degree (or international equivalent).
- At least two years of clinical experience in small animal and/or equine/large animal surgery.
- At least four years of clinical experience in small animal and/or equine/large animal surgery.
- Prior experience in teaching and learning using active learning techniques, clinical skills instruction, and simulation-based education.
- Board certification or board eligibility in a relevant specialty such as small animal, equine, or large animal surgery.
To be DeterminedTenure Information:
ExemptFull Time/Part Time:
Full TimeNumber of Hours Worked per Week:
Yes - Full BenefitsRate of Pay:
salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)Type of criminal background check required::
Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)Number of Vacancies:
1Target Hire Date:
1/4/2021Expected End Date:
Contact Information for Candidates:
Tanya Gonzales, [email protected]
11/18/2020Open Until Filled:
YesDocuments Needed to Apply:
Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and One Additional DocumentSpecial Instructions to Applicant:
Please include in your application materials:
• Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• 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.
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.