Assistant/Associate/Professor, Veterinary Medicine (Neurology)

Tucson, AZ
Nov 20, 2020
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Vet Med Administration

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Outside of Tucson


1580 E Hanley Blvd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737 USA

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 neurology. We are seeking a veterinarian with clinical experience and expertise with diagnosis and management of veterinary neurological disease. This position will lead the design and facilitation of active learning classroom sessions for a neurology course and clinical skills neurology labs in the pre-clinical curriculum. 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 other organ-system course leaders to build clinically relevant neurology course content geared toward “day-one-ready” veterinarians trained in lifelong learning and prepared to excel in diverse career trajectories. Second year course involvement will include leading the neurology system course and contributing to advanced medical and surgical management courses and neurology-focused electives. Individuals with expertise in other organ systems may also participate in the instruction of other courses. Our faculty have the rare 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 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:

  • Lead the design, development, and delivery of the neurology pre-clinical veterinary medical doctorate curriculum in an environment of collaborative course development that builds horizontal and vertical integration among courses throughout the 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).
  • Participate in the development of elective courses for students with an interest in neurology.
  • 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 degree (or international equivalent).
  • At least four years of clinical experience with an emphasis in veterinary neurology.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in teaching and learning using active learning techniques to a diverse range of students.
  • Board certification or board eligibility in a relevant specialty such as DACVIM Neurology or Internal Medicine (

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]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume, Cover Letter, and One Additional Document

Special 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.

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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