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01.24.12

Assistant/Associate Professor in Veterinary Oncology

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University invites applications for a tenure-track or clinical-track, assistant or associate professor position in veterinary oncology. Applicants must have a DVM degree (or equivalent) from an AVMA-accredited veterinary college and be a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in the specialty of oncology or eligible for certification in oncology. Preference will be given to candidates who are boarded in both medical and radiation oncology. A record of experience and excellence in didactic and clinical teaching is highly desirable. Applicants must be eligible for regular or special licensure in the State of Texas.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will devote approximately 50% (tenure-track) or 75% (clinical-track) of their time to instruction and patient care in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Small animal clinical duties will be shared with two other board-certified oncologists and a boarded radiation oncologist. The remaining time will be devoted to classroom and laboratory teaching, development of a creative program of scholarship, and academic service. Opportunities for collaborative research exist throughout the College and University. The successful candidate will join a team of approximately 40 faculty members and 25 interns and residents within the department.

Our oncology case load has increased at an average 20% yearly. We have an active clinical trials program with established collaborations with the Houston Medical Center (MD Anderson and Texas Children's Cancer Centers) as well as other human medical centers outside of Texas.. Our new Diagnostic Imaging and Cancer Treatment Center contains a 40-slice Siemens helical CT scanner, a Siemens 3T MRI and a TomoTherapy unit. The Texas A&M Institute for Preclinical Studies provides access to CT-PET for research. Our neurology service uses stereotactic biopsy equipment for procedures on hard to reach tumors. A custom imaging couch allows scans and external beam radiation therapy on large animals. We have strontium and iridium bead implant capabilities as well. Additionally, our internal medicine service performs stent placement and laser ablation procedures for urogenital tumors.

Texas A&M University is the oldest public institution of higher education in Texas and one of the nation's largest and most dynamic universities. More than 50,000 students are enrolled in the University's 10 academic colleges with approximately 9,000 pursuing graduate or professional degrees. Texas A&M University is a major research university with a growing international focus and outstanding public and private support.

Process and Additional Information

Interested candidates should submit a statement of career goals and professional interest, curriculum vitae, and names of 3 individuals who have been requested by the applicant to provide letters of reference to the search committee chair. Application review will begin on April 1, 2013, and applications will be considered until the position is filled. Please send applications to Dr. Heather Wilson-Robles (Chair, Search Committee), Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4474. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Wilson-Robles at (979) 845-2351 (phone), (979) 845-6978 (fax), or hwilson@cvm.tamu.edu (email).

Texas A&M University is a smoke-free workplace.

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Educator.





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