The Texas Tech University (TTU) School of Veterinary Medicine is seeking to fill several faculty positions to provide applied scientific teaching, research, and outreach/service needs of an exciting, innovative, and fully funded new veterinary education program locate in Amarillo, TX. Texas is rapidly growing and prosperous state. The new School will be the first program established in Texas in a century and will focus on veterinary medical and educational needs of rural, agricultural and regional communities of Texas.
The School is founded with a focus on the following objectives:
Graduate practice-ready, competent, and confident veterinarians who will serve small, agricultural and regional communities across Texas;
Provide access to affordable, high-quality veterinary medical education for Texans;
Develop a research-intensive School that enhances and complements the scholarly strengths of TTU and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and addresses the needs for research and expertise in veterinary medicine, food- and fiber-animal production, and the health sciences;
Provide opportunities for graduate education and research, and advanced clinical training in internships and residencies;
Support sustainability of livestock industries as they feed growing state, national, and global populations; and
Improve human, animal, and ecosystem health by integrating innovative One Health activities into our education, research and service activities.
The core values of the School are:
Courage, Integrity, and Responsibility to better ourselves, our communities and the world;
Community, Teamwork, and Inclusion to enrich everyone's experience;
Compassion and Empathy for each other, our clients, and their animals;
Passion, Scholarship, and Innovation to improve what we do, our profession and the world;
Faculty, staff, and students are Empowered to pursue Excellence.
The School has begun the process of accreditation. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education (COE) conducted a consultative site visit during April, 2019. The School will be co-located with the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center regional campus in Amarillo. Facilities, currently in design stages, will include state-of-the-art buildings to support all aspects of the School. A guiding principle framing the design of both the curriculum and facilities is need for competent and confident general veterinary practitioners in small, agricultural and regional communities.
Amarillo is a vibrant and growing community in the Texas Panhandle. With a metropolitan statistical area population of greater than 260,000, it offers attractions of a larger city while representing its agricultural roots (https://www.visitamarillo.com). Amarillo serves as a center of services for a large, multi-state area and is home to many agricultural associations such as the Texas Cattle Feeders Association and the American Quarter Horse Association.
A Ph.D. is required (a D.V.M., or equivalent, preferred but not required).
Preference will be given to candidates who have a successful track record of teamwork, curricular development, instruction, scholarship, and service. The successful candidates must share and foster the School's core values. Adaptability, persistence, and resilience will be important attributes success in the evolving dynamics that are characteristic of a developing program.
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