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Adjunct Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice (Part-Time, Clinical Year Mentor) (Oro Valley, AZ)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Veterinary Medicine

Posting Number: req19807

Department: Vet Med Administration

Location: Outside of Tucson

Address: 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 part-time faculty position with a primary focus on the clinical year. This position will serve as mentor and role model to UA-CVM students in the clinical year (third year) of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine professional program. This position will ensure students complete all required components of each rotation as well as evaluate students on submitted materials. The successful candidate will exercise initiative, resourcefulness, and good judgment working in an environment that is very fast-paced and centered around students and a distributive clinical model. The successful candidate will demonstrate professionalism, multi-task, possess a strong customer service orientation, and have strong oral and written communication skills. Successful candidates must have the ability to respond to requests in a timely manner with diplomacy and discretion. This position will report to the Associate Dean of Clinical Relations and work closely with faculty, academic programs, and the students.

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Duties & Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Mentors approximately 6-7 students per block throughout their clinical year which may include evenings and weekends. Students per block may vary, mentoring will be equivalent to 78-80 students per clinical year. 
  • Assists in onboarding students for their clinical year.
  • Reviews, evaluates, and provides feedback to the student on student assessments which may include medical records (SOAP/HEAP) and portfolio reflections, learning agreements, clinical skills assessments (Entrustable Professional Activities -EPAs), oral case presentations, rotation performance evaluations (In Training Evaluation Reports-ITERs), medical case logs and any other assessment tool employed by the college. 
  • Responds to and documents feedback regarding course, student, and on-site veterinarian concerns. Continuously work to improve the clinical year experience. 
  • Is familiar with Arizona CVM curriculum, Council on Education (COE) requirements, and audits clinical site facilities to ensure accreditation standards are met. 
  • Informs students of ancillary resources - resources, books, websites, etc.
  • Provides feedback to the Associate Dean for Clinical Relations regarding the student learning experience and clinical sites. 
  • Engages 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. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • DVM/VMD degree (or international equivalent) from an AVMA accredited college of school 
  • At least three years of clinical experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least ten years of clinical experience
  • Prior experience in teaching and learning or the mentoring of veterinary students
  • Clinical experience with a broad range of animal species
  • Experience with technology including but not limited to MS Office, Learning Management Systems, and data management
  • Experience creating a positive and engaging work environment with a focus on customer service
  • Experience with efficient communication, time management, and problem-solving

Rank: To be Determined

Tenure Information

Adjunct (NTE)

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 8

Job FTE: .20

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Faculty

Benefits Eligible: No Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: 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: 4

Contact Information for Candidates

Katie Chimienti,

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV), 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 a 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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