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Asst/Assoc Clinical Prof Large Animal Surgery

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Veterinary Medicine

Job Description

The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM) Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Blacksburg, VA, invites applications from qualified individuals for a full-time, calendar-year, clinical non-tenure track faculty position in Large Animal Surgery at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our team supporting the teaching, clinical service, and research goals of the College. A commitment to the values of belonging, equity, and inclusion are critical for this role. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere and a desire to participate in a diverse, dynamic community are essential.

The successful candidate will share service and teaching responsibilities with faculty members in Large Animal Surgery. The duties of this position have an emphasis toward clinical service including shared after-hours emergency coverage. Applicants must be committed to excellent patient care, exceptional client service, and strong referring veterinarian relationships. The large animal surgery caseload is varied and consists of approximately 80% equine and 20% other species (e.g., small ruminant, South American camelid, porcine). The successful candidate will join a team environment, working closely with colleagues in the large animal medicine service, equine field service, equine podiatry, and production management medicine service.

Scholarly activity and participation in collaborative research commensurate with a non-tenure track faculty position will be expected. The candidate will contribute to clinical experiential, didactic, laboratory, and small group instruction of DVM students. The successful candidate will join the surgical faculty in support of our combined ACVS residency training/MS degree program through participation in resident seminars, journal club, morbidity mortality rounds, and clinical and research training.

The VMCVM has four campuses: Blacksburg, VA - Main campus at Virginia Tech; Leesburg, VA - Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center; Roanoke, VA - Animal Cancer Care and Research Center; and College Park, MD - University of Maryland. Blacksburg is a friendly university town in southwest Virginia near the Blue Ridge Mountains, less than 20 miles from the Appalachian Trail and Jefferson National Forest, and within driving proximity to major metropolitan cities. For further information about the College, please visit our web site at

Applications must include:
1. A letter of interest describing the candidate's professional goals related to teaching, clinical service, and research as well as a vision for their role in the college community.
2. A curriculum vitae.
3. A statement describing the applicant's vision and past experiences regarding inclusion and diversity in veterinary medicine.
4. Names, email, mailing address, and telephone numbers of three (3) references.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Please send inquiries to Dr. Chris Byron, Chair of Search Committee (

Required Qualifications

This position requires a DVM or equivalent degree and successful completion of a residency training program approved by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS). Candidates must be eligible for a Virginia faculty veterinary license and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is also required.

Preferred Qualifications

Status as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and an advanced degree (MS/PhD) in biomedical sciences are preferred.

Pay Band

Faculty ; Salary

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Salary Information

Salary; TO commensurate with experience and rank

Review Date


Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Dr. Chris Byronat cbyron@vt.eduduring regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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