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Asst/Assoc Prof of Ophthalmology

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Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Instructional / Teaching Faculty, Veterinary Medicine

Job Description

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a full-time faculty clinical track position in Opthalmology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, based upon the qualifications of the applicant. The successful candidate will join a team of two other ophthalmologists, two residents and three ophthalmology technicians. Start-up funds will be made available to help develop clinical skills, research or scholarly activity.

• The primary job responsibility will be leading a clinical ophthalmology service within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, involving both the small and large animal clinics. This will include primary patient care and supervision of clinical care delivered by students, interns, and residents assigned to the ophthalmology service.
• Additional service responsibilities include consultations within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and with outside referring veterinarians, participation in continuing education programs of the College and participation in faculty governance activities.
• Applicants must be committed to excellence in patient management, client service, and clinical teaching.
• Teaching responsibilities will include didactic, laboratory and small group clinical instruction in ophthalmology and related disciplines. Clinical instruction in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital will be directed primarily toward professional students and ophthalmology residents, with occasional participation in the instruction of interns and residents from various other disciplines.
• Active participation in general ophthalmology service activities and engagement in the ophthalmology resident training program is expected.
• Research responsibilities will vary based on the interests and qualifications of the candidate. Independent and/or collaborative creative scholarship is expected, in alignment with the scholarly mission of the department.
• Interest in fostering diversity in the curriculum and department is desirable.

Required Qualifications

• DVM or equivalent foreign degree by the date of hire.
• Completion an approved American Board of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ABVO) residency program by the date of hire.
• Eligibility to sit for the ABVO certification exam or board certification by the date of hire.
• Must be eligible for a Virginia faculty veterinary license by the date of hire.
• Occasional travel to attend professional conferences and meetings
• Criminal Conviction Check Required


Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

August 30, 2022

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.

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