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Asst/Assoc Professor of Practice

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Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Population Health Sciences Dept
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Instructional / Teaching Faculty, Veterinary Medicine

Job Description

The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM) is recruiting for a non tenure track, Assistant / Associate Professor of Practice in the Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine (CPCVM) in the Department of Population Health Sciences. We are seeking a highly energetic veterinarian who will be responsible for the following: 50% teaching, 10% research, 40% outreach. Please note this is a full-time, in-person position as it is essential for student support; however, the Department of Population Health Sciences supports flexibility to telework while in a modified, reduced, essential or closure operation status or emergences situations such as the Covid-19 pandemic. The chosen candidate will be asked to complete a telework agreement during onboarding. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Dr. Valerie Ragan, Director of Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine at

Job duties/responsibilities are as follows:

40% -  Teaching veterinary public practice related courses, including topics such as careers in veterinary public practice, veterinary public health, population health at a local to national scope, international veterinary medicine, and public policy

15% - Coordinating and expanding opportunities for veterinary student clerkships in public and corporate practice

10% -  Advising veterinary students interested in public and corporate veterinary practice 
10% - Collaborating with other institutions, federal and state agencies, the corporate sector, and national organizations to develop and oversee a public practice mentorship program for students  
10% - Contribute to career transition workshops for veterinarians with an interest in transitioning into a different sector of veterinary medicine
5% -  Coordination of international activities and programs for the College 
5% - Coordinating and further developing experiential opportunities in veterinary public practice for practicing veterinarians
5% - Supporting the Director and Associate Director of CPCVM on an as-needed basis
Required Qualifications

- DVM or equivalent degree.
- Experience in teaching or training.
- Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically.
- Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and written communication skills.
- Proven record of collaboration and teamwork.
- Experience in some aspect of veterinary public practice or industry.

Preferred Qualifications

- An advanced degree or board certification.
- International veterinary experience.
- Experience in administrative positions or program management.
- Extensive experience in veterinary public practice or industry

Appointment Type


Review Date 

November 8, 2021

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination.

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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