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Asst/Assoc Professor, Large Animal Surgery

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Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Categories: Instructional / Teaching Faculty, 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, 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, research, and clinical service goals of the College. We value diversity – in backgrounds and in experiences. 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 be expected to lead an innovative, externally-funded independent research program and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in support of the College’s mission of scholarship and discovery. Successful candidates will have a record of academic accomplishments and collaborative interdisciplinary research, and a willingness to expand disciplinary boundaries to address complex technical and societal challenges. Virginia Tech’s commitment to research excellence and interdisciplinary programs creates diverse opportunities for collaboration with faculty across the translational and applied sciences.

The VMCVM is dedicated to producing graduates with day-one knowledge, skills, and abilities capable of making an immediate impact on the profession. Our innovative curriculum takes an integrative approach to education and empowers graduates to be lifelong learners, while fostering an inclusive environment that promotes learning and growth for all members of our community. The candidate will be expected to contribute to didactic, laboratory, and small group clinical instruction of core, track and/or elective DVM courses as well as clerkship training of DVM students. The successful candidate will join the surgical faculty in support of our combined ACVS residency training/MS degree program through resident seminars, journal club, morbidity mortality rounds, and clinical and research training.

Clinical service responsibilities include participation in the large animal surgery service, which includes clinical and tenure track faculty with varied individual responsibilities based on professional interest and expertise. This design promotes and supports excellence in teaching, research, and service, while allowing individual faculty the opportunity to successfully pursue specific career goals. The large animal surgery caseload is quite diverse 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, equine field service, and production management medicine services. Responsibilities for daytime clinical coverage, after-hours emergency duty, experiential teaching, resident training, continuing veterinary education programs, and public relation programs of the College are shared within the surgery section. The candidate must be committed to excellence in patient management, client and referring veterinarian service and communications, and clinical teaching.

The VMCVM has three campuses: Blacksburg, VA - Main campus at Virginia Tech; Leesburg, VA - Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center; 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 National Forest, and within driving proximity to major metropolitan cities. The area offers myriad outdoor activities and a welcoming community. 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, research, and clinical service, and a vision for their role in the college community
2. A curriculum vitae
3. A statement describing the applicant’s past experiences and vision for inclusion and diversity in veterinary medicine
4. Names, email, mailing address, and telephone numbers of three (3) references

Review of applications will begin in April of 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Please send inquiries to Dr. Linda Dahlgren, Chair of Search Committee (

Required Qualifications

This position requires a DVM or equivalent degree and successful completion of an approved residency training program by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS), as well as a graduate degree demonstrating research training in biomedical research (PhD or MS). Candidates must be eligible for a Virginia faculty veterinary license and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and PhD in biomedical sciences.

Pay Band

Faculty; Salary

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Salaried; To commensurate with experience

Review Date

April 1, 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.

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. Linda Dahlgren at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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