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Asst/Assoc Prof of Practice, Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine

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

Job Description

The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM) is recruiting for an Assistant / Associate Professor of Practice in the Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine (CPCVM) in the Department of Population Health Sciences. The CPCVM is a National Center of Excellence dedicated to the education and training of veterinary students and graduate veterinarians for careers in the public and corporate sectors of veterinary medicine, to include the relevant fields of animal health, public health, public policy, international veterinary medicine, organized veterinary medicine and One Health. The Center builds strategic partnerships and collaborations with various governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, and industry partners to achieve its mission, and is supported by an Advisory Board consisting of veterinarians employed in the public and corporate sectors.

The CPCVM is housed within the Department of Population Health Sciences at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM), at Virginia Tech, headquartered in Blacksburg, VA and maintains a presence at the University of Maryland, College Park campus. The Center maintains oversight of the public and corporate veterinary medicine track (PC) within the DVM program and implements the College’s International Programs Strategic Plan. The Center is also launching a new online graduate certificate in public and corporate veterinary medicine, which will be open to DVM students from partner academic institutions and graduate veterinarians. The CPCVM also works with partners to support graduate veterinarians who are interested in transitioning to careers in public and corporate sectors, by providing continuing education and promoting experiential learning opportunities. In addition to its education and training programs, the CPCVM is working to develop a research and scholarship portfolio that contributes to innovation in veterinary education, promotes the work of veterinarians in the public sector, and is responsive to the needs of employers of veterinarians in the public and corporate sectors.

The person hired into this position will play a key role in supporting the CPCVM as a National Center of Excellence in Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine. They will support all CPCVM activities, including teaching and advising, program development and implementation, and partnership development and enhancement. This person will provide leadership for funded activities related to the Center’s career transition portfolio and engagement with various industry sectors to support teaching, training and experiential learning opportunities for both students and graduate veterinarians.

We are seeking a veterinarian with a demonstrated ability to think and act strategically, and who exhibits excellent interpersonal, presentation, and written communication skills. This person will: 

  • Deliver nine to ten credit hours of teaching on an annual basis to support the teaching needs of the PC track, the graduate certificate program, and various electives that align with their expertise.  Develop additional content as needed
  • Assist with coordination and expansion of opportunities for veterinary student clerkships in public and corporate practice
  • Identify opportunities to collaborate with other institutions, federal and state agencies, industry and the corporate sector, and national organizations to support the CPCVM’s mission and goals
  • Contribute to the planning, implementation and assessment of progress on strategic plans for the Center
  • Advise veterinary students interested in public and corporate veterinary practice, and veterinary private practitioners with an interest in transitioning into public practice
  • Develop and expand funding for CPCVM innovations related to veterinary career transition, which may include developing continuing education content, leading workshops, and developing experiential opportunities for graduate veterinarians
  • Assist with the coordination of international veterinary medicine activities for the College
  • Contribute to service activities for the department, college, university and profession
  • Develop a research/scholarship portfolio relevant to veterinary public practice and career transitioning
  • Support the Director and Associate Director of CPCVM on an as-needed basis

Required Qualifications

● DVM or equivalent degree.
● Experience in academic or non-academic teaching or training.
● Proven record of collaboration and teamwork.
● Experience in some aspect of veterinary public practice, including work in government, academia, non-profit, or industry.

Preferred Qualifications

● An advanced degree or board certification.
● Experience in program development, management, and evaluation.
● Training and or experience in research/scholarship.
● Experience in public policy.

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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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