Clinical/Tenure Track, Asst/Assoc Ophthalmologist

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Aug 28, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a faculty position in Ophthalmology. This is a full-time position that may be tenure or clinical track, 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.
Occasional travel is required. Distribution of job responsibilities will depend on whether the successful candidate enters as tenure or clinical track, but will include:

- Leading the 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, as well as on call duties on a rotating basis. Service responsibility may occasionally include travel to a satellite clinic. Applicants must be committed to excellence in patient management, client service, and clinical teaching.

- 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.

- Teaching, including 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 ophthalmology service activities and engagement in the ophthalmology resident training program.

- Research responsibilities will vary based on the interest and qualification of the candidate. Independent and/or collaborative creative scholarship is expected in order to contribute to the scholarly mission of the department.

- An applicant with the ability and interest in fostering diversity in the curriculum and department is desirable.

Required Qualifications

DVM or equivalent foreign degree by appointment start date
Successful completion of an ACVO approved residency program, by appointment start date
Excellent communication skills and interpersonal interactions.
Must be eligible for a Virginia faculty veterinary license by appointment start date.
Occasional travel to attend professional conferences and meetings
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
Board certification or completion of an approved ACVO residency program and fulfillment of all credentialing requirements to take the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ACVO) certification exam by appointment start date.

Preferred Qualifications

-Diplomate Status in the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology.
-Record of scholarship achievements.
-Research experience.
-Advanced degree (MS or PhD).
-Experience in teaching veterinary students, interns and residents.
-Clinical experience as an ophthalmologist.
-Good interpersonal skills and team player.

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Review Date

October 5, 2020

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 veteran 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.

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Advertised: August 28, 2020
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