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Virginia Tech

Location: BlacksburgVA 24061 Document ID: AA423-0FBC Posted on: 2017-11-2411/24/2017 Job Type: Full-time

Job Schedule:Full-time

Clinical Asst/Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT-serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:
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.
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. Service responsibility may occasionally include travel to a satellite clinic.
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 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 degree. Employer will accept degree that is equivalent to DVM or foreign equivalent of DVM .
-Board certification or completion of an approved ABVO residency program and fulfillment of all credentialing requirements to take the American Board of Veterinary Ophthalmology ( ABVO ) certification exam.

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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