The University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine (UA-CVM), located in Oro Valley, Arizona, invites applications for a career-track faculty position with a primary focus on teaching veterinary surgery. We are seeking a veterinarian with clinical experience in small animal and/or equine/large animal surgery to assist with the design and facilitation of active learning classroom sessions and clinical skills labs for first and second-year pre-clinical veterinary students. The UA-CVM curriculum is built on an inclusive, evidence-based pedagogy and organized by organ-system blocks. Faculty in this position will collaborate with the organ-system course leaders to build clinically relevant surgical course content geared toward “day-one-ready” veterinarians trained in lifelong learning and prepared to excel in diverse career trajectories. Second-year course involvement may include leading small animal and/or equine/large animal surgery portions of advanced medical and surgical courses, developing and participating in clinical skills training and simulation-based education laboratories, and participating in species-focused elective courses having a surgical component. Our faculty have the opportunity to build content “from the ground up” within a team of content and pedagogy experts who are “reverse-designing” pre-clinical and clinical veterinary medical curricula. Team-Based Learning and Peer Instruction methods will be used in classroom sessions—traditional didactic lectures are not part of the teaching program.
We value an inclusive environment that fosters adaptive, innovative learners who will be successful leaders in the field of veterinary medicine. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to joining and contributing to an academic culture of inclusive and active learning. Abundant faculty development resources are available, both within the college and externally, to assist faculty in developing skills in active learning strategies.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities:
Participate as a team member in the design, development, and delivery of the pre-clinical small animal and/or equine/large animal veterinary surgical curriculum.
Deliver curriculum content to veterinary students within the CVM vision of inclusive, evidence-based Team-Base Learning and Peer Instruction pedagogy, in which students take substantial ownership of their learning, and student classroom time is focused on the collaborative application of content (as opposed to a focus on delivery of content).
Participate in the development and delivery of clinical skills instruction and simulation-based education.
Participate in the development of elective courses for students with an interest in surgery and assist in identifying and coordinating supporting expertise for the small animal and/or equine/large animal elective surgery courses.
Provide reasonable out-of-classroom availability to diverse cohorts of veterinary students for office hours and scheduled meetings to assist students with learning.
Engage in ongoing assessment and professional development aimed at the lifelong process of improving inclusive teaching and learning skills.
Contribute to the clinical year training by leveraging surgical experience to support the development and implementation of opportunities for clinical training in small animal and/or equine/large animal surgery.
Engage in the CVM collegial community, the university community, and the larger global academic community through participation in shared governance, advisory committees, and academic/professional society meetings.
DVM degree (or international equivalent).
At least two years of clinical experience in small animal and/or equine/large animal surgery.
At least four years of clinical experience in small animal and/or equine/large animal surgery.
Prior experience in teaching and learning using active learning techniques, clinical skills instruction, and simulation-based education.
Board certification or board eligibility in a relevant specialty such as small animal, equine, or large animal surgery.
About University of Arizona, College of Veterinary Medicine
Our mission at the University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine is to lead the profession as a student-centered program focused on developing career-ready veterinarians who will live healthy meaningful lives and serve society.
We value creating an inclusive environment that fosters adaptive, innovative learners who will be successful leaders in the field of veterinary medicine.
We believe in emphasizing critical thinking and lifelong evidence-based learning to help students understand their own processes for problem solving and enable them to utilize those skills in their future careers.
We are committed to extending The University of Arizona’s rich history of outstanding education to provide our students with the resources that will help them succeed in their career and in life.