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Assistant or Associate Professor of Anesthesiology

Company: Texas Tech University
Location: Lubbock
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Assistant or Associate Professor of Anesthesiology


Veterinary Medicine

Position Description

Contributes to the university's mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit. The Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine (TTU SVM) is seeking to fill a faculty position for a 12-month tenure-track, Assistant professor, hoping to start by September 1st.

About the University

Established in 1923, Texas Tech University is a Carnegie R1 (very high research activity) Doctoral/Research-Extensive, Hispanic Serving, and state-assisted institution. Located on a beautiful 1,850-acre campus in Lubbock, a city in West Texas with a growing metropolitan-area population of over 300,000, the university enrolls over 40,000 students with 33,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students. As the primary research institution in the western two-thirds of the state, Texas Tech University is home to 10 colleges, the Schools of Law and Veterinary Medicine, and the Graduate School. The flagship of the Texas Tech University System, Texas Tech is dedicated to student success by preparing learners to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce. It is committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation, and world.
About Lubbock:Referred to as the "Hub City" because it serves as the educational, cultural, economic, and health care hub of the South Plains region, Lubbock boasts a diverse population and a strong connection to community, history, and land. With a mild climate, highly rated public schools, and a low cost of living, Lubbock is a family-friendly community that is ranked as one of the best places to live in Texas. Lubbock is home to a celebrated and ever-evolving music scene, a vibrant arts community, and is within driving distance of Dallas, Austin, Santa Fe, and other major metropolitan cities. Lubbock's Convention & Visitors Bureau provides a comprehensive overview of the Lubbock community and its resources, programs, events, and histories.

About the College

About Amarillo
Amarillo is a vibrant and growing community in the Texas Panhandle. With a metropolitan area population approaching 270,000, it offers the attractions of a larger city while holding true to its agricultural roots ( Amarillo serves as a center of services for a large, multi-state area and is home to agricultural associations such as the Texas Cattle Feeders Association and the American Quarter Horse Association.

About the School of Veterinary Medicine
The School and the focus of its comprehensive veterinary medical education program are founded on the following objectives:

  • Graduate practice-ready, competent and confident veterinarians who will serve rural and regional communities across Texas;
  • Provide access to affordable, high-quality veterinary medical education for Texans and New Mexicans;
  • Develop a research-intensive School that enhances and complements the strengths of TTU and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), and addresses the needs for research and expertise in veterinary medicine, food- and fiber-animal production and the health sciences;
  • Provide opportunities for graduate education and research and advanced clinical training in internships and residencies;
  • Support sustainability of livestock industries as they feed growing state, national, and global populations; and
  • Improve human, animal, and ecosystem health by integrating innovative One Health activities into our educational, scholarship, and service activities. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education (COE) granted the TTU SVM provisional accreditation in 2021. The School has enrolled its first two classes. The admissions process is underway for the third class of 100 students.
    The TTU SVM is adjacent the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) regional campus in Amarillo. The TTU SVM maintains populations of domestic animals and the region is home to large numbers of production animals and wildlife, providing opportunities for field-based research.

    About the Department/School/Area

    The Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine (TTU SVM) is seeking to fill a faculty position to provide instruction, scholarship, and outreach/service in our exciting and innovative veterinary medical education program located in Amarillo, TX. The TTU SVM is the first veterinary medical program established in Texas in a century and focuses on serving the unique needs of rural and regional communities of Texas.

    Major/Essential Functions

    Responsibilities of the Position
    Contribute to the TTU SVM's instruction, scholarship, and service activities. The distribution of effort toward each activity will be individualized for each faculty member and outlined in the letter of appointment.
    • It is expected that tenure-track faculty members will establish extramural support for their scholarship and this will include support for graduate students and opportunities for involvement of professional students. This expectation is proportional to the percentage of effort assigned to scholarship in the letter of appointment.
    • Contribute to activities necessary for accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education and other regulatory or accreditation approvals. Participate in delivering the curriculum to the students of the professional degree program.
    • Development and participation in the School's research enterprise and PhD program
    • Curricular development and related activities. Most curricular development will focus on the two lecture-based anesthesia courses, the Clinical and Professional Skills laboratories where student surgeries will take place, and the clinical rotation for anesthesia.
      • The curricular framework has been developed based on Competency Based Veterinary Education (CBVE; see ), and is designed to be vertically and horizontally integrated.
      • Curricular development will require teamwork to effectively develop course syllabi and content relative to this integration, and to accomplish desired outcomes.
      • Curricular mapping of course-specific learning objectives with curricular outcomes.
      • Delivery of the curriculum within the professional program. This might include serving as instructor of record for various courses, contributing lectures to other courses, and/or participating in laboratories.
      • Participation in anesthesia instructional delivery in Clinical Skills Laboratories.
      • Participation in Clinical Case Presentations courses.
      • Clinical service for the purpose of veterinary student clinical instruction may be provided through specific private practice sites that serve as clinical learning centers for students. Effort may be directed towards developing the site in anticipation of instructing students in their clinical year, for example by expanding the clinical caseload, supporting the practice with advanced anesthesia training; advancing the education of veterinary practitioners, supporting SVM faculty providing clinical service, and supervision of clinical year students. The TTU SVM does not have a teaching hospital and thus clinical service will be provided as described above.
      • Until such time that it is necessary to create departments (or department-like structures) within the School, the successful candidates will report to an Assistant Academic Dean.
      • Participation on various School committees.
      • Additional comments:
        • The curriculum is directed toward general veterinary practice in rural agricultural and regional communities. A central function of subject-matter experts is to provide instruction such that graduates can competently and confidently practice veterinary medicine at a distance from referral hospitals.
        • Those with experience in rural and regional community practices will provide important feedback that will inform program admissions, instruction, and continuing education.


          Texas Tech University

          Faculty Qualifications

          A DVM (or equivalent) is required, with experience in anesthesiology instruction.

          Preferred Qualifications

          Preference will be given to:
        • Candidates who have a successful track record of or show promise in future teamwork, curricular development, instruction, scholarship, and service.
        • Candidates boarded or board eligible in the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiology and Analgesia or the European College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, or candidates with a PhD in a related field.
        • Candidates with experience in both large and companion animals.

          Duty Point

          TTU Lubbock, main campus and affiliated facilities

          Safety Information

          Adherence to robust safety practices and compliance with all applicable health and safety regulations are responsibilities of all TTU employees.

          Does this position work in a research laboratory?


          Special Instructions to Applicants

          Texas Tech University is a Hispanic Serving Institution and has a long history of serving first-generation students.
          Please upload a cover letter and complete curriculum vita that includes a list of publications and any other information reflecting qualifications and professional activities related to academic scholarship, teaching, and service to stakeholders. In the cover letter, please clearly indicate the clinical and/or professional skill discipline that aligns best with your expertise; while expertise that cross disciplinary boundaries is preferred, please select a primary discipline.
          Please provide the names of three individuals who can provide an evaluation of your qualifications and can be contacted for a reference letter if needed.

          Contact the search committee chair with questions:
          Dr. Sarah Wagner (
          Texas Tech University
          School of Veterinary Medicine
          7671 Evans Dr
          Amarillo, TX 79106

          Job Type

          Full Time

          Pay Basis


          Pay Statement

          Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan by visiting

          Travel Required


          Grant Funded?


          Job Group

          Assistant Professor

          EEO Statement

          All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

          Salary Grade


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