Lecturer - Comparative Anatomy

Texas Tech University
June 11, 2023
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Lecturer - Comparative Anatomy


Veterinary Medicine

Position Description

Contributes to the university's mission through teaching and service.

About the Department and/or College

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;
  • 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. Admissions is underway for the third class of 100 students.

    The TTU SVM is adjacent to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) regional campus in Amarillo. The TTU SVM will maintain populations of domestic animals, and the region is home to large numbers of production animals and wildlife providing further opportunities for field-based research.

    Amarillo is a vibrant and growing community in the Texas Panhandle. With a metropolitan statistical area population approaching 270,000, it offers attractions of a larger city while holding true to its agricultural roots (https: // www. visitamarillo.com). Amarillo serves as a center of services for a large, multi-state area and is home to many agricultural associations such as the Texas Cattle Feeders Association and the American Quarter Horse Association. Texas Tech is a Hispanic Serving Institution and has a long history of serving first-generation students.

    Major/Essential Functions

  • Contribute to the TTU SVM's instruction and service activities.
  • Contribute to activities necessary for accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education, other regulatory or accreditation approvals, and admit and deliver the curriculum to the students of the professional degree program.
  • Delivery of curriculum and related activities. Most curricular delivery will focus on Anatomy I and Anatomy II courses. There is potential to expand involvement to include additional areas of the curriculum, e.g., Clinical and Profession Skills. Curricular activities include:
  • Participation in a Competency Based Veterinary Education framework (CBVE; see www. AAVMC.org) which is designed to be vertically and horizontally integrated.
  • Curricular development will require considerable teamwork to effectively develop course syllabi, assist with curricular mapping, and develop content relative to this integration and related outcomes.
  • Delivery of the curriculum is within the professional program. This might include serving as instructor of record for various courses, contributing lectures to other courses, or participating in laboratories.
  • Participation on various School committees.
  • Additional comments:

  • The curriculum is grounded on 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 the admission process, instruction, and continuing education.
  • Organization

    Texas Tech University

    Required Qualifications

    DVM or equivalent is required. Ability to teach effectively. Job assignment is full-time instruction. This position will be classified as Security Sensitive and require a criminal background check if selected for employment.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Candidates who have a successful track record of or show promise in future teamwork, curricular development, instruction, scholarship, and service. Candidates who have previous experience in teaching veterinary anatomical sciences.

    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

    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. 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: Josh Rowe ([email protected]) Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine 7671 Evans Dr Amarillo, TX 79119

    Required Attachments

    Cover Letter, Professional/Personal References, Resume / CV

    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 www. depts.ttu.edu/hr/payplan.

    Travel Required




    Grant Funded?


    Job Group

    NonTenure track

    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.

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