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Location:  Amarillo, TX

Institution:  Texas Tech University

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.


Position Assistant Professor /Associate Professor (tenure-track) or Assistant / Associate Professor of Practice (non-tenure track)
Expertise sort Anesthesia
Timing of availability Beginning February 1, 2023, and thereafter until position is filled
Requisition number 32445BR


Applications are welcomed immediately (see below for instructions on how to apply). Application packages will be reviewed semi-weekly and candidates will be invited for interviews on a rolling basis.


All faculty and staff are expected to foster the Core Values of the School.


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.

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.

Responsibilities of the Position

  • Contribute to the TTU SVM’s instruction, scholarship, and service 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
    • 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
  • Participation in Clinical Case Presentations
  • 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 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
  • 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
    • Those with experience in rural and regional community practices will provide important feedback that will inform program admissions, instruction, and continuing education.



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

Preference will be given to:

  1. Candidates who have a successful track record of or show promise in future teamwork, curricular development, instruction, scholarship, and service.
  2. 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.
  3. Candidates with experience in both large and companion

Texas Tech University is a Hispanic Serving Institution and has a long history of serving first-generation students. A commitment to working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is required on the cover letter.


A competitive salary and benefits package will be provided commensurate with qualifications and experience, and when applicable, start-up funding will be provided to support research program development. This will be a full-time 12-month academic appointments. Appointments may be tenure- or non-tenure-track depending on the preference of the successful candidate.


Application Instructions

Applicants must apply online at and should search for requisition 32445BR. 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


As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minoritized candidates, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

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