The University of Arizona's College of Veterinary Medicine (UA CVM) invites applications for part-time, adjunct faculty members to develop content and facilitate active learning classroom sessions for various systems-based courses in the pre-clinical veterinary curriculum. We are currently seeking veterinarians with expertise in the following specialties: neurology, behavior, large and small animal surgery, exotic/zoo animal medicine, radiology, dentistry, and ophthalmology. The anticipated time commitment for the adjunct positions will vary, but on average is estimated to be 20 hours per week for 5 months.
The UA CVM curriculum is built on an inclusive, evidence-based pedagogy and organized by organ-system blocks. Faculty in this adjunct position will collaborate with other organ-system course leaders to build clinically relevant systems-based course content geared toward “day-one-ready” veterinarians trained in lifelong learning and prepared to excel in diverse career trajectories. CVM faculty have the rare 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 (TBL) and Peer Instruction (PI) methods will be used in classroom sessions—traditional didactic lectures are not part of the teaching program. The capacity to deliver in-person course sessions is desired, but not required.
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 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:
Design, develop, and deliver pre-clinical veterinary medical doctorate curriculum in the stated specialty area(s) in an environment of collaborative course development that builds horizontal and vertical integration among courses throughout the curriculum.
Deliver curriculum content to veterinary students within the CVM vision of inclusive, evidence-based Team-Based 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).
Provide reasonable out-of-classroom availability to diverse cohorts of veterinary students for office hours and scheduled meetings to assist students with learning.
DVM degree (or international equivalent).
At least four years of clinical experience within the desired specialty.
Prior experience teaching within a veterinary medical curriculum.
Prior experience in teaching and learning using active learning techniques to a diverse range of students.
Board certification or board eligibility in a relevant specialty or a demonstrable history of clinical training beyond the DVM degree.
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.