Clinical or Tenure Track Faculty Position at Virginia Tech College of Veterinary Medicine

Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech


The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a faculty position in Ophthalmology. This is a full-time position that may be tenure or clinical track, based upon the qualifications of the applicant. The successful candidate will join a team of two other ophthalmologists, two residents and three ophthalmology technicians. Start-up funds will be made available to help develop clinical skills, research or scholarly activity. Occasional travel is required. Distribution of job responsibilities will depend on whether the successful candidate enters as tenure or clinical track, but will include:

  • Leading the clinical ophthalmology service within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, involving both the small and large animal clinics. This will include primary patient care and supervision of clinical care delivered by students, interns, and residents assigned to the ophthalmology service, as well as on call duties on a rotating basis. Service responsibility may occasionally include travel to a satellite clinic. Applicants must be committed to excellence in patient management, client service, and clinical teaching.

  • Consultations within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and with outside referring veterinarians, participation in continuing education programs of the College and participation in faculty governance activities.

  • Teaching, including didactic, laboratory and small group clinical instruction in ophthalmology and related disciplines. Clinical instruction in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital will be directed primarily toward professional students and ophthalmology residents, with occasional participation in the instruction of interns and residents from various other disciplines.

  • Active participation in ophthalmology service activities and engagement in the ophthalmology resident training program.

  • Research responsibilities will vary based on the interest and qualification of the candidate. Independent and/or collaborative creative scholarship is expected in order to contribute to the scholarly mission of the department.

  • An applicant with the ability and interest in fostering diversity in the curriculum and department is desirable.

Required Qualifications:

  • DVM or equivalent degree. Employer will accept degree that is equivalent to DVM or foreign equivalent of DVM.

  • Board certification or completion an approved ABVO residency program and fulfillment of all credentialing requirements to take the American Board of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ABVO) certification exam.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology.

  • Record of scholarship achievements.

  • Research experience.

  • Advanced degree (MS or PhD).

  • Experience in teaching veterinary students, interns and residents.

  • Clinical experience as an ophthalmologist.

  • Good interpersonal skills and team player.

Starting Date:

  • Review of applications will begin 11/13/18 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date of the position is negotiable.


  • Interested candidates should apply on-line at

  • Letters of application should address research and scholarly interests, experience and approach to student and house officer teaching, and service interests and contributions, including those that foster diversity and inclusiveness.

  • If you experience difficulties applying on-line, please contact Angela Duncan at 540-231-7288.

Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and people with disabilities.

Faculty Position in Ophthalmology

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