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Asst./Assoc./Full Professor, Neurology

Veterinary Medicine


Asst./Assoc./Full Professor, Neurology

  • 520880
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Small Animal Clinical Sciences
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Teaching & Research Faculty
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine announces a search to fill a faculty position in neurology at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor. This position will be either tenure or clinical track based on the qualifications of the successful candidate. The successful candidate will share service, teaching and neurological emergency responsibilities with three other faculty neurologists. The position will provide the opportunity to collaborate in existing research programs with others throughout the Department, College and University.

• Service responsibilities will include the direction of the clinical neurology service (both medical and surgical), consultations in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, participation in continuing education programs of the College and participation in faculty governance activities.
• Teaching responsibilities will include participation in didactic instruction in neurology and related disciplines, provide clinical instruction of professional students in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and provide neurology training of interns, residents and graduate students from various disciplines.
• The neurology service has an established residency training program and the successful candidate would share responsibilities associated with resident training.
• Service responsibilities will also include participation in neurological emergency services. This responsibility will be shared with three other faculty neurologists.
• The applicant must be committed to excellent patient management, client service, and clinical teaching.
• Research responsibilities will vary based on the interest and qualification of the candidate but may include collaborative or translational research. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work within ongoing research programs and contribute to the scholarly achievements of the research team.

Neurology Service Equipment:
• In-house Philips 1.5T MRI and 16 slice CT
• 3D-exoscope
• Neuronavigation
• SLA and FDM (high-temp) 3D printers
• MRI-compatible small animal, stereotactic headframes
• Integra intracranial pressure monitor
• Cadwell Sierra Wave EMG/NCV/BAER
• Sonocure CUSA Unit
• Nihon-Kohden Neurofax Video EEG
• Siemens Somatom 3T and small-bore Bruker 9.4T MRI (off-site)

Collaborative Research Opportunities:
The neurology faculty each have active basic science and translational research programs that are supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, Integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia, American Brain Tumor Foundation, American Kennel Club, and Focused Ultrasound Foundation and offer a variety of opportunities for collaborative discovery. Faculty research themes include the development of innovative therapeutics for brain tumors, computational neuroimaging of brain cancer and spinal cord injury, molecular mechanisms of neuropathic pain, and identification of biomarkers of and novel treatments for epilepsy.

Benefits (https://www.hr.vt.edu/benefits.html):
• Generous retirement contributions by the institution
• Student loans payment support
• Paid moving expenses
• Negotiable percentage of time allocated for clinical service, teaching, and research
• Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications.
• 24 days per year of leave and carry over of 288 hours per year.
• Twenty-six weeks (1,040 hours) of personal sick leave upon hire. Ten days can be used for family sick.
• Paid parental leave (320 hours) used for birth, adoption, foster or custodial placement of a child and is available up to 6 months from date of event. Can be used in addition to other leave. Must have been employed for 12 consecutive months.
• Thousands of Hokie discounts managed by PerkSpot

Required Qualifications

● DVM or equivalent foreign degree by the date of hire.
● Completion of an approved American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine ACVIM-Subspecialty of Neurology residency program, by the date of hire.
● Excellent communication skills and interpersonal interactions.
● Must be eligible for a Virginia faculty veterinary license by the date of hire.
● Occasional travel to attend professional conferences and meetings

Preferred Qualifications

● Advanced Degree (MS, PhD)
● Board Certified Veterinary Neurologist
● Clinical Experience in small animal neurology
● Experience in teaching
● Leadership record
● Previous scholarly activity
● Commitment to diversity and inclusion

Appointment Type


Salary Information


Review Date

ongoing until filled

Additional Information


The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Keely Arbenz-Smith at keelys77@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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