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Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

Position: The Department of Clinical Sciences at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) invites applications for 1 full-time faculty position in Veterinary Anesthesia and Pain Management beginning immediately. Rank will be dependent upon qualifications but can be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Candidates must have a DVM degree or equivalent and advanced residency training in Anesthesia and Pain Management. Preference will be given to those who are diplomates of the ACVAA (or ECVAA), but candidates who are ACVAA or ECVAA board-eligible may be considered. A PhD is preferred but not required.

Duties: The successful candidate will contribute to instruction of veterinary medical students, and is expected to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students throughout the University. Primary after-hours emergency support in anesthesia is provided by anesthesia technicians, with shared back-up support by anesthesia faculty.

Teaching responsibilities include primarily didactic and laboratory instruction of veterinary medical students. Faculty members are expected to be involved in continuing education, committee service, and curriculum development.

Faculty have a 70% appointment in teaching, which comprises participation in 3 semesters per year of teaching didactic lectures and laboratories, consultation and support for clinicians in the Ross University Veterinary Clinic, with the remaining time split between research (20%) and service (10%). Research publications or other scholarly activities to advance veterinary anesthesiology and/or pain management are expected. Successful faculty are expected to develop an extramurally funded research program that includes collaboration with other scientists, advising of graduate student research, and publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Salary: Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. RUSVM provides a generous vacation, insurance and benefits package.

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine is an AVMA accredited school of veterinary medicine that offers a unique program of training on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean. A cutting-edge curriculum, with innovative use of technologies and simulations, provides the best possible training for tomorrow's veterinarians. Students benefit from seven semesters of integrated preclinical and clinical studies at our St Kitts campus, and one year of clinical training at our AVMA accredited affiliate veterinary teaching hospitals in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia.

Our ongoing research focus includes key issues strategically relevant to One Health in tropical and developing countries and includes zoonotic diseases, food safety and security, environmental health, and conservation medicine. The RUSVM campus and the island of St. Kitts are located in a sub-tropical climate, which provides a temperate climate year round with trade-wind breezes for a truly envious environment in which to live. The island has a seemingly endless number of hiking trails for the nature enthusiast as well as a multitude of water sports to satisfy your love of the sea including snorkelling, swimming, SCUBA diving, surfing, kitesurfing and sailing among others. Please see the following link for more information: Additionally, there is no personal income tax in St. Kitts. As an expatriate, you may still be responsible to report income in your home country. Please consult a tax advisor for more information on implications for you.

RUSVM is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer that embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts people from all races, nationalities, disabilities and genders. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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