Clinical Assistant Professor in Shelter Medicine

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications from qualified individuals for a full-time clinical assistant professor faculty position in the College’s Shelter Medicine and Surgery Program. The candidate’s primary responsibility will be to expand the medicine component of the existing program, which provides an intensive well-supervised surgical training experience for fourth year veterinary students at a large local humane society (Capital Area Humane Society http://www.cahs-pets.org). Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree from an accredited institution and have or be eligible to acquire an Ohio veterinary medical license. Clinical experience in a high-quality practice environment and shelter experience are desirable. Strong interest in clinical teaching, animal shelter medicine and animal welfare is preferred. The position will reside within the local humane society and primary responsibilities will include active participation in the shelter medicine program as well as clinical teaching and supervision of fourth-year veterinary students.

The candidate will participate in medical evaluations including case management for animals involved in cruelty investigations for the humane society.  The candidate will also participate in animal medical care while providing an active learning environment that focuses on outpatient, inpatient, and preventive medicine skills. Students will perform, under faculty supervision, pre-adoption examinations, diagnostic testing and treatment for animals as required. The candidate will actively participate in developing and enhancing protocols for managing animal health within the shelter including preventative medicine, cleaning and disinfecting, animal flow, housing, enrichment and disease isolation and treatment. Organizing limited didactic teaching for students, humane society staff and key volunteers about important shelter issues will be another component of this position.

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences supports a faculty of over 50 clinical specialists, educators, and investigators along with extensive training programs for professional students, interns, residents, and graduate students. The College of Veterinary Medicine (www.vet.osu.edu) is ranked 5th among North American colleges of veterinary medicine by US News and World Report. The Ohio State University (www.osu.edu) was recently ranked third nationally in the list of best places to work in academia, according to The Scientist magazine. Columbus is the 15th ranked city by size in the United States (population of 730,000) and supports a vibrant, multifaceted community (www.experiencecolumbus.com).

Collegiality, civility, mutual support, and respect for others are strongly held values in the College of Veterinary Medicine. We support diverse beliefs and the free exchange of ideas and expect that faculty, staff, and students promote these values and apply them in a professional manner in all academic endeavors. The appointee should have excellent communication skills and an ability to work cooperatively with other faculty and staff. Salary and appointment will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. The appointee is eligible for the Ohio State’s comprehensive benefits package (http://hr.osu.edu/Benefits/home.htm).

The position is available immediately and it is desired to have the position start as soon as a successful candidate is identified. To apply, send a letter of intent stating professional goals and interests, a current curriculum vita, and names and addresses of 3 references to Dr. John Hubbell (Interim Department Chair) via e-mail (John [dot] Hubbell [at] cvm [dot] osu [dot] edu) or by mail to the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, The Ohio State University, 601 Vernon Tharp Street, Columbus, OH 43210. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Rachel Finney (Executive Director, Capital Area Humane Society) via email (RFinney [at] cahs-pets [dot] org) or by telephone (614-777-7387 ext. 276); or Dr. Lawrence Hill (Search Committee Chair) via e-mail (Lawrence [dot] Hill [at] cvm [dot] osu [dot] edu) or by telephone (614-247-8030). EEO/AA Employer.