Clinical Emphasis Equine Field Service Faculty Position

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The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine announces an outstanding opportunity for a full-time clinical track faculty position in Equine Field Service (ambulatory). Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree.  An advanced degree with specialty training and/or interest and expertise in sports medicine preferred. The appointee will join the Equine Field Service within the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, which is currently comprised of two faculty members and two interns.  The Equine Field Service is a component of the Equine Medicine and Surgery Service, consisting of 9 faculty, 6 residents and 2 interns.  The greater Columbus area boasts a diverse variety of equine performance disciplines, breeding farms, and companion horses.

The Equine Field Service is located within the comprehensive Veterinary Medical Center and Galbreath Equine Center with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including video endoscopy, laparoscopy, arthroscopy, digital radiography, ultrasonography, computed tomography, 1.5 T Mobile Equine MRI, and a 24-7 equine emergency and critical care. The equine field service vehicles are equipped with digital radiography, ultrasound, and endoscopy among other equipment and supplies.

The majority of teaching responsibilities include clinical teaching of fourth year veterinary students, interns, residents, and graduate students.  In addition, there will be involvement in pre-clinical core and elective didactic and laboratory courses.  The appointee is expected to foster a robust and diverse caseload in ambulatory practice with a particular emphasis in sports medicine, through the delivery of leading-edge, comprehensive and compassionate patient management; exceptional client/customer service; and outreach and engagement with the animal-owning public and other constituents.

Clinical-track candidates will be assigned up to 80% time in clinics, including patient management, client service, clinical teaching of students and advanced training of interns and residents. Sponsored research is not required for clinical-track faculty, but clinical research, publications or other scholarly activities to advance clinical veterinary medicine are expected and encouraged. Faculty are also expected to be involved in professional and community outreach, continuing education, committee service, and curriculum development.

Faculty are encouraged to develop collaborative endeavors with clinicians and scientists within the College and across the University. Excellent collaborative opportunities are available in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences and Veterinary Preventive Medicine within the College as well as other units across the University campus, including the comprehensive OSU Health Sciences Center, which is within walking distance of the College. The College of Medicine (http://medicine.osu.edu), and College of Pharmacy (www.pharmacy.ohio-state.edu) are a just a few of the resources available to clinicians and research scientists.  Additionally, collaborative opportunities exist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (http://www.nationwidechildrens.org) and the Riverside Methodist Hospital (http://www.ohiohealth.com). 

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences supports a faculty of over 60 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 twentieth 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 will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. The start date is negotiable; however, the position is currently available, and applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Additional information regarding faculty appointments, promotion and tenure in the department and departmental governance can be found at http://vet.osu.edu/clinical-sciences/departmental-administration.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of intent stating professional goals and interests, a curriculum vita, and the names and contact information of four references to Dr. Rustin M. Moore, Chair, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, 601 Vernon L/ Tharp St., Columbus, OH 43210 or via e-mail (Rustin [dot] Moore [at] cvm [dot] osu [dot] edu). Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Matthew Brokken, Search Committee Chair, by e-mail (Matthew [dot] Brokken [at] cvm [dot] osu [dot] edu), telephone (614-292-6661), or fax (614-688-5642). The Ohio State University is an EEO/AA Employer.