Faculty Position in Farm Animal Medicine and Surgery

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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- or tenure-track faculty position in Food Animal Medicine and Surgery with ruminant emphasis. Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree. Specialty board certification (ACVIM, ACVS and/or ABVP) is preferred, but board-eligible candidates will also be considered. Teaching and clinical experience in a University teaching hospital is desirable. An advanced degree, and research experience is desirable for tenure-track candidates. Applicants for a clinical track position must have a commitment to excellence in clinical service and teaching. The appointee will join the section of Food Animal Medicine and Surgery within the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, which is currently comprised of two faculty, two residents, one intern and two technicians.

The Farm Animal service is located within the comprehensive Veterinary Medical Center and referral center with handling facilities and equipment for handling large and small ruminants, including unloading alley, squeeze chute (manual; soon to be hydraulic, tilt squeeze) with cattle transporters, tilt table, dedicated downer stall with hydro-floatation tank with in-stall hoist and rail system for down large ruminants. The Hospital for Farm Animals has 2 large surgery rooms available, one with multi-surgery capacity and large and small animal hydraulic surgery tables. Aloka 3500 US system with image capture capabilities, full service anesthesia and radiology services which are fully capable of anesthesia and imaging of mature large animals (including CT for animals <350 lbs). In addition, a robust comparative theriogenology service is now in operation supporting a species diverse caseload

Teaching responsibilities will include lectures, laboratories, and clinical teaching of medical and surgical aspects of farm animals and related topics to students, interns, residents, and graduate students. The candidate is expected to foster a broad and diverse small and large ruminant caseload through the delivery of efficient and effective service to clients and referring private practitioners and the provision of leading-edge, comprehensive, and compassionate patient care. Faculty members are expected to be involved in professional and community outreach, continuing education, committee service, and curriculum development.

Clinical-track candidates will be assigned up to 75% 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. Tenure-track candidates will be given at least 50% off-clinic time to meet expectations for developing an extramurally funded research program in an area of strength including collaboration with other scientists, advising of graduate student research, and publication in peer-reviewed journals. Candidates with emerging or established research programs can expect to be supported with highly competitive research startup packages.

Faculty members 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, and the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences. In addition, Ohio State University's Comprehensive Health Sciences Center, including the renowned James Comprehensive Cancer Center and Davis Heart-Lung Institute, are within walking distance. The College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy (www.pharmacy.ohio-state.edu/index.cfm), are a just a few of the resources available to clinicians and research scientists.

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences supports a faculty of about 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 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 will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. The start date is negotiable; however, the position will become available July 1, 2012. Applications review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, 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 Street, Columbus, OH 43210 or via e-mail (Rustin [dot] Moore [at] cvm [dot] osu [dot] edu). Inquiries regarding the Farm Animal faculty position can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Jeffrey Lakritz, by e-mail (Jeffrey [dot] Lakritz [at] cvm [dot] osu [dot] edu), telephone (614-292-6661), or fax (614-292-3530). The Ohio State University is an EEO/AA Employer.