Extension Veterinarian - Poultry

The Ohio State University Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and Ohio State University Extension invite applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Requirements include the D.V.M. or equivalent degree with knowledge and interest in the health and management of commercial and backyard poultry. Certification in a specialty board (e.g., ACPV, ACVPM, ABVP) and advanced training (MAM, MS, or PhD) in a relevant discipline are desirable. Applicants with strong potential to engage Ohio poultry producers in a field-oriented Extension teaching program are desired.

The successful candidate will locate at our main Columbus campus, and have statewide Extension Specialist responsibilities. Sixty-five percent of effort will be committed to Extension educational programming, and 35% to teaching and research responsibilities within the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an innovative, productive, externally funded program that integrates Extension, teaching, and applied research responsibilities to create a nationally recognized program in poultry health and management relevant to Ohio. This person will join and interact extensively with industry, practicing veterinarians, and other faculty to help solve problems/issues and capitalize on new opportunities and apply new technologies that can advance the poultry industry. Extension responsibilities include development of educational programs addressing the needs of the poultry and associated industries (e.g., game birds) in Ohio.

Ohio’s poultry industry is very diverse ranging from large commercial operations to backyard flocks. Ohio ranks 2nd in the nation in egg production, 9th in turkey production, and 16th in broiler production. The sectors contribute $1.5 billion in indirect economic impact for a total contribution of $2.3 billion in output to Ohio. Ohio's egg, chicken and turkey farms create more than 14,600 jobs annually generating $412 million in annual earnings to the state's economy.

The Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine provides the major agricultural focus for the College of Veterinary Medicine. Activities in the Department combine basic and applied research to address problems in the broad areas of food animal health and production and public health. There are currently 36 faculty members in the Department located in three sites including the main campus in Columbus, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, and at OSU Large Animal Services, a veterinary teaching and service clinic in Marysville, Ohio. This structure provides extensive teaching resources and considerable opportunity for collaborative research. Multidisciplinary teaching and research are highly encouraged within the College of Veterinary Medicine; the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Science; the School of Public Health; the College of Medicine; and the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory.

Review of applications will begin January 20, 2014, and will continue until an acceptable candidate is identified. Applicants should submit a letter of application and statement of professional goals, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of three references to Dr. Gustavo M. Schuenemann, Search Committee Chair (e-mail: schuenemann [dot] 5 [at] osu [dot] edu; phone: 614-292-6924), The Ohio State University Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.

The Ohio State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Qualified women, minority candidates, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.