Animal Welfare Specialist Position

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as an Animal Welfare Specialist. Candidates should hold a PhD in a discipline related to veterinary medicine such as animal sciences and/or a DVM with experience in animal welfare, animal well-being, or animal behavior research with an agricultural or biomedical application. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required for this position, so preference will be given to applicants with evidence of successful teaching, extension and collaborative research programs. Appointment will be in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.

Expectations: The selected applicant will be expected to provide animal welfare expertise and leadership in the field of animal welfare as it relates to the education, discovery, and service aspects of the vision of the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and the College of Veterinary Medicine. This includes teaching and supervising graduate and professional students, collaborating with researchers within and outside the college, and providing science-based information useful to animal industries in Ohio. Specific teaching responsibilities include lectures in Introduction to Animal Behavior and leadership in Animal Welfare; both are courses for veterinary professional students. Development of additional courses is encouraged.

Job Environment: The Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine provides the major preventive medicine, population medicine and public health focus for the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Activities in the Department combine basic and applied research to address problems in broad areas of animal health, population medicine, and veterinary public health. There are approximately 30 faculty members in the department located at the College of Veterinary Medicine and University Laboratory Animal Resources in Columbus, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, and OSU Large Animal Services Clinic in Marysville. This structure provides extensive teaching resources and considerable opportunity for collaboration with clinicians, epidemiologists, extension specialists, and other scientists.

The OSU College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked 5th among North American colleges of veterinary medicine by US News and World Report. Columbus is the 15th largest city in the United States (by population) and supports a vibrant, multifaceted urban community within easy driving distance to diverse rural and farming communities. Excellence, collaboration, integrity and personal accountability, openness and trust, diversity in people and ideas, change and innovation, empathy and compassion, and efficiency in work are the core values in the College of Veterinary Medicine. The Ohio State University is an EO/AA employer. Minorities, Veterans, Women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

  • Application Procedure: Applicants should send detailed curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three professional references, and a letter of application including statements of research and teaching interests and philosophy, and professional goals to:

Dr. Rebecca Garabed
Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
1920 Coffey Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Phone: 614-247-1842
E-mail: rebecca [dot] garabed [at] cvm [dot] osu [dot] edu

  • The deadline for application submission is October 15, 2012.