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Faculty Position in Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery

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The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a fulltime clinical track or tenure track faculty position in Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery. This is a clinical emphasis position and candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in patient management, client service and clinical teaching. Specialty board certification (ACVS/ECVS) is preferred, but individuals who have completed residency training will also be considered. An advanced degree or equivalent research experience is desirable for tenure-track candidates. The appointee will join the section of Small Animal Surgery within the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, which is currently comprised of nine faculty, two clinical instructors, seven residents, and six technicians. The orthopedic surgery service ( is located within the comprehensive Veterinary Medical Center ( with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including diagnostic imaging and canine rehabilitation. Two of our small animal surgery faculty members principally provide surgical services at our Veterinary Medical Center at Dublin location ( Our goal is to augment and advance the clinical, research and teaching components of the small animal surgery program.

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. The Department and College are interested in developing or enhancing our innovative surgical programs, including total joint arthroplasty, musculoskeletal oncology, minimally invasive surgery, canine sports medicine, and spinal neurosurgery. Sponsored research is not required for clinical track faculty, but clinical research, publications and 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 that includes collaboration with other scientists, advising of graduate student research, and publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Teaching responsibilities will include lectures, labs, and clinical teaching of small animal orthopedic surgery and related topics to professional students, interns, residents, and graduate students. The appointee is expected to foster a broad and diverse collective caseload through the delivery of efficient and effective service to clients, exceptional referral and consultation service to private practitioners, and the provision of excellent patient care.

Faculty members are also expected to be involved in professional and community outreach, continuing education, committee service, and curriculum development. Faculty members are encouraged to develop collaborative endeavors with clinicians and scientists within the College of Veterinary Medicine, including clinical trials ( and other units on the university campus. The comprehensive OSU Health Sciences Center, which is within walking distance of the College, and includes but is not limited to the Department of Orthopedics (, the Sports Medicine Center (, the Department of Biomedical Engineering (, the Wright Center of Innovation in Biomedical Imaging (, and the Spine Research Institute (

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 ( is ranked 5th among North American colleges of veterinary medicine by US News and World Report. The Ohio State University ( 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 810,000) and supports a vibrant, multifaceted community (

Collegiality, civility, mutual support, and respect for others are strongly held values in the College. 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

To apply, interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of intent stating professional goals and interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of least three references to Dr. David Wilkie, Interim Chair, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, 601 Tharp St., Columbus, OH 43210 or via e-mail ( or telephone (614-292- 7105). Inquiries regarding this position can also be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jonathan Dyce ( by e-mail, or telephone (614-292-0950).