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Faculty Position in Microbiology

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) announces an outstanding opportunity for a full-time tenure or clinical-track faculty position in Microbiology. Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree. Specialty board certification by the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM) is preferred, but board-eligible candidates as well as individuals with certification by the American Board of Medical Microbiology or American Board of Pathology-Medical Microbiology will also be considered. The appointee will be a faculty member in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.

Primary responsibilities will include oversight of the daily operations of the Diagnostic and Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, including technical staff. The Diagnostic and Clinical Microbiology Service provides bacteriology, mycology and serologic procedures for the comprehensive Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) in Columbus, the VMC Dublin, OSU Marysville, Finley Farms and OSU Wooster, with an annual caseload of >38,000 and 3500 microbiology accessions.

This position will serve as the VMC Infection Control Officer, Chair of the VMC Infection Control Committee, and provide leadership for the implementation of the VMC Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, for which there are funding opportunities to support interns and fellows. The successful candidate will make significant didactic teaching contributions in the professional veterinary curriculum, including Team Leadership for the core Clinical Microbiology and Pharmacology of Antimicrobial Agents course as well as clinical teaching in the 4th year Dermatology and Community Practice rotations. This individual will assist VMC clinical faculty in clinical case management issues pertaining to antimicrobial therapy. Faculty members are also expected to be involved in professional and community outreach, continuing education, committee service, and curriculum development.

Clinical-track faculty are assigned up to 75% clinical effort. Sponsored research is not required for clinical track faculty; however, scholarly activities such as clinical research and publications to advance clinical veterinary medicine or teaching pedagogy are expected and encouraged. Tenure-track candidates are expected 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. Unique opportunities for collaborative scholarly effort exist through the CVM Signature Program and university-level Discovery Theme Initiative in Infectious Disease (www.vet.osu.edu/signature-programs/infectious-disease), which involve faculty in all 3 CVM departments and across OSU, respectively. One shared area of emphasis is “Antimicrobial Resistance Mechanisms”, for which activities are aligned with the National Strategy to Combat Antibiotic Resistance.

Faculty members are encouraged to develop collaborative endeavors with clinicians and scientists within the CVM and across OSU, particularly within The Ohio State University Institute for Infectious Diseases. The CVM is a member of the most comprehensive Health Sciences Center in America, which includes the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health, Dentistry, Optometry, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences on a single campus.

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences supports a faculty of >70 clinical specialists, educators, and investigators along with extensive training programs for professional students, interns, residents, and graduate students in the Comparative and Veterinary Medicine Graduate Program. 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. In addition, The Ohio State University, in an effort to promote the health and well-being of all of its faculty, staff, students, and visitors, has chosen to maintain a tobacco-free environment.

The appointee should have excellent communication skills and an ability to work cooperatively with other faculty, staff and students. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. The start date is negotiable; however, the position is available starting July 1, 2017, and requires successful completion of a background check.

Applications will be reviewed beginning 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 vitae, and the names and contact information of four references to Dr. David A. Wilkie, Chair, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, 601 Tharp St., Columbus, OH 43210 or via e-mail (wilkie.1@osu.edu). The Ohio State University is an EEO/AA Employer and promotes a tobacco-free campus.

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