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Faculty Position in Small Animal Oncology

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine announces an outstanding opportunity for a full-time tenure track faculty position in Small Animal Oncology at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in scholarship, patient management, client service and clinical teaching. Specialty board certification (ACVIM or ECVIM) is required. An advanced degree or equivalent research experience is desirable for tenure-track candidates. The appointee will join the Integrated Oncology Service within the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences which is comprised of eight faculty (one surgical oncologist, four medical oncologists and two radiation oncologists), a surgical oncology fellow, six residents (four medical oncology residents, one rotating surgery resident and one radiation oncology resident), and five technicians. The Integrated Oncology service is located within the comprehensive Veterinary Medical Center Hospital for Companion Animals, with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment including diagnostic imaging (3-Tesla MRI, 128-slice CT) and advanced stereotactic radiation therapy (Siemens Oncor linear accelerator with 160 leaf MLC). Our goal is to build upon current success, and to augment and advance the clinical, research and teaching components of the Integrated Oncology Service.

Tenure-track faculty 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. Additionally, active participation in and leadership of the Blue Buffalo Clinical Trials (http://vet.osu.edu/vmc/cto) program is expected.  Clinical responsibilities include patient management, client service, clinical teaching of students and advanced training of interns and residents. It is expected that this person would work within the integrated medical, surgical and radiation oncology program collaborating with faculty in each of these areas. The appointee is expected to foster a broad and diverse caseload through the delivery of efficient and effective service to clients, exceptional referral and consultation service to private practitioners, and the provision of comprehensive and excellent patient care. Teaching responsibilities include didactic teaching in core and elective courses as appropriate in the preclinical years in the professional curriculum and in resident graduate MS and PhD degree courses. It is expected that the faculty member will actively participate in clinical teaching of oncology and related topics to 4th year professional students, interns, and residents. Faculty will oversee and mentor residents and students in the graduate MS and PhD degree program that incorporates both clinical training and comparative/translational research. Participation in continuing education events and outreach activities for the animal-owning public and private practitioners is expected. The faculty member will participate in administrative service within the integrated oncology section and like all faculty, it is expected that the appointee become involved with 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 (http://vet.osu.edu/vmc/cto) and other units on the university campus. 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 comprehensive OSU Health Sciences Center, which is within walking distance of the College, and includes but is not limited to the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (http://www.jamesline.com), the Dorothy M. Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute (www.heartlung.osu.edu), the Wright Center of Innovation in Biomedical Imaging (www.radiology.osu.edu/wci), Nationwide Children’s Hospital (http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/) and the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital (http://medicalcenter.osu.edu/patientcare/hospitalsandservices/hospitals/rossheart).

Oncology has been identified as a Signature Program in the CVM and is an essential specialty within the VMC.  The Oncology Signature Program is comprised of multiple components including clinical specialties and expertise in medical, surgical and radiation oncology, collaborative basic and translational research efforts, and strategic partnerships with the OSU Medical Center, The James Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  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. 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 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 835,000) and supports a vibrant, multifaceted community (www.experiencecolumbus.com) is a great location to live (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/columbus-ohio-ranks-best-city-world-daniel-white).

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.

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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