Theriogenology Faculty Position

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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 or clinical track faculty position in Theriogenology. A DVM or equivalent degree is required and board certification by the American College of Theriogenology (ACT) or equivalent is preferred. An advanced degree or equivalent research experience is desirable for tenure track candidates and interest and expertise in assisted reproduction is preferred. The appointee will join the Theriogenology and Reproductive Medicine Service within the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, which is currently comprised of one faculty member (DACT) and one resident.  The Theriogenology Service offers reproductive services to multiple species, including horses, ruminants, camelids and small animals and our teaching program has a strong comparative theriogenology basis. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to work with a broad range of species in order to align with our College‚Äôs clinical service and teaching programs.

The Theriogenology Service is part of the comprehensive Veterinary Medical Center and its Galbreath Equine Center with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including but not limited to computer-assisted semen analyzer, computer-controlled cell freezer, micromanipulator, 3D ultrasonography, cell culture laboratory, fluorescence microscope and rigid endoscope.

Clinical-track candidates will be assigned up to 75% time in clinics, which will include clinical teaching, patient management, client care and communication, and consultation and referral services with private practitioners. Sponsored research is not required for clinical faculty, but collaborative 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 acquiring extramural funds to support research that includes collaboration with other scientists, advising of graduate student research, and publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Teaching responsibilities will include lectures and labs in pre-clinical core and elective didactic and laboratory courses and clinical teaching of fourth year veterinary students, interns, residents, and graduate students.  The appointee is expected to foster a robust and diverse caseload through the delivery of efficient and comprehensive reproductive services to the clients of the Veterinary Medical Center and referring veterinarians, including both in-hospital and ambulatory services. Participation in continuing education events and outreach activities for the animal-owning public and private practitioners is expected. The appointee is expected to be involved in administrative services to the Department, Hospital and College.

Faculty are encouraged to collaborate with clinicians and scientists within the College and across the University. Excellent collaborative opportunities are available in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences and Veterinary Preventive Medicine, including the Marysville Large Animal Ambulatory Clinic. The Department of Animal Sciences (www.ansci.osu.edu), the Comprehensive Cancer Center (http://cancer.osu.edu) and the Wexner Medical Center (http://medicalcenter.osu.edu) are within walking distance of the College and represent unique collaborative opportunities. The College of Medicine (http://medicine.osu.edu), and College of Pharmacy (www.pharmacy.ohio-state.edu) are examples of resources available to clinicians and research scientists.  Additionally, Select Sires, Inc. (www.selectsires.com), a leading dairy and beef bull stud located in Plain City, Ohio north of Ohio State University, offers a unique resource. The Columbus Zoo (www.colszoo.org) and The Wilds (www.thewilds.org), one of the largest and most innovative wildlife conservation centers in the world located in Southeast Ohio, provide opportunities for involvement in wildlife and exotic animal reproduction. 

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 (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 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 730,000) and supports a vibrant, diverse and 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. 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 on January 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of intent stating professional goals and interests, a curriculum vita, and the names and contact information of four references to Dr. John Hubbell, Interim Chair, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, 601 Vernon L. Tharp St., Columbus, OH 43210 or via e-mail (John [dot] Hubbell [at] cvm [dot] osu [dot] edu). Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Marco da Silva, Search Committee Co-Chair, by e-mail (Marco [dot] DaSilva [at] cvm [dot] osu [dot] edu), telephone (614-292-6661), or fax (614-688-5642). Additional information regarding faculty appointments, promotion and tenure in the Department and departmental governance can be found at http://vet.osu.edu/clinical-sciences/departmental-administration. The Ohio State University is an EEO/AA Employer.