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Faculty Position in Equine Surgery

The Ohio State University Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences invites applications for a full-time faculty position (clinical-track or tenure-track) in Equine Surgery. Applicants must have a commitment to excellence in clinical service and teaching. Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree. Specialty certification by the ACVS or ECVS is preferred. An advanced degree or equivalent research experience is desirable for tenure-track candidates. The successful candidate will join a distinguished equine surgery program that includes five ACVS diplomates and three surgery residents, in addition to internal medicine, emergency/critical care, and ambulatory services ( The Veterinary Medical Center has state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including high-speed treadmill, nuclear scintigraphy, CT, and 3T MRI.
Clinical responsibilities include general, soft tissue, and emergency surgery. Teaching responsibilities will include lectures, labs, and clinical teaching of equine surgery to professional students, interns, residents, and graduate students. Clinical-track candidates will be assigned up to 75% time in clinics, including clinical teaching of students and advanced training of interns and residents. Sponsored research is not required for clinical track faculty, yet clinical research, publications or other scholarly activities to advance clinical veterinary medicine are expected and encouraged. Tenure-track candidates are 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. Every faculty member is expected to participate in professional outreach, committee service, and curriculum development. There is a mentoring program for new faculty members to support their academic development as teachers and investigators. There are extensive opportunities for faculty to develop collaborative research endeavors 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 within the College as well as other units across the University campus, including the comprehensive OSU Wexner Medical Center which is within walking  distance of the College.  The College  of Medicine ( and the College of Pharmacy ( are a just a few of the resources available to clinicians interested in comparative research.
The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences supports a faculty of over 70 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 U.S. News & World Report. The Ohio State University ( 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 1.5 million within the city and metropolitan area) and supports a vibrant, multifaceted community and living spaces that include urban, suburban, and rural. (
A priority of our equine section is maintaining a team atmosphere, working together both in clinics and in teaching.  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 candidate should have excellent communication skills and an ability to work cooperatively with students, faculty, and staff. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled. The position is available starting July 1, 2018.
To apply, interested candidates are invited to send a letter of intent stating professional goals and interests, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of four references to: Dr. David Wilkie, Chair, at or at Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ohio State University, 601 Vernon L. Tharp St., Columbus, OH 43210. Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Margaret Mudge by email ( or phone (614-292-6661). The Ohio State University is an EEO/AA Employer and promotes a tobacco-free campus.