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Faculty Position in Veterinary Public Health

The Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (VPM) at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track, faculty position in Veterinary Public Health (VPH). The successful candidate will be part of a core teaching and research faculty within the department, and will serve as the Associate Director of the nationally recognized Veterinary Public Health program at OSU.

The position will have significant teaching responsibilities, and the successful candidate will be expected to further expand and sustain the VPH program, which includes leading the development of a long-distance curriculum. The candidate will contribute to the mission of the Department and College by teaching and mentoring students in both the professional DVM and graduate curriculum as well as leading courses directly related to VPH/VPM.

The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in scholarly activity, including independent or collaborative research relevant to VPH/VPM. Within the Department, opportunities exist for collaboration with other VPH/VPM specialists, epidemiologists, microbiologists, and extension specialists, working in diverse areas of animal health, population medicine, food safety, and zoonotic diseases. Additional multi-disciplinary teaching and research opportunities are also available within the College of Veterinary Medicine, Medicine, Public Health, and Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, as well as with the Ohio Department of Health, and the Ohio Department of Agriculture - Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory.

The successful candidate should have:

  • A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) (or equivalent), and advanced training (i.e. MPH, MS, DrPH, or PhD) in a closely related VPH/VPM discipline (required),
  • Clear evidence of expertise in a VPH/VPM oriented discipline such as zoonoses and foodborne diseases, infectious disease epidemiology, outbreak investigations, emergency response, biodefense, etc. (required),
  • Board certification (or eligibility) in an appropriate specialty board (e.g. ACVPM) and other experience in an area relevant to VPH (highly desirable),
  • Experience in developing and delivering distance education or training is desirable, but not required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to work cooperatively with other faculty and staff.

The position is expected to be filled at the Assistant Professor level, but faculty rank will be based upon qualifications and experience of the candidate, and will include a joint appointment in the College of Public Health.

The Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine provides the major preventive medicine and public health focus for the College of Veterinary Medicine.  Activities in the department combine basic and applied research to address problems in broad areas of animal health, production and veterinary public health.  There are approximately 30 faculty members in the department located at the College of Veterinary Medicine in Columbus, the Food Animal Health Research Program (FAHRP) in Wooster, and The Ohio State Large Animal Services at Marysville. This structure provides extensive teaching resources and considerable opportunity for collaborative research. The application of innovative approaches to problem solving and collaborative efforts have enabled faculty in the department to be competitive in obtaining external funding and high-quality graduate students.

The College is ranked 5th among North American colleges of veterinary medicine by the US News and 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 730,000) and supports a vibrant, multifaceted community. Collegiality, civility, mutual support, and respect for others are strongly held values in our 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. In addition, The Ohio State University, in an effort to promote the health and well-being of its entire faculty, staff, students, and visitors, has chosen to maintain a tobacco-free environment

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2017 and will continue until an acceptable candidate is identified. Applicants should submit: 1) a letter of application, 2) a statement of their professional goals, teaching philosophy including “considerations” on distance education, research interests, and how those would be integrated into the VPH/VPM program 3) a current curriculum vitae, 4) transcripts (for recent graduate level degrees within 5 years), and 5) the names and addresses of three professional references. Application packages should be sent to: Dr. Armando E. Hoet, Search Committee Chair, Veterinary Preventive Medicine, The Ohio State University, 1920 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH 43210; phone 614 292 0684; or by email

To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. The Ohio State University is an EEO/AA employer and promotes a tobacco-free campus.