The Ohio State University Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine invites applications for a full-time faculty position (clinical-track or tenure-track) in Animal Health and Welfare. Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree. Applicants must also have advanced training (e.g. MS or PhD) or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience related to the health and welfare of animals. Applicants must have excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to work cooperatively with other faculty, staff, and external stakeholders and experience teaching or providing workforce development trainings to undergraduate and/or graduate students. Applicants must have a commitment to excellence in teaching and researching techniques and strategies for the advancement of welfare in animal populations.
The Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine provides the major preventive medicine and public health focus for the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. 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. The department has world-class facilities and strong collaborative programs that focus on numerous animal populations. This infrastructure 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 be successful in training high-quality graduate and veterinary students.
This position will have significant teaching responsibilities that will include leading the creation and delivery of animal welfare content within the professional DVM curriculum including, but not limited to, the core Animal Welfare Course, content within the core Animal Behavior course, and content in other courses where appropriate. Independent and collaborative research is expected and should address important aspects of animal well-being, which may include proper housing, management, nutrition, disease prevention, responsible care, humane handling, and humane euthanasia in animal populations. Research will be and should complement teaching and outreach activities. Although there is no formal extension appointment, the successful applicant will also serve as an expert resource for both internal and external companion and agricultural animal constituent groups.
The College of Veterinary Medicine (www.vet.osu.edu) is ranked 4th among North American colleges of veterinary medicine by U.S. News & 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 population 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. (www.experiencecolumbus.com).
Collegiality, civility, mutual support and respect for others are strongly held values in the Veterinary 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.
The successful applicant will have a strong background in animal welfare science with emphasis on the interaction of health and wellbeing. This will result in collaborative scholarly teaching, research and outreach focused on the advancement of animal welfare science as well as maintenance and improvement of the welfare of animals. Distribution of duties will vary depending on the track and candidate. Applicants will be preferred is they have board certification (e.g. ACAW, ACLAM, or ACVPM) or other training and experience in relevant areas; experience working with production, industry and stakeholder groups for multiple species, and successfully meeting goals; an established history of participating in the advancement of welfare, including but not limited to scholarly articles, clinical trials, producing peer-reviewed publications and acquiring extramural research and training grants.
Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with education and experience. Faculty rank will be based upon qualifications and experience but is expected to be at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level.
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2020 and will continue until an acceptable candidate is identified. To apply, interested candidates are invited to send a letter of application; a statement of their professional goals, teaching philosophy and approach, research interests, and how those would be integrated into a teaching and outreach program; curriculum vitae; and the names and addresses of three professional references to: Ms. Casey Hofmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or Veterinary Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, 1920 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH 43210.
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About The Ohio State University
The Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (VPM), one of three academic departments within the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Established in 1934 as the first of its kind, the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine provides the major agricultural and public health focus for the College of Veterinary Medicine. It was established for the purposes of preventing and controlling globally important diseases of food animals and humans. To achieve its goals, VPM combines the disciplines of veterinary microbiology, epidemiology, immunology, parasitology, public health, production medicine, and clinical medicine.
The overall mission of VPM is the discovery and dissemination of knowledge to prevent, control, or eradicate disease; to promote sustainable agricultural productivity; and to enhance the health of animal and human populations. The mission incorporates each of the three components of teaching, research, and service. The teaching mission is the education of graduate, professional, and post-professional students as well as the provision of outreach education in effective disease control, prevention, and eradication strategies to meet current and future societal needs... in veterinary medicine and public health. The research mission is the discovery of knowledge leading to the development of methods to prevent disease; insure agricultural sustainability, productivity, and efficiency; and, promote health in human and animal populations. The service mission is to provide professional expertise to assist in the decision-making processes of animal and human health professionals and commercial organizations, as well as local, state, national, and international organizations as they endeavor to promote the health of human and animal populations.