The Ohio State University Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position in Animal Health and Welfare. Applicants must have a DVM (or equivalent) and advanced training (e.g. MS) or a PhD in a field relevant 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, experience teaching undergraduate or graduate students or providing workforce development trainings. 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 20 faculty members in the department located at the College of Veterinary Medicine in Columbus 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 both teaching and research expectations, with the exact distribution of effort to be determined based on individual strengths of the successful applicant. Teaching responsibilities 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 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 Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine aspires to be the model comprehensive college of veterinary medicine in the world, impacting animal and human health through innovation, collaboration, and excellence. Rooted in the foundational principles of health and wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, advancing partnerships, resource stewardship and alignment with The Ohio State University’s strategic plan, the College of Veterinary Medicine seeks to make a difference through six key goals outlined in the Be The Model™ Strategic Plan (https://vet.osu.edu/about-college/strategic-plan).
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. Columbus is the largest and fastest-growing city in Ohio, with a vibrant blend of arts and culture; inspired culinary, fashion, music and entertainment scenes; exciting collegiate and professional sports; and an open, entrepreneurial spirit. With a burgeoning downtown, lively urban districts and a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods, it's a city that invites exploration (https://visit.osu.edu/experience).
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. Preference will be given to those candidates with a proven track record working in the livestock commodities with complimenting research. This will result in collaborative scholarly teaching, research, and outreach focused on the advancement of animal welfare science, maintenance, and improvement of the welfare of animals. Distribution of duties will vary depending on the candidate. Applicants will be preferred if they have board certification or eligibility (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 June 15, 2021 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 email@example.com or Veterinary Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, 1920 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH 43210 and submit your application online at: https://osujoblinks.com/k3ta . Further information can be obtained at https://vet.osu.edu/preventive-medicine/job-postings.
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