Open Faculty Search - Livestock Infectious Diseases
The Ohio State University
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Type: Full Time
Required Education: DVM or equivalent
The Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a 12-month tenure or clinical-track faculty position with responsibility for teaching and research related to infectious diseases of importance to food animal veterinary medicine. Applicants with the ability to apply preventive medicine concepts across multiple animal populations (e.g. swine, poultry, small ruminants, cattle) are highly desired.
This position will have significant teaching responsibilities which will include contributions to teaching infectious disease epidemiology primarily in the core professional DVM curriculum. This will include, but not be limited to, considerable contributions to the 4th year DVM clinical Preventive Veterinary Medicine rotation. Independent and collaborative research is also expected and should address important aspects of applied infectious disease epidemiology relevant to veterinary preventive medicine, population health, or public health. Candidates with specific interests and expertise in issues of current concern to Ohio constituents, including producer groups, practicing veterinarians, or local, state and federal agencies are desired. This research program is expected to complement and/or extend existing research programs in this area within the College. Although there is no formal Extension teaching appointment, the successful applicant can expect to serve as an infectious disease expert resource for internal and external agricultural animal constituent groups, and to communicate with stakeholders regularly.
The successful applicant will have a strong background in livestock infectious disease control and prevention, preventive medicine, and population health. This will result in collaborative scholarly teaching, research, and outreach focused on the dissemination of knowledge to prevent and control infectious diseases of importance to veterinary medicine in population settings. Distribution of duties will vary depending on the experience and ability of the candidate but is anticipated to be approximately half teaching and half research.
A PhD in a relevant veterinary infectious disease epidemiology field, or a veterinary (DVM or equivalent) degree together with advanced training (e.g. residency, MS, MPH, PhD)
Relevant experience related to prevention and control of infectious diseases of animals
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work cooperatively with other faculty, staff, and external stakeholders
Experience teaching students or providing workforce development training
Board certification or eligibility (e.g. ACVPM, ABVP, ACVM) or other training and experience in relevant areas
Experience working with stakeholder groups and successfully meeting goals
An established history of participating in infectious disease research, including but not limited to scholarly articles, clinical trials, producing peer-reviewed publications and acquiring extramural research and training grants.
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 and The Ohio State Large Animal Services at Marysville. The department has world class facilities and strong collaborative programs that focus on a wide variety of 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.
College of Veterinary Medicine:
Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine has been a top-five program in the U.S. News & World Report rankings for the past decade and was ranked third among U.S. veterinary colleges and sixth in the world in the 2020 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rankings. Our ambition is to Be The Model™ comprehensive college of veterinary medicine in the world, impacting animal and human health through innovation, collaboration, and excellence.
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