The Ohio State University Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position focused on Applied One Health. This faculty member will be expected to lead and support collaborative One Health activities in line with the universitys vision of being the model 21st-century public, land grant, research, urban, community-engaged institution and consistent with the updated definition of One Health. The successful candidate will be responsible for growing and enhancing One Health education through teaching, coordination and expansion of current programs, including but not limited to the Master of Public Health - Veterinary Public Health (MPH-VPH) and professional (DVM) programs. The successful applicant will also be engaged in complementary research activity related to interrelationships between animals, humans, plants, and the environment. In alignment with the significant teaching expectation, applicants with experiences developing curriculum and implementing educational programs and/or trainings (including distance-based modalities) are highly desired. Applicants with demonstrated practice or applied experiences implementing a One Health approach in an educational, scientific, government, and/or clinical setting are highly desired. Diverse disciplinary approaches are encouraged to apply; however, special consideration will be given to those with clear evidence of expertise in infectious disease epidemiology, zoonotic diseases, vector-borne diseases, food protection, biosecurity, or antimicrobial resistance as related to veterinary public health.
Applicants must have:
A professional health sciences degree (e.g., DVM/VMD, CNP, MD) together with advanced training in the field (e.g., MS, MPH) and relevant One Health experience; or a PhD in a field of study relevant to One Health with an appropriate combination of education and relevant One Health experience
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to disseminate information to a variety of learners/stakeholders
Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with other faculty, staff, and external constituents, including those from diverse disciplinary/educational/cultural backgrounds
Experience teaching at the college level and/or providing workforce development (i.e., in-service) trainings
A history of leading or participating in research or service projects in One Health thematic areas that emphasize science or other high-impact outcomes, including but not limited to publishing peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and acquiring extramural research and training grants.
Desired but not required qualifications include:
Board certification in a One Health-related specialization (e.g., ACVPM)
The successful candidate will be part of the core teaching faculty within the department, with primary responsibility for the development and delivery of distance courses targeting remote graduate students and working professionals. Additional contributions to core and elective courses in the professional DVM and graduate curricula related to the candidates expertise will be expected. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop new collaborative One Health course content targeting diverse professional and graduate student populations at Ohio State. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue additional courtesy academic appointments in other Colleges where appropriate (e.g., Public Health, Environment and Natural Resources), and to routinely mentor and advise both graduate and professional students.
Development of a collaborative research program that includes extramural funding will be expected and should complement the successful applicants teaching activities. This research program is expected to complement existing research programs within the College and should focus on applied (rather than basic) research. Although there is no formal Extension teaching appointment, the successful applicant can expect to serve as a One Health expert resource for both internal and external constituent groups, and to communicate with state, national and international stakeholders regularly. Candidates with specific interests and expertise in issues of current concern to Ohio constituents, including health professional, environmental, or animal industry organizations, and local, state and federal agencies are desired.
The successful applicant will have a strong background in infectious disease epidemiology, 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, environmental health, and public health. Distribution of duties will vary depending on the experience and ability of the candidate but is anticipated to be approximately 40% teaching, 15% teaching administration, 35% research, and 10% service.
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 or Associate Professor level. Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check. A drug screen or physical may be required during the post offer process.
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 Universitys 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 Ohio State University believes in diversity in people and ideas. What Ohio State does matters, and how we do it matters. When we are at our best, we make a real difference to people. Our size, breadth, geography, history and standard of excellence position us to drive the future of higher education. We believe that the university should be a place where people can work and learn together in a safe environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. As such, finalists for any faculty position that carries tenure must sign an authorization and disclosure form, which will allow current or prior employer(s) to share information to the University regarding any findings of employment-related misconduct or disciplinary proceedings against a candidate and/or any pending investigations related to alleged misconduct. Such information shall include findings and pending investigations with respect to sexual harassment, violence, or harassment; research misconduct; financial fraud or misconduct; foreign influence violations, grant misuse or misconduct; and/or any other type of finding or pending investigation relating to a candidates employers policies and rules governing faculty conduct that may reasonably be expected to affect a candidates appointment. If the University becomes aware of any past finding of misconduct or pending investigations that were not disclosed, Ohio State will treat that as a serious omission and reserves the right to rescind an offer or terminate employment.
Review of applications will begin October 3, 2022 and will continue until an acceptable candidate is identified. To apply, interested candidates are invited to submit an application and include the following: letter of intent; a statement of their professional goals, teaching philosophy , 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.
For inquiries regarding the position, please contact Ms. Casey Hofmann at email@example.com . Further information can be obtained at https://vet.osu.edu/preventive-medicine/job-postings.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.