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Open Faculty Search - Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery

The Ohio State University
Grandview, OH
Closing date
Dec 1, 2023

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Doctors, Surgery
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Job Title:Open Faculty Search - Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery

Department:Veterinary Medicine | Veterinary Clinical Sciences

The Ohio State University Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences invites applications for full-time faculty positions in Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery. Applicants must have a commitment to excellence in clinical service and teaching. Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree. Specialty certification by the ACVS or ECVS is required. Individuals who will be ACVS board eligible are also encouraged to apply. An advanced degree or equivalent research experience is desirable for tenure-track candidates.

The successful candidates will join a distinguished small animal surgery program that currently includes ten ACVS diplomates, two Fellows in Surgical Oncology, nine surgery residents, and two surgical interns, in addition to a robust small animal clinical faculty ( The Veterinary Medical Center has state-of-the-art facilities advanced surgical equipment and diagnostic imaging capabilities (128-slice CT, 3-Tesla MRI), and an independent rehabilitation service. All clinical facilities, including the surgical suites were completely renovated in 2017.

Clinical responsibilities include general soft tissue surgery including emergency surgery, wound management, and some oncologic surgery. Teaching responsibilities will include lectures, surgical skills laboratories, and clinical teaching of small animal soft tissue surgery to professional students, interns, residents, and graduate students. Clinical-track candidates will be assigned up to 65-70 % time in clinics, including clinical teaching of students and advanced training of interns and residents. Sponsored research is not required for clinical track faculty, yet clinical research, publications or other scholarly activities to advance clinical veterinary medicine are expected and encouraged. Tenure-track candidates are given at least 50% off-clinic time to meet expectations for developing an intramurally and extramurally funded research program that includes collaboration with other scientists, advising of graduate student research, and publication in peer-reviewed journals. Every faculty member is expected to participate in professional outreach, committee service, and curriculum development. There is a mentoring program for new faculty members to support their academic development as teachers and investigators. There are extensive opportunities for faculty to develop collaborative research endeavors with clinicians and scientists within the College and across the University. The College supports an active Clinical Trials program ( to assist faculty with clinical research. Excellent collaborative opportunities are available in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences and Veterinary Preventive Medicine within the College as well as other units across the University campus, including the comprehensive OSU Wexner Medical Center which is within walking distance of the College. The College of Medicine ( and the College of Pharmacy ( are a just two of the many resources available to clinicians interested in comparative research.

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences supports a faculty of more than 75 clinical specialists, educators, and investigators along with extensive training programs for professional students, interns, residents, and graduate students. 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 (

Our highly ranked DVM degree program has a prestigious history of outstanding graduates and leaders. The College of Veterinary Medicine ( 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 (

Collegiality, civility, mutual support, and respect for others are strongly held values in the College of Veterinary Medicine. 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.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. The start date is negotiable. Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Additional information regarding faculty appointments, promotion and tenure in the department and departmental governance can be found at

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Rich Bednarski, Chair, by email ( or phone (614-292-7105) or to the search committee chair, Dr. Mary McLoughlin ( To apply, interested candidates are invited to submit an application, a letter of intent stating professional goals and interests, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least 3 references.

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Additional Information:

Location:Veterinary Medical Center (0299)

Position Type:Regular

Scheduled Hours:40

Shift:Varying Shifts

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