The Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine provides the major population medicine and ecosystem health focus for the College of Veterinary Medicine. Activities in the department combine basic and applied research to address problems in broad areas of animal health, production and veterinary public health. There are approximately 35 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. This structure provides extensive teaching resources and considerable opportunity for collaborative research.
The School of Environment and Natural Resources provides a focus on the interactions of people and the environment, with expertise in both terrestrial and aquatic environments. There are approximately 45 members located on both the Columbus and Wooster campuses. Research areas of focus include quantitative ecology, conservation biology, wildlife management, human dimensions in environment, and aquatic science and management. Wildlife faculty in SENR maintain a cooperative relationship with Ohio Division of Wildlife through the Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Lab.
The Ohio State University was recently ranked third nationally on the list of best places to work in academia, according to The Scientist magazine. Columbus is the 15th ranked city by size in the United States (population of 730,000) and supports a vibrant, multifaceted community. Collegiality, civility, mutual support, and respect for others are strongly held values in our 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.
Review of applications will begin by the search committee on February 28, 2019 and will continue until an acceptable candidate is identified. Applicants should submit: 1) a letter of application, 2) a statement of professional goals, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy, 4) a statement of research interests and how those would be integrated into the OSU Ecosystem Health program 5) a current curriculum vitae, and 6) and letters from three professional references, including one person mentored by the applicant. Please indicate which individual serves as the mentored reference. Application packages should be addressed to: Dr. Pam Dennis, Search Committee Chair, Veterinary Preventive Medicine, The Ohio State University, 1920 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH 43210; phone 614.292.1206; and should be submitted by email to her assistant, Ms. Casey Hofmann, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information can be obtained at: https://vet.osu.edu/preventive-medicine/job-postings.
Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. The Ohio State University is an EEO/AA employer and is a tobacco-free campus.
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Additional Salary Information: commensurate on experience
About Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
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.