Faculty Position in Small Animal Medical Oncology

Columbus, Ohio
Not Specified
Sep 17, 2021
Oct 17, 2021
Practice Area
Small Animal
Position Type
Professor / Educator
Contract Type
Organization Type

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine announces an outstanding opportunity for a full-time clinical track faculty position in Small Animal Medical Oncology. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in scholarship, patient management, client service and clinical teaching. Specialty board certification (ACVIM or ECVIM) or board eligibility is required.  Candidates must have excellent communication skills and an ability to work cooperatively with other faculty and staff. 

Candidates will be assigned up to a 65% clinical commitment, 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. Additionally, active participation in the Blue Buffalo Veterinary Clinical Trials (http://vet.osu.edu/vmc/cto) program is expected. Clinical responsibilities include patient management, client service, clinical teaching of students and advanced training of interns and residents. It is expected that this person would work within the integrated medical, surgical and radiation oncology program collaborating with faculty in each of these areas. The candidate is expected to foster a broad and diverse caseload through the delivery of efficient and effective service to clients, exceptional referral and consultation service to private practitioners, and the provision of comprehensive and excellent patient care. Teaching responsibilities include didactic teaching in core and elective courses, as appropriate, in the preclinical years in the professional curriculum and in resident graduate MS degree courses. It is expected that the faculty member will actively participate in clinical teaching of oncology and related topics to 4th year professional students, interns, and residents. Faculty will oversee and mentor residents and students in the graduate MS degree program that incorporates both clinical training and comparative/translational research. Participation in continuing education events and outreach activities for the animal-owning public and private practitioners is expected. The faculty member will participate in administrative service within the Integrated Oncology Service and like all faculty, it is expected that the selected candidate become involved with committee service and curriculum development.

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences supports a faculty of over 75 clinical specialists, educators, and investigators along with extensive training programs for professional students, interns, residents, and graduate students. The Integrated Oncology Service (https://vet.osu.edu/vmc/companion/our-services/integrated-oncology) is located within the comprehensive Veterinary Medical Center Hospital for Companion Animals (http://vet.osu.edu/vmc), with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment including diagnostic imaging (3-Tesla MRI, 128-slice CT) and advanced stereotactic radiation therapy (Siemens Oncor linear accelerator with 160 leaf MLC). Our goal is to build upon current success, and to augment and advance the clinical, research and teaching components of the integrated oncology program. Medical Oncology has been identified as a Signature Program in the College of Veterinary Medicine and is an essential specialty within the Veterinary Medical Center. The Oncology Signature Program is comprised of multiple components including clinical specialties and expertise in medical, surgical and radiation oncology, collaborative basic and translational research efforts, and strategic partnerships with the OSU Medical Center, The James Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  The Integrated Oncology Service is comprised of eight faculty (three surgical oncologists, three medical oncologists and two radiation oncologists), two surgical oncology fellows, seven residents (five medical oncology residents, one rotating surgery resident and one radiation oncology resident), and one surgical oncology intern.

Faculty members are encouraged to develop collaborative endeavors with clinicians and scientists within the College of Veterinary Medicine, including clinical trials (http://vet.osu.edu/vmc/clinical-trials) and other units on the university campus.  The comprehensive OSU Health Sciences Center, which is within walking distance of the college, and includes the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (https://cancer.osu.edu), the Dorothy M. Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute (https://medicine.osu.edu/departments/davis-heart-lung-research-institute), the Wright Center of Innovation in Biomedical Imaging (https://medicine.osu.edu/departments/radiology/research/wright-center-of-innovation), Nationwide Children’s Hospital (http://www.nationwidechildrens.org) and the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital (https://wexnermedical.osu.edu/heart-vascular).

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).

Our highly ranked DVM degree program has a prestigious history of outstanding graduates and leaders.  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 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 will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. The start date is negotiable. Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled. Additional information regarding faculty appointments, promotion and tenure in the department and departmental governance can be found at https://vet.osu.edu/clinical-sciences/departmental-administration. 

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Rich Bednarski, Chair, by email (bednarski.1@osu.edu) or phone (614-292-7105) or to the search committee chair, Dr. Brian Husbands (husbands.2@osu.edu).To apply, interested candidates are invited to apply online at https://osu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/OSUCareers/job/Columbus-Campus/Small-Animal-Medical-Oncology-Clinical-Track-Faculty_R16378  and submit a letter of intent stating professional goals and interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of four references.

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