Clinical or Tenure Track Faculty Position in Comparative Ophthalmology at Ohio State
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 or tenure-track faculty position in
comparative ophthalmology. Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree. Specialty board
certification (ACVO and/or ECVO) is preferred, but board-eligible candidates will also be considered. An
advanced degree or equivalent research experience is desirable for tenure-track candidates. The appointee
will join the section of Comparative Ophthalmology within the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences,
which is currently comprised of two faculty, three residents, and two full-time technicians.
The ophthalmology service is located within the comprehensive Veterinary Medical Center and
referral center with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including several operating microscopes with
digital imaging, phacoemulsification systems, laser and endolaser capability, ocular high-resolution
ultrasound, electrodiagnostics and on-site Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Computed Tomography.
Teaching responsibilities will include lectures, laboratories, and clinical teaching of medical and
surgical ophthalmology and related topics to students, interns, residents, and graduate students. The
candidate is expected to foster a broad and diverse small and large animal caseload through the delivery of
efficient and effective service to clients and referring private practitioners and the provision of leading-edge,
comprehensive, and compassionate patient care. Faculty members are expected to be involved in
professional and community outreach, continuing education, committee service, and curriculum
Clinical-track candidates will be assigned up to 75% time in clinics, including patient management,
client service, clinical teaching of students and advanced training of interns and residents. Sponsored
research is not required for clinical track faculty, but clinical research, publications or other scholarly
activities to advance clinical veterinary medicine are expected and encouraged. Tenure-track candidates will
be given at least 50% off-clinic time to meet expectations for developing an extramurally funded research
program in ophthalmology that includes collaboration with other scientists, advising of graduate student
research, and publication in peer-reviewed journals. Candidates with emerging or established research
programs can expect to be supported with highly competitive research startup packages.
Faculty members are encouraged to develop collaborative endeavors with clinicians and scientists
within the College and across the University. 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 Health Sciences Center, which
is within walking distance of the College. The Havener Eye Institute of the College of Medicine,
(http://eye.osu.edu/index.cfm), College of Pharmacy (www.pharmacy.ohio-state.edu/index.cfm), and the
College of Optometry (http://optometry.osu.edu) are a just a few of the resources available to clinicians and
research scientists interested in ophthalmology.
The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences supports a faculty of about 60 clinical specialists,
educators, and investigators along with extensive training programs for professional students, interns,
residents, and graduate students. The College of Veterinary Medicine (www.vet.osu.edu) is ranked 5th
among North American colleges of veterinary medicine by US News and World Report. The Ohio State
University (www.osu.edu) was recently ranked third nationally in 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 (www.experiencecolumbus.com).
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. In addition, The Ohio State University, in an effort to promote the health and well-being of all of its faculty,
staff, students, and visitors, has chosen to maintain a tobacco-free environment.
The appointee should have excellent communication skills and an ability to work cooperatively with
other faculty and staff. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and
experience. The start date is negotiable; however, the position is currently available, and applications will be
reviewed beginning immediately and continue until the position is filled.
To apply, interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of intent stating professional goals and
interests, a curriculum vita, and the names and contact information of four references to Dr. David A. Wilkie,
Chair, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University,
601 Tharp St., Columbus, OH 43210 or via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Inquiries regarding the ophthalmology
position can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Anne Gemensky Metzler, by e-mail
(email@example.com), telephone (614-292-3551), or fax (614-292-7667). The Ohio State University is an
EEO/AA Employer and promotes a tobacco-free campus.