|Seeking Department Head Veterinary Clinical Sciences|
The Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University is seeking applications from outstanding academic clinicians for the position of Head of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent veterinary degree, board certification and/or a Ph.D. degree, and the credentials necessary for appointment to the rank of Professor. The successful candidate will direct and maintain excellence in departmental teaching, research and clinical services as well as fully promote individual faculty development and scholarship. Well developed organizational and interpersonal skills are a must. Furthermore, the Department Head will be encouraged to pursue individual professional goals in teaching, clinical service, or research.
The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences has approximately 35 faculty, 23 house officers, and 70 hospital and department staff members who provide surgical and medical care for more than 11,000 clinical cases/year. The department is housed in the Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (BVMTH), a 145,000 square foot, full-service veterinary teaching hospital providing 24 hour/day care for all domestic and selected exotic and wildlife species. Additional resources include a 600-acre equine ranch, an equine research park, a bovine research facility, a biomedical laser surgery research laboratory, the Willard Sparks Beef Research Center, and a sports medicine laboratory. The Center for Veterinary Health Sciences has approximately 92 students enrolled in each of the 4 years of the DVM degree program. The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences participates in the clinical training of approximately 45 students from Ross University, St. George’s University and St. Matthew’s University as well as in the certification of PAVE/ECFVG candidates.
Oklahoma State University enrolls approximately 26,000 students on its four campuses in Stillwater, Tulsa, Okmulgee, and Oklahoma City. Opportunities for multidisciplinary research exist with faculty in the College's two basic science departments, as well as with other faculty on the Stillwater campus and at the OSU Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa. In addition, opportunities are available for collaborations with researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation in Oklahoma City.
Located amid the rolling, cedar-speckled hills between Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Stillwater sits about an hour away from Oklahoma’s two largest cities. With an area population of approximately 46,000 residents and a low cost of living, Stillwater was recently named as the 6th fastest growing small towns in America by Forbes magazine. Numerous leisure activities are available including camping, hiking, golf, tennis, state parks, lakes for boating and fishing, theatre productions, rodeos, the excitement of Big XII sporting events and more.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a statement of educational, research, and service philosophies, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three references to:
Dr. James Meinkoth
To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 15, 2012. Review of applications will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.