College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
The Ohio State University
Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Poultry Health Extension Specialist in the Department of Animal Sciences at The Ohio State University. This is a 12 month position at the rank of either Assistant Professor or Associate Professor.
Responsibilities. The successful candidate will be expected to have expertise in poultry health and disease diagnosis, prevention, and treatment; poultry production practices; safety of poultry products and poultry welfare; with a focus on promoting good disease prevention/treatment protocols in the poultry industry. The Poultry Health Extension Specialist is expected to develop a poultry health Extension Program by working closely with poultry industry veterinarians and extension educators in the state and research colleagues on poultry health and production related projects current with the industry’s needs and concerns. They will also be expected to conduct applied research to address the emerging needs of the poultry industry. This is a tenure track position that will be 80% Extension and 20% research with the appointment being in the Department of Animal Sciences, Center for Food Animal Health Research.
The Department of Animal Sciences. Housed within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, the Department provides undergraduate and graduate students formal and informal learning opportunities, both in and out of the classroom, to guide students in achieving their goals and become the next generation of industry and academic leaders. Undergraduate students can choose from 7 Animal Sciences minors and majors degree specializations (including specializations in Animal Biosciences, Animal Industries, and Veterinary Technology). The Department offers a robust graduate program that awards MS and PhD degrees. There are currently 37 graduate students and 630 undergraduates enrolled in departmental majors. Research, Extension, and education programs in the Department aim to increase the economic profitability of agricultural animals and the quality of their products, improve animal welfare and food animal health, and lessen the environmental impact of production animal systems, and foster human-animal relationships. The Department utilizes/oversees multiple animal facilities comprising of beef, equine, dairy, small ruminants (sheep and goats), swine and poultry.
The Department employs 42 faculty and 85 staff members working at the Columbus and CFAES Wooster campuses, and research centers statewide including the Center for Food Animal Health on the CFAES Wooster campus which is recognized as a global leader in using One Health approaches to solve critical and emerging problems associated with production limiting diseases of food animals and pathogens transmissible between animals and people (zoonoses) and food safety. The Center has a modern office/laboratory building and animal facilities including a state-of-the-art BSL-3-Ag facility. The animal facilities also include a laboratory for the procurement and maintenance of germ-free animals. CFAES Wooster campus maintains herds and flocks of major food-producing animals for experimental studies. Excellent opportunities are available for collaboration with food, veterinary, medical, animal and plant scientists on the Wooster and Columbus campuses. Additional information, including the current strategic plan, is available at the Department’s website, https://ansci.osu.edu/. The position will be based in the Animal Sciences Department Center for Food Animal Health on the Wooster campus, with the possibility of a satellite office in Western Ohio.
Qualifications. A DVM is required and a Masters in Avian Medicine (MAM) and/or Ph.D. is preferred. In addition, candidates with experience in poultry health and production related areas or with specialty board certification is desired. Experience developing or working in interdisciplinary research teams, and experience in working with and mentoring members of underrepresented groups is preferred.
Location: The CFAES-Wooster Campus (https://wooster.osu.edu/home) is located in Wooster, which was recognized as a 2017 Money Magazine Best Places to Live and one of 2017-2018 Ohio’s Best Hometowns by Ohio magazine. Serving as the county seat, the Wooster community boasts an excellent school system, a vibrant downtown, three colleges, a world-class community-owned hospital, a portfolio of growing businesses serving the global economy, and a network of volunteers and organizations dedicated to helping individuals succeed. Nestled in rolling farmland and natural scenery, CFAES-Wooster Campus is renowned for its Secrest Arboretum (https://secrest.osu.edu/), and scenic Mohican State Park and historic Malabar Farm are among other nearby attractions. More information about living and working in Wooster can be found at woosteroh.com.
Commitment to Diversity: The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment; and encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. Our college’s Principles of Community https://brand.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/campaigns/principles-community affirms our conviction that racism has no place in CFAES. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.
Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin July 1, 2021 and continue until a qualified candidate is identified. Nominations of qualified individuals are invited at any time. Qualified persons are requested to submit the following: 1) a letter of application; 2) a statement of the applicant’s training, experiences, and poultry health qualifications; 3) a complete curriculum vitae; 4) Discuss your experiences working with or mentoring members of underrepresented groups; and 5) names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses, of four references. Initial nominations and inquiries will be kept confidential.
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The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.