Open Faculty Recruitment with Administrative Position of Director, Veterinary Clinical Skills Lab

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Oct 20, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a full-time faculty position (clinical-track) for the role of Director of the Veterinary Clinical Skills Program. Applicants must have a commitment to advancing veterinary education through providing excellence and innovation in clinical skills teaching, learning and assessment. Additional experience with clinical education is highly desired. Applicants must demonstrate leadership, strong collaborative efforts, and be capable of positive clear and effective communication. Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree. A Master’s degree is desirable, but not essential. Applicants must have previous experience in general veterinary practice and would also benefit from background in clinical teaching, adult education, and assessment. Prior academic program administration is an asset, as well as familiarity with instructional technology, including Mediasite, Adobe Creative Cloud programs, 5HP and Microsoft Office products.

The successful candidate will join the College of Veterinary Medicine Professional Program team led by the Associate Dean for Professional Programs in collaboration with the Assistant Dean of Student Success. This team of Directors and their staff support the mission of the college for Teaching and Learning, Professional Programs Support, Admissions and Recruitment, Career Management and Professional Development, and Health and Wellbeing. 

The successful candidate will be expected to provide support to the Associate Dean for Professional Programs in the administration and management of a comprehensive newly formed clinical skills program for students in the first through fourth years of the DVM program. The Director will be expected to contribute to the college’s American Veterinary Medical Association accreditation and strategic planning initiatives related to the implementation, delivery and outcomes assessment of teaching and learning. The Director will oversee the daily delivery of the program while also teaching in the skills sessions and working directly with learners. Please note this is a predominantly teaching-intensive position with administrative responsibilities. The person will play a key role in helping to define and implement the hands-on clinical and technical skills curriculum, organizing lab sessions, coordinating with faculty to develop and deliver clinical skills content, and help to deliver the program itself. The Director will be expected to foster interdisciplinary and inter-professional collaborations. The person will focus on evidence-based teaching methods, while contributing to educational research, and presenting at regional and national meetings where appropriate. The Director will be responsible for recruiting, training, and supervising the four VCPSC technical staff members as well as encouraging their professional development, instruction and overseeing performance management. The Director will ensure the clinical skills curriculum is consistent with and supportive of our Building Preeminence in Veterinary General Practice Education program (, including our focus on graduating competent, confident and career-ready veterinarians who are prepared to practice broadly across the spectrum of care ( and serve an economically diverse clientele while enjoying a professionally satisfying and financially sustainable career.

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Clinical and Professional Skills Center is a state-of-the-art education and assessment resource. The center includes almost 9,000 square feet of educational space, including a large open lab, seven flexible practice and communications rooms, plus a devoted 3D printing space and model workshop.  Combining audiovisual and lecture capture technology with high and low fidelity models and simulators, the center provides enhanced learning opportunities for trainees. VCPSC enhances patient care and client satisfaction by allowing learners to practice skills in this simulated environment before entering the workforce. The College also has other teaching venues, including our Small Animal Operative Practice and Clinical Techniques teaching spaces as well as similar hands-on clinical teaching facilities on the college campus and at Finley Farm.

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 ( Our highly ranked DVM degree program has a prestigious history of outstanding graduates and leaders.  The College of Veterinary Medicine ( 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 (

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. To apply, interested candidates are invited to send a letter of intent stating professional goals and interests, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of four references to: Dr. Emma Read, Associate Dean of Professional Programs, at or at Professional Programs, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ohio State University, 1900 Coffey Road., Columbus, OH 43210. Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Emma Read by email ( or phone (614-824-7181). EEO/AA Employer.

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