Clinical and Professional Skills Educator - (Academic Director/Clinical Track Faculty)
The Ohio State University
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Type: Full Time
DVM or equivalent
Department: Veterinary Medicine | College Administration
The Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a full-time faculty position (clinic-track) for the role of Clinical and Professional Skills Educator.
Applicants must have a commitment to advancing veterinary education through providing excellence and innovation in evidence-based clinical and professional skills teaching, learning and assessment. Applicants must have previous experience in general veterinary practice and would also benefit from background in clinical teaching, adult education, and assessment. Applicants must demonstrate leadership, strong collaborative efforts, and be capable of positive clear and effective communication. Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree.
The successful candidate will join the College of Veterinary Medicine Clinical and Professional Skills team as an Academic Director led by the Associate Dean for Professional Programs, collaborating with the Director of the Veterinary Clinical and Professional Skills Program while holding an affiliate clinic-track faculty position within a designated academic department. This team of Clinical Faculty and Veterinary Technical faculty and staff support the educational mission of the college through Clinical and Professional Skills instruction in the veterinary curriculum. The successful candidate will be expected to provide support to the Veterinary Clinical and Professional Skills Program by teaching in the skills learning sessions, working directly with a broad range of DVM students in years I-IV. Some course administrative and management duties will also be required including organizing lab sessions, creating and managing online course content, coordinating with other faculty to deliver sessions, and supporting the Director in the general delivery of the overall program including supporting a summer program that emphasizes Spectrum of Care training.
The Educator will work with the Directors of Clinical and Professional Skills, the Office of Teaching and Learning, and the Director of Professional Success to utilize evidence-based teaching methods and will have the opportunity to contribute to educational scholarship. The Clinical and Professional Skills Educator will also work with the Director and the Spectrum of Care Clinical Educator to ensure that delivery of the clinical skills curriculum is consistent with and supportive of our “Preparing for Excellence in Veterinary General Practice” program (https://vet.osu.edu/education/building-preeminence-veterinary-general- practice-education). This program focuses on graduating competent, confident and career-ready veterinarians who are prepared to practice broadly across the spectrum of care (https://vet.osu.edu/education/building-preeminence-veterinary-general-practice-education) and serve an economically diverse clientele while enjoying a professionally satisfying and financially sustainable career.
OSU-CVM faculty have implemented an innovative outcomes-based curriculum this fall that will continue to roll out over the next four years and the Clinical Skills Educator plays a key role in implementing that vision. The Veterinary Clinical and Professional Skills Center is a state-of-the-art education and assessment resource, unique in veterinary education that includes almost 9,000 square feet of educational space purpose-built for teaching clinical and communication skills. VCPSC enhances patient care and client satisfaction by allowing students to practice their skills in this simulated environment before entering the workforce. The Frank Stanton Veterinary Spectrum of Care Clinic provides another opportunity for state-of-the-art communications and clinical skills training through the use of dedicated observation rooms and specially designed examination rooms that help students practice their client interactions.
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 Veterinary College. 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. The Ohio State University believes in diversity in people and ideas. What Ohio State does matters, and how we do it matters. When we are at our best, we make a real difference to people. Our size, breadth, geography, history and standard of excellence position us to drive the future of higher education. We believe that the university should be a place where people can work and learn together in a safe environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. As such, finalists for any faculty position must sign an authorization and disclosure form, which will allow current or prior employer(s) to share information to the University regarding any findings of employment-related misconduct or disciplinary proceedings against a candidate and/or any pending investigations related to alleged misconduct. Such information shall include findings and pending investigations with respect to sexual harassment, violence, or harassment; research misconduct; financial fraud or misconduct; foreign influence violations, grant misuse or misconduct; and/or any other type of finding or pending investigation relating to a candidate’s employer’s policies and rules governing faculty conduct that may reasonably be expected to affect a candidate’s appointment. If the University becomes aware of any past finding of misconduct or pending investigations that were not disclosed, Ohio State will treat that as a serious omission and reserves the right to rescind an offer or terminate employment.
Review of applications will begin November 1st or sooner and continue until an acceptable candidate is identified. To apply, interested candidates are invited to submit an application and include the following: a letter of intent stating professional goals and interests, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of four references. For inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Emma Read by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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