Job Vacancy: Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is searching for a Director of Veterinary Professional Communications Education, please see the description below To apply, visit: For questions, feel free to contact Dr. Sue Johnson,

Director—Veterinary Professional Communications Education program

The College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a Director to guide and develop the Veterinary Professional Communications Education program. The Director will have the opportunity to develop a comprehensive professional communications curriculum and program which encompasses education to the veterinary students as well as veterinary faculty and industry professionals. Highlights of the duties include curriculum development and delivery, course management, speaker engagement, outreach, and outcomes based research. The Director will successfully accomplish this through development of curricular materials and assessments, engagement with industry professionals as course subject matter experts and instructors, outreach to assess industry need for communications course and workshop development and delivery, and by collaborating with course support personnel in preparing course materials and communications. The Director will oversee the selection and training of actors/simulated clients for the purpose of providing life-like scenarios which engage and challenge students to improve and enhance their professional communications skills. The Director will monitor and assess student and participant success through the development of various assessment tools and associated research related to the assessments and feedback. The Director must be able to build positive and collaborative relationships with communications and educational support colleagues within and outside of the university including industry and organizational partners.

Requirements for the position

  • A Master’s Level Degree in Professional Communication and/or Education or equivalent degree
  • Experience in the delivery of communication courses to various professional audiences including faculty, students and/or industry professionals

Desired experience

  • A PhD in Communications or closely related fields
  • DVM or equivalent degree
  • Previous experience in a veterinary clinical setting or other healthcare communications
  • Completed coursework in pedagogy or adult learning principles

The College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University aspires to be the model comprehensive college of veterinary medicine in the world, impacting animal and human health through innovation, collaboration, and excellence. Our highly ranked DVM degree program has a prestigious history of outstanding graduates and leaders. In addition, the college offers an MS and PhD in Comparative and Veterinary Medicine, and in partnership with the College of Public Health, a Master of Public Health (MPH) with specialization in Veterinary Public Health. The Veterinary Medical Center, comprised of five hospitals, treats more than 40,000 companion animal, farm animal, and equine patients each year and thousands more by providing ambulatory services to a 17-county area, creating a robust experiential and communication intensive learning laboratory.

Salary Range: $60,000-$70,000

Start dates are negotiable with an anticipated start date by January 2018. Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates are invited to apply via

The College of Veterinary Medicine and The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment that supports the free exchange of ideas in a professional and collegial manner in all academic endeavor as we engage audiences and serve our communities from a wide spectrum of backgrounds and experiences. The Ohio State University is an EEO/AA Employer and fosters a tobacco-free environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

4th October 2017