The Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University is seeking applications for a tenure track position in Veterinary Physiology (Open-rank). Candidates must have a minimum of a Ph.D. in a relevant field, with a DVM degree desirable but not required. Responsibilities of the position will encompass the traditional responsibilities of a land grant university, including research, teaching of systems physiology to professional and graduate students, and service on departmental and college committees which will not exceed 10% of the individual’s effort. The precise breakdown of the appointment will be determined in consultation with the candidate based upon their primary interests. The Department of Physiological Sciences encompasses the disciplines of physiology, anatomical sciences, pharmacology, and toxicology. Departmental faculty members are funded by the NIH, including a recent COBRE center grant for respiratory infectious diseases, the Department of Defense, USDA, American Heart Association, and other extramural agencies. Particular areas of strength for the department include comparative exercise physiology, endocrinology, aging, diabetes, infectious respiratory disease, and novel treatments for cancer including nanoparticles, lasers, and thermal energy modalities. Preference will be given to those candidates with professional interests that fit within the existing departmental programs.
Oklahoma State University system enrolls approximately 36,000 students on its four campuses in Stillwater, Tulsa, Okmulgee, and Oklahoma City. Opportunities for multidisciplinary research exist with faculty in the College’s three departments, as well as with other faculty on the Stillwater campus and at the OUS Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa. In addition, opportunities are available for collaboration with researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation in Oklahoma City as well as the University of Tulsa.
The Center for Veterinary Health Sciences encompasses the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, and the Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. The Center enrolls 106 professional students per year of the veterinary curriculum, with approximately 100 faculty and 40 graduate students. The Department of Physiological Sciences includes 20 tenure track and research faculty and 25 graduate students. The Center for Veterinary Health Sciences has invested in state of the art laboratory facilities, with more than 40,000 square feet of laboratory space across three buildings, to accomplish our mission of service to companion animal, livestock, and human health and well-being. Our College has general-use equipment and instrumentation, which is available to support research conducted by our Faculty, including real-time PCR, flow cytometry, microarray printing and scanning, and imaging. The College has also an on-site vivarium for housing research animals and our animal care program is accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC). Additional research facilities on campus include: the Venture I Laboratories, which houses the OSU Microscopy Laboratory (confocal and electron microscopy); the Henry Bellmon Research Center, which is the home of the Recombinant DNA/Protein Resource Laboratory; and NMR and x-ray crystallography cores in the Department of Chemistry.
Stillwater is located about an hour away from each of Oklahoma’s two largest cities, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Stillwater has a population of approximately 46,000 and offers a low cost of living, various leisure activities, Big XII sporting events and numerous other amenities.
Further information concerning the Department, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences and the city of Stillwater is available at the CVHS website (http://www.cvhs.okstate.edu.). Applicants should upload a letter of interest, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to the position posting located on the OSU Jobs website: http://jobs.okstate.edu. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by January 15, 2018. Review of applications will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
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