Assistant/Associate Professor Poultry Medicine

Location
Raleigh
Posted
Sep 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00060374

Primary Function of Organization Unit: As its mission, the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology strives to: Prepare today's veterinary, undergraduate, and graduate students to respond to current and future challenges in both veterinary and human medicine. Serve national and global endeavors focused on food animal production, veterinary medicine and human medicine through excellence in teaching, high impact research and discovery, veterinary clinical sciences, and extension/engagement. Orient our research to the One Health approach focused on the areas of pathology, immunology/infectious disease, farm and food animal medicine (swine, poultry and ruminant), and epidemiology/global health benefiting both animal and human populations. Our high standards of excellence position us as leaders in the Veterinary College, North Carolina State University, and profession. The College has gained international recognition on the strength of its teaching, research, engagement, and patient care efforts and is ranked 3rd among the nation's colleges of veterinary medicine in the current U.S. News & World Report survey. Located on 180 acres near downtown Raleigh, the College encompasses 20 buildings on the main Centennial Biomedical Campus. Instruction is in three departments;Clinical Sciences, Molecular Biomedical Sciences, and Population Health and Pathobiology. In addition to the four-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, there are programs leading to master and doctoral degrees in several areas with numerous opportunities for specialization.

Essential Job Duties: The critical responsibilities of the position are to enhance and implement training for poultry residents and DVM students as well as serve as a liaison to the poultry industry and stakeholders. The position plays a critical role in sustaining our working relationship with internal and external stakeholders (e.g., CALS Prestage Department of Poultry Science, outreach to the poultry community at large) and in developing and fostering a working relationship with the Rollins Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. The candidate should be respected, and accepted by the industry/stakeholders and be capable of bridging gaps between industry and the College of Veterinary Medicine. Teaching The person filling this position will teach the majority of the poultry Teaching Animal Unit (TAU) courses. This individual also is expected to assume leadership responsibilities of the TAU associated with the poultry sector. Additionally, this faculty member is expected to work closely with the Department Head when liaising with commodity groups and industry and they should provide timely response to industry/stakeholders needs particularly when new disease emerges. This person would also assume responsibility for poultry clinical rotations as well as course in Food Supply Veterinary Medicine; participate in Food Animal Diagnostics for Disease Control and Population Surveillance courses is also expected The faculty member would be responsible for creating [one] selectives pertaining to poultry production in the Southeast. This person is also expected to develop at least one poultry elective which can be taught independently or as a team. The faculty member would be responsible for ensuring the training of poultry house officers and would be closely involved with their teaching, particularly through field experience, introduction and coordination with the poultry industry and stakeholders, ensuring resident training includes a research component and that their work is published. Most importantly, this person is responsible for ensuring house officers are adequately prepared to sit for, and pass, their boards including fulfilling the publication requirement of this specialty. They would also be responsible for working closely with the Associate Dean of the Hospital to provide a robust education and field service experience/opportunity for the college/hospital. They will work closely with other faculty and the Associate Dean for Research to develop graduate opportunities through the CBS curriculum for graduate education where appropriate. The faculty member is also responsible for assisting with Externship opportunities for the House Officers. Research The incumbent is expected to have a research focus in an area that complements existing areas of research within the department in order to maximize collaborative opportunities, ensuring the needs of residents and stakeholders are met. Expected areas of research focus include muscoloskeletal disease, pathology of Enterococcus cecorum, infectious diseases of the gut, poultry viral diseases, avian respiratory disease, Marek's disease, and phenotypic and genotypic characteristics of zoonotic pathogens as related to the development of antimicrobial resistance. The expectation is that the faculty member will be engaged in collaborative research. Expected areas of collaboration include projects in welfare and processing with faculty at the Prestage Department of Poultry Science and in pathology with the Rollins Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. Mentoring of DVM students is required as well as service on graduate committees when appropriate. At the resident level, research should complement resident training at the graduate or post- DVM level. However, the primary focus of the position will be clinical teaching and extension. Resident training should include an emphasis on applied research that is extension related. This person should ensure resident training includes a research component and the residents publish their work in peer-reviewed journals. Outreach, Extension As the majority of companies in the poultry industry employ a company veterinarian, the expectation is that this position will be responsive to stakeholders and industry needs in a timely manner. Their needs can be met by providing training when asked and identifying/assisting with emerging issues. Collaboration with the Rollins Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory is required and timeliness is emphasized with respect to this collaboration as Rollins Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory most often sees emerging issues before the industry/stakeholders realize there is a problem. Additionally, this faculty member is expected to deliver continuing education programs yearly and coordinate and plan the Annual NC Poultry Health Meeting. Brochures, pamphlets, and other media which are available to stakeholders and industry are expected; these should relate to emerging or continuing disease and management issues. Accordingly, the incumbent must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Clinical Service The position is vital for enhancing and extending the Colleges relationship with the NC State Veterinary Hospital. To that end, the incumbent is expected to assist the Veterinary Hospital with clinical issues related to poultry. They would also serve as a point person for poultry Field Service for the CVM Hospital, liaise and serve as primary contact with the Poultry Lead at the Rollins Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, and also serve as the primary contact veterinarian for the North Carolina State University at large and the NCVMA. This person will work closely with the Associate Dean of the Hospital to ensure that poultry medicine plays a role in field services and coordinates the Poultry House Officer Program in an exemplary manner.

Minimum Education/Experience: This position requires a DVM (or its equivalent). Applicants are expected to have Diplomate status with the American College of Poultry Veterinarians (ACPV) or eligibility for ACPV exam.

Department Required Skills: Strong communication, presentation, and writing skills are required. Candidates for Associate Professor level are expected to have five or more years of experience in industry, academia, or government and are expected to possess or expeditiously develop extensive industry contacts (local and global).

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Beyond the required DVM (or equivalent), a relevant Masters or PhD. NC Veterinary License or Faculty certificate.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: ACPV Diplomate status is expected within one year of employment.

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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