Assistant/Associate Professor of Theriogenology

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Vacancy TypeTenured/Tenure-Track FacultyIs Internal Transfer OnlyNoWorking TitleAssistant/Associate Professor of TheriogenologySalary RangeAnticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate with education and experience.Position Number00001467Work ScheduleMonday-Friday, 7:30 am-5:30 pm (covering of emergency duties is required)Full Time Equivalent (FTE)1.0Department195001 - Dept of Clinical SciencesDepartmentDept of Clinical SciencesJob City & StateRaleigh, NCPrimary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Clinical Sciences is dedicated to excellence in educating and training veterinarians and comparative biomedical scientists, furthering health care and wellness through discovery and clinical research, providing outstanding and compassionate medical care to a diverse range of animal patients, effectively engaging the animal-owning public, government and industry partners, and providing leadership in integrating biomedical sciences to advance One Health.

North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is a dynamic community whose members are dedicated to preparing veterinarians and veterinarian scientists while advancing animal and human health from the cellular level through entire ecosystems.

With over seventeen clinical services staffed by board certified specialists, many of whom are not only nationally but also internationally renowned, the NC State Veterinary Hospital (VH) is on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine. Patients benefit from the combined expertise of multiple specialists utilizing a team approach to patient health care. Each year, nearly 36,000 patients are treated in the VH. The VH provides compassionate care, state of the art specialty health care, expert clinical instruction for 4th year veterinary students from CVM, and ongoing investigation of innovative techniques and procedures to further advance the field of veterinary medicine.

Essential Job Duties

The successful candidate will be responsible for running a comparative theriogenology service (26 weeks/year), participating in the DVM curriculum through didactic courses and clinical rotations, training house-officers (residents and interns), and establishing a collaborative research program.

Clinical duties will be performed at the NC State Veterinary Hospital (equine and canine) and our satellite facility, the Theriogenology clinic at Reedy Creek Farm, both of which are located in Raleigh, NC. The breakdown of species routinely examined by the Theriogenology service is about 50% equine and 50% canine. Primary skills include canine breeding management (in-house progesterone testing, TCI, ultrasonography) and management of equine and canine reproductive diseases, with a focus on high-risk pregnancies in both species. Specific responsibilities at the Reedy Creek Farm include supervision of recipient herd for embryo transfer cases, breeding management and embryo transfer of client owned mares, oocyte collection (transvaginal and post-mortem) for ICSI, as well as semen collection, semen cryopreservation, and stallion training of client owned stallions. The service also provides consulting on reproductive conditions of other species, including ruminants, camelids, and exotic species.

Clinical teaching will involve teaching 4th year students, enrolled in the theriogenology rotation. This individual will mentor residents to become board certified by the American College of Theriogenologists. Didactic teaching will involve lectures and laboratories in the Comparative Theriogenology course taught to all 3rd-year students, as well as species-specific advanced elective and selective courses.

The successful candidate will establish a collaborative research program. There are numerous research opportunities within the service and the chosen candidate will be expected to participate in ongoing research, as well as development of independent research projects. Current research focuses on infectious causes of pregnancy loss in the mare and bitch, with clinical trials and ongoing laboratory work underway in both species.

Other Work/ResponsibilitiesMinimum Education/Experience

DVM or equivalent degree in appropriate field is required. Completion of a theriogenology residency or an appropriate graduate degree in reproductive physiology.

Departmental Required Skills

Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere.

Successful candidates will be expected to develop extramurally funded research programs, which will include the ability to successfully write and submit proposals for grant funding.

Aptitude for, or experience in teaching, preferably theriogenology instruction, required.

Ability to lift up to 60 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 90 pounds on an occasional basis with or without reasonable accommodation.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Preference will be given to applicants with Diplomate status in either the American College of Theriogenologists or the European College of Animal Reproduction, or Fellowship status in the Australian New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.

Preference will additionally be given to a qualified applicant with expertise in advanced reproductive techniques.

Required License or Certification

Eligibility for a North Carolina Veterinary License and USDA accreditation in North Carolina.

Valid NC Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of start date.

Special Instructions

In addition to your application please submit a cover letter, CV, and the contact information for at least three professional references.

Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Adam Birkenheuer, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected]

Job Open Date10/09/2019Anticipated Closing DateIs this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoProposed Hire Date01/01/2020AA/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.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * This position requires a DVM or equivalent degree and the completion of a theriogenology residency or an appropriate graduate degree in reproductive physiology. Do you meet these requirements?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Have you attained Diplomate status in either the American College of Theriogenologists or the European College of Animal Reproduction, or Fellowship status in the Australian New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists?
    • Yes
    • No
Application Materials RequiredRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for References
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    Posted: 10/12/2019
    Application Due: 10/27/2019
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