Assistant Professor of Veterinary Clinical Epidemiology

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Posting NumberPG190646EPInternal Recruitment NoWorking TitleAssistant Professor of Veterinary Clinical EpidemiologyAnticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate with education and experience.Work ScheduleMonday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm with flexibility to meet unit needsJob LocationRaleigh, NCDepartment Department of Population Health and PathobiologyAbout the Department

The mission of the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology is to recruit, train, inspire and graduate Doctors of Veterinary Medicine of exemplary knowledge, skill, and character. In order to maintain the intellectual and professional climate necessary to accomplish this mission, the department’s faculty will advance veterinary medical science through innovative basic and applied research, inspired mentoring of students (undergraduate, professional, residents, and graduate), excellence in clinical and diagnostic services, and innovative extension and engagement activities.
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 the graduation of its first class in 1985, the CVM is one of the younger veterinary programs in the country. Despite its relative youth, 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 28 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 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 Department of Population Health and Pathobiology (PHP) has a faculty position in the area of clinical epidemiology. The selected candidate will be integrated into a highly collaborative department of world renowned faculty and experts. This is a multi-faceted position that will have research, teaching, outreach and service expectations. It is expected that the candidate will conduct clinical epidemiology related research within one or more domestic animal species, preferably focusing on infectious disease. Currently, PHP epidemiology faculty, focus on food animal species research which is a strength of the department. The college also includes an expansive small animal specialty hospital, a small animal general practice service, and a busy equine hospital. The PHP faculty have ongoing collaborations and affiliations with faculty in the government, other universities, and the private sector. The College has a robust global health program, and particularly strong relationship with the Epidemiology department at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC and Duke.

The Butner beef herd is also available for study and there are many opportunities for research collaboration within the North Carolina Research Triangle. This position will interact with a multidisciplinary small animal specialty hospital, a large animal and equine hospital, and food and production-animal focused faculty in the college, including the ruminant, poultry and swine groups. Opportunities also exist for collaboration with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank (FARAD) is housed in the Department. Other Faculty disciplines of particular interest include global health, antimicrobial resistance, genomic sciences, reproductive physiology, welfare, virology, immunology, production medicine, public health and food safety, pharmacology, and toxicology. The candidate’s teaching responsibilities will include clinically applied instruction in epidemiology as part of the DVM core curriculum. Additional courses will be developed to meet the needs of DVM students including electives and seminars.

The candidate will also be involved in teaching graduate student course(s) in the “Population and Global Health” concentration in the Comparative Biomedical Sciences graduate program that will be launched in Fall 2021. In addition to the main didactic courses for 2nd year students, the candidate is expected to teach in 4th year clinical rotations, and may co-develop at least one rotation dedicated to advanced clinical epidemiology. The candidate will have a major role in advising and mentoring DVM and graduate students in the epidemiology and public health focus area.

Approximately 5% -10% of the candidate’s time will be devoted to the college and hospital infectious disease committees. Candidates with an interest in the epidemiology and control of clinical infectious diseases in a hospital environment are encouraged to apply. Extension activities may include serving as an infectious disease consultant with clinical faculty, shelters, or producers.

Other Responsibilities

The candidate will work with, train and mentor house officers, as needed. A 5% service commitment to the department/college/university is expected.

Minimum Experience and Education

DVM with specialty training.

Other Required Qualifications

The successful candidate must have experience in teaching applied clinical epidemiology and have a track record of publication and funding in clinically relevant research in domestic animals in particular (cattle, swine, small ruminant, poultry, equine, and/ or companion animal) . The use of epidemiological principles in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases, promotion of evidence-based medicine, and in the design of diagnostic and therapeutic trials that inform clinical diagnosis and treatment decisions is desired. A strong interest and experience in teaching veterinary students is required.

The successful candidate is expected to participate/lead the college/hospital infectious disease committee and guide infection control practices in the hospital and college. A strong interest in teaching, enhancing and expanding the epidemiology portfolio, and establishing a strong independent and collaborative research program within the department and college is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Board certification or board eligibility American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine or other specialty college is highly preferred.
Candidates who hold a DVM and a PhD are highly preferred.
Field/clinical experience is highly desirable.

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Valid NC Driver's License requiredNoCommercial Driver's License requiredNoJob Open Date09/30/2020Anticipated Close DateOpen Until Filled.Special Instructions to ApplicantsPosition Number00001475Position TypeTenured/Tenure-Track FacultyFull Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)1.0Appointment12 Month RecurringMandatory Designation - Adverse WeatherMandatory - Adverse WeatherMandatory Designation - Emergency EventsMandatory - Medical EmergenciesIs this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoDepartment ID196001 - Dept-Population,Health,PathobiAA/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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    Posted: 10/2/2020
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