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Assistant Professor of Poultry Virology

NC State University
Raleigh, NC
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Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Assistant Professor of Poultry Virology

Anticipated Hiring Range:

Commensurate with experience

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

Population Health and Pathobiology

About 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 among the top 5 of the nation’s 28 colleges of veterinary medicine in the yearly 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. The NC State Veterinary Medicine Poultry Health Management program is housed in the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology. The faculty, staff, residents, and students are dedicated to advancing the field of poultry health and welfare through teaching, research, and outreach programs that are responsive to the present and future needs of students, poultry and allied industries, the veterinary profession, and scientific communities. Additionally, we are committed to providing expertise, services, and resources to individuals, the poultry industry, and veterinarians.

The college is committed to practicing inclusivity, making community a priority and promoting innovation. We embrace effective leadership and we champion personal and professional growth.

Essential Job Duties:

The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at North Carolina State University invites applications for a tenure-track position (12-month appointment) in the field of Poultry Virology. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor. The new faculty member will be expected to establish an independent research program. This position will have the opportunity to expand, complement, and collaborate with, all faculty within the Population and Health Department including the Poultry Health Management faculty group. Other opportunities to collaborate include participation in the NC State Comparative Medicine Institute (CMI), located on the veterinary college campus. Expertise among the Poultry Health Management faculty include but are not limited to the study of Marek’s Disease, clostridial diseases, coccidiosis, gut health, and related control measures, and the health and maintenance of backyard poultry flocks.
It is expected that the individual will explore the pathogenesis and control of viral disease(s) of importance to the poultry industry. The individual must have the ability to adapt to the multiplicity of viral diseases and problems that affect the diverse poultry industry (broilers, turkeys, breeders, and layers). The candidate should be willing to implement and expand procedures used in classical and molecular virology to identify and characterize poultry viruses in order to develop appropriate mitigation strategies where possible. Additionally, the candidate will enhance CVM’s poultry virology research program through continual dialogue, interaction and support of poultry producers, veterinarians and the NC poultry industry and producers; the successful candidate will develop a strong working relationship with the poultry industry. The successful candidate will be involved with the CVM diagnostic services, including but not limited to development and/or implementation of diagnostic tests and surveillance related to the poultry industry needs. The selected individual will be expected to liaise with the NC Department of Agriculture diagnostic laboratory at the Steve Troxler Agricultural Sciences Center and the NC Poultry Industry.
In addition to research and outreach, the successful applicant will teach DVM students and train graduate students and House Officers, particularly those residents who select to complete the optional master’s degree in poultry medicine.

Other Responsibilities:

Other responsibilities include serving on the Teaching Animal Unit (TAU) steering committee, assuming a leadership role at TAU associated with the poultry sector, liaising with the NCDA Veterinary Division and the NCSU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. This position also includes mentorship of graduate students and/or post docs and assisting in the growth of the resident program in the poultry area.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • DVM with related research expertise and experience or a PhD in poultry virology.

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have a distinguished record in research, which includes the ability to write and develop proposals and obtain extramural funding.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere.
  • Aptitude for and desire to teach and mentor veterinary and graduate students.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • DVM or equivalent degree with eligibility for, or receipt of, Diplomate status of the American College of of Poultry Veterinarians (DACPV).

Required License(s) or Certification(s):

  • Eligibility for veterinary licensure (or faculty certificate) in the State of North Carolina is required.
  • Valid NC Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of start date.

Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

Open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit a CV, cover letter, and the contact information for professional references.

Position Number:


Position Type:

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Mandatory - Medical Emergencies

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department ID:

196001 - Dept-Population,Health,Pathobi


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. 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.


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