About the Position
The Department of Population Health and Pathobiology (PHP) at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is committed to the development of a multidisciplinary flagship program in Poultry Health in recognition of the critical role played by veterinary medicine in addressing global challenges related to food animal production, food security, zoonotic diseases, animal welfare and sustainability, and global and public health.
To help us further this objective, we invite candidates to apply to our Assistant or Associate Professor of Poultry Pathogenesis position. The right candidate must have expertise in the study of infectious diseases (bacterial, viral or parasitic) related to the production, sustainability and efficiency of poultry production. This expertise is expected to complement or expand existing poultry and production-related research areas at NC State, and the department in particular, that includes but is not limited to musculoskeletal disease, antimicrobial resistance, emerging/reemerging viral diseases, parasitic diseases and in particular coccidiosis, gut health, and host immune response. While an independent research program is required, the candidate is expected to engage in collaborative research as appropriate. In addition, expertise in pathology is desirable but not required.
The candidate is expected to maintain a responsive working relationship with the poultry industry, with research informed by industry challenges and new knowledge shared with industry to advise of best practices. Additionally, an industry relationship is required for acquisition of sample material for analysis which will be used in resident teaching as well as to advise industry of best practice(s) to mitigate disease.
Candidates must have the ability to collect, analyze, and communicate data obtained through observation, questionnaires, and/or sample collection to producers; global collaborations are desired. The successful candidate is expected to work as part of a collaborative team with existing poultry faculty, especially those providing clinical training.
The candidate is also expected to contribute to resident, graduate, and professional (DVM) education, to work collaboratively to strengthen relationships between the NC Diagnostic Laboratory (Rollins), the CALS Prestage Poultry Science Department, and the CVM.
Excellent opportunities exist within this role to develop research relationships with NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and regionally with Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill. Additional opportunities exist for collaboration with the WHO, FAO, and OIE. A collaborative relationship with the Prestage Poultry Department at NC State is expected.
This position will provide expertise on poultry diseases and avian pathology (expertise dependent), consult with colleagues and clients in the field and industry, and conduct on-site assessments and clinical disease investigations with other poultry faculty and disciplinary experts.
The candidate may also undertake case review and consult with the NC Diagnostic Services Laboratory (Rollins).
The candidate will assist in providing training to residents and serve on graduate committees as appropriate. The candidate will also liaise with related industry to address issues important to them.
Strong communication, presentation and writing skills are expected.
Domestic and international (overseas) travel for research, extension, and educational purposes may be required.
This position requires a relevant PhD and a DVM (or equivalent degree). Board certification (i.e. ACPV, ACVP, ACVM) is desirable. Candidates must meet requirements for and maintain a veterinary license (or faculty certificate) in the state of North Carolina.
About the NC State College of Veterinary Medicince and the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology
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.
More information on the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine can be found at https://cvm.ncsu.edu/. More information on the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology can be found at https://cvm.ncsu.edu/research/departments/dphp/.