Assistant Professor Extension Veterinarian Specialist

$90,000 yearly
  • North Carolina State University, Prestage Department of Poultry Science
  • Prestage Family Department of Poultry Science, Founders Drive, Raleigh, NC, Scott Hall
  • Mar 23, 2022
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences Engineering & Applied Sciences Veterinary Medicine & Sciences

Job Description


Essential Job Duties:  The extension component of this position will support county Ag agents and Area Specialized Poultry Agents with extension backyard flock programs and commercial poultry industry.  This faculty will play a significant role in providing health, disease, and biosecurity training to backyard flock owners to mitigate the potential contamination of neighboring flocks.  The successful candidate will also serve as a liaison with the NC poultry industry, USDA, and NCDA&CS, as needed, particular on federal and state poultry disease issues, status, and food safety issues.  Additionally, it is expected that this position will collaborate with departmental and other university faculty, county and area agents and others when appropriate, to optimize the development, implementation, and effectiveness of the extension and applied research programs developed.

The faculty member will be expected to teach at least two courses related to poultry and animal health.  While these courses currently exist, it is expected the successful candidate will engage in course development activities in order to modernize course infrastructure and content.  Courses impacted will be  part of both the NC State Agricultural Institute Associates of Applied Science (AAS) Livestock and Poultry Management (LPM) program as well the Bachelors of Science in Poultry Science.  At least one course will have a laboratory section that will also be developed and taught by the successful candidate.

This position supports the NCSU-CALS Food Animal Initiative.  North Carolina is a recognized leader in food animal production.  Agriculture contributes $84 billion to the state's economy and generates 663,200 jobs.  More than 68% stems directly from food animal systems.  Even more, if you factor in offshore marine fisheries and plant-based agribusiness that supplies feedstock.  We can help North Carolina become the world leader in food animal sciences by coordinating new research with existing proven infrastructure.  CALS has partnered with the College of Veterinary Medicine to lead this transformative initiative, and as it grows, we will enlist the support of our partners at NC State, other land grant universities, government, and industry.

Depending on qualifications and experience, the faculty member will be expected to conduct and/or collaborate on applied and/or basic research into factors impacting animal health, performance, and wellbeing.

NC State is diverse because it is a community of individuals from varied backgrounds and demographic categories; it encourages, accepts and values a diversity of people and ideas; it seeks to promote an environment where equity, respect and understanding represent the norm in the campus climate; and it seeks to prepare entrepreneurs who are effective citizens of a NCSU Employment Site/Assistant Professor Extension Veterinarian Specialist/global community.  Perform other related duties as assigned.

NC State University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their experience, research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience:  DVM or Equivalent (per AVMA Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates).  Experience working with commercial and /or private poultry flocks in an academic, research, regulatory, and/or industry role.

Other Required Qualifications:  Applicants need to demonstrate an effective extension record of accomplishment, or potential to impact the poultry industry and private poultry owners through extension efforts, in addition to the ability to develop coursework and instruct undergraduate and graduate students.

Preferred Qualifications:  Preference will be given to applicants with significant experience working with poultry in the field, that hold AVMA recognized board certification in a poultry specialty, and/or that have obtained a Ph.D. in Poultry Science, Animal Science, or a closely related field.

Required Qualifications:  Applicants need to demonstrate an effective extension record of accomplishment, or potential to impact the poultry industry and private poultry owners through extension efforts, in addition to the ability to develop coursework and instruct undergraduate and graduate students. 

Application Details

AA/EEO:  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 Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call (919)515-3148.

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Required Documents:  Cover Letter, CV and contact information for three (3) professional references.

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Open until filled.