Avian Diagnostic and Outreach Veterinarian Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor
The Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences is seeking an Avian Diagnostic and Outreach Veterinarian, Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor. This clinical track position has 100% avian disease diagnostic services and related outreach appointment at Penn State Animal Diagnostic Laboratory. The individual will join a leading team of faculty involved in addressing avian population health issues. Participation in teaching and collaborative research is encouraged. Excellent opportunities exist for collaborating on research projects, professional development, contributing towards teaching in Veterinary Biomedical Science and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. The incumbent will provide laboratory-based and field-based diagnostic investigation services to the poultry industry, producers, aviculturists, veterinarians and governmental agencies of Pennsylvania and USDA. The successful candidate will perform gross and microscopic postmortem examinations, interpret history and laboratory tests, and visit farms, hatcheries, processing plants and other avian enterprises to diagnose, report and formulate prevention and control plans for spontaneously-occurring diseases of poultry and a variety of other avian species. Creative leadership in establishing and providing a variety of formal and informal client education is expected. Participation in appropriate local, regional and national meetings is required. The ability to engage professionally with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students across the university and community is required. A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent degree from a U.S. accredited school of veterinary medicine is required. Specialty board certification or eligibility by the American College of Poultry Veterinarians is required. Completion of a residency or M.S. or Ph.D. degree in poultry diseases or related field is preferred. This is a fixed-term, multi-year appointment funded for an initial five years from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. The rank and salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate. Please upload a letter of application, that describes your avian health diagnostic experience, how you meet the qualifications for the position, and current curriculum vitae. Also please include your academic transcripts, a brief statement of professional career interests and goals, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Patricia Dunn, Chair of the Search Committee. Review of applications will begin April 15, 2019 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Rabies vaccination is strongly recommended for this position and would be paid for and provided by the University. The Pennsylvania State University is a Land-Grant university located in central Pennsylvania. The area offers beautiful mountains, streams and parks, as well as superb sports and recreational opportunities. State College has an excellent school system and offers a multitude of cultural events. State College and the surrounding communities are home to approximately 100,000 people, including over 45,000 students.
CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.
Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.