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Assistant Clinical Professor of Small Animal Primary Care

North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Raleigh, North Carolina
Commensurate with credentials, qualifications and experience.
Posted Date
Nov 4, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Clinical Sciences at the NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a professional faculty track Assistant Clinical Professor of Small Animal Primary Care.


Position Information:  This position requires in-depth knowledge and experience in the delivery of small animal primary care, the ability to teach veterinary students, and the ability to oversee daily service operations. The successful candidate will provide high quality first opinion medicine, general surgery, and general dentistry. Care provided is expected to be delivered in a manner consistent with the service’s emphasis on positive patient experience and low-stress animal handling. The candidate will be an integral part of the development of curriculum to support clinical training of day-one ready primary care clinicians. Teaching responsibilities will predominantly focus on the training and assessment of fourth year veterinary students in the clinical setting. Some didactic and laboratory teaching in topics related to primary care is expected. Additional responsibilities will include leadership and management of daily activities of the service, such as management of the faculty’s clinical schedule, oversight of inventory, and direction of service operations. The selected candidate for this position will have the following responsibilities: 1) Deliver instruction to fourth year DVM students during busy clinical rotations to include, but not limited to, clinical procedures, surgical and dentistry skills, and employing the use of low stress handling. Instruction to be delivered primarily in a clinical setting, with some didactic teaching; 2) Guide the Small Animal Primary Care Clinical Rotation curriculum in collaboration with service faculty. Duties to include, but not limited to, management of the course website, curricular oversight to ensure the clinical experience aligns with the college’s curricular goals, and oversight of student assessments and grading; 3) Organize and lead Small Animal Primary Care Service teams. Responsibilities to include, but are not limited to, organization of team meetings, creation of faculty’s clinical schedules, and communications with stakeholders; 4) Assist in the coordination of support staff teams to ensure efficient and effective procurement of necessary resources to support clinical activities; 5) Order and help to maintain controlled substances records in accordance with hospital, state, and federal regulations; 5) Serve as the service liaison with the hospital administration and external stakeholders; 6) Mentorship of individual DVM students; 7) Outreach programs and serving on College of Veterinary Medicine committees as time permits; 8) Opportunities to engage in scholarly activities including educational research.


Qualifications: The individual must have a DVM or equivalent degree and must meet requirements for and maintain a veterinary license (or faculty certificate) in the State of North Carolina.  Additionally, the successful applicant will have the following skills: 1) Excellent clinical skills, with minimum of 3 years of clinical, dental and surgical experience; 2) Ability to supervise dental and surgical procedures performed by novice surgeons; 3) Experience creating positive patient experiences and utilization of low-stress practices; 4) Interest in educational design and clinical skills training; 5) Excellent communication skills to include awareness of frameworks for effective communication and conflict resolution; 6) Ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere; 7) Ability to lead and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a timely fashion; 8) Computer literacy: working knowledge of common word processing, spreadsheet and document editing platforms, as well as experience with electronic medical record keeping.  Preferred qualifications include: 1) Experience teaching and/or supervising DVM students in surgical, dental, and clinical skills settings; 2) Advanced degree (MS) or certificate credential in education; 3) ABVP certification in Small Animal Practice or interest in completing the certification process.  



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.


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. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.


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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