Assistant Clinical Professor-Resident in Avian Medicine and Pathology

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of Agricultural Sciences
Animal Diagnostic Laboratory, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences


The Animal Diagnostic Laboratory in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA invites applications for an Avian Medicine and Pathology Residency training position. This is a full-time 48-week position annually renewed for up to 2 years, and is intended for training for board certification by the American College of Poultry Veterinarians under the direct supervision of full-time faculty members in an academic diagnostic laboratory atmosphere. Three avian pathologists, an avian virologist and one ACPV Board certified microbiologist are on faculty to provide instruction with an emphasis on gross and microscopic avian pathology of case material, including necropsies on animals submitted through the diagnostic service. Applicants must hold a DVM/VMD (or equivalent) degree from an AVMA-accredited college/university (or have successfully passed the ECFVG examination), and must have a current license to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Pennsylvania. Start date is approximately July 1, 2018. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, veterinary medical school transcript, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references familiar with the candidate. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2018 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. For additional information, contact Dr. Bhushan Jayarao or Dr. Eva Wallner-Pendleton at (814) 863-0837. The Animal Diagnsotic Laboratory is a member of the Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System and is a full service, AAVLD accredited, NAHLN laboratory with histopathology, necropsy, virology, serology, microbiology, parasitology, and molecular biology sections. Duties will include performing gross and histopathologic examinations on avian necropsy cases, writing necropsy reports, consulting with submitting veterinarians and clients, assisting with undergraduate and veterinary extern instruction, and assisting with collaborative academic research. Other duties include participating in field investigation visits to problem flocks with field investigation poultry veterinarians, poultry extension faculty in the College of Agriculture and private veterinary and company avian veterinarians. The candidate is expected to present and publish case report material and applied research findings at scientific meetings and peer-reviewed journals. Lastly, the candidate is expected to audit pertinent classes on campus. 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.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088