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William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Chair in Translational Science & Medicine

Job Description

Posting Number

PG193359EP

Internal Recruitment

No

Working Title

William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Chair in Translational Science & Medicine

Anticipated Hiring Range

Commensurate with experience

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Job Location

Raleigh, NC

Department

College Of Veterinary Medicine

About the Department

The NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is nationally and internationally known for leadership in comparative medicine and the ability to translate excellence in research, service, and training from animals to human health issues. The College succeeds by leveraging faculty access to our state-of-the-art veterinary teaching hospital, which serves over 32,000 veterinary patients a year, and close collaborations with the medical schools at Duke University, the University of North Carolina, and the North Carolina Research Triangle Park, containing numerous pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

Essential Job Duties

North Carolina State University invites applications for the position of the William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Chair in Translational Science & Medicine in the College of Veterinary Medicine. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to advance human and animal health and welfare through the application of the most current research techniques addressing complex medical problems at one of the nation’s leading colleges of veterinary medicine. We are seeking a dynamic and transformational scientist to join our research teams. The William R. Kenan Distinguished Chair in Translational Science & Medicine will join and strengthen our research teams to provide transformational knowledge in comparative medicine and biomedical sciences. The discipline of interest for this position is expected to highlight and expand on already existing research strengths within the College of Veterinary Medicine, opening new frontiers in research and training for the future.

The William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Chair in Translational Science & Medicine will enhance the CVM’s abilities and expand our reach. The Professor will synergize with existing faculty to build an internationally-recognized program focused on developing integrated research methodology that improves medical care, particularly around the College and University’s current research strengths in infectious disease, genetics, gastroenterology, aging, regenerative medicine, cell, and neurobiology, amongst others. This individual will play an active role in training veterinary and graduate students by providing new perspectives on translational science and medicine.

  • Apply cutting-edge scientific knowledge and techniques to develop impactful solutions for complex medical issues in humans and animals.
  • Support and encourage leadership in comparative medicine; promote the ability to transfer excellence in research, service, and training from animals to human health.
  • Leverage faculty access to our state-of-the-art veterinary teaching hospital to foster close collaborations between the CVM and other NC State groups, the medical schools at Duke and the University of North Carolina, and the North Carolina Research Triangle Park.
  • Serve as an advocate for enhancing the abilities, visibility, and reach of the CVM’s research program and growing translational impact.
  • Synergize with existing faculty to build an internationally recognized program focused on developing integrated research methodology that improves medical care, particularly around the College and University’s current strengths.
  • Play an active role in training veterinary and graduate students by providing new perspectives on contemporary research approaches.
  • Train graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows. Participate in didactic teaching at the graduate level and augment veterinary student education.
  • Secure significant extramural funding for their independent research
  • program and trainees.

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Ph.D. required
  • Current rank of Tenured Associate Professor or Full Professor; or currently eligible or under evaluation for such rank.
  • Record of impactful, translational research and excellence in funding.

Other Required Qualifications

The William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor in Translational Science & Medicine must possess the knowledge base, synergistic approach, and creative vision to build an internationally recognized program focused on developing integrated research methodology and translational impact.

The successful candidate will be on the cutting-edge of their field with an outstanding record of achievement as an independent researcher.

Candidates must have:
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience with extramurally funded research programs.
  • A record of collegial and productive interactions with faculty, staff and students.
  • Interest and enthusiasm for training and mentorship, particularly with regard to graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows.
  • Comfort and experience working with and supporting highly interdisciplinary and collaborative faculty with an emphasis on biomedical and translational research.
  • Strong desire to establish collaborative relationships both within the university and with the private and public sectors.
  • Understanding and enthusiasm for the integral role of the research program in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or Medical Doctorate (MD) or equivalent.
  • A record of active participation in professional/scientific affairs and of teaching and/or research experience.

Required License(s) or Certification(s)

N/A

Valid NC Driver's License required

No

Commercial Driver's License required

No

Job Open Date

05/07/2024

Anticipated Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please include a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for professional references.

Position Number

00110776

Position Type

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)

1.00

Appointment

12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Department ID

190101 - College Of Veterinary Medicine

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. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or workatncstate@ncsu.edu.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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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