Avian/Poultry Veterinarian & Extension Specialist – Wilberforce, OH 45384

This is a 12 month research (50%) and extension (50%) position in the Agricultural Research Development Program (ARDP) and Cooperative Extension Program in the College of Engineering Science Technology and Agriculture (CESTA) at Central State University (CSU). The incumbent will provide initially field-based diagnostic investigation services to the poultry industry, producers, aviculturists, veterinarians and governmental agencies of Ohio and collaborate with the Ohio Department of Agriculture. The successful candidate will perform appropriate 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. As the first veterinarian in CEP/ ARDP, the candidate is expected to provide leadership for building up an animal science program of extension and research at CESTA at CSU.


  • 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.
  • Establish oneself in community service and collaborate with CSU’s cooperative extension program in extending research to CSU stakeholders in agriculture and water resources systems.
  • Establish an animal science related program to provide research and extension services at CESTA
  • Engage in a field based research in an appropriate area of avian/poultry science research
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Associate Director for Research

Minimum Qualifications


  • 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.
  • Ability to engage professionally with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students across the university and community is required.
  • Demonstrated skill in securing grants or strong potential to secure extramural funding;

Preferred Qualifications


  • Completion of a residency or M.S. or Ph.D. degree in poultry diseases or related field is preferred.
  • Evidence of interdisciplinary collaborations or potential for collaborations both within and external to the university.
  • Involvement with recognized professional associations or organizations.
  • Must be able to represent Central State University as an 1890 Land Grant Institution to the public including federal and non-federal agencies, and research, agriculture and industry interests.
  • Transfer information through scholarly publications, patents and presentations at scientific meetings and through technology transfer to agriculture and industry groups.

Posting Date 11/15/2019 Closing Date 11/29/2019 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants


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