POSITION: The Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences within the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus invites applications for a full-time, 9- month, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in One Health to address food animal systems. This position is part of a university-wide strategic emphasis on Global Systems Science and investment into Agricultural Research, Education, Extension and Technology Transfer (AGREETT program; http://www.cfans.umn.edu/agreett). The successful candidate will bring cutting-edge expertise and develop a robust interdisciplinary research program under the broad One Health umbrella including, but are not limited to, immunology, toxicology, infectious disease, zoonoses, molecular epidemiology, or animal welfare. Opportunities exist to interact with researchers in the CVM, the College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences, the College of Biological Sciences, the Medical School, and stakeholders in Minnesota’s food animal industries. The collaborative environment of the Department includes campus ties to other basic science and clinical departments, centers, and food animal commodities. The CVM and University offer state-of-the-art core research facilities and world-class research programs.
Minimum qualifications: A Ph.D., D.V.M. or equivalent doctoral degree and a record of publication in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals. The ideal candidate will have experience applying for and securing Federal funding including the United States Department of Agriculture, the National Institutes of Health, and/or other U.S. agencies to support research of high national and international distinction.
Desired qualifications: Documented abilities to (1) develop and sustain a research program of excellence with extramural funding and (2) create and/or work effectively within collaborative research teams.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate must establish an independent, extramurally-funded research program that includes mentoring graduate and/or DVM students and will engage in public outreach.. Anticipated effort will be research (70%), outreach and teaching (30%).
SALARY AND START-UP PACKAGE: Highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The candidate will be offered newly-renovated laboratory space in support of interdisciplinary science.
START DATE: Negotiable, after a suitable candidate is identified.
APPLICATIONS: Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should apply online at the U of MN Office of Human Resources website and reference job ID: 329459. Required documents include a curriculum vitae, summary of past research and future research plans, statement of mentoring philosophy, and names and contact information of three professional references.