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Assistant Professor of Clinical Livestock Reproduction, University of California, Davis

Department of Population Health and Reproduction
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California, Davis

(Announcement posted November 5, 2014)

VETERINARY MEDICINE – VM: POPULATION HLTH & REPROD

POSITION AVAILABLE: Assistant Professor of Clinical Livestock Reproduction

SALARY: Dependent on qualifications and experience

QUALIFICATIONS:
Veterinary medical degree (DVM or equivalent), clinical experience, and competence in applied reproduction and herd health of livestock species (cattle, sheep, goats, swine) are required. Demonstrated aptitude/experience in teaching livestock reproduction and herd health–related curricula is required. Board certification or eligibility to become a Diplomate in American College of Theriogenology, Diplomate in the European College of Animal Reproduction or Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (Animal Reproduction) is required.  Advanced degree in area related to theriogenology, epidemiology, or population health is strongly preferred. Knowledge and use of assisted reproductive techniques in the clinical setting is desired. Evidence of creative scholarship in food animal theriogenology or herd health–related discipline is preferred. Current California license to practice veterinary medicine or eligibility to acquire California veterinary medical licensure within 2 years of hire is desired but not required. Individual must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere.

RESPONSIBILITIES:    
Clinical: The position includes a 70% clinical commitment to the Livestock Herd Health & Reproduction Service of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH). Individual will be responsible for directing, instructing, and supervising veterinary students and residents; providing clinical veterinary reproduction and herd health services to beef, dairy, sheep, goat and swine herds and flocks; provide in–hospital clinical reproductive services and case management including breeding soundness evaluation, pregnancy diagnosis, management of fertility and infertility; advising and consulting with referring veterinarians and clients.

Teaching: The primary teaching responsibility will be direct daily supervision and clinical instruction of senior veterinary medical students rotating on the Livestock Herd Health & Reproduction Service. Other responsibilities include: 1) participation in lectures, laboratories, and other educational activities in the DVM professional curriculum; 2) clinical teaching in the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH); and 3) participation in the graduate clinical (resident) training program of the VMTH.

Professional Competence: Must demonstrate clinical competence in the veterinary practice of livestock reproduction and herd health within the VMTH, as well as locally and nationally, through participation and leadership in providing high quality patient care at the individual and herd level. Expected to establish a reputation for clinical excellence locally, regionally, and nationally. Must demonstrate superior clinical competence and be recognized for accomplishment in a focused area of clinical livestock practice.

Creative Scholarship: Is expected to advance the clinical discipline through creation and dissemination of new knowledge with documentation in peer-reviewed publications. Creative/scholarly activities are required for individuals in this series, but in view of the increased responsibilities for clinical service and teaching, the type of scholarly activity may focus primarily on integrating/improving clinical care, conducting clinical research studies, and/or improving veterinary medical education.

Service: University and public service through committee work, participation in professional organizations, and other appropriate means are required. Active participation and engagement in developing/maintaining continuing education activities of the VMTH as it relates to livestock reproduction and herd health are required.

Application Process: To receive fullest consideration, applications must be received by January 15, 2015; position open until filled. Interested applicants should submit 1) a letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications and experience and career goals; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) Statement of Contributions to Equity and Diversity (addressing past and/or potential contributions to equity and diversity through research, teaching, and/or service); and 4) the names and addresses of four professional references. Application materials must be submitted by using the University’s online submission program (https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00423).

Questions should be referred to:

Alan Conley, Professor and Department Chair (ajconley@ucdavis.edu) or
Dr. Joan Rowe, Recruitment Chair, (jdrowe@ucdavis.edu)
Attn: Casey Raubach (craubach@ucdavis.edu)
Department of Population Health and Reproduction
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California
Davis, CA 95616

The University of California, Davis and the Department of Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Livestock Herd Health, University of California, Davis, CA

Department of Population Health and Reproduction
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California, Davis

(Announcement posted November 4, 2014)

VETERINARY MEDICINE – VM: POPULATION HLTH & REPROD POSITION AVAILABLE: Assistant Professor of Clinical Livestock Herd Health

SALARY: Dependent on qualifications and experience

QUALIFICATIONS:
Veterinary medical degree (DVM or equivalent), clinical experience, and competence in applied reproduction and herd health of livestock species (cattle, sheep, goats, swine) are required.  Demonstrated aptitude/experience in teaching livestock reproduction and herd health–related curricula is required. An advanced degree in an area related to epidemiology or population health is strongly preferred.  Knowledge and use of epidemiologic methods in the clinical setting is desirable.  Board certification or board eligibility in the American College of Theriogenology or the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine is preferred. Evidence of creative scholarship in food animal applied epidemiology, theriogenology, or a herd health–related discipline is preferred. Current California license to practice veterinary medicine or eligibility to acquire California veterinary medical licensure within 2 years of hire is desired but not required.  Individual must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Clinical:  The position includes a 70% clinical commitment to the Livestock Herd Health & Reproduction Service of the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH).  Individual will be responsible for directing, instructing, and supervising veterinary medical students and residents; providing clinical veterinary reproduction and herd health services to beef, dairy, sheep, goat and swine herds and flocks; providing in–hospital clinical reproductive services and case management including breeding soundness evaluation, pregnancy diagnosis, management of fertility and infertility; advising and consulting with referring veterinarians and clients.

Teaching: The primary teaching responsibility will be direct daily supervision and clinical instruction of senior veterinary students rotating on the Livestock Herd Health & Reproduction Service.  Other responsibilities include: 1) participation in lectures, laboratories, and other educational activities in the DVM professional curriculum; 2) clinical teaching in the VMTH; and 3) participation in the graduate clinical (resident) training program of the VMTH.

Professional Competence:  Must demonstrate clinical competence in the veterinary practice of livestock reproduction and herd health within the VMTH, as well as locally and nationally, through participation and leadership in providing high quality patient care at the individual and herd level.  Expected to establish a reputation for clinical excellence locally, regionally, and nationally.  Must demonstrate superior clinical competence and be recognized for accomplishment in a focused area of clinical livestock practice.

Creative Scholarship: Is expected to advance the clinical discipline through creation and dissemination of new knowledge with documentation in peer–reviewed publications.  Creative/scholarly activities are required for individuals in this series, but in view of the increased responsibilities for clinical service and teaching, the type of scholarly activity may focus primarily on integrating/improving clinical care, conducting clinical research studies, and/or improving veterinary medical education.

Service: University and public service through committee work, participation in professional organizations, and other appropriate means are required. Active participation and engagement in developing/maintaining continuing education activities of the VMTH as it relates to livestock reproduction and herd health are required.

Application Process: To receive fullest consideration, applications must be received by January 15, 2015; position open until filled. Interested applicants should submit:  1) a letter of intent outlining interest in the position, overall related qualifications and experience, and career goals; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) Statement of Contributions to Equity and Diversity (addressing past and/or potential contributions to equity and diversity through research, teaching, and/or service); and 4) the names and addresses of four professional references.   Application materials must be submitted by using the University’s online submission program (https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00427).

Questions should be referred to:

Alan Conley, Professor and Department Chair (ajconley@ucdavis.edu) or
Dr. Sharif Aly, Recruitment Chair, (saly@ucdavis.edu)
Attn: Casey Raubach (craubach@ucdavis.edu)
Department of Population Health and Reproduction
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California
Davis, CA 95616

The University of California, Davis and the Department of Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Veterinary Laboratory Specialist (Bacteriologist), Rollins Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab, Raleigh, North Carolina

Rollins Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
Raleigh, North Carolina

(Announcement posted October 22, 2014)

Position: The North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Rollins Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, is currently seeking a highly motivated, service oriented individual to manage a comprehensive program in diagnostic bacteriology and serology. Duties include performing advanced and highly complex investigations of animal disease with case management, directing activities of the assigned areas, supervising technical staff, and development/validation of new assays. Although the laboratory provides support to North Carolina’s extensive livestock and poultry industries, the caseload is quite diverse. It is expected that the incumbent will work closely with other veterinary professional staff in conducting diagnostic investigations. Numerous collaborative opportunities also exist with faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University. The Rollins Laboratory is an AAVLD-accredited participant in the National Animal Health Laboratory Network.

Qualifications: A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent degree from an AVMA-accredited college, or foreign equivalent degree, eligibility for licensure to practice veterinary medicine, and completion of an MS or PhD degree in a relevant field are required. Preferences are certification by the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists and previous clinical laboratory experience.

General Information: The Rollins Laboratory is located in Raleigh which is a thriving cosmopolitan center with more than 400,000 residents, known for its mild year-round climate. Raleigh is equidistant between pristine Atlantic coast beaches and the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. Cultural and outdoor recreational activities abound. The area is home to seven major institutions of higher learning including North Carolina State University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Duke University. The Research Triangle Park, a public/private, planned research park, currently housing more than 100 research and development facilities, is located just minutes away. The “Triangle” consistently ranks as one of the top places to live and do business in the United States.

Contact info: For additional information visit http://www.ncagr.gov/hr/jobs.htm. (click on link for “Search permanent jobs”) or contact Dr. Karen Post at 919.733.3986. Applications may be filed online at: http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/

Deadline for receipt of applications is January 1, 2015.

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Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor of Mammalian Virology/Immunology, The Pennsylvania State University

Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

(Announcement posted October 21, 2014)

The Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University invites applicants for a clinical non–tenure–track faculty position in diagnostic virology at the level of Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor. Applicants must possess a D.V.M. /V.M.D. or equivalent degree with advanced training in virology or board certification (or eligibility) in virology is required. The candidate must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The incumbent will serve as the Section Head of Mammalian Virology/Immunology at the Animal Diagnostic Laboratory at The Pennsylvania State University. The individual is encouraged to develop and maintain an externally funded research program and participate in teaching programs and other service activities. Salary and startup package is available and will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate. The Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (ADL) is part of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians accredited tripartite Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System (PADLS) (http://www.padls.org).  The Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences has taken a lead role in meeting new challenges in basic sciences related to animal and human health, and contains a critical mass of multidisciplinary faculty (http://www.vetsci.psu.edu). Many of the Department faculty members are affiliated with the Center for Molecular Immunology and Infectious Disease (http://vbs.psu.edu/research/cmiid), the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (http://www.cidd.psu.edu), and the Huck Institutes of Life Sciences (http://lsc.psu.edu) at The Pennsylvania State University.

Applicants should upload a cover letter describing future professional and research goals as they relate to mammalian virology and disease diagnostics along with curriculum vitae. In addition, please upload the names and addresses of three professional references. Review of applications will begin October 31, 2014, and this position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. Apply to job 53292 at http://apptrkr.com/513951

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

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Assistant or Associate Professor, Two Positions Available, Kansas State University

Institute of Computational Comparative Medicine (ICCM)
College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS

(Announcement posted October 10, 2014)

Faculty Cluster Hire

Kansas State University (KSU) announces the availability of two new tenure–track assistant/associate professor positions in biostatistics and in comparative pharmacometrics and/or biomathematics to work in the Institute of Computational Comparative Medicine (ICCM), which occupies a newly constructed state–of–the–art research laboratory complex in the College of Veterinary Medicine on KSU’s Manhattan campus.  

Research in the ICCM is interdisciplinary and focused on developing novel approaches to extrapolate drug, chemical and/or nanomaterial behavior from in vitro to in vivo systems and across species, with particular emphasis on domestic animals. Collaboration would also be possible with the co–located USDA supported Food Animal Residue Avoidance and Depletion (FARAD) program as well as the co–located Nanotechnology Innovation Center of Kansas State (NICKS). The incumbents to these positions would develop and apply modern computational and pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic modeling solutions to problems in comparative pharmacology, drug delivery, antimicrobial chemotherapy, nanomaterial toxicology and biodistribution, as well as chemical food safety. Expertise is particularly sought in mixed–effect modeling from both statistical and pharmacokinetic perspectives, as well as physiological–based pharmacokinetic modeling (PBPK) interests. For more information visit the ICCM website at www.iccm.ksu.edu

The incumbents to this hire would be expected to develop individual and collaborative extramurally funded research programs, develop appropriate graduate training experiences in their respected research fields, and  contribute  to new graduate courses in his/her area of expertise. For all positions, the incumbents should possess a PhD and/or DVM / MD in a relevant science discipline, and have post–doctoral or equivalent research experience and publications in a supportive discipline. Tenure home consideration will be given in the following departments: Anatomy and Physiology, Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology, Statistics, Mathematics, and Electrical and Computer Engineering.  

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application describing their interest in the positions, curriculum vitae, along with the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e–mail addresses of at least three (3) references. All files should be in portable document (.pdf) or Word (.doc or .docx) format. Please submit files to:

ICCM Faculty Search Committee
Attn: Erin Moore, Public Service Administrator
Department of Anatomy and Physiology
e–mail:ecmoore@vet.k-state.edu

Review of applications will begin December 1st and continue until the positions are filled.

Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Background check is required.

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Extension Animal Health Specialist Position Available, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Department of Animal Sciences
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Madison, WI

(Announcement posted September 30, 2014)

Official title: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (C40NN)
Degree and area of specialization: D.V.M. plus M.S., Ph.D. or other post–graduate training in Animal Sciences or a related field; Or Ph.D. in the field of livestock health.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong interpersonal and organizational skills are essential.

Principal duties:  Faculty Position, Extension Animal Health Specialist, Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, 12–month Appointment, 80% Extension, 20% Research.

The Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison seeks an outstanding individual for the position of Extension Animal Health Specialist with an emphasis in livestock health to include beef cattle, swine, sheep, and goats. This person will develop and conduct a science–based outreach program that provides leadership to Wisconsin's livestock industry. This faculty member will be the principal health resource for county Extension agents, producers, statewide organizations, governmental agencies, and relevant agribusinesses. Collaborations with other Extension specialists, research faculty, county agents, and allied industry specialists will be expected. She/he will match professional interests and aptitudes with the needs of this diverse industry to deliver a broad–based outreach program, yet one which has recognizable areas of focus.  This specialist will disseminate educational information via a variety of mediums including electronic communication, Extension publications, the agricultural press, and meetings with clientele and stakeholder groups.

A research program that generates extramural funding and complements the individual's Extension program is expected. The Department will make available staff and resources appropriate to the faculty member's research interests. Peer–reviewed publications are required.

The position carries a commitment to the three functions of instruction, research, and Extension/outreach/service as well as professional and university service as appropriate to the position and rank.

How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter, CV, transcripts, and names of three references to:

Jeff Sindelar
Phone: 608–262–0555
1805 Linden Dr.
278 Meat Sci & Muscle Biology Lab
Email: jsindelar@wisc.edu

The application deadline is November 19, 2014. In the cover letter, please succinctly address the following three points: 1) describe your experience in developing and presenting educational outreach programs, 2) describe your experience in generating and disseminating new knowledge, and 3) describe the principles and philosophy that would govern development of your Extension and research programs.

Additional Information:
The successful candidate will join a dynamic and active team of Extension specialists and have access to programmatic and administrative support from the Department of Animal Sciences. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work with a county–based system of Extension educators, one of the few such networks remaining in the U.S.  Direct educational contactwith producer and stakeholder audiences will foster a thorough knowledge of Wisconsin's diverse livestock industries. The robust biological research enterprise at UW–Madison is based on a spirit of collaboration and offers excellent professional and scientific development opportunities. Professional interactions with the School of Veterinary Medicine and the State of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection will provide access to veterinary medical expertise. The City of Madison and surrounding area offers an exceptional environment in which to live, work, play, and raise a family. Consult http://www.visitmadison.com/media/rankings/  to view Madison's rankings as a top community.

Anticipated begin date: January 1, 2015. To ensure consideration, application must be received by: November 19, 2014

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring. Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing # 80452 to the contact indicated above.

University of Wisconsin–Madison is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.  We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Dean Position Available, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University

College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS

(Announcement posted September 30, 2014)

Kansas State University, the nation’s first land-grant university, seeks an experienced and innovative leader to serve as its next Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Kansas State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine.  The university seeks a dynamic individual with a record of visionary leadership who can advance the College and its excellence in research/scholarship, learning, and public service through a bold vision of the role of veterinary medicine in discovery, research translation, and global health. 

The Search Committee invites letters of nomination, applications (letter of interest, full resume, and contact information of at least five references), or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting the University. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.  To insure full consideration, an application must be received by February 2nd, 2015.  Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the Committee and/or hiring authority. For a complete position description, please visit the Current Opportunities page at https://www.parkersearch.com/current-opportunities or http://www.k-state.edu/provost/about/searches. Passage of a pre-employment criminal background check will be required of the final candidate.

Laurie C. Wilder, Executive Vice President and Managing Director
Porsha L. Williams, Vice President
770-804-1996 ext: 109
pwilliams@parkersearch.com || eraines@parkersearch.com

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. KSU actively seeks diversity among its employees.

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Molecular Virology is Available at Virginia Tech

Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

(Announcement posted September 19, 2014)

The Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology in the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech has an open 9–month faculty position in Molecular Virology at the rank of tenure–track Assistant or Associate Professor level [https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/45864]. The primary responsibility will be to establish and maintain a high–quality extramurally funded research program (~75% FTE). There will be opportunities to teach/co–teach in professional(DVM) and graduate courses, and perform service on committees of the department/college/university (~25% FTE). Instructional participation at the graduate level can be tailored to the candidates’ interests and expertise. The department and college have a strong vibrant nationally and internationally recognized virology program. We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a strong record of research accomplishments in virology that will complement the expertise of our existing robust virology program. Candidates with a documented record of research accomplishments(publications and/or extramural grant support) especially in the areas of animal models of viral diseases, vaccine development, viral pathogenesis and host–virus interactions, and translational medicine are strongly encouraged to apply. Appointment to the Associate Professor rank will require a demonstrated record of accomplishment including extramural funding. We are seeking candidates with research interests that fit into one or more of our three main research focus areas of the department: (i) Infectious Diseases and Immunity, (ii) chronic Inflammatory Disorders, and (iii) Regenerative Medicine. The candidate will be joining a progressive department that has recently recruited thirteen new faculty in the above areas. Research at the interface of these focus areas is desired. Opportunities to develop independent and interdisciplinary collaborative research programs exist both within the college and with other life sciences–oriented departments, colleges, and institutes on campus. Excellent opportunities also exist to mentor and train Ph.D. students.

For more information about the college, please visit http://www.vetmed.vt.edu/ ; for departmental information including other areas of expertise please visit http://www.vetmed.vt.edu/org/dbsp/index.asp. Please also visit the web links of four Virginia Tech life/health sciences–related Institutes, which foster intercollegiate research interactions. These include: (1) Fralin Life Sciences Institute: http://www.fralin.vt.edu/ ; (2) VT Carilion Research Institute: http://vtc.vt.edu/research/ ; (3) Virginia Bioinformatics Institute: http://www.vbi.vt.edu/ ; (4) Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science: http://www.ictas.vt.edu/ . Opportunities for translational research in collaboration with faculty in the College’s Departments of Large and Small Animal Clinical Sciences and the Via College of Osteopathic Medicine exist as well.

Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land–grant institution and ranked eighth nationally among public universities in The Princeton Review's "Best Value Colleges" for 2010 and 2011. Serving a diverse population of 30,000+ students and 8,000+ faculty and staff in the U.S. and around the world, Virginia Tech is the largest residential university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. According to the National Science Foundation, Virginia Tech had research expenditures totaling $450 million in 2011, ranking 41st out of 900 universities nationwide. The university currently is undergoing dramatic growth in its research programs. The Virginia Tech campus is nestled in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains. Blacksburg metro area is ranked no.21 best–performing small city in US, and the Money magazine as one of the Top 100 best places to live. Virginia Tech is dedicated to the principle of diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and people with disabilities.

Candidate requirements for this position include a Ph.D. in virology or related biomedical science and a strong record of research funding and publications. Candidates with DVM and Ph.D. are particularly encouraged to apply. Full consideration is assured to applications received by December 31, 2014. Interested individuals should electronically submit a curriculum vitae, letter of intent outlining academic record, teaching philosophy and career goals, and names and addresses of three professional references electronically to the Virginia Tech Personnel website [https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/45864]. Should you need more information, please contact:

Dr. X.J. Meng, Chair of Virology Search Committee
University Distinguished Professor
Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
VMRCVM
Phone: (540) 231–6912
Email: xjmeng@vt.edu

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Dairy Health Faculty Position at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

University of Tennessee
Department of Animal Science
Knoxville, TN

(Announcement posted August 4, 2014)

The University of Tennessee, Department of Animal Science in Knoxville, TN invites applications for a full–time, 12–month, tenure–track position in dairy health at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full professor. Salary and rank are commensurate with education, experience and qualifications.

Position Responsibilities: 100% AgResearch

Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Animal Science or related field with food animal research experience. An earned DVM (or equivalent degree such as a BVSc) is preferred, but not required. Demonstrated potential or history of competitive funding and a minimum two years of postdoctoral training experience are preferred for an appointment at the Assistant Professor rank. The successful candidate should have the experience and skills necessary for conducting research and mentoring graduate students. Individuals with degrees outside the US may be subject to verification at the expense of the candidate.

Excellent Opportunities Exist for an Individual to:

  • Develop and sustain a vigorous, extramurally–funded research program that focuses on dairy health in the area of infectious disease, animal well–being, pre–harvest food safety, or translational medicine.
  • Mentor MS and PhD students

About the University and Department:
The University of Tennessee at Knoxville has an enrollment of more than 27,000 students and is located near the Smoky Mountains with abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation. The Department of Animal Science is a diverse and fascinating blend of applied and basic life sciences, ultimately focused on enhancing the efficiency of, profitability and sustainability of the domestic animal industries. The department's activities are accomplished by its 26 faculty members and 15 professionals and support staff on the Knoxville campus and at locations across Tennessee. Approximately 500 undergraduate students are enrolled in the department's Bachelor of Science degree program with academic concentrations in Animal Industries, BioSciences and Pre–Veterinary Medicine. Encouraging undergraduate participation in research, creative achievement and real–world experience is a departmental goal. There are approximately 25 graduate students enrolled in the department's MS and PhD programs. Research programs focus in the areas of animal health and well–being, nutritional physiology, and reproductive physiology and endocrinology. Extension leads adult and 4–H youth programs in multiple livestock species. Opportunities are available for establishing collaborative and interdisciplinary activities with the College of Veterinary Medicine, Tennessee Department of Agriculture and the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory, other university units and regional industries. Several core research facilities are also available. Additional information about the Department can be found at: https://ag.tennessee.edu/animalscience/Pages/default.aspx

About Dairy Resources:
The University of Tennessee has three dairies located across the state, including the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center (ETREC-Little River Animal and Environment Unit; Walland, TN), Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center (MTREC; Spring Hill, TN), and the Dairy AgResearch and Education Center (DREC; Lewisburg, TN). The Little River unit is a new facility (opened in 2012) located within 30 minutes of campus and is capable of housing 250 Holstein cows. In addition to standard dairy equipment, this facility has six zones which can be individually modified relative to fans, sprinklers, and shade and will be a great asset in assessing methods to alleviate heat stress conditions and nutrition interactions. A work room is also present with a BSL–2 hood, incubator, and centrifuge available. The MTREC dairy is located in middle TN and can house approximately 200 Holstein cows in its free stall facility. The DREC dairy also is located in middle TN and houses approximately 100 Jersey animals in a free stall facility. The MTREC and DREC locations have pastures available for forage–based dairy systems and development of replacement heifers. Each dairy has a basic laboratory and excellent on–site personnel who can help conduct research. The Joseph E. Johnson Animal Research and Teaching Unit (JARTU) is located across the river from the Knoxville Campus. This facility is equipped with environmentally–controlled animal and metabolism rooms with the capability to house dairy cattle and young animals. The facility also contains surgery rooms and a feed mill with the capacity to pelletize and mix experimental diets. The new Brehm Animal Science Building has a suite of nutrition laboratories and a classroom designated for nutrition instruction. The laboratory is equipped with a comprehensive array of analytical capabilities such as LECO N–analyzer, HPLC, atomic absorption spectrophotometer, gas chromatograph, FOSS NIR analyzer, and ANKOM fiber analyzer and Daisy incubator. In addition to the nutrition laboratory, facilities in Brehm include equipment for flow cytometry, molecular biology and tissue culture. The Genomics Hub, housed in the adjacent Plant Biotechnology Building, provides UTIA faculty with technical support and instrumentation necessary for genomics research, including next generation sequencing.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, a competitive start–up package is available.

Application: Review of applications will commence September 15, 2014 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Applicants should submit as a single PDF document a letter of application; statements describing research interests; official transcripts; names and addresses of at least three individuals willing to serve as references; a detailed curriculum vitae highlighting education, relevant experience, qualifications, grant and contract activities and publications to:

Dr. Jun Lin
Professor
The University of Tennessee
Department of Animal Science
2506 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996–4588
Phone: 865–974–5598
Email: jlin6@utk.edu

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

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Beef Ruminant Nutrition Faculty Position at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

University of Tennessee
Department of Animal Science
Knoxville, TN

(Announcement posted August 4, 2014)

The University of Tennessee, Department of Animal Science in Knoxville, TN invites applications for a full–time, 12 month, tenure–track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Position Responsibilities: 85% AgResearch and 15% Teaching

Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Animal Science or a closely related field and significant experience in ruminant nutrition with an emphasis in rumen physiology and/or rumen microbiology or closely related field. Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills and record of scholarly achievements highlighting publications in peer–reviewed journals are essential. Preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral experience and demonstrated accomplishment in grantsmanship. Individuals with degrees outside the US may be subject to verification at the expense of the candidate.

Excellent Opportunities Exist for an Individual to:

  • Establish an independent, translational research program benefiting the Tennessee, US and global beef industry
  • Develop an extramurally–funded research program (e.g., grants & contracts) -
  • Regularly publish original research articles in peer–reviewed journals
  • Establish and maintain a strong working relationship with organizations and industries serving the beef industry
  • Mentor MS and PhD students
  • Develop and teach a graduate level course in Animal Nutrition, Metabolism, and Rumen Physiology
  • Participate in other activities of the Department of Animal Science and Institute of Agriculture, such as committee service and student recruitment, and contribute to the efforts of the recently established University of Tennessee Beef and Forage Center

About the University and Department:
The University of Tennessee at Knoxville has an enrollment of more than 27,000 students and is located
near the Smoky Mountains with abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation. The Department of Animal Science is a diverse and fascinating blend of applied and basic life sciences, ultimately focused on enhancing the efficiency of, profitability and sustainability of the domestic animal industries. The department's activities are accomplished by its 26 faculty members and 15 professionals and support staff on the Knoxville campus and at locations across Tennessee. Approximately 500 undergraduate students are enrolled in the department's Bachelor of Science degree program with academic concentrations in Animal Industries, BioSciences and Pre-Veterinary Medicine. Encouraging undergraduate participation in research, creative achievement and real–world experience is a departmental goal. There are approximately 25 graduate students enrolled in the department's MS and PhD programs. Research programs focus in the areas of animal health and well–being, nutritional physiology, and reproductive physiology and endocrinology. The Department has four research laboratories dedicated to nutrition–based research as well as other multiple laboratories devoted to reproduction, endocrinology, genomics, microbiology, and immunology.

Extension leads adult and 4–H youth programs in multiple livestock species. Opportunities are available for establishing collaborative and interdisciplinary activities with the College of Veterinary Medicine, Tennessee Department of Agriculture and the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory, other university units and regional industries. Several core research facilities are also available. Additional information about the Department can be found at: https://ag.tennessee.edu/animalscience/Pages/default.aspx

About Cattle Resources:
Vast cattle resources are located at six of the UT AgResearch and Education Centers across the state. These centers currently have an inventory of 900 beef cows, 92 feeding pens, 120 three acre and 18 five acre grazing paddocks. Recently, a GrowSafe system was installed at the Plateau Research & Education Center for Beef Cattle research. In addition, support staff is located at each of these centers. Three dairy research herds are also available with associated production trait data and Calan gate facilities.

Salary: Commensurate with education, experience, and qualifications, a competitive start–up package is available.

Application: Review of applications will commence September 15, 2014 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Applicants should submit as a single PDF document a letter of application; statements describing research and teaching interests; official transcripts; names and addresses of at least three individuals willing to serve as references; a detailed curriculum vitae highlighting education, relevant experience, qualifications, grant and contract activities and publications to:

Dr. Agustin Rius
Assistant Professor
The University of Tennessee
Department of Animal Science
2506 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996–4574
Phone: 865–974–3150
Email: arius@utk.edu

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

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Beef Cattle Reproductive Physiology Faculty Position at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

University of Tennessee
Department of Animal Science
Knoxville, TN

(Announcement posted August 4, 2014)

The University of Tennessee, Department of Animal Science in Knoxville, TN invites applications for a full–time, 12 month, tenure–track position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. Salary and rank are commensurate with education, experience and qualifications.

Position Responsibilities: 80% AgResearch and 20% Teaching.

Qualifications: Earned doctoral degree in Animal Science or a closely related field and significant experience with US beef management systems. Individuals with degrees outside the US may be subject to verification at the expense of the candidate. Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills, record of scholarly achievements highlighting publications in peer–reviewed journals, and efforts related to securing extramural funding to support research efforts are essential.

Excellent Opportunities Exist for an Individual to:

  • Establish an independent translational research program benefiting the Tennessee, US and global beef industry
  • Develop an extramurally-funded research program (e.g., grants & contracts).
  • Create scholarly, peer–reviewed original research articles
  • Establish and maintain a strong working relationship with organizations and industries serving the beef industry
  • Mentor MS and PhD students
  • Develop and teach an undergraduate Beef Cattle Management course and a graduate level course in Reproductive Physiology & Endocrinology
  • Participate in other activities of the Department of Animal Science and Institute of Agriculture, such as committee service and student recruitment
  • Provide research–based information to county Extension Agents and Extension Specialists towards their programmatic efforts

About the University and Department:
The University of Tennessee at Knoxville has an enrollment of more than 27,000 students and is located near the Smoky Mountains with abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation. The Department of Animal Science is a diverse and fascinating blend of applied and basic life sciences, ultimately focused on enhancing the efficiency of, profitability and sustainability of the domestic animal industries. The department's activities are accomplished by its 26 faculty members and 15 professionals and support staff on the Knoxville campus and at locations across Tennessee. Approximately 500 undergraduate students are enrolled in the department's Bachelor of Science degree program with academic concentrations in Animal Industries, BioSciences and Pre–Veterinary Medicine. Encouraging undergraduate participation in research, creative achievement and real–world experience is a departmental goal. There are approximately 25 graduate students enrolled in the department's MS and PhD programs. Research programs focus in the areas of animal health and well-being, nutritional physiology, and reproductive physiology and endocrinology. The Department has multiple research laboratories dedicated to reproduction–based research as well as other laboratories devoted to nutrition, endocrinology, genomics, microbiology, and immunology.

Extension leads adult and 4–H youth programs in multiple livestock species. Opportunities are available for establishing collaborative and interdisciplinary activities with the College of Veterinary Medicine, Tennessee Department of Agriculture and the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory, other university units and regional industries. Several core research facilities are also available. Additional information about the Department can be found at:
https://ag.tennessee.edu/animalscience/Pages/default.aspx

About Cattle Resources:
Vast cattle resources are located at six of the UT AgResearch and Education Centers across the state. These centers currently have an inventory of 900 beef cows, 92 feeding pens, 120 three acre and 18 five acre grazing paddocks. Recently, a GrowSafe system was installed at the Plateau Research & Education Center for Beef Cattle research. In addition, support staff is located at each of these centers. Three dairy research herds are also available with associated production trait data and Calan gate facilities.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, a competitive start–up package is available.

Application: Review of applications will commence September 15, 2014 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Applicants should submit as a single PDF document a letter of application; statements describing research and teaching interests; official transcripts; names and addresses of at least three individuals willing to serve as references; a detailed curriculum vitae highlighting education, relevant experience, qualifications, grant and contract activities and publications to:

Dr. J. Lannett Edwards
Professor & Graduate Director
The University of Tennessee
Department of Animal Science
2506 River Drive  
Knoxville, TN 37996–4574
Phone: 865–946–1011
Email: jedwards@utk.edu

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

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