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Department Head Position is Available, Veterinary Pathobiology, Texas A&M University

Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
College Station, TX

(Announcement posted June 15, 2015)

The Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences invites applications/nominations for the position of Department Head of Veterinary Pathobiology.

The Department of Veterinary Pathobiology (VTPB) embraces the Texas A&M University’s dual missions as  a leading Land Grant University and AAU Public Research University and upholds  a tradition of excellence in research, education and outreach.    We are the home department for the Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center, the Cardiovascular Pathology Laboratory, and three NIH training grants (T32 and R25 for residents and graduate students; T35 for veterinary students). We have extensive interactions with Texas A&M AgriLife Research, TVMDL, and the Texas A&M Health Science Center. The VTPB faculty includes 3 Distinguished Professors (the highest faculty title in the university) and one member of the National Academy of Sciences.

In addition, a new Veterinary & Biomedical Education Complex will open in spring 2016 which will house state-of-the-art learning environments to not only meet current teaching needs, but be flexible enough to meet our educational needs in the next 50 years.  This is an exciting time to join the CVM at Texas A&M University.

We seek an individual who will lead our faculty members, promote their career development, and assist them in achieving their professional goals.  Accordingly, we seek an individual with strong leadership skills, internationally recognized research, and a commitment to education.  Experience in academic or corporate administration is desirable.  A commitment to diversity and fostering a culture of inclusiveness is expected.

The successful candidate must have a PhD and/or DVM (or equivalent) degree, qualify for appointment as a tenured full professor, and have a record of teaching excellence and extramurally-funded research.

Position Description

Texas A&M University offers an extensive benefits package and is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.


University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine Dairy Production Medicine Faculty Position Available

University of Minnesota
College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Population Medicine Department
St. Paul, MN

(Announcement posted April 7, 2015)

Position (Req: 197842)

The University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Population Medicine Department wishes to fill a full–time tenure–track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor faculty position in Dairy Production Medicine. The final rank and terms of appointment will depend on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate consistent with collegiate and University policies.

Requirements and Preferences:
Candidate must have a DVM, VMD, or equivalent foreign degree. An advanced research degree (e.g. MS or PhD) or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution is also required. The candidate must have a keen interest in teaching DVM students and a commitment to continuing education programming. Field practice experience in dairy veterinary medicine, either in private practice or in an academic ambulatory practice, is required. The candidate must also have a strong interest in and the potential to develop a funded research and graduate training program in a discipline relating to dairy production medicine. Research and teaching area of emphasis must include bovine theriogenology, but may also include other bovine–related focus areas including, but not limited to, infectious disease, metabolic disease, pharmacology, udder health, welfare, biosecurity, or food safety and security. The candidate must have excellent communication and presentation skills and the potential for synergy with existing dairy faculty and the College and Department’s strategic goals and plans. Candidate must be eligible for licensure in veterinary medicine in the state of Minnesota (http://www.vetmed.state.mn.us/) or be board certified in a recognized specialty college.

The position will require active participation in both didactic and clinical teaching of bovine theriogenology as well as other discipline related material in the DVM curriculum. The faculty member will be expected to develop a program of independent research in a discipline relating to dairy production medicine. The faculty member will also be expected to contribute to a team effort in the dairy program and to participate in graduate and residency education programs and continuing education. The person in this position will have the opportunity to play a significant role in the development and implementation of programs at the college’s National Dairy Education Center, an affiliation site within a large commercial dairy. Other opportunities include collaboration with members of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences, and Academic Health Center.

Commensurate with experience and qualifications. The University offers an excellent benefits package. For example, the University pays 100% of the premium for Faculty Basic Life Insurance as well as 100% of the premium for Faculty Group Income Disability Insurance. Faculty contributes 5.5% of their annual salary and the University contributes 10% toward the Faculty Retirement Plan. There are also two Optional Retirement Plans available. For more benefits information see: http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/benefits/

Begin: Expected start date is negotiable; position is available immediately.

Application Deadline:
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is recruited. The search committee will begin reviewing completed applications after May 15, 2015. Candidates who are potentially interested in the position are encouraged to call and speak with the search chair Dr. Sandra Godden (office: 612-625-8177; email: godde002@umn.edu) to discuss the University of Minnesota’s program and new opportunities available at Minnesota.

Interested candidates must apply online at: http://z.umn.edu/dairyfaculty and include a curriculum vitae, letter of application, and the names and contact information of three references.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

About the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Dairy Program:
The College of Veterinary Medicine is located on the smaller St. Paul campus which is a 10 minute bus ride from the Minneapolis campus. Classes at the College of Veterinary Medicine have 100 students per year with approximately 25% of students tracking in large and mixed animal medicine. The U of M ranks near the top of Universities in terms of students interested in large animal medicine/surgery. The University of Minnesota also provides teaching support through the Center for Teaching and Learning. The College hosts a strong group of researchers and educators in dairy veterinary medicine and dairy production medicine. There are faculty working on dairy and bovine medical and production issues from the genomic level to overall herd management, health promotion, and public health. The College is proud to be the home of the nation’s only USDA National Center of Excellence in Dairy Education. This teaching and research facility is built into a large dairy in southern Minnesota that serves as the transition facility for over 10,000 calvings per year.

About the Minnesota Dairy Industry:
The Minnesota dairy industry is a vibrant mix of herd types ranging from small stanchion herds to very large consortia dairies with over 10,000 cows. The state ranks 8th among dairy states, with 460,000 cows on 3,600 dairy farms averaging 19,800 pounds of milk per cow. Minnesota’s dairy industry is a key component of the state’s overall economy and is currently aiming for 2% annual growth in total milk production. Minnesota’s dairy industry includes both dairy production and processing, with a combined total direct output value of $5.6 billion (2008). The processing sector in the state is robust and growing.

About Living in Minnesota:
The Twin Cities metropolitan area (St Paul/Minneapolis) is the 16th–largest metropolitan area in the country and ranks among the country’s most desirable places to live, offering exceptional cultural, social, and recreational opportunities. The public school system in Minnesota is excellent and the University of Minnesota Day Care center is among the best in the nation. Livability.com recently ranked Minneapolis as the healthiest city in the U.S.
(http://livability.com/top-10/health/top-10-healthiest-cities/2015/minnesota/minneapolis). Minneapolis was also voted THE MOST FUN PLACE TO LIVE by Cranium. The Twin Cities host 4 major professional sports teams, are a cultural center for theater, opera, museums, great shopping and have an international airport providing a direct connection to most major cities. State parks are plentiful and hiking, skiing, swimming, boating and fishing are within minutes of most anywhere in the twin cities area. You can live in the country with only a 30 minute commute to the Veterinary College. Really it is not that cold and people love it here!

For more information, see these websites. www.exploreminnesota.com, www.minnesotaschools.com, http://www.ci.mpls.mn.us.


Department Head Position Available, NDSU Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences, Fargo ND

Department of Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND

(Announcement posted March 10, 2015)

The NDSU Department of Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences is currently seeking a senior colleague for the position of Department Head. Our faculty train undergraduate and graduate students in a broad range of topics in the areas of microbiology and immunology, including infectious diseases, microbial ecology, genetics and genomics. In addition, the department has well equipped laboratories and nationally recognized areas of research funded by NIH, NSF, and USDA. The Head will foster excellence in research, teaching, and service within the department. In collaboration with faculty, the Head will lead the continued development and articulation of the departmental vision. In addition, the Head will develop and maintain productive, collegial working relationships with the university, scientific communities, and the public, as well as agricultural constituencies. The Head will manage the department’s human, financial, and physical resources, which will include conducting performance evaluations, preparing and submitting administrative reports, administering merit–based pay increases, and providing oversight of budgets and physical facilities. The Head will recruit and retain outstanding students, staff, and faculty; will promote an environment that fosters diversity, collegiality, and teamwork; and will actively seek resources for the support of departmental programs including leading advocacy efforts at the national and state levels. It is anticipated that the Head will contribute to academic, research and/or service programs as is commensurate with the Head’s administrative responsibilities.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Earned Ph.D. in life sciences from an accredited institution
  • Distinguished academic credentials and eligibility for appointment as a tenured, full professor
  • Evidence of successful and effective leadership experience
  • Evidence of effective oral and written communications skills
  • Evidence of ability to work effectively with diverse groups
  • A commitment to shared governance with faculty, staff, students, and administrators
  • Experience with budgets and professional staff

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in recruiting, evaluating, and retaining high–quality, diverse faculty, staff, and students
  • Knowledge of and experience in the land grant university system or a willingness to learn
  • Evidence of an active, successful research program in life sciences
  • Evidence of successful and effective teaching at the post–secondary level
  • Evidence of leadership and team–building beyond departmental and disciplinary lines
  • Evidence of academic or professional international experience
  • Experience mentoring faculty
  • Ability to advocate for the department within the university and to external stakeholders, government, and scientific groups

Application Procedure:
Review of applications will begin June 1, 2015 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.  Applications are accepted online only at https://jobs.ndsu.edu/postings/6048.  Create an account, and create and submit your application when prompted.

The application must include a: 1.) cover letter; 2.) curriculum vitae; 3.) statement articulating a vision for microbiology at a land grant university; and 4.) names and contact information (telephone numbers, postal address, email address) of five professional references.

Requests for information and/or written nominations may be sent to:

Dr. Frank Casey, Search Committee Chair

NDSU is an EEO/AA-M/F/Vet/Disability Employer
NDSU is an ADVANCE Institution and Carnegie Very High Research Activity Institution


Veterinary Parasitologist job available at the University of Wyoming

Department of Veterinary Sciences
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY

(Announcement posted March 3, 2015)

The Department of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Wyoming seeks a full-time, tenure-track clinical Parasitologist at the Assistant Professor level. Minimum requirements: PhD in a relevant discipline and/or DVM plus a research Master’s degree in a relevant discipline. Documented parasitology clinical diagnostic experience and demonstrable biomedical research ability are required. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere are required. Preferred qualifications: DVM with PhD in a relevant discipline; residency training plus certification in a laboratory diagnostic discipline by American College of Veterinary Microbiology (ACVM), American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists (AAVP) or equivalent professional certification. Demonstrated interest, aptitude, and capability for scholarly activity related to parasitic diseases of livestock, wildlife, and/or companion animals is highly desirable, as is teaching expertise at the undergraduate, professional and/or graduate level.

The candidate will function as a diagnostic veterinary parasitologist in a team with other animal disease experts within the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory (WSVL). Diagnostic duties include parasitological examinations on diverse species of animals to diagnose causes of disease. In addition, successful applicants will establish and/or maintain extramurally funded and/or collaborative research programs, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and collaborate with a vibrant community of basic and clinical scientists within Veterinary Sciences and other degree programs. Position duties and anticipated percentage efforts are: professional diagnostic servic and extension in the WSVL (40%) including: supervision of daily operations, long–term planning, and development of a modern, service–oriented animal diagnostic parasitology laboratory; research or creative activity (30%), teaching (25%) and University service (5%).

The position offers excellent potential for collaboration and professional growth. Traditional parasitological methods will be employed as well as molecular diagnostics such as PCR and sequencing/genome analysis. There is a need for development of improved or novel approaches for diagnosis of important parasite pathogens in a wide number of animal species. The WSVL has a good working relationship with the Wyoming Department of Health, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, and other governmental agencies and non–governmental organizations.

The University of Wyoming, a land grant institution, is the only four–year university in the state. The University is located in rural southern Wyoming in the small city of Laramie, population approximately 30,000, close to excellent outdoor activities in the nearby Snowy and Laramie Ranges and near cultural and other amenities along the Front Range of Colorado. For more information department and the Laramie area, please visit: http://www.uwyo.edu/vetsci/ and http://visitlaramie.org/.

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. Please see www.uwyo.edu/diversity/fairness.

We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Application Materials Required:
Review of applications will begin March 30, 2015, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. To be considered please send: 1) a cover letter outlining qualifications 2) curriculum vita,and 3) names and contact information for three professional references (electronic submission as PDF files preferred) to Dr. Ernest (Search Committee Chair) care of Ms. Marjorie Jaeger (MJaeger@uwyo.edu). Individuals with questions are encouraged to contact Dr. Ernest by email (hernest@uwyo.edu) or telephone [(307) 766-9925].