Faculty/Research/Full Time/Positions

Senior Research Specialist in Veterinary & Microbiological Sciences Position Available, North Dakota State University

North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND

(Announcement posted July 19, 2014)

Conduct research in microbiology and immunology independently and maintain a research lab; research responsibilities include the retrieval/process of scientific information, design/execute experiments, trouble–shooting, monitor/improve processes; record keeping, data analysis and manuscript preparation; lab management duties include inventory, equipment, safety/ personnel; student training and supervise/assist with research projects. Require B.S. in biology or related life sciences.

For complete details on this position and to apply, go to www.ndsu.edu/jobs (only online applications are accepted).

$43,000 + / year plus comprehensive fringe benefit package including retirement plan and full coverage for family health insurance.

Screening begins July 28.

NDSU is an EO/AA employer. Women and traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Assistant Research Professor Position Available at Mississippi State University  

Department of Pathobiology & Population Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS

(Announcement posted March 21, 2014)

Type of Action: Regular Online Posting  
Internal/External Posting: External      
PARF Number: 7818  
Department: CVM Pathobiology/Population Medicine Department              
Division: Agriculture, Forestry and Vet Medicine  
Position Category:Faculty  
Position Type: Regular  
Anticipated Appointment Date: April 1, 2014  
Requested Posting Date: 02-19-2014  
Position Close Date: Open Until Filled
Responsible Hiring Manager: Anita Phillips and/or Lauren Zumwalt
Work Location: Main Campus

Position Function:
The Department of Pathobiology & Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor Research to work partly on USAID sponsored project "Capacity building in Integrated Management of Transboundary Animal Diseases and Zoonoses - CIMTRADZ" in East and Central Africa (ECA). This position will be filled as either a 9-month or a 12-month depending on the candidate. The project is part of a multi-institutional Africa-US capacity building effort involving collaboration among several higher education institutions in ECA and North America. The successful candidate will also have an opportunity to develop and conduct independent research and lead a study abroad course to East Africa.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Participate in planning and conducting research in One Health
Participate in preparation and submission of grant proposals to supplement CIMTRADZ
Participate in teaching courses (including online courses) in infectious disease management and leading a study abroad course.
Assist in the coordination of research activities of graduate (both M.S. and Ph.D) students, and collaborators.
Prepare publications in refereed journals
Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Veterinary Preventive Medicine or equivalent field
Interest in International veterinary Medicine
Legal ability to travel internationally from the US
Will ABD's (all but dissertation) be considered? No  

Preferred Qualifications:
DVM or equivalent degree preferred
Expertise in grantsmanship  

To apply contact the Mississippi State University, Human Resources website.


Veterinary Virologist Position Available at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80526

(Announcement posted March 12, 2014)

Veterinary Virologist Position
The Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, are seeking a veterinary virologist for a 12 month, tenure track faculty position at the Assistant, Associate or full Professor level.  The position involves a 60% commitment to service activities of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and a 40% commitment to teaching and research activities in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology. 

This position will fill a critical service need within the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.  The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory receives more than 100,000 diagnostic cases from veterinary practitioners, animal owners, livestock and poultry producers, state and federal agencies and the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital annually. The service commitment for this position includes supervision of the Virology laboratory and Sample Receiving sections. This position contributes direct supervision of five employees and indirect supervision of four employees. Service duties include diagnostic case management and development and validation of new diagnostic tests.

Teaching commitments include the Veterinary Virology class in the professional veterinary medicine curriculum and instruction of post–DVM microbiology residents. Undergraduate and graduate curricula offer additional opportunities for didactic instruction.

Scholarly activity is expected to include a mix of participation in collaborative research programs and case–based investigations.   

Qualifications for the position include a DVM degree or equivalent degree and an MS or PhD in virology or related field.  ACVM board certification is preferred although board eligible candidates will be considered.

The successful candidate will demonstrate motivation for a career in diagnostic virology in an academic setting, including a commitment to teaching and collaborative research.  Applicants should demonstrate experience and willingness to consult with veterinarians and clients by providing assistance with diagnostic test selection and interpretation of results.  Applicants must demonstrate outstanding communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate and cooperate with other faculty within the university. Applicants should have experience or demonstrate aptitude in the development, application and evaluation of state of the art viral diagnostic tests for small animals, horses and livestock. Applicants should be willing to respond to incursions of new viral diseases both regionally and on a national scale. The applicant should have the desire and ability to mentor and train residents and graduate students in veterinary virology.

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have th ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Environment Overview
The Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology has close to 80 faculty members with extramural research awards of approximately $30 million in each of the last 5 years. Faculty are involved in undergraduate, graduate and professional veterinary medicine programs and currently serve as major advisors for 54 PhD, 5 MS and 13 combined residency/PhD students.  The combined residency/PhD programs in microbiology, pathology and comparative medicine provide post–DVM training in investigation and diagnosis of diseases and cutting edge laboratory research.

The Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology website is available at http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/mip/.  Within the website, links to current and archived monthly department newsletters provide information on department productivity and culture.

The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is an AAVLD–accredited, full service laboratory and a core laboratory of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network. The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory performs more than 590,000 tests annually.  Fifteen department faculty are assigned to the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and provide diagnostic service in virology, bacteriology, parasitology, pathology and toxicology. Service activities and diagnostic faculty offices are housed in the state of the art 90,000 square foot Diagnostic Medicine Center, which was completed in July of 2009.  The Diagnostic Laboratory website is available at http://www.dlab.colostate.edu/.

University Description
Colorado State University is a Land Grant institution and research university with more than 25,000 on-campus students and 1,600 academic faculty.  Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, Colorado on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, approximately 60 miles north of Denver. In 2008, Money magazine ranked Fort Collins as the second most desirable small city in the United States, recognizing the unique atmosphere and quality of life found here.  

Commensurate with background and experience.

Review of applications will begin April 15, 2014, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.   Applicants should submit a letter indicating their interest, professional goals and qualifications for the position and curriculum vitae.  Additionally, applicants should request letters from three referees to be sent to:

Ms. Ida Tieman
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1619
Tel: (970) 491-6144
Email: Ida.Tieman@colostate.edu

Contact Kristy Pabilonia, Search Committee Chair for additional information:

Tel:  (970) 297-4109
Email: Kristy.Pabilonia@colostate.edu

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.


Assistant or Associate or Full Professor of Veterinary Bacteriology Position Available, Ross University, St. Kitts

Ross University
School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM)
St. Kitts in the Caribbean.

(Announcement posted February 28, 2014)

Overview:    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) offers a unique program of training on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean.  An integrated curriculum, with innovative use of technologies and simulations, provides the best possible training for tomorrow’s veterinarians.  Students benefit from seven semesters of preclinical and clinical studies at our St Kitts campus, and one year of clinical training at our affiliate veterinary teaching hospitals in the United States and Canada.

Our ongoing research focuses on key issues strategically relevant to One Health in tropical and developing countries. We are expanding and prioritizing the recruitment of talented faculty and are now seeking a key new member of our team to join us as we develop new programs to best prepare our graduates to face the global opportunities and challenges of veterinary medicine in the 21st century.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  The successful candidate will join an infectious disease team consisting of bacteriologists, virologists and parasitologists. The successful applicant will have demonstrated expertise in teaching professional DVM students in clinical bacteriology, and also have the ability to instruct students in the application of that knowledge to clinical practice.  Experience in teaching mycology is desirable but not required.  The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate in research programs, resulting in publications in peer-reviewed journals, and to participate in Masters and PhD programs. S/he will also share diagnostic service to the bacteriology component of the Diagnostic Laboratory .   S/he will report to the Head of Department, Biomedical Sciences.

Qualifications:  A DVM degree or comparable degree is essential and a PhD is highly desirable. Post-doctoral training and Diplomate status is also highly desirable.  The successful candidate will have a track record of publishing in quality journals, as well as potential to collaborate or develop an independent research program.  The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere.

Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Inquiries can be sent to Mrs. Payne, kpayne@devrygroup.com .

Qualified applicants apply by submitting curriculum vitae (CV) and letter of intent describing the vision of their contribution in areas of teaching, research and service online www.rossu.edu/careers .

File review will begin upon receipt of the completed applications, and continue until the position is filled.  Reference letters are requested prior to on campus interviews.

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.


Veterinary Diagnostic Pathologist for Food Animals and Poultry Position Available, University of Minnesota

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

(Announcement posted February 27, 2014)

The Veterinary Population Medicine Department at the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine, is recruiting a veterinary diagnostic pathologist.  This position will be an annually renewable academic professional at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Clinical Specialist.  The final rank and terms of appointment will depend on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate consistent with collegiate and University policies.

The candidate must have a doctorate of veterinary medicine (DVM) or equivalent foreign degree; ACVP board-certified or board-eligibility by the start date is preferred, and a PhD degree is also desired.   Desired experience would include a demonstrated commitment to food animal and poultry diagnostic service, teaching, and collaborative research in veterinary pathology.  Additionally, the ideal applicant would have prior experience in private veterinary practice, provided diagnostic service in veterinary diagnostic laboratories, a history of teaching in veterinary medicine and pathology, as well as a research career as a principal investigator or collaborative research experience, and a track record of peer-reviewed publications.

This position is primarily responsible for conducting diagnostic investigations on Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory food animal accessions (e.g. swine, bovine, poultry, ovine, and farmed cervids) and to communicate results to clinical faculty, practicing veterinarians, researchers, and animal owners. Additional duties include teaching pathology (lectures and laboratories) to professional and graduate students/residents, teaching pathology rotations to senior DVM students, and participation in collaborative research. The actual time commitment to each of these duties is negotiable.

The Veterinary Population Medicine Department serves as the academic home to faculty members in the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. The College of Veterinary Medicine is located on the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota and has a reputation for excellence in basic and translational research programs. Particular research strengths include: genetics, genomics, molecular immunology, and infectious diseases. Opportunities exist for collaboration with Schools of Medicine and Public Health of the University. With a population of nearly three million, the metropolitan area offers urban living at its best, with a blend of big-city sophistication and small-town security and comfort.

Anticipated start date is July 1, 2014, or when the position is filled. For full consideration, application must be received by March 20, 2014. The position will remain open until filled.

Starting salary will be dependent upon experience and qualifications. The University of Minnesota offers a highly-competitive benefits package.

Qualified applicants should apply online at http://z.umn.edu/foodanimalpathologist and include curriculum vitae, letter of intent, and the names and contact information of three references.

For inquiries about this position, please contact Dr. Marie Culhane, Chair of the Search Committee, at   
612-624-7423 or at grame003@umn.edu.

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


Assistant Professor of Animal Health and Well-Being Tenure-Track Position Available, Texas Tech University

Department of Animal and Food Sciences
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX

(Announcement posted February 27, 2014)

Position Available: August 2014

Application Deadline: March 7, 2014 or until suitable applicant is identified.

Background: The Department of Animal & Food Sciences is one of six departments within the College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources at Texas Tech University. The department is housed in a state-of-the-art research and teaching facility. There are 22 faculty members in the department, many of whom are leading researchers in their respective fields includes meat science and muscle biology, food safety and food microbiology, animal nutrition and health, and animal welfare across all major livestock species. The department is a key player the research enterprise at Texas Tech University and its commitment to become an internationally recognized research institution. This position is integral to continued research growth in the department and on the Texas Tech campus.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be a faculty member in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences and may be a member of relevant interdepartmental centers or institutes including, for example, the International Center for Food Industry Excellence (http://www.depts.ttu.edu/foodsafety/research.php), the Institute for Experimental and Comparative Medicine, or the Laboratory of Animal Behavior, Physiology, and Welfare (www.labpw.ttu.edu). Responsibilities will include supervision of graduate and undergraduate students and research with a focus in animal health and well-being.

Preference will be given to individuals with evidence of teaching, scholarship (such as research and grant activities), and service to stakeholders in the areas of animal health and well-being in livestock species.  Service to the department, college, university, and professional societies is expected.

Undergraduate and graduate teaching in the candidate’s area of expertise is required.

The successful candidate will be expected to interact and collaborate as appropriate with faculty in various areas of research including animal behavior, physiology or welfare, animal health, meat science, muscle biology, or food safety. In this endeavor, the successful applicant will be expected to lead and participate in independent and collaborative programs with faculty members within the department, as well as other departments in the college and university, the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and other institutions as appropriate.

Qualifications: D.V.M. (or equivalent degree such as a B.V.Sc.) and an earned Ph.D. is strongly preferred; at least one of these terminal degrees is required for this tenure-track position. Consideration will be given to candidates without a D.V.M. (or equivalent) who have been awarded an earned Ph.D. with a substantial focus on animal health  and well-being. Preference will be given to candidates who have a successful track record or have training in a laboratory or group that obtains competitive federal or other grants, as well as demonstrated excellence in teaching.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a fulltime, 9-month, tenure-track academic appointment. It is expected that an additional 3 months of summer support can be realized through extramural funding or teaching.

Application: Applicants must apply on line at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hradministration. The requisition number is 90642. Please upload a cover letter and complete curriculum vita that includes a list of publications and any other information reflecting qualifications and professional activities related to scholarship, teaching, and service to stakeholders. Please provide the names of three references of individuals who can provide an evaluation of your qualifications and can be contacted for a letter if needed.

Contact the search committee chair with questions:

Guy H. Loneragan
Texas Tech University
Department of Animal and Food Sciences
Box 42141
Lubbock, TX 79409-2141
Phone: (806) 834-1291
E-mail: guy.loneragan@ttu.edu

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with
disabilities, and dual-career couples.

An EEO/Affirmative Action Institution