POSITION: Coordinator & Faculty Position in Food Animal Disease Research Department of Pathobiology College of Veterinary Medicine Auburn University, Alabama
RANK: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor
POSITION AVAILABLE: September 1, 2021
QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. or DVM degree, a record of accomplishment in the maintenance of an extramurally-funded research program, and a record of administrative experience with oversight of research laboratories or programs at the time the appointment begins. Animal Health Research and the College of Veterinary Medicine have established cattle herds and facilities dedicated to the study of cattle viruses in general and bovine viral diarrhea virus and bovine alphaherpesvirus-1 specifically. We especially seek candidates with experience with these viral pathogens of cattle. Minimum qualifications also include strengths in the didactic classroom and small group instruction, and excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be expected to 1) establish and maintain an extramurally funded research program in food animal infectious diseases which contributes to the research mission of the Department of Pathobiology and College of Veterinary Medicine, 2) provide administrative oversight to Animal Health Research labs and farms, which are components of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station in the College of Veterinary Medicine, and 3) support advanced training of veterinarians and graduate students in food animal infectious diseases.
ACTIVITIES: Departmental and University research programs exist in avian diseases and poultry pathology, molecular virology and bacteriology, molecular diagnostics, food safety, pathogen detection, applied immunology, parasitology, platelet pathophysiology, molecular genetics, oncology, pathogenic mechanisms of infectious diseases, embryo-pathogen interactions, epidemiology, and neuropathology. Additional programs exist with opportunities for collaboration within the College of Veterinary Medicine and with faculty from across Auburn University (including the College of Agriculture, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, College of Science and Mathematics, Food Systems Institute, and Harrison School of Pharmacy). Diagnostic services include bacteriology and mycology, virology, anatomic and clinical pathology, parasitology, and molecular diagnostics. The department houses the University core lab in flow cytometry-FACS (including MoFlo XPD Flow Cytometer and high speed cell sorter, as well as ACCURI C6 Flow Cytometer Analyzer). Other University core facilities support advanced microscopy and imaging, laser microdissection, multispectral imaging, and in vivo imaging. In addition, through institutional collaboration with the Hudson-Alpha Institute for Biotechnology, a full array of genomic sequencing and functional genomic technologies is available.
APPOINTMENT: Starting salary and appointment will be commensurate with professional and academic credentials and experience.
APPLICATION: Please apply online at https://www.auemployment.com/postings/20924. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2021 and continue until a candidate is recommended for an appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, outline of research plans, letter of intent summarizing career goals and current research activities, and names and contact information including e-mail addresses for three references.
Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other classification protected by applicable law. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time of appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.
About Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
Over the course of its 129-year history, the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine has produced more than 7,000 veterinarians and over 550 specialists and researchers. Auburn is the seventh oldest college of veterinary medicine in North America and was the first in the southeastern United States. Alumni live throughout all 50 states and in many nations around the world.
The College of Veterinary Medicine honors the historic achievements of its alumni, faculty, and students and is well prepared for the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.
Auburn was a part of the first regional education program in the U.S., offering veterinary education programs to eight neighboring states, and is why Auburn graduates are prevalent throughout the Southeast. Auburn is particularly proud of its continuous 69-year partnership in veterinary education with the Commonwealth of Kentucky through the Southern Regional Education Board.
The mission of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine is to prepare individuals for careers of excellence in veterinary medicine, including private and public practice, industrial medicine, academics, and research. The College provides... programs of instruction, research, outreach, and service that are in the best interests of the citizens of the state of Alabama, the region, the nation, and the world.
The College’s Strategic Plan has three major goals: (1) enhance student success; (2) promote discovery; and (3) practice the highest standards of veterinary medicine.
The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine has a rich history of success and a full commitment to the future of veterinary medicine through transformative research, impactful service, and an educational experience that prepares students for careers of excellence.