POSITION: The Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. We seek candidates with expertise in molecular microbiology with an emphasis on mechanisms of disease, structural biology and antimicrobial drug discovery. Preference will be given to candidates who are capable of translating fundamental research on pathogen-host interactions toward the identification of structure-based antimicrobial targets and/or vaccine designs. Moreover, they should provide evidence of productive team science and have an interest in trans-disciplinary investigations, to include but not necessarily be limited to food animal microbiome, antimicrobial drug resistance, or systems-based modeling.
Candidates must be able to establish and sustain an independent, extramural-funded research program and participate in the teaching and service missions of the Department and College. The successful candidate will contribute to the College of Veterinary Medicine’s research signature programs in zoonotic infectious diseases, comparative medicine and population medicine, and will foster opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaborations within the Academic Health Center (www.ahc.umn.edu). Among the nation’s top 10 public research universities, the University of Minnesota is only one of three universities in the United States with a comprehensive Academic Health Center on one campus. It offers state-of-the-art core research facilities, with access to new BSL2 and BSL3 facilities and the Super-computing Institute, and has world-class research programs in microbial pathogenesis. The scientific environment of the Department is highly interactive with ties on campus to other basic science and clinical departments, the Cancer Center, and other centers including Health Informatics, many ‘Omics, Drug Design, Immunology and partnerships with food animal commodities.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant is expected to develop or to currently have an active externally funded research program in infectious diseases, and to participate in teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and/or professional levels. Anticipated effort will be 75% research, with 25% for teaching and service.