POSITION: Applications are invited for a full-time, 9-month tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor to join an exciting program in emerging zoonotic and infectious diseases. We seek candidates with basic and translational research expertise in diseases transmitted to animals and humans by invertebrate or vertebrate vectors, including bacterial, rickettsial, viral, and parasitic zoonoses. The successful candidate will join a faculty with multi-disciplinary interests and competitive research programs in biomedical sciences and animal agriculture, a spirit of collaboration, and a rich scientific environment.
The successful candidate will be expected to establish and sustain an independent, extramurally-funded research program and participate in the outreach and teaching missions of the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Minnesota (www.vetmed.umn.edu/departments/veterinary-and-biomedical-sciences). The individual will participate in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s One Medicine One Science strategic research signature programs (www.vetmed.umn.edu/research/signature-programs) and have access to cross-disciplinary collaborations throughout the University, the College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (www.cfans.umn.edu), and the Academic Health Center (www.ahc.umn.edu). Among the nation’s top 10 public research universities, the University of Minnesota is committed to a dynamic and diverse research culture supported by significant state-of-the-art core research facilities, including new BSL2 and BSL3 animal facilities, the Supercomputing Institute, and the University of Minnesota Genomics and Proteomics Centers.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The position is primarily research. The successful applicant is expected to develop (Assistant Professor) or to currently have (advanced rank) an active externally funded research program that is relevant to animal and human health. Teaching in the area of Entomology is required, and participation in teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and/or professional levels is expected.
REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have a Ph.D., D.V.M., M.D. or equivalent degree with training in the biological or biomedical sciences. Postdoctoral training is expected with evidence of innovative and collaborative research that is published in high-impact, peer reviewed journals.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.