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Animal Disease Research Assistant/Associate Professor more...
Location:Auburn, AL
Company:Auburn University
First posted:January 18, 2017

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Position Information

Job Title Animal Disease Research Assistant/Associate Professor

Posting Number P0830F

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

The successful candidate will be expected to 1) establish a competitive research program in food animal diseases that contributes to the research mission of the Department of Pathobiology and College of Veterinary Medicine, 2) support advanced training of veterinarians and graduate students in food animal diseases, and 3) teach in the veterinary professional curriculum.

Departmental research programs exist in aquatic pathobiology, avian diseases, molecular virology and bacteriology, molecular diagnostics, food safety, pathogen detection, basic and applied immunology, parasitology, platelet pathophysiology, molecular genetics, oncology, pathogenic mechanisms of infectious diseases, embryo-pathogen interactions, epidemiology, poultry pathology and neuropathology. A central resource for food animal disease research in the department is the Sugg Laboratory for Animal Health Research at Auburn University. The Department of Pathobiology offers diagnostic services including bacteriology and mycology, virology, anatomic and clinical pathology, parasitology, and molecular diagnostics. 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). University core facilities support advanced microscopy and imaging, laser microdissection, multispectral imaging, and flow cytometry- FACS . In addition, through institutional collaboration with the Hudson-Alpha Institute for Biotechnology, a full array of genomic sequencing and functional genomic technologies is available.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. degree in microbiology, pathology, internal medicine, infectious diseases, or closely related field, and a record of research training and accomplishment indicating either the establishment or the potential for establishment of a research program and record of scholarly achievement in food animal diseases, consistent with appointed rank. Strength in didactic classroom and small group instruction, and excellent written and interpersonal communication skills are desired. Candidates with the D.V.M. degree (or equivalent), in addition to the Ph.D. degree, will be preferred but other qualified candidates with relevant experience will be considered.

Desired Qualifications

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, outline of research plans, statement of teaching philosophy, letter of intent summarizing career goals and current research activities, and names and contact information including e-mail addresses for three references. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2017 and continue until a candidate is recommended for
appointment. For additional information, please contact the search committee chair: Dr. Paul Walz, Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn, AL 36849-5540. Telephone: (see application details). Email: (see application details).

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References required for this position? Yes

If yes, minimum number requested 3

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