The Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences is seeking to fill a full-time Assistant/Associate/Full Professor tenure-track position to enhance its ability to address the emerging threats to animal agriculture through consequential research, innovative teaching, and dedicated public engagement. Focused on microbiology at the interface of food and the environment, including antimicrobial drug resistance, this position is part of an university initiative Food Safety Innovations (mndrive.umn.edu/food). A successful candidate will join a transdisciplinary research cluster and develop a research program of distinction in an emerging area of microbiology or virology directly relating to biological threats to food-producing animal species. The effort for this position will be: 70% Research, 30% Teaching and Outreach.
Minimum qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in microbiology, virology or a related field relevant to this faculty position and a record of primary research publications in highly-ranked scientific journals. The candidate must be eligible to apply for research funds from the National Institutes of Health, the United States Department of Agriculture and other U.S. federal funding agencies to support a research program of high national and international distinction.
Desired qualifications: A D.V.M. degree from an accredited veterinary medical institution. Documented abilities to (1) develop and sustain a research program of excellence with extramural funding support, (2) work within and be able to form effective scholarly teams capable of responding to emerging, zoonotic infectious disease in food-producing animal species or microbial threats to food safety, and (3) contribute in finding effective solutions to workforce needs in Minnesota food and feed industries.
Internal Number: 327490
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