Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Food Animal Disease Research, Auburn University, Alabama

POSITION: Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Food Animal Disease Research
Department of Pathobiology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Auburn University, Alabama
RANK: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor
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.
RESPONSIBILITIES: 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.
ACTIVITIES: 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.
APPOINTMENT: Starting salary and appointment will be commensurate with professional and academic
credentials and experience.
APPLICATION: Please apply online at http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/2046. Review of
applications will begin March 1, 2017 and continue until a candidate is recommended for
appointment. 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. For additional information, please contact the search committee chair: Dr. Paul
Walz, Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn, AL 36849-5540.
Telephone: 334-844-4951. Email: walzpau@auburn.edu.
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.