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Assistant Professor, One Health Global Systems Science

TITLE: Assistant Professor, One Health Global Systems Science

POSITION SUMMARY: One Health recognizes that the human condition is closely allied with animal health and the environment. The Department of Dairy Science at Virginia Tech seeks an Assistant Professor of Animal Health that will contribute to its campus-wide One Health Initiative. The position is an academic-year tenure-track position with primary appointment in research and secondary appointment in teaching. The successful candidate will develop a nationally/internationally recognized and extramurally-funded research program focused on health-related challenges associated with modern animal production systems and their environments. Disciplines include, but are not limited to: immunology, genomics, nutritional metabolism, microbiology and virology. Research approaches should emphasize molecular, cellular, and computational biology tools and techniques in concert with whole-animal approaches. This position is part of Virginia Tech’s Global Systems Science Destination Area. Information on Virginia Tech’s exciting Destination Area initiative is found at http://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas.html. The Global Systems Science Destination Area is focused on the transdisciplinary study of the dynamic interplay among natural and social systems. A large number of highly motivated and productive faculty members from Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and Engineering are currently engaged in addressing problems facing human health and well-being, and the environment. Candidates will have the opportunity to participate in research, curriculum, and/or outreach initiatives within the Global Systems Science Destination Area. The successful candidate will be expected to teach animal health or closely aligned discipline-based course(s), recruit and advise undergraduate and graduate students, and collaborate across the department, college and university community.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Dairy, Animal, or Veterinary Sciences, Biology, Molecular Biology, or closely related field, and show evidence of strong communication and teamwork skills. Desired qualifications include: post-doctoral training, peer-reviewed publications and grant writing experience. Special consideration will be given to candidates working in dairy cattle, but a willingness to add dairy cattle to an already successful research portfolio is acceptable.

SALARY: The position is a full-time, 9-month academic year appointment. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Virginia Tech offers a comprehensive benefits package.

APPLICATIONS: Application review will begin February 1, 2020 and continue until a suitable person is hired. The position is available to start August 10, 2020. Complete an online application at jobs.vt.edu, job # 512278 (https://jobs.vt.edu). Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of names and contact information for three references.

Mark Hanigan
Department of Dairy Sciences
3100 Litton-Reaves (0306)
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0306
mhanigan@vt.edu

Located in the New River Valley, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has an enrollment of more than 30,000. The Town of Blacksburg and the New River Valley is a region noted for its high quality of life and progressive cultural environment. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity, and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and people with disabilities.


Organization

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)

Location (City & Country)

Blacksburg, United States

Category

University

Position Type

Full Time

Education & Experience Requirements

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Dairy, Animal, or Veterinary Sciences, Biology, Molecular Biology, or closely related field, and show evidence of strong communication and teamwork skills. Desired qualifications include: post-doctoral training, peer-reviewed publications and grant writing experience. Special consideration will be given to candidates working in dairy cattle, but a willingness to add dairy cattle to an already successful research portfolio is acceptable.