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Faculty Position in Equine Infection and Immunity (Tenure-Track)

Job Announcement

The Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences at Texas A&M University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of comparative neuroscience, with a focus on muscular dystrophy, at the Assistant Professor level. This faculty position is intended to complement an ongoing research program Dr. Noah Cohen that focuses on equine infectious disease.

The successful candidate must have a DVM or equivalent, doctoral degree and relevant post-doctoral experience, and will be expected to develop and sustain an extramurally-funded research program, train graduate students, and teach within the professional veterinary curriculum. Salary and start-up packages will be competitive and commensurate with level of accomplishment.

Review of applications will begin Dec 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a curriculum vita, statement of research and teaching interests, and the names of three potential references to: Allen Roussel, Professor and Head, Department of large animal clinical sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, MS 4475, College Station, TX 77843-4475 or by email:


Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Educator committed to Diversity



Job Description

Tenure-track and tenured faculty members are expected to demonstrate effectiveness and excellence in Academic Citizenship, Teaching and Scholarship. The proportion of effort dedicated to each of these activities is negotiable and may change over time. However, it is anticipated that this position will involve approximately 10% commitment to Academic Citizenship, 30% commitment to Teaching, and 60% commitment to Scholarship, primarily the Scholarship of Discovery. A DVM or equivalent degree and a PhD in microbiology, immunology, or a related field are required. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualification and experience.

Teaching: Teaching in the graduate curriculum is required. Teaching may be assigned in the veterinary professional curriculum or undergraduate curriculum as needed. The faculty member will:

  • be effective and innovative in his/her approach to teaching.
  • develop well organized, creative lectures and laboratory materials for assigned courses in the graduate, professional or undergraduate curriculum as assigned.
  • instruct students in research principles and methods including independent studies involving laboratory work and animal handling.
  • supervise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students in the laboratory and animal experiments.
  • participate in seminars and laboratory meetings as appropriate.

Research/Scholarship: The faculty member will:

  • demonstrate excellence in Research (the Scholarship of Discovery).
  • develop an independent research program in equine infectious disease.
  • apply for and receive extramural funding to support his/her research program.
  • collaborate with other scientists in the CVM and in other colleges within TAMU and outside of TAMU.

Institutional citizenship: All faculty members are expected to be professionally collegial. In addition, academic service is expected in one or more of the following capacities:

  • as a member of departmental, college, and university committees as assigned.
  • as an active participation in committees of professional associations as appropriate.
  • as an active participation on review boards, study sections, etc. as appropriate.
  • executing administrative duties as assigned by the Department Head.
  • providing oversight of the professional development of technicians assigned within the laboratory.

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If you would like to join the established, progressive team in diagnostic imaging at Texas A&M University, please submit a statement of career goals, professional interests, curriculum vitae, and have 3 letters of reference sent to: Dr. Steven Brinsko, Chair of Search Committee, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, 4475 TAMU, College Station, TX  77843-4475. Phone inquiries may be made directly to (979)845-9131; (979) 847-8863 (fax), or e-mail Application review will begin on October 15, 2016 and applications will be considered until the position is filled.