Position Announcement
TENURED/TENURE-TRACK: ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
OF MICROBIAL ECOLOGY & INFECTIOUS DISEASES
VETERINARY EDUCATION, RESEARCH, & OUTREACH (VERO)
Department of Veterinary Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
West Texas A&M University (WT) Campus

The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, Tenure-Track or Tenured position with an 11-month academic appointment with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. Applicants will be considered for the faculty titles of Assistant or Associate Professor depending on qualifications. Applicants should be scientists with expertise in the areas of microbial ecology and infectious diseases, especially as they apply to livestock and food production.

Candidates with experience using molecular and genomic approaches to investigate practical issues related to host-microbe interactions, microbial ecology, infectious disease pathogenesis, host responses to microbial agents, and/or production efficiency are encouraged to apply.   The successful candidate will establish and maintain an energetic, extramurally well-funded research program, support “team science” while engaging in interdisciplinary and collaborative research, and teach in the graduate, professional veterinary, and/or undergraduate degree programs. The overall goal of this position is to benefit the food animal industry and its stakeholders as part of larger program objectives to promote the industry and veterinary medicine, especially livestock industries in Texas and the Panhandle.

The position will be located in Canyon, TX, as part of the Veterinary Education, Research, and Outreach (VERO) Program, a unique partnership between Texas A&M University and West Texas A&M University (WT). VERO and partners from WT and Texas A&M AgriLife have strong research programs addressing important problems of practical significance to the cattle industries. These include the control and prevention of infectious diseases and the promotion of sustainability and efficiency of production practices. This new team member will complement existing areas of strength.

Qualifications

The successful candidate must have a PhD degree related to the position focus, or a DVM degree with an extensive record of research publication and grant funding.  Candidates with expertise pertinent to North American livestock and food production systems, especially knowledge and experience in beef, dairy, or food production systems, will be given preference. Candidates with experience in independently securing extramural research support, actively participating in collaborative team-based research, conducting applied research regarding practical problems affecting cattle production, consulting on important problems affecting animal populations, and teaching students about their disciplinary focus will also be given preference.

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) a letter describing interest in this position, career goals, and candidate’s research program, and 3) names and contact information of three references.  The application materials must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/75496.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Full consideration will be given to applications received by August 1, 2020.

Applicants needing more information are encouraged to contact Dr. Paul Morley, chair of the search committee (pmorley@tamu.edu).

Equal Opportunity

Texas A&M AgriLife is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

The Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences affirms and supports many different dimensions of diversity, and we are fully committed to ensuring a climate of inclusion where all our faculty, students, and staff are empowered to achieve their full potential.

West Texas A&M University and the Paul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences are committed to hiring the person most qualified for the position with equal treatment and access for all applicants, including affirmative action for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. We will not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values. The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Posted: June 10, 2020

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