Assistant/Associate Professor, Maryland, US

Closing date: 16 March 2020

Vacancy details

The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Maryland College Park, MD, invite applications from qualified individuals for a Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty Position in Infectious Diseases. This 9-month appointment (80% Research and 20% Teaching) will be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Research

Current focus is on host-pathogen interaction with emphases on virology, bacteriology, parasitology, immunology, microbial pathogenesis, and public health. The position requires the candidate to focus on important zoonoses involving human and animal health. The candidate with outstanding influenza or avian influenza research background in viral transmission, pathogenesis, immunity, viral-host interactions, and vaccine development are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate will be expected to develop, maintain, and conduct a productive, extramurally-funded research program that will strengthen the current research goals of the department and the college. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level are expected to have a strong publication record. Candidates applying at the Associate Professor level must have an established research program with a record of or active extramural funding. To be considered at the Full Professor level, a candidate must be a tenured faculty at a peer institution and must have a strong track record of research, teaching, and scholarly activity. The selected candidate will also be expected to develop and maintain active and productive collaborations, both with the Department of Animal & Avian Sciences and outside the College and University. Excellent opportunities exist for collaboration with federal agencies (USDA, FDA, NIH) and other University departments.

Teaching

Active participation in the University’s Graduate Program will be required, include mentoring of graduate students and serving on student advisory committees. The selected candidate will be responsible for the development of one graduate course to be included in the current veterinary medicine curriculum. This new course will be developed in conjunction with active participation in the college’s current teaching objectives and mission goals. Salary will be commensurate with rank and experience.

About the University

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

More information and details of how to apply can be found on the University's recruitment pages. For best consideration, applications should be received by 16 March 2020.

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