Assistant/Associate Professor in Infectious Disease Research
Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maryland, College Park
February 6, 2018
College Park, Maryland
Type & Experience Level:
Full Time - One to seven years
Poultry, Lab Animal, Zoo Animal
The Department of Veterinary Medicine (the Maryland campus of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine) at the University of Maryland-College Park, MD, invites applications from qualified individuals for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position in infectious diseases. This 9-month appointment will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate. The Department has excellent state-of-the-art research and core facilities, which also includes BSL-2 and BSL-3 suites.
Applications are accepted through https://ejobs.umd.edu (sort of position number 103716). Required are (1) cover letter, (2) CV, (3) statement of research interests and plans, (4) statement of teaching philosophy and (5) three reference letters. For best consideration, applications must be received by 03/31/2018 or until a suitable candidate is identified.
Research: The current focus is on infectious disease programs with an emphasis on virology, bacteriology, parasitology, immunology, pathogenesis, and public health. The position requires the candidate to focus on infectious diseases involved in animal health, human health, or zoonosis. Candidates with an outstanding research background in pathogenesis, immunity, host-pathogen 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. The selected candidate will also be expected to develop and maintain active and productive collaborations both within and outside the College. 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, to 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.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be commensurate with rank and experience. The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation, or gender identity and expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 103716
About Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maryland, College Park
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. 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.