POSITION: Applications are invited for a full-time, 9-month tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor to join an exciting program in emerging zoonotic and infectious diseases. We seek candidates with basic and translational research expertise in diseases transmitted to animals and humans by invertebrate or vertebrate vectors, including bacterial, rickettsial, viral, and parasitic zoonoses. The successful candidate will join a faculty with multi-disciplinary interests and competitive research programs in biomedical sciences and animal agriculture, a spirit of collaboration, and a rich scientific environment.
The successful candidate will be expected to establish and sustain an independent, extramurally-funded research program and participate in the outreach and teaching missions of the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Minnesota (www.vetmed.umn.edu/departments/veterinary-and-biomedical-sciences). The individual will participate in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s One Medicine One Science strategic research signature programs (www.vetmed.umn.edu/research/signature-programs) and have access to cross-disciplinary collaborations throughout the University, the College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (www.cfans.umn.edu), and the Academic Health Center (www.ahc.umn.edu). Among the nation’s top 10 public research universities, the University of Minnesota is committed to a dynamic and diverse research culture supported by significant state-of-the-art core research facilities, including new BSL2 and BSL3 animal facilities, the Supercomputing Institute, and the University of Minnesota Genomics and Proteomics Centers.
REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have a Ph.D., D.V.M., M.D. or equivalent degree with training in the biological or biomedical sciences. Postdoctoral training is expected with evidence of innovative and collaborative research that is published in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The position is primarily research. The successful applicant is expected to develop (Assistant Professor) or to currently have (advanced rank) an active externally funded research program that is relevant to animal and human health. Teaching in the area of Entomology is required, and participation in teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and/or professional levels is expected.
SALARY AND START-UP PACKAGE: Highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The candidate will be offered newly-renovated laboratory space in support of interdisciplinary science.
START DATE: negotiable, after a suitable candidate is identified.
ABOUT MINNESOTA: The Twin Cities metropolitan area (St. Paul and Minneapolis) is the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. and ranks among our most desirable places to live. It offers exceptional cultural, social, and recreational opportunities. The public school system in Minnesota is excellent and the University of Minnesota Day Care Center is among the best in the nation. Livability.com recently ranked Minneapolis as the healthiest city in the U.S. The Twin Cities hosts 4 major professional sports teams; it is a cultural center for theater, opera, and art; it has great shopping; its international airport provides direct connections to many major cities around the world. State parks are plentiful and hiking, skiing, swimming, boating and fishing are within minutes of most anywhere in the Twin Cities area. Urban or rural, indoor or outdoor – Minnesota has it all. For more information, consult www.exploreminnesota,com, www.minnesotaschools., and www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us
APPLICATIONS: Applications will be accepted and reviewed upon receipt until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should apply online at http://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs, Job ID #315588. Required documents include a curriculum vitae, a description of career goals and priorities in research and teaching, teaching statement, research statement, and the names and contact information for three professional references.