Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science, University of Connecticut

Position ID:UConn-Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science-2017608 [#9288, 2017608]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Pathobiology and Veterinary Science
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Veterinary Pathology
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2017/06/22, finished 2018/01/16)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The University of Connecticut is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position in the Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science, College of Agriculture Health and Natural Resources at the rank of Assistant Professor. Pathobiology & Veterinary Science is highly regarded for its undergraduate and graduate programs. The undergraduate curriculum is designed for students preparing to enter medical, dental, veterinary, or graduate schools, and students are mentored by faculty who are cutting-edge professionals in their respective fields. Our departmental research profile focuses on infectious diseases of animals and humans, vaccines, veterinary pathology, and wildlife diseases. Many of our faculty are members of the Center of Excellence for Vaccine Research (CEVR), which provides a unifying consortium for vaccine research at UConn. The department also provides service to the University, citizens of the State of Connecticut and the New England region through integration with the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (CVMDL). The CVMDL is an integral service, academic and research unit within the Department of PVS and is the only laboratory in New England fully-accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD). The CVMDL services the public and enables PVS to capture the scope of disease prevalence in the region relative to the impact and distribution of infectious diseases that affect domestic and wild animals, and human populations. Together, Pathobiology & Veterinary Science provides high quality academics, research, and extension and stands at the forefront of One Health Initiative at UConn. The successful candidate will join a dynamic faculty focused on infectious diseases and pathology.


The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active extramurally funded research program in the area of infectious disease, teach 1-2 undergraduate/graduate courses, provide a service function in alignment with the CVMDL, and serve as an undergraduate and graduate advisor. Specific areas of research interest include but are not limited to: Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vector-borne Diseases, Ecology of Infectious Diseases, Molecular Epidemiology.


PhD degree or equivalent professional degree (i.e., MD or DVM), a minimum of 2-3 years of research experience beyond the doctoral degree, a record of publications on infectious diseases in peer-reviewed journals, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.


Demonstrated ability to develop, or participation in, national/international interdisciplinary collaborations, strategic program building, development or use of quantitative approaches to understand infectious disease dynamics, an interest in developing research projects consistent with the mission of the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (CVMDL); commitment to promoting diversity through teaching and research programs.


This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2018.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Select “Apply” and submit the following materials via Academic Jobs Online:  a letter of application with a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, experience, and commitment to effective learning); research and scholarship statement (describing your area of interest and how you intend to obtain funding to develop and maintain your program); commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.); and three (3) letters of reference.  To receive full consideration, complete application materials should be received by July 21, 2017. The review of applications will begin on that date, however, a hiring decision will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.  Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.  (Search # 2017608)

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The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


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Further Info:
University of Connecticut
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9 Walters Avenue
Unit 5075
Storrs, CT 06269

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