Assistant or Associate Professor of Poultry Health-Environmental Microbiology

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in Minnesota

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted February 4, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time


Position:                  TheUniversity of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor position in the area of microbiology in support of poultry health and well-being.  This position is meant to reflect the complex interaction and challenges at the interface of animals, humans and the environment.  This full-time, tenure-track appointment is available beginning 1 April 2014.


Requirements:       Required qualifications include:  A Ph.D. in a relevant field with a background in integrated research and a record of publication.  Training and understanding of microbiology related to animal agriculture is required, experience in poultry research is preferred but not essential.  Relevant fields include but are not limited to veterinary medicine, poultry or animal science, environmental microbiology, and public health.                                                             Additional preferred qualifications:  Postdoctoral research experience, demonstrated ability to compete for extramural grants, experience and ability to work on a diverse interdisciplinary team, capacity to engage with constituents, and excellent communication skills.    

Duties:                 The Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences seeks applicants for a tenure track research position that includes a significant outreach component.  This new tenure-track faculty position is intended to expand the overall poultry research and outreach program in the College of Veterinary Medicine and the University in general.  This new faculty member will be part of a larger multi-college, interdisciplinary team of scientists and will be expected to design, conduct, analyze and publish research in the broadly defined area of environmental microbiology in the context of poultry health. The faculty member will be expected to engage stakeholders in the process and ultimately provide results that are impactful to the state and beyond.  Disciplinary emphasis for this research and outreach position would likely be in the areas of environmental microbiology, food safety/security, and/or animal health and disease. There is also an expectation that this position will be part of the graduate faculty and advise graduate students when applicable. 


A unique opportunity exists to conduct select research and outreach at the Mid-Central Research and Outreach Center in Willmar, MN.  This facility was recently retrofitted to contain laboratories and teaching classrooms in close proximity to the primary poultry production region.   

Salary:               Commensurate with experience and qualifications.  The University of Minnesota provides a generous vacation, sick leave, and benefits package.

Begin:                  Starting date will be when selected candidate  is available.

Application:       Qualified applicants should apply online at and include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 references (with contact information) knowledgeable about the candidate's research, teaching and outreach skills.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 




The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

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