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Assistant Professor, Mucosal Immunology in The Department of Dairy Science at Virginia Tech

January 23, 2019

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Assistant Professor, Mucosal Immunology
Department of Dairy Science


                                                                             

Job Description:

The Department of Dairy Science invites you to apply for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in mucosal immunology. The position’s primary appointment is research and secondary appointment is teaching. It is a full-time, 9-month, academic year appointment with expectations of applying for and obtaining external funding.

 About Virginia Tech:

 Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We are looking for people who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to build a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of people to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

 

 

Position Summary:

 The Department of Dairy Science invites you to apply for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in mucosal immunology. The position’s primary appointment is research and secondary appointment is teaching. It is a full-time, 9-month, academic year appointment with expectations of applying for and obtaining external funding.

 

Research Appointment: Use your strong research skills to establish a nationally recognized research program focused on mucosal immunology. Areas of relevant research interest include immunology of any of the following:

  • Enteric system
  • Respiratory system
  • Mammary gland
  • Reproductive systems

 

Research emphasis in any of these areas will receive full consideration. Research approaches should emphasize molecular, cellular, and OMIC tools and techniques in concert with whole-animal approaches. We require an intended research emphasis on dairy animals, and experience with dairy cattle is highly desirable.

 

This position is part of Virginia Tech’s Global Systems Science Destination Area. Information on Virginia Tech’s exciting Destination Area initiative is found at http://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas.html. The Global Systems Science Destination Area is focused on the transdisciplinary study of the dynamic interplay among natural and social systems. Faculty working together in this area are collaborating toward transdisciplinary solutions to critical social problems emergent from human activity and environmental change. You will have the opportunity to engage in transdisciplinary research, curriculum, and/or outreach initiatives with other university faculty working in the Global Systems Science Destination Area.

 

Teaching Appointment: You will teach two courses each year in animal health and immunology. One course will be at the undergraduate level and the other at the graduate level. You will advise/mentor graduate students at the MS and PhD levels.

 

You will function in a team setting of faculty, staff, industry leaders, and graduate and undergraduate students. Interdisciplinary collaborations with scientists in the Departments of Animal and Poultry Sciences, Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Food Science and Technology, Human Nutrition Foods and Exercise, the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, and/or the Fralin Life Sciences Institute are available.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in Dairy, Animal, or Veterinary Sciences, Biology, Molecular Biology, or related areas
  • Intended research emphasis on dairy animals
  • Evidence of strong communication and teamwork skills that will enable interaction with student, academic, industry, and public audiences across disciplines

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post-doctoral training
  • Record of peer-reviewed publications
  • Experience applying for grants or other sources of external funding to support research and graduate student training
  • Experience working with dairy cattle
  • Demonstrated experience with interdisciplinary teaching and/or research in areas that align with Virginia Tech’s university-wide, multi-disciplinary focus on Global Systems Science

 

 

 

Applications:

 

 

Application review will begin March 1, 2019 and continue until a suitable person is hired.
The position is available to start August 10, 2019.
Complete an online application at jobs.vt.edu, posting number TR0180209 (https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/93076).

 

Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of names and contact information for three references.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virginia Tech has a strong dedication to diversity including women, people of color, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities in need of accommodations should notify Dr. Benjamin Corl, Department of Dairy Science, 540-231-6331 or the Virginia Telecommunications Relay Service, 1-800-828-1120.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and need accommodation please contact the hiring department.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

 

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