Assistant/Associate Professor in Infectious Disease Research

College Park, Maryland
Salary will be commensurate with rank and experience.
February 12 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Assistant/Associate Professor

Faculty Position in Infectious Diseases Research

Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty, 9-Month Appointment (80% Research and 20% Teaching)

Position Number 103716

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.

A Ph.D. or Ph.D./DVM or equivalent degree with relevant post-doctoral training.

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 and 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.

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. Salary will be commensurate with rank and experience.


Applications are accepted through (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.
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

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