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Riverbend Ranch Endowed Assistant Professor in Wildlife-Livestock Health

The Department of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Wyoming
The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain
Nine month salary with full benefits
Closing date
Nov 6, 2022

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Life Sciences, Agricultural Science, Microbiology
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The Department of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Wyoming (UW) welcomes applications for a 9-month tenure-track Infectious Disease Specialist at the Assistant Professor level. The position will be funded in part by the Riverbend Ranch Endowment in Wildlife-Livestock Health. The preferred candidate will have expertise that includes diseases transmissible between wildlife and livestock such as brucellosis, and chronic wasting disease. Candidates with interest in zoonotic diseases including plague, tularemia, Q-fever, rabies, and rickettsia are also encouraged to apply. The position will advance scientific knowledge, education, and solutions within the area of study.

The successful applicant will establish an extramurally-funded research program focused on infectious disease important to the state of Wyoming and nationally; and provide training to undergraduate, graduate students, and/or post-doctoral researchers. They will contribute to teaching needs within departmental programs by coordinating one 3-credit course, and participating as a guest lecturer in other departmental courses as needed. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with a vibrant community of basic and applied scientists, and instructors within the Department and across the University.

The Department provides state-of-the-art facilities and expert faculty to support research and teaching. The University of Wyoming Biocontainment Facility is a tier I BSL3 research facility with small animal housing. Also available on-site is large animal BSL2 housing. The Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory is an AAVLD accredited laboratory that provides animal disease diagnostic services to the region, and has in-house next-generation sequencing technology. Departmental faculty research and diagnostic expertise is centered on infectious diseases of livestock, wildlife, and zoonoses. In addition to departmental facilities, core facilities are available centrally to support research (, and the UW Advanced Research Computing Center ( provides access to world-class computational resources.

Preference will be given to candidates that have demonstrated potential for establishing an independent research program that is integrated with student training opportunities, and for contributing to ongoing departmental research, teaching, and service needs. Interested applicants with expertise in epidemiology, disease ecology, immunology, and/or bacterial pathogenesis are encouraged to apply.

Minimum qualifications are a DVM (or equivalent) and PhD (or an equivalent level of post-doctoral research experience); or, PhD and 3+ years of post-doctoral research experience. Desired qualifications are a record of productivity in infectious diseases of livestock, wildlife, or zoonoses, and teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

Complete the online application ( position #222407) and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V. and contact information for four work-related references. This position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by 11/06/2022 will receive full consideration. For questions about this position contact the committee chair, Dr. Jonathan Fox, email:

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