Responsibilities: The person in this position would have a research, teaching, and outreach focus. He/she is expected to interact with faculty from College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (Horticulture, Animal Science, Fisheries and Wildlife, Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center), School of Public Health, other departments in College of Veterinary Medicine, Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, and the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety. It is expected that this position will develop nationally recognized, independent sustained research programs in sustainable aquaculture and ecosystem health that complement our existing infectious disease and food safety programs, and can provide expert advice to industry related to aquatic animal health. This position will also have major teaching responsibilities in the DVM curriculum including teaching in epidemiology, advanced epidemiology and veterinary public health rotations. They will also teach in undergraduate and graduate (PhD, MPH, and MS) courses.
Required Qualifications: Candidates must have a doctoral level degree (e.g., DVM, MD or PhD) and publication record demonstrating experience in epidemiology and infectious diseases. The candidate is expected to have advanced knowledge of the biology of agents, hosts, vectors, and reservoir systems of aquatic animal population health and/or advanced knowledge of food safety related to seafood. The ability to develop an independent and sustainable scholarly research program, teach in the classroom and mentor graduate students, and participate in outreach and service is required. Successful applicants will also contribute collaboratively to multidisciplinary efforts as part of their scholarly work. Demonstrated experience in preparing research grants, publishing in quality peer-reviewed journals, and presentations at national, professional meetings is necessary. Candidates at the associate professor or professor level are expected to demonstrate sustained success in funded scholarly activities and candidates at the full professor level will be expected to also have a substantial, currently funded research portfolio.
Preferred Qualifications: While a doctoral level degree and commensurate track record of peer reviewed research output is required, a DVM degree plus graduate (MS, PhD) level research degree is preferred since this combination is likely to support the development of both aquatic animal health and epidemiological research tracks within the College. Thus, candidates with a record of funded programmatic research, teaching and outreach in aquatic animal health and epidemiology will be given preference. In addition, candidates with applied data science skills (Big Data) related to population fish production and public health are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 328738
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