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The Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology in the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech has an open 12-month Collegiate-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. This position primarily involves teaching in the preclinical and clinical veterinary curriculum, and diagnostic clinical microbiology. The department and college have a strong, vibrant nationally, and internationally recognized microbiology program. The instructional responsibilities will be to teach microbiology in the DVM professional program, and there will be opportunities to teach graduate and resident level courses (bacteriology and virology) consistent with the candidate's and college's focus. Opportunities also exist to be involved in training clinical residents and/or Ph.D. students. Collaborative research in infectious diseases in the following areas is especially encouraged: zoonotic diseases, natural and experimental animal models of infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, vaccine development, and mechanisms of infectious disease resistance or susceptibility. Clinical diagnostic microbiology (virology and bacteriology) duties include clinical orientation and training in bacteriology/mycology, virology and serology in a diagnostic laboratory setting; experience in QA/QC in veterinary microbiology; supervision of diagnostic laboratory staff in bacteriology, virology, and mycology, serology; evaluation of case histories with appropriate timely suggestions to clientele, and recommendations on new technologies relative to microbiology assays. For more information about the college, please visit http://www.vetmed.vt.edu/; for departmental information including other areas of expertise please visit http://www.vetmed.vt.edu/org/dbsp/index.asp. For diagnostic laboratory (ViTALS) please visit: https://www.vetmed.vt.edu/lab-services/. For interdepartmental microbiology program, please click http://www.vtmicro.biol.vt.edu. Please also visit the web links of four Virginia Tech life/health sciences-related Institutes, which foster intercollegiate research interactions. These include: (1) Fralin Life Sciences Institute: http://www.biotech.vt.edu/; (2) VT Carilion Research Institute: http://vtc.vt.edu/research/; (3) Virginia Bioinformatics Institute: http://www.vbi.vt.edu/; (4) Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science: http://www.ictas.vt.edu/. Opportunities for translational research in collaboration with faculty in the College's Departments of Large and Small Animal Clinical Sciences and the Via College of Osteopathic Medicine exist as well.
The required qualifications are: DVM or equivalent, diplomate of ACVM- Bacteriology/Mycology and/or Virology (or ACVM eligible) and/or Ph.D.
Virginia Tech Animal Laboratory Services is an AAVLD provisionally accredited lab, therefore experience with ISO17025 standards is expected. The candidate will be joining a progressive department and college that have a strong microbiology-oriented faculty. In addition, there is a vibrant microbiology program in the College of Sciences. We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a strong record of accomplishments in microbiology that will complement the expertise of our existing robust microbiology (bacteriology and virology) program. Opportunities to develop collaborative research programs exist both within the college and with other life sciences-oriented departments, colleges, and institutes on campus.
Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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