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Assistant or Associate Professor, Parasitology

Apply now Job no: 511567
Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Biomedical Science
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Instructional / Teaching Faculty, Other, Veterinary Medicine

Job Description

The Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology in the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech has an open 12-month tenure or clinical track faculty position in parasitology, Assistant or Associate Professor level. This position involves teaching, research and diagnostic parasitology. The department and college have a strong, vibrant, nationally and internationally recognized infectious diseases program. The instructional responsibilities will be to teach parasitology in an innovative DVM professional program, and there will be opportunities to teach graduate level courses consistent with the candidate’s and college’s focus. Evidence of research in parasitology and ability to establish an independent research program is required with background in the following areas especially encouraged: zoonotic parasitic infections, arthropod borne disease, natural and experimental animal models of parasitic diseases, parasiticide resistance, and mechanisms of resistance or susceptibility to parasitic infections. The successful applicant will also supervise the parasitology laboratory of the Virginia Tech Animal Laboratory Service (an AAVLD accredited laboratory), provide consultative parasitology service to clients, and provide recommendations on new technologies relative to parasitology assays.

Required Qualifications

DVM or equivalent and Ph.D in Parasitology or Entomology

Preferred Qualifications

ACVM- Parasitology board certification



Review Date

Open until filled

Additional Information

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and list of 3 professional references

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

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 seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, 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 on any other basis protected by law.

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