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Assistant Professor - Bacteriology

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Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Biomedical Science
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Instructional / Teaching Faculty, 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 9-month faculty position in bacteriology tenure-track, Assistant Professor level. This position involves teaching and research. The department and college have a strong, vibrant nationally, and internationally recognized infectious diseases research program. The instructional responsibilities will be to teach bacteriology in the graduate and undergraduate program consistent with the candidate’s and college’s focus.
Evidence of infectious diseases research and ability to establish an independent research program is required with background in the following areas especially encouraged: zoonotic bacterial infections, antimicrobial resistance, microbiomes and microbiome-focused therapeutics, BSL3-Pathogens and bacterial pathogenesis, ecology of infectious diseases. The candidate will be joining a progressive department and college that have a strong infectious diseases-oriented faculty. The VMCVM has a long-standing CDC approved Biosafety level 3 research facility (IDU). A broad range of animal research with both bacterial and viral BSL3/BSL2 agents are being conducted in the IDU. The college has available recently-renovated laboratory space and state-of-the-art core facilities, including the BSL3 laboratory and ABSL-3 facilities for in vivo infection and challenge studies. In addition, there is a vibrant infectious disease program in the University. Recently Virginia Tech launched a new research initiative in the Center for Emerging, Zoonotic, and Arthropod-borne Pathogens (CeZAP)

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in bacteriology or an appropriate discipline and postdoctoral research experience by appointment start date. Successful candidates are expected to have, or to establish independent, nationally and internationally recognized, externally funded research programs.

Preferred Qualifications

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with strong potential for success in funding.


Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience 

Review Date

May 31, 2021

Additional Information

To apply please submit an electronic application, CV, Cover Letter, List of 3 References, Teaching Philosophy Statement, and Research Statement at, job number 515606.

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

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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