Assistant Professor / Veterinary Virologist

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Assistant Professor / Veterinary Virologist

Assistant Professor / Veterinary Virologist
University of Wyoming - Laramie, WY

Institution: University of Wyoming
Location: Laramie, WY
Category: Faculty - Agriculture - Veterinary Medicine

Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time

VETERINARY VIROLOGIST, UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING

The Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Wyoming, seeks a tenure-track veterinary virologist at the assistant professor level. The position responsibilities include professional diagnostic service (50%), research (25%), teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate students (20%), and university service (5%). Preferred qualifications include a DVM (or equivalent) degree and a PhD in veterinary virology or related field, with board certification or eligibility for same in the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists a plus. Exceptional candidates with a PhD in virology, investigative animal disease training and in-depth experience in veterinary diagnostic virology also will be considered. Primary responsibilities are to provide diagnostic services to veterinarians and other clients of the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory (WSVL). The WSVL has a caseload that includes food animals (primarily beef cattle), companion animals, and wildlife. Other responsibilities include teaching a 3-credit, upper division medical virology course and participation in other Departmental teaching activities. Development of collaborative and/or independently funded research in a field pertinent to the Department's focus areas is expected (including diseases at the wildlife-livestock interface; pestivirus diseases; arbovirus diseases in collaboration with USDA-ARS colleagues; commercial test development and/or validation, and others). The incumbent will supervise virology, diagnostic serology, cell culture, and transmission electron microscopy units within the WSVL.

The University of Wyoming is a land-grant university located in the friendly city of Laramie, in southeast Wyoming. Laramie is close to excellent outdoor activities in the nearby Snowy and Laramie mountain ranges, and near cultural and other amenities along the Front Range of Colorado. The Department of Veterinary Sciences is a small, active unit with a reputation for excellence in disease investigation and applied research in livestock and wildlife. The department consists of 11 faculty members, most of whom have a 50% or greater commitment to professional service in the WSVL, and a reputation for excellence in livestock and wildlife disease investigation. The virology section is well equipped and staffed and a BSL-3 facility exists in the department. The laboratory is accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians. Review of applications will begin 1 October, 2008, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. To be considered please send: 1) a cover letter outlining qualifications and career goals, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) names and contact information for three professional references (electronic submission preferred) to Dr. Gerry Andrews (GAndrews@uwyo.edu). Individuals with questions are invited to contact Dr. Andrews by email or telephone [(307) 766-3139]. WSVL web site: http://wyovet.uwyo.edu/; Department of Veterinary Sciences web site: http://uwadmnweb.uwyo.edu/vetsci/; and University of Wyoming web site: http://www.uwyo.edu/. The University of Wyoming is an AA/EEO institution.

Application Information
Contact: Dr. Gerry Andrews
Department of Veterinary Sciences
University of Wyoming
Phone: (307) 766-3139
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