Assistant Professor in Animal Science (tenure-track) - University of Vermont in Burlington Vermont

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University of Vermont

Burlington, Vermont 05405

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Tenure-Track Faculty Position - Department of Animal Science
University of Vermont

The Department of Animal Science at the University of Vermont invites applications for a Tenure-track Faculty Position to begin August 2013.

Animal Health. This is a 9 month, tenure track, research and teaching position. Responsibilities include undergraduate teaching, contributing to upper or graduate level courses, and advising undergraduate and graduate students. University service is also expected. The appointee will be required to develop a funded, innovative research program in animal health, preferably with a focus on diseases of ruminant livestock, and will be encouraged to collaborate with colleagues within and outside the Department.. Research focused on dairy cattle is preferred. Hiring will be at the Assistant Professor level.

Applicants are encouraged to apply before December 15, 2012, at which time review of applications will begin. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral level degree in Dairy, Animal, or Veterinary Science, or a closely related field. At least two years postdoctoral experience is expected and demonstration of success in attracting extramural funds is preferred.

For further information on the Animal Health position, contact search committee chair Dr. David Kerr at

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are requested to iinclude in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. For more information regarding the University of Vermont's diversity initiatives, please visit the President's web site at:

All candidates must apply online at and must attach to their application a curriculum vitae and statements of research interests and teaching philosophy. Applicants must also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted to Helen Maciejewski at

Founded in 1791, UVM has been called one of the "public ivies" and is consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the United States. The University is located in Burlington, Vermont, also rated as one of the best small cities in America. The greater Burlington area has a population of about 125,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. Burlington and the surrounding area provide an environment rich in cultural and recreational activities for individuals and families, with multiple opportunities for interactions with local industry and communities.

The Department of Animal Science has more than 300 undergraduate students in four concentrations of study: pre-veterinary, equine, dairy, and general animal science. The Department currently has 11 Ph.D. students and offers an integrated Animal, Nutrition & Food Science Ph.D. program. There is also strong opportunity to collaborate with the W.H. Miner Agricultural Institute in nearby Chazy, NY. More information on the Department is available at:

Keyword Phrases

  • Animal Science
  • Animal Health
  • Veterinary Science
  • research
  • teaching
  • advising
  • mentor graduate students
  • research focused on dairy cattle preferable
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Best if Apply By 12/15/2012