Assistant Professor

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  • Job ID 41241
  • Experience Previous experience required

Job Description

About the Job

The University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine announces a career opportunity for a contract, tenured or tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor ranks. The final rank and terms of appointment will depend on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate consistent with collegiate and University policies. This position will be supported by the University’s MnDRIVE (Minnesota’s Discovery, Research, and Innovation Economy) Initiative aiming to improve swine health and productivity. The MnDRIVE initiative is a partnership between the University of Minnesota and the State of Minnesota that aligns areas of research strength with the state’s key and emerging industries to address grand challenges. MnDRIVE receives $22 million annually from the state to support research in five strategic areas including Global Food.  The State of Minnesota ranks fifth in agriculture-producing states and the swine industry ranks second within the U.S. The successful candidate will join a vibrant group of faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Population Medicine Department that works collaboratively and interdisciplinary to address existing and emerging challenges that threaten the sustainability and productivity of the swine industry.

The successful candidate is expected to establish an independent, extramurally funded applied research program in addition to the collaborative research efforts with current members of the College’s faculty and fostering partnerships with key industry players. Individuals with research interests focused on advancing and protecting the health and productivity of swine across a broad range of areas, including emerging diseases, biosecurity, infectious diseases, disease preparedness, production economics, sustainability, animal genetics, animal welfare, or precision agriculture, are encouraged to apply for this position. While expertise in these areas is suggested, candidates with research interests in additional relevant topics are also welcome to apply. The candidate is also expected to participate in teaching in the DVM curriculum and contribute to graduate education and mentoring. Distribution of effort will be determined in accordance with the candidate’s expertise, academic priorities, and administrative and service needs.


Required Qualifications:
Advanced research degree (PhD, or equivalent; or DVM/MSc with strong demonstrated ability to conduct independent research) at the time of appointment.
Evidence of experience conducting research related to advancing and protecting swine health and production.
Knowledge and experience in applied research in swine.
Understanding of swine production systems.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work in a collaborative research and teaching environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
DVM or equivalent degree with experience in North American swine practice.
Evidence of procuring research funding or conducting independent research
Experience with formal or informal DVM teaching


Working at the University

At the University of Minnesota, you’ll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning.  We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Tuition Benefit Program
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost
  • Employee Transit Pass with free or reduced rates in the Twin Cities metro area

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