Assistant or Associate Professor, Veterinary Public Health
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Location: Knoxville, TN
Internal Number: 106676
The University of Tennessee invites applications from all qualified individuals for a full-time (12 month) faculty appointment in the College of Veterinary Medicine (https://vetmed.tennessee.edu/). The position will be offered as a tenure-track assistant or associate professor, dependent on the individual's interests and qualifications, and will reside in the Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences.
The College is seeking qualified applicants who can provide high quality instruction in veterinary public health and epidemiology, specifically focused on One Health and zoonoses, to professional (DVM) students and students enrolled in the University's Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program (https://publichealth.utk.edu/). The University's accredited MPH Program includes a Veterinary Public Health Concentration and the successful candidate will serve as academic advisor for students in the on campus as well as online degree options. This individual will develop partnerships with local, regional and national public health agencies that might serve as applied practice experience sites for students and/or research partners for the faculty member. Development and coordination of optional electives/rotations/public health agency experience opportunities for students would be a future expectation. Teaching and student advising activities are expected to require an approximate 50% effort in this position with additional administration in support of the MPH program. An independent research effort in the area of One Health is expected. Research activity involving the control of zoonoses and environmental hazards linked to domestic and/or wild animals is desired, and would be in line with the strategic plan of the College's community outreach in veterinary public health. The successful candidate will be encouraged to participate in the College's Comparative and Experimental Medicine (CEM) Graduate Program through mentorship of MS and PhD students and teaching in CEM courses. The faculty member may represent the College on public health and zoonotic disease issues at the local, state, national and international levels. Interaction with veterinarians, local and state health departments, and other constituents will be an integral part of the position and the successful candidate will interface closely with other college and University departments and colleges with a One Health mission.
The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Qualified applicants must have: (1) DVM and MPH degrees (or equivalent); (2) excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work well with others in a collegial, team atmosphere. Preference will be given to those with a relevant PhD degree, a record of scholarship, board certification/eligibility, and/or teaching experience.
For consideration, please include 1) letter of professional goals, including teaching and research aspirations, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) names and contact information (including email addresses) of three professional references.
Informal inquiries are welcome and may be directed to: Ms Elizabeth Allen Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine The University of Tennessee DocuSign Envelope ID: 20E54DAA-38F7-425C-978F-255B9BAC6758 2407 River Drive, Rm A201 Knoxville, TN 37996-4546 Email: email@example.com
Review of applications will begin June 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.
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