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Assistant Professor, Gastrointestinal Physiology

Agriculture / Life Science

Blacksburg

Assistant Professor, Gastrointestinal Physiology

  • 522839
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • School of Animal Sciences
  • Agriculture / Life Science
  • Teaching & Research Faculty
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

The School of Animal Sciences is searching for an Assistant Professor of Gastrointestinal Physiology. This is a tenure-track, 9-month appointment with responsibilities in research and teaching. The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong background in gastrointestinal and digestive physiology, intestinal microbiology, and/or gut immunobiology as evidenced by a strong publication and funding record. The individual is expected to develop a vigorous, extramurally-supported research program and generate significant scholarly outputs that will establish a national reputation in their field. The individual will have an opportunity to collaborate with existing faculty working in microbiology, neurobiology, data science, nutrition and metabolism, immunobiology, and other health-related research areas that are part of the One Health Initiative at Virginia Tech. Global engagement is important as the incumbent’s career advances, and will contribute to the expansion of Virginia Tech’s reputation in this domain. Successful candidates will have access to research laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment, and newly renovated animal facilities. The candidate will teach undergraduate and/or graduate-level courses in their area of expertise, and undergraduate academic advising and graduate student education are required. Advancement of equity and inclusion in all facets of the position are expected.

The position is a full-time, 9-month academic year appointment. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Virginia Tech offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Deadline for applications is Jan 8th, 2023 or until the position is filled. Candidates must submit online (https://www.jobs.vt.edu) a letter of application, curricula vitae, graduate transcripts, statements of diversity, research and teaching interests, and the contact information for at least three professional references. Correspondence should be addressed to:
Elizabeth Gilbert
School of Animal Sciences
3620 Litton-Reaves (0306)
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0306
egilbert@vt.edu

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have: 1) a Ph.D. in animal sciences or a closely-related field; 2) demonstrated ability to develop and lead an interdisciplinary research program and attract extramural funding; 3) willingness to develop collaborative programs; 4) a strong interest in undergraduate and graduate education; and 5) outstanding interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, particularly in communicating science to a lay audience. 

Preferred Qualifications

1) extramural funding or evidence of grantsmanship; 2) experience utilizing swine or other animal models; 3) experience teaching undergraduate courses as the instructor of record; and 4) evidence of scholarly output in the form of refereed publications.

Appointment Type

Regular

Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

01/08/2023 (or until a suitable candidate is found)

Additional Information

Deadline for applications is Jan 8th, 2023 or until the position is filled. Candidates must submit online (https://www.jobs.vt.edu) a letter of application, curricula vitae, graduate transcripts, statements of diversity, research and teaching interests, and the contact information for at least three professional references. Correspondence should be addressed to:
Elizabeth Gilbert
School of Animal Sciences
3620 Litton-Reaves (0306)
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0306
egilbert@vt.edu

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.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Gilbert at egilbert@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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