The Department of Pathobiology at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applications from qualified individuals for a tenure-track position in Veterinary Parasitology at faculty rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful candidate will be divided between didactic and laboratory instruction in veterinary parasitology, diagnostic service in the Veterinary Parasitology Laboratory, and scholarly pursuits. Auburn University maintains the tradition of training practice-ready veterinarians. Didactic teaching responsibilities include participation in the professional veterinary medical curriculum and graduate curriculum. Pedagogy and scholarly activity will be synergistic with the College’s research, teaching, and clinical service missions. Opportunities for collaborative research exist within the department, college, and university, and scholarly activities involving applied clinical research and pedagogical research are encouraged within the department.
The Parasitology section strives to provide excellent diagnostic service. Diagnostic samples are submitted for evaluation from both the large and small animal teaching hospitals, outside veterinarians, the Southeastern Raptor Center, the Canine Performance Sciences program, and a variety of researchers. Collaborating diagnostic services within the Department of Pathobiology include anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, molecular hemostasis, Pythium diagnostics, flow cytometry, microbiology, virology/serology, and molecular diagnostics. University core facilities support advanced microscopy and imaging, laser microdissection, multispectral imaging, and flow cytometry-FACS. Departmental research programs exist in aquatic pathobiology, molecular virology and bacteriology, molecular diagnostics, food safety, pathogen detection, basic and applied immunology, parasitology, platelet pathophysiology, molecular genetics, oncology, pathogenetic mechanisms of infectious diseases, embryo-pathogen interactions, epidemiology, poultry pathology and neuropathology. Additional opportunities for teaching and research collaboration are available within the College of Veterinary Medicine and with faculty from across Auburn University (including the College of Agriculture, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, College of Science and Mathematics, College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment, and Harrison College of Pharmacy).