The Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at The University of Vermont (UVM) invites applications for two full-time, 9-month, tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor starting in 2024. Preference will be given to applicants with research expertise in animal or veterinary sciences, including but not limited to the areas of animal nutrition, physiology, genetics, reproductive physiology, precision technology, the impact of climate and other environmental changes on animal production, or the role of livestock and animal products in sustainable food systems. We interpret these areas broadly, but especially value individuals with the potential for research synergies with existing disciplines and faculty on campus including with the recently established UVM/USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Food Systems Research Center.
Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in the animal or veterinary sciences or a closely related area and have a strong research record. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students, and serve the academic and professional communities. The research program is expected to lead to publications and presentations in peer-reviewed scholarly outlets and be supported by extramural funding.
The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service, and research, scholarship, or creative arts. We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of The University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Openness, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Innovation, and Justice. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground.
The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law.
The state’s land grant institution, The University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, is a comprehensive research university. With over 300 undergraduate majors, the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences is one of the largest departments within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). All departments within the college are supported in part by funding and facilities provided through the Vermont Agricultural Experiment Station. Animal facilities for teaching and research within the college, which include the Miller Research and Education Center, the Hardacre Equine Center, and the UVM Morgan Horse Farm, can be found at https://www.uvm.edu/cals/asci/farms-and-facilities.
UVM Extension recently merged with CALS, advancing opportunities for collaboration between units in the college. The department’s existing collaboration with The William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute highlights our regional focus on dairy production systems. Research complementary to the UVM-ARS Food Systems Research Center is encouraged. Researchers across UVM’s campus have access to core facilities offering genotyping and molecular phenotyping, microscopy imaging, laboratory animal resources, bioinformatics, and biostatistics. Our faculty are committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising for students with interests in general animal science, pre-veterinary and pre-professional sciences, equine science, dairy production & management, and companion & zoo animal sciences. Graduate degrees in Animal Biosciences are offered at both the M.S. and Ph.D. levels. Additional information about the department can be found at https://www.uvm.edu/cals/asci.
Applications must be submitted online at http://www.uvmjobs.com/, position # 004495.
Applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and three documents (maximum one page each) conveying the candidate’s 1) research interests and vision, 2) teaching philosophy, and 3) diversity statement. The candidate must also provide contact information for three professional references who will be invited to submit letters of recommendation (at least one reference should be able to comment on teaching potential). Review of applications will begin September 1, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.
With a metro-area population of approximately 210,000, Burlington is Vermont’s largest city. UVM’s hometown perennially appears on national rankings that laud its livability, access to nature and recreation (including the best skiing in the northeast), thriving food and music scene, rising identity as a technology and innovation hub, and its status as a top college town. City perks include an active pedestrian marketplace in the heart of downtown, 8 miles of waterfront along Lake Champlain featuring stunning sunsets over the Adirondacks beyond, and a 12-mile paved bike trail that runs along the lake. Burlington’s nickname, BTV, comes from the code for its airport, just 10 minutes from campus. With Montreal just about two hours away and Boston less than four hours away by car, international and metropolitan culture are easily accessible for weekend adventures.