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The University of Wyoming seeks a Riverbend Ranch Endowed Professor of Wildlife-Livestock Health
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Location: Laramie, Wyoming

The Position:
The Department of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Wyoming (UW) welcomes applications for a 9-month, tenure-track Infectious Disease Specialist at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level. The position will be funded in part by the Riverbend Ranch Endowment in Wildlife-Livestock Health to advance scientific knowledge, education, and solutions to diseases transmissible between wildlife and livestock - such as brucellosis, and chronic wasting disease. Candidates with interest in zoonotic diseases including plague, tularemia, Q-fever, rabies, and rickettsia are also encouraged to apply.

The Department provides state-of-the-art facilities and expert faculty to support research and teaching. The University of Wyoming Biocontainment Facility is a tier I BSL3 research facility with small animal housing. Also available on-site is large animal BSL2 housing. Departmental faculty research and diagnostic expertise is centered on infectious diseases of livestock, wildlife, and zoonoses. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated potential for establishing an independent research program that is integrated with student training opportunities, and for contributing to ongoing departmental research, teaching, and service needs.

The successful applicant will establish an extramurally-funded research program focused on infectious disease important to the state of Wyoming and nationally; and provide training to undergraduate, graduate students, and/or post-doctoral researchers. They will contribute to teaching needs within departmental programs by coordinating one 3-credit course, and participating as a guest lecturer in other departmental courses as needed. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with a vibrant community of basic and applied scientists, and instructors within the Department and across the University. There are opportunities to mentor veterinary student externs and collaborate with a vibrant community of basic, clinical, and applied scientists within the Department and across the University. Interested applicants with expertise in ruminant immunology, disease pathogenesis, or disease ecology, are also encouraged to apply.

To Apply:
The University of Wyoming, in consultation with Summit Search Solutions, Inc., will begin a confidential review of application materials immediately and continue until the position is filled; parties who apply by February 9, 2024 will be given first consideration. Please submit a CV/resume and letter of interest upon application. All applications and nominations will be held in confidence.

For more information or to offer recommendations or nominations:
Andrea Martinez
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Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. The University’s policy has been and will continue to be, one of nondiscrimination, offering equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, creed, ancestry, political belief, pregnancy, or other status protected by state and federal statutes or University regulations. The University’s nondiscrimination policy applies to all matters relating to its education programs and activities including recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, demotions, transfers, and all other terms and conditions of employment. To review the EEO is the Law Poster and its Supplement, please see The Diversity & Fairness page.

Pursuant to Wyoming State law, W.S. 19-14-102, as amended, an honorably discharged veteran who has been a resident of the state of Wyoming for one (1) year or more at any time prior to the date when the veteran applies for employment, or any surviving spouse who was married to such veteran at the time of the veteran’s death, who is receiving federal survivor benefits based on the veteran’s military service and is applying for employment, shall receive an interview preference during the applicant screening process with the University of Wyoming. At the time of application, the applicant must possess the business capacity, competency, education or other qualifications required for the position. If disabilities do not materially interfere with performance of job duties, disabled veterans will be given preference over able-bodied veterans. Appropriate documentation of veteran status must be provided at the time of application as outlined in the application process. No preference will be given to a veteran currently employed by a public department.

The University of Wyoming conducts background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.


Institution: University of Wyoming
This is a full time position

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