Assistant Professor of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
University of Maine
Location: Orono, Maine
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 82885
The School of Food and Agriculture at the University of Maine seeks applicants for a full-time, academic-year, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in the program area of Animal and Veterinary Sciences (AVS). The candidate will teach and advise in the undergraduate and graduate programs, and establish an independent, externally funded research program. This is a 50% research and 50% teaching position. Responsibilities will include research, teaching, student advising, and providing expertise to the state and UMaine community in the areas of Animal and Veterinary Science. The position carries an expectation to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the University and the discipline.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach classes required for the B.S. in Animal Sciences, including the pre-veterinary concentration. Initial teaching responsibilities could include Animal Diseases; Physiology of Reproduction; and Equine Management courses. Graduate supervision is an important part of this position. Participation in undergraduate student recruiting efforts is also expected.
The candidate will conduct research to support innovation in animal science, with a wide range of expertise encouraged such as research in the areas of animal treatment and welfare, animal reproduction and physiology, climate and/or environmental contaminant (e.g., PFAS) impacts on animal health and production, diseases of domestic animals, etc. The position has a 50% research appointment in Animal and Veterinary Sciences, including an appointment in the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station (MAFES). The candidate will provide research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. The J. Franklin Witter Teaching and Research Center is located adjacent to the Orono Campus and has a resident dairy and equine herd for teaching and research purposes. These facilities could also support research in beef, sheep, poultry, and swine. The UMaine Orono campus has an AAALAC accredited small animal research facility. There are also opportunities for engagement in the UMaine Initiative of One Health and the Environment.
DVM/Ph.D. or Ph.D in Animal or Veterinary Science, or a closely related field
Demonstrated ability or potential to teach in the field of discipline at undergraduate and graduate levels
Strong record or promise of scholarship, evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and extramural research funding
Demonstrated ability to advise and mentor students
Strong written and oral communication skills
Commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the discipline and institution
Clinical veterinary experience and/or post-doctoral research experience
Record or promise of high professional and institutional service and leadership capacity
The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,900 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus, the regional campus in Machias, and throughout the state. UMaine is a land, sea and space grant university, and maintains a leadership role as the University of Maine System's flagship institution. UMaine is the state's public research university and a Carnegie R1 top-tier research institution, dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research and service for Maine, the nation and the world. More information about UMaine is at umaine.edu.
The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.
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