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Asst/Assoc Collegiate-Track Clinical Microbiology Faculty

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Asst/Assoc Collegiate-Track Clinical Microbiology Faculty
Faculty Rank: To Be Determined
Posting Number: TR0170030
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology in the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech has an open 12-month Collegiate-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. This position primarily involves teaching in the preclinical and clinical veterinary curriculum, and diagnostic clinical microbiology. The department and college have a strong, vibrant nationally, and internationally recognized microbiology program. The instructional responsibilities will be to teach microbiology in the DVM professional program, and there will be opportunities to teach graduate and resident level courses (bacteriology and virology) consistent with the candidate’s and college’s focus. Opportunities also exist to be involved in training clinical residents and/or Ph.D. students. Collaborative research in infectious diseases in the following areas is especially encouraged: zoonotic diseases, natural and experimental animal models of infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, vaccine development, and mechanisms of infectious disease resistance or susceptibility. Clinical diagnostic microbiology (virology and bacteriology) duties include clinical orientation and training in bacteriology/mycology, virology and serology in a diagnostic laboratory setting; experience in QA/QC in veterinary microbiology; supervision of diagnostic laboratory staff in bacteriology, virology, and mycology, serology; evaluation of case histories with appropriate timely suggestions to clientele, and recommendations on new technologies relative to microbiology assays. For more information about the college, please visit; for departmental information including other areas of expertise please visit For diagnostic laboratory (ViTALS) please visit: For interdepartmental microbiology program, please click Please also visit the web links of four Virginia Tech life/health sciences-related Institutes, which foster intercollegiate research interactions. These include: (1) Fralin Life Sciences Institute:; (2) VT Carilion Research Institute:; (3) Virginia Bioinformatics Institute:; (4) Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science: Opportunities for translational research in collaboration with faculty in the College’s Departments of Large and Small Animal Clinical Sciences and the Via College of Osteopathic Medicine exist as well.

Required Qualifications:

The required qualifications are: DVM or equivalent, diplomate of ACVM- Bacteriology/Mycology and/or Virology (or ACVM eligible) and/or Ph.D.

Preferred Qualifications:

Virginia Tech Animal Laboratory Services is an AAVLD provisionally accredited lab, therefore experience with ISO17025 standards is expected. The candidate will be joining a progressive department and college that have a strong microbiology-oriented faculty. In addition, there is a vibrant microbiology program in the College of Sciences. We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a strong record of accomplishments in microbiology that will complement the expertise of our existing robust microbiology (bacteriology and virology) program. Opportunities to develop collaborative research programs exist both within the college and with other life sciences-oriented departments, colleges, and institutes on campus.

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How to Apply for this Job:

Interested candidates should apply online at Refer to posting TR0170030 and submit an application, including a Letter of Intent with a statement of professional goals, a Curriculum Vitae, and the names and addresses of three references. Please direct inquiries and questions to: Dr. Bill Pierson, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, VMCVM, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0442. 540-231-4529. email: Review of applications will begin May 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
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Percent Employment: Full-time
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Department: Biomedical Science
Work Location: Blacksburg
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Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 03/29/2017
Review Begin Date: 05/15/2017
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran 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 any other basis protected by law.

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