Animal and Veterinary Science Tenure-Track Faculty

Updated: 5 months ago
Deadline: 2022-01-10T00:00:00Z

Animal and Veterinary Sciences Tenure-Track Faculty

The Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at The University of Vermont (UVM) invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position at the rank of Associate or Assistant Professor to begin August 22, 2022. Preference will be given to applicants with research expertise in the areas of dairy reproductive physiology, microbiology, animal well-being, or the impact of climate and other environmental changes on animal health and well-being. 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 Larner College of Medicine and the recently established UVM/USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Food Systems Research Center, as well as for cross-disciplinary collaboration in the areas of Food Systems and One Health among others.

Candidates are expected to hold a PhD 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, including a required course for majors and an upper-level elective in the candidate’s area of expertise, 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 an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Department is committed to increasing faculty diversity. 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 category legally protected by federal or state law. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.

The University of Vermont is an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to live in a diverse and changing world. We who work, live, study, teach, do research, conduct business, or participate in the University of Vermont are members of this community. As members, we embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground; we believe in the transforming power of education and agree to help create and foster an environment where we can discover and reach our true potential. We aspire to be a community that values: RESPECT. We respect each other. We listen to each other, encourage each other and care about each other. We are strengthened by our diverse perspectives. 

INTEGRITY. We value fairness, straightforward conduct, adherence to the facts, and sincerity. We acknowledge when things have not turned out the way we had hoped. As stewards of the University of Vermont, we are honest and ethical in all responsibilities entrusted to us. 

INNOVATION. We want to be at the forefront of change and believe that the best way to lead is to learn from our successes and mistakes and continue to grow. We are forward-looking and break new ground in addressing important community and societal needs.

OPENNESS. We encourage the open exchange of information and ideas from all quarters of the community. We believe that through collaboration and participation, each of us has an important role in determining the direction and well-being of our community. 

JUSTICE. As a just community, we unite against all forms of injustice, including, but not limited to, racism. We reject bigotry, oppression, degradation, and harassment, and we challenge injustice toward any member of our community. 

RESPONSIBILITY. We are personally and collectively responsible for our words and deeds. We stand together to uphold our common ground.

The state’s land grant institution, The University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, is a comprehensive research university with a current enrollment of over 12,000 undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. The scientific and academic environments in the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and throughout the UVM community are dynamic, highly collaborative, and multi-disciplinary. UVM’s strategic vision “…to be among the nation’s premier small research universities” is shared by the faculty in the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Research excellence is accomplished by developing strong, collaborative relationships across campus and beyond. Undergraduate student engagement in research is encouraged. With nearly 300 undergraduate majors, the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences is one of the largest departments within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 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 The Department has developed strong collaborative partnerships with the Larner College of Medicine at UVM, in the research areas of infectious disease, metabolism and endocrinology, and reproductive physiology. Researchers across UVM's campus have access to core facilities offering genotyping and molecular phenotyping, microscopy imaging, laboratory animal resources, and bioinformatics and biostatistics. Areas of scholarly focus in Animal and Veterinary Sciences include lactation & mammary gland biology, genetics & genomics, nutrition & metabolism, animal health & biosecurity, dairy production & management, and equine science. The faculty are committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising for students with interests in general animal science, pre-veterinary and pre-professional science, equine science, dairy production & management, and companion & zoo animal science. Graduate degrees in Animal Biosciences are offered at both the MS and PhD levels. Additional information about the department can be found at

Applications must be submitted online at, posting #F2039PO. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a statement of interest that conveys the candidate’s research interests and vision, teaching philosophy, and how the candidate can contribute positively to the academic community. Applicants must also submit a separate diversity statement, as well as 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). Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Julie Smith, Search Committee Co-Chair ( Review of applications will begin January 4, 2022, 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 about two hours away and Boston less than four hours away by car, international and metropolitan culture are easily accessible for weekend adventures. 

Dr. Jana Kraft, Co-Chair

Dr. Julie Smith, Co-Chair

Search Committee for the ASCI Chair

c/o Dean’s Office

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

The University of Vermont

146 University Place

Burlington, VT 05405-0106

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