Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor - Poultry Microbiome/Molecular Host-Pathogen Interactions
Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Location: College Station, Texas
Type: Full Time
The Department of Poultry Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, tenture-track position with a 9-month academic appointment beginning August 1, 2024. Applicants will be considered for the faculty title of Assistant Professor in the broad area of Poultry Microbiome/Molecular Host-Pathogen Interactions. The tenure-track position will be a 9-month appointment with a 65% Research, 30% Teaching, and 5% Service expectation. The selected candidate will be expected to develop a sustained, extramurally funded program and mentor graduate and undergraduate students. The candidate will also be expected to develop new courses, including advanced cutting-edge techniques, that contribute to undergraduate and graduate curricula and support the land grant mission of Texas A&M University.
The selected candidate will focus their research program on the broad area of the poultry microbiome in health and disease, which includes basic research programs aiming to address topics related to the poultry pathobiome, how pathogens integrate into the host environment and spread, or how microbial communities evolve to reach a healthy ecosystem or community, or conversely harbor pathogens in the host environment. The candidate’s past and/or future research interests should be germane to the broad area of animal agriculture and avian biology, and this should be reflected in the research and scholarship emerging from the lab.
This position is part of a larger hiring initiative in the department, and the selected candidate will be expected to establish a new program that complements the department’s core emphases on animal health, precision nutrition, sustainability, and animal genomics.
Ph.D. in Bacteriology/Virology, Biological Sciences, Animal or Poultry Sciences, or related field, and demonstrated evidence of expertise, scholarship, and mentoring experience in the scholarly domain of relevance.
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