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Position Title: Faculty Position - Animal Physiology
Part/Full:Full Time

Faculty Position - Animal Physiology
The Department of Animal and Food Sciences (ANFS)
The University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware

The Department of Animal and Food Sciences (ANFS) at the University of Delaware (UD) is strengthening a campus-wide initiative in One Health by hiring two faculty members in the areas of animal physiology and immunology. One search will be conducted to find two scholars whose work will complement each other and add new dimensions to the One Health initiative at the University. ANFS is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor (60% research, 40% teaching) for a nine-month, academic-year appointment who will teach courses and conduct contemporary research in the field of animal physiology as it relates to One Health. The individual will be expected to develop a self-supporting, collaborative, multidisciplinary research program that may include, but is not limited to, areas such as molecular genetics, epigenetics, genome editing, alternative animal production and management, or reproductive, immunological, metabolic, and physiological disorders. Teaching responsibilities will include laboratory-based courses in anatomy and physiology. This teaching role is critically important to maintain and enhance one of the top pre-veterinary medicine programs in the United States. Applicants must have a commitment to excellence in scholarly research, teaching, outreach, and student mentoring.

An innovative leader in research and teaching, UD combines a rich historic legacy with a commitment to undergraduate education and the latest advances in technology. State-assisted, yet privately governed, the University has a strong tradition of distinguished scholarship, research, teaching and service for the benefit of the larger society. Tracing its origins to 1743 and chartered by the state in 1833, today UD is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university and is classified by Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching university with very high research activity. Enhanced by state-of-the-art facilities, research is conducted across all seven colleges and numerous interdisciplinary institutes and centers. The main campus in Newark, Delaware, provides the amenities of a vibrant college town with convenient access to the major cities along the East Coast.

UD is home to the prestigious College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the interdisciplinary Department of Animal and Food Sciences. The Department consists of 22 full-time faculty members actively engaged in the core research areas of infectious diseases, genomics, immunology, microbiology including food safety, physiology and nutrition. The affiliated Delaware Biotechnology Institute provides outstanding core facilities to support research of faculty and students. The Animal and Food Sciences undergraduate programs are in high demand with over 350 students enrolled and we place a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary research and discovery-based learning. The University of Delaware offers an attractive salary and benefits package (educational, health insurance, retirement), as well as laboratory space, and a competitive start-up package.

Candidates should have Ph.D. or D.V.M./V.M.D. with post-doctoral research experience in physiology, anatomy, animal science, biology or a related discipline. Successful candidates will have an understanding and appreciation of the One Health initiative as applied to production animal systems and demonstrated experience with modern research technologies. The successful candidate will teach 2 courses with labs per year, engage undergraduates in academic and career advising, mentor undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral researchers, and develop productive outreach collaborations. The University of Delaware is committed to faculty diversity and the applicant should represent and be committed to inclusive excellence.

Review of application will begin January 2, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should electronically submit a letter of application addressing the required qualifications, a curriculum vitae, 3 representative reprints, and statements of research interests (up to 2 pages) and teaching philosophy (1 page). Applicants should also arrange to have three professional letters of reference submitted via the online application system at

Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Co-Chairs:

Dr. Mark Parcells ( and Dr. Ryan Arsenault (,
Department of Animal and Food Sciences, 044 Townsend Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716-2150

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.

Company/Institution:The University of Delaware
City, State:Newark, DE
Zip Code:19716

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