Associate/Full Professor in One Health

Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 18, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Associate/Full Professor in One Health


The Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences ( in the College of Agricultural Sciences and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking talented applicants for a tenure-track Associate/Full Professor in One Health. This position will entail a combination of research, extension/outreach and classroom teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to have an established nationally/internationally recognized record of scholarship in research and clinical sciences. Requirements include expertise and experience in BSL3 agricultural and human pathogens, diagnostics, One-health, zoonoses, spillover, influenza, viral pathogens, coronaviruses, bacterial pathogens, host antiviral responses and immunity, molecular epidemiology of one health pathogens, diseases at animal-human interface, pathogen whole genome sequencing, emerging viral pathogens, pathobiology, epidemiological surveillance, vaccines, therapeutics, serology, evolutionary and ecological epidemiology, determinants of host range, clinical and translational microbiology.

Applicants must have a MD, DVM/VMD, or Master of Veterinary Science, and a Ph.D. in immunology, biochemistry, life sciences, microbiology, or related disciplines, and an outstanding record of accomplishment in research, diagnostic service and an established track record of funding. Board certification in clinical microbiology and previous record of mentoring graduate students would be considered an advantage. The position will entail a 50% research and 50% clinical appointment with the Penn State Animal Diagnostic Laboratory. This position features a competitive start-up package, outstanding research space and access to state-of-the-art instrumentation at Penn State, a Gnotobiotic facility, and an ABSL-3 laboratory.

The successful candidate will be expected to continue a strong, independent research program supported by extramural funding to provide novel discoveries and mechanistic underpinnings relevant to important animal and/or human health concerns. Other responsibilities include active participation in a vibrant community of immunology, infectious disease researchers, and training graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Contributing to an undergraduate course in immunology and infectious disease is encouraged. The successful candidate will become an effective member of the Center for Molecular Immunology and Infectious Disease and Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics within the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences ( Consistent with Penn State policies, the faculty member is expected to: be a good citizen in the Department and serve on Departmental, College and University committees as appropriate, comply with all relevant policies, maintain high ethical standards, and participate in professional service and/or outreach as part of the academic appointment.

The Pennsylvania State University is a Land-Grant university located in the picturesque Appalachian Mountains of central Pennsylvania. State College and the surrounding communities are home to approximately 100,000 people, including over 45,000 students. Penn State University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to research, teaching, and working in a multicultural environment. State College has an excellent public-school system and offers a multitude of cultural events.

To apply, please upload a letter of application, including a summary of how you meet the qualifications, a summary of current and future research, teaching (if any), and clinical science activities, a current curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, and contact information for at least three professional references. Applicants should provide evidence, either woven through their application materials or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and belonging and of engagement which creates an inclusive environment in their classroom, department, and the University. Please contact Dr. K. Sandeep Prabhu, Professor and Head, Department of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences, Penn State University, at with questions.

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