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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - College of Veterinary Medicine Biomedical Sciences

Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Ames, Iowa
commensurate with qualifications
Closing date
Dec 8, 2022
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Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMS) at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, located in Ames, Iowa, invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. These are full-time, 9-month positions with salaries commensurate with qualifications. The successful candidates will join a department with active research programs in pharmacology, neurobiology, infectious diseases, and cell/molecular biology and establish a dynamic, extramurally funded research program within these or a complementary field pertinent to human and/or animal health. Applications from candidates with a focus on molecular parasitology are particularly encouraged for one position. The successful candidates will also teach pharmacology or related biomedical courses to professional and/or graduate students and mentor graduate students. Iowa State University especially seeks candidates with a commitment to contributing to and enhancing the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research and teaching.

Department & College Description

The BMS department supports the College of Veterinary Medicine’s mission by teaching basic science curriculum to veterinary medical students, conducting state-of-the-art basic and translational research relevant to the health of animals and humans, and educating graduate students through the BMS graduate program and several multidisciplinary interdepartmental programs at Iowa State University. Departmental faculty have active research programs in a range of One Health disciplines including clinical and translational pharmacology, neurobiology, microbial and helminth infectious disease, immunology, and cell and molecular biology.

By focusing on the future and providing the best student experience possible, Iowa State attracts students and faculty who want to make a difference. With a comprehensive land-grant mission of education, research, extension, and outreach, we produce scholars whose ideas change the world. And through Innovate at Iowa State, we provide innovative and entrepreneurial opportunities for students of all backgrounds. Located just 30 minutes north of Des Moines, the city of Ames was recently named one of the Top 10 cities in the U.S. for campus life and career opportunities.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University's Principles of Community.

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, and ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

If you have questions about the application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485. Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485. TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942.

Items to be included in package submission 

  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  3. Research Statement detailing past accomplishments and future goals (3 pages maximum)
  4. Teaching Statement detailing experience and future plans/innovations
  5. Diversity Statement
  6. Contact Information for Three Professional References
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