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Johnson Family Endowed Professor in Large Animal Livestock Health

Montana State University
Bozeman, Montana
Closing date
Dec 7, 2023

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Infectious Disease, Other Specialty
Full Time
Position Type

The Department of Microbiology & Cell Biology at Montana State University (MSU) invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track, endowed faculty position in livestock health (60% scholarship, 30% teaching, 10% service). Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Bozeman, Montana offers a healthy lifestyle and a world class research university that enthusiastically supports innovation and scholarship. This position is supported by a generous endowment made by the Johnson Family with the intention to attract top agriculture researchers that will continue a productive, nationally recognized, and externally funded research program. The focus area of this position is large animal livestock health (i.e., bovine, equine, ovine, swine). Livestock sales are a major contributor to the overall market value of agriculture sales in Montana, contributing $1.9 billion of the overall $3.5 billion in total sale in 2017. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to: bacterial, fungal, or viral pathogenesis, zoonosis, host-pathogen interaction, and immunology of infectious disease. It is also required that the research program utilizes MSU’s state-of-the-art large animal BSL2 facility and if appropriate, the MSU Select Agent BSL3/ABSL3 facility. Preference will be given to applicants studying brucellosis, Q fever, chronic wasting disease, or other infectious/zoonotic pathogens requiring advanced biosecurity and/or biocontainment. Successful applicants will integrate their research programs with undergraduate and graduate student teaching and participate in professional service activities. We are particularly interested in individuals whose work complements and strengthens the research interests of MSU faculty, including those focused on infectious diseases, immunology, animal microbiomes, microbial physiology and ecology, molecular evolution, virology, biomedical microbiology, structural biology, and host-pathogen interactions. In addition to outstanding infectious disease research facilities, the Department of Microbiology & Cell Biology offers a dynamic research and teaching environment with state-of-the-art facilities for bioinformatics analyses, flow cytometry, advanced microscopy, structural biology, histology, and small animal research (germ-free and gnotobiotic modeling). The University supports comprehensive cores in metabolomics, proteomics, imaging, and statistical consulting. This position is supported by an annual endowment, competitive institutional salary, a generous start-up package, and state-of-the-art research facilities. 

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