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Assistant Professor (immunology, animal health, and/or veterinary sciences)

Arizona State University
Higley, Arizona, US
Closing date
Dec 13, 2022

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Conservation science
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The Faculty of Science and Mathematics in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts (CISA) at the Polytechnic Campus at Arizona State University invites applications for two Assistant Professor positions in immunology with expertise in area of, but not limited to animal health and veterinary science. This position will be part of a diverse, interdisciplinary team that includes applied math, physics, chemistry, wildlife ecology, ecological modeling, and sustainable horticulture faculty dedicated to quality instruction, mentorship, and research. Primary responsibilities will be to establish and maintain an active, externally-funded research program, instruct undergraduate and graduate courses, engage students in our rapidly growing pre-veterinarian studies, and our new (fall 2024) pre-dental program. Other duties include advising students and providing service to the unit, college, and university. Teaching responsibilities entail two (2) courses per semester. Course load and composition is determined by the faculty head. This is an academic-year (9 month) appointment with an expected start date of August 2023. The Assistant Professor position is tenure track, with health and retirement benefits. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
The Science and Mathematics faculty support students in nine undergraduate programs across a variety of science and mathematics fields, and one graduate program in applied biological science. We also offer three minors and one certificate. Faculty conduct innovative research in applied mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, and math education.
ASU's College of Integrative Sciences and Arts values diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are home to innovative teachers who are guided by educational access, student success, applied learning, and interdisciplinary inquiry. CISA has over 8,200 students in all levels of degree programs and nearly 250 full-time faculty members. We understand that there are many paths to achieving a university education, and we build undergraduate and graduate degree programs and pathways that are flexible and relevant for a rapidly changing world.
Arizona State University has been named # 1 among the nation's most innovative universities by U.S. News & World Report and a Top 10 Best Buy public university by Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021. ASU is deeply committed to advancing in innovative ways while sustaining a welcoming, supportive, and empowering environment for all members of our community. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community and who are dedicated to advancing the ASU Charter and realizing our Design Aspirations through inclusive and equitable practices.
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Required Qualifications:

Earned Ph.D. in Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Animal Science, Zoology, Biology, or closely related field, or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at time of appointment
Published research in peer-reviewed journals
Ability to teach in digital environments such as Canvas (asynchronously and/or synchronously)
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Desired Qualifications:

Strong background in immunology, infectious diseases, animal disease, animal health, oral health, or veterinary science
Strong record of (or strong evidence of the promise of) scholarly research and publications
Post-doctoral and/or post-DVM research experience
Potential to or evidence of securing external research funding
Evidence of ability to establish collaborative research relations with industry partners, agencies, the private sector, and/or other scientists
Two or more years of teaching experience in higher education
Experience teaching in digital environments such as Canvas (asynchronously and/or synchronously)
Demonstrated success meeting the needs of underrepresented students and/or diverse communities

Application Instructions:
To apply, please visit ( Candidates will be asked to submit the following through their Interfolio dossier. Complete applications must contain the following:

A letter of interest that:

Addresses how you meet the required and desired qualifications
Describes your scholarly research agenda
Outlines your teaching philosophy
Discusses your past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Curriculum Vitae
Supplemental materials to include the following:

Unofficial graduate transcripts
Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student evaluations, peer observations, and annual evaluations)

Contact information for three professional references (name, title, affiliation, e-mail and phone number)

The initial application deadline is December 26, 2022 at 5pm Arizona time. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. If you have position-related questions, please contact Dr. Wenwei Zheng at For application process-related questions, please contact Susan Tabor at
Official transcripts are required prior to employment.
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