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The individual will be expected to work closely with the poultry industry, regional stakeholders, and research colleagues within and outside the university. The successful candidate will develop a self-supporting, collaborative, multidisciplinary research program that may include, but is not limited to, avian respiratory and disease agents, pathogen-host interactions, immunology, microbiology, disease prevention, vaccine development, and therapeutic discovery. Teaching responsibilities will include 2-3 courses per academic year and include developing and/or contributing to courses in the areas of domestic animal health and diseases or closely related areas, alongside training and mentoring of graduate students and undergraduate research assistants. Applicants must have a commitment to excellence in scholarly research, teaching, outreach, and student mentorship.
A Ph.D. or DVM/VMD and relevant post-doctoral training or equivalent experience in an animal health-related discipline is required. Successful candidates will demonstrate novel integrative research approaches applicable to agricultural animal systems with an understanding and appreciation of the One Health initiative as applied to production animal systems. The successful candidate will be expected to teach, advise undergraduates in academic and career planning, mentor undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral researchers, and develop productive outreach collaborations. The University of Delaware is committed to the development of a diverse faculty, and the applicant should be committed to inclusive excellence in both teaching and research.