The University of Minnesota, Veterinary Population Medicine Department (VPM), College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is seeking to hire an outstanding candidate for a 100% Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (contract) position in the area of Veterinary Public Health. Learn more about the position.
We define Veterinary Public Health in the broadest sense – the health of animals, humans, and the environment, sometimes called One Health. Collectively, this position will directly leverage internationally recognized teaching, research, and outreach programs at the CVM and School of Public Health (SPH), with opportunities to collaborate with other CVM divisions (Ruminant, Swine, Poultry, One Health) and several university centers including the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety (CAHFS) and the Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI).
The VPM Department has a long history of internationally recognized programs in veterinary public health, epidemiology, infectious disease ecology, disease prevention and management, animal genetics and microbiome metagenomics, and preventive medicine relevant to animals (poultry, swine, dairy, wildlife and aquatic species) and One Health. Several key faculty divisions and centers, including the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety and traditional livestock and poultry health divisions (Ruminant, Swine, and Poultry), support scholarly partnerships with state and federal governments, and livestock and food-related industries; while the One Health division supports the integration of environmental and human/animal health sciences toward the sustainable use of natural resources to support animal, human, and environmental health. Finally, the Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory provides diagnostic services that support both human and animal health.
The College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota is part of a comprehensive network of health-related colleges and the College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences and is located in a major metropolitan area and state capital city near the offices of the Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Board of Animal Health, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and United States Department Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS). Uniquely, the College of Veterinary Medicine works in collaboration with animal producers and veterinary organizations in the care, management and well-being of large populations of dairy cattle, swine, poultry, and wildlife.