Livestock Pathogen Scientist – Five Year Term

University of Lethbridge

Job Title
Livestock Pathogen Scientist – Five Year Term

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The University of Lethbridge (uLethbridge) is a comprehensive and research-intensive university founded on the principles of liberal education where inspired scholars integrate research and creative activity with teaching. Our University’s Blackfoot name is Iniskim, meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone. Founded in 1967 on traditional Blackfoot land, it is a place where student engagement in learning, creative activities, and research takes place every day. With campuses in Lethbridge and Calgary, uLethbridge offers more than 150 undergraduate and 60 graduate programs in the faculties of Arts & Science, Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, the Schools of Liberal Education and Graduate Studies, and the Dhillon School of Business, to more than 8,900 students.


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The University of Lethbridge, in collaboration with representatives from the Board of Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR), is seeking to fill a 5-year term faculty position (at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor), with possibility for conversion. The successful candidate will have earned a Ph.D., demonstrated expertise in livestock pathogens with a focus on the beef industry, and a strong background of collaboration with producers and industry. The individual will conduct research on factors that affect both feed- and food-borne pathogens in livestock to reduce negative animal impacts, identify new and sustainable feed sources for producers, and improve both pathogen detection and mitigation to prevent future outbreaks of food-borne disease. Partnerships and knowledge mobilization activities will ensure the research supports the beef industry. The position is funded for a 5-year period by RDAR and appointment is contingent on successful nomination to the RDAR Board.
The position will be situated in the Department of Biological Sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program and to contribute to the education of undergraduate and graduate students. This will include teaching in the undergraduate Biology major at a variety of levels in topics, such as genetics and microbiology. Opportunities exist for research collaboration with scientists at the local Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Lethbridge Research Centre.
There is an internal candidate who will be applying for this position. Review of applications will begin on December 8, 2022. The anticipated starting date for the position is February 15, 2023. All applications must be submitted online, and should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a description of research plans for the 5-year term, a statement of teaching interests and teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts, and contact information for three referees who are academics in the field. Referees will be contacted directly, with information on how to submit their reference letters. The research proposal should describe how the applicant will develop a research program that includes industry engagement to help provide valuable outcomes to the Alberta agri-food industry.
For details on how to submit your application, please visit our Human Resources website at and choose this position under the Academic postings option.

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