Assistant or Associate Professor in Bioinformatics

The Department of Veterinary Science at the University of Kentucky is seeking applicants for a full-time, 12-month tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor with expertise in bioinformatics.  The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized, externally funded research program utilizing interdisciplinary approaches (biochemical, cellular, immunological, molecular, genomic, mathematical, computational) to investigate any discipline of relevance to equine health, but with active utilization of expertise in bioinformatics and computational biology.  The research program will represent approximately 85% of effort distribution and can be focused on basic, translational (e.g. diagnostic, therapeutic) or applied (e.g. epidemiology, and formulation of prevention and control programs) research questions.  Additional expectations will include the participation in teaching undergraduate or graduate level courses consistent with the candidate’s background, to mentor undergraduate and graduate students along with postdoctoral scholars, contribute to extension and outreach programs, serve on academic committees, and to communicate with stakeholder groups.  The candidate will be encouraged to establish intradepartmental research collaborations with faculty members in the Department of Veterinary Science, as well as interdepartmental research collaborations with faculty in other colleges and departments at the university.  Overall, the successful candidate is expected to complement existing equine research programs and bring new research directions and expertise in areas of bioinformatics to the department in order to sustain national and international recognition of the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center and the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.  The candidate will be expected to present at national and international scientific meetings, publish research findings in peer-refereed scientific journals, and publish layperson articles in equine industry media sources in a timely manner.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2018.

Assistant or Associate Professor in Equine Veterinary Extension

The University of Kentucky, Department of Veterinary Science is seeking a full-time, 12-month non-tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in equine veterinary extension. The successful candidate is expected to have experience in equine-related research and service activity. The candidate will work with equine scientists in the department and college, faculty at the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and equine stakeholders to further collaborative research and diagnostic efforts addressing ongoing equine veterinary issues. This person will also serve as a department liaison to the local, state, national, and international equine industry and work with equine veterinarians as well as state and federal veterinarians. Furthermore, the candidate will work closely with the college’s Equine Philanthropy Director. The candidate is also expected to contribute to the research mission of the department and college through collaboration with other faculty and/or by developing a research program.

The candidate is expected to work with faculty and stakeholders to identify new opportunities for research and diagnostics in an area relevant to the horse that leverages current departmental scientific expertise and scientific strategies with the needs of the industry. The candidate will be required to communicate knowledge to horse owners and related stakeholders through respected equine industry publications and conferences as well as organize regular outreach events to include seminar series, meetings, webinars, and other activities that inform stakeholders of ongoing research activities. The candidate is expected to contribute to ongoing academic programs in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment by contributing to equine-related courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level. The candidate will be tasked with coordinating ongoing efforts to recruit veterinary students into research laboratories for summer research experiences. Finally, the candidate will be expected to serve on various committees at the department, college, and university level, including graduate student committees and national organizations for equine veterinarians.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017.