College of Veterinary Medicine- Assistant or Associate Professor of Virology/Immunology

Knoxville, TN
Jan 15, 2021
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
College of Veterinary Medicine- Assistant or Associate Professor of Virology/Immunology

Knoxville, TN
Open Date:
Jan 13, 2021

The University of Tennessee invites applications from all qualified individuals for a full-time (12 month) faculty appointment in the College of Veterinary Medicine.  The position will be offered as a tenure- or clinical-track assistant or associate professor, dependent on the individual’s interests and qualifications, and will reside in the Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences.

The College is seeking a veterinary virologist/immunologist who will be responsible for teaching in our professional DVM and graduate programs as well as contributing to diagnostic laboratory services.  The ideal candidate will have the background and ability to teach both virology and immunology.  The successful candidate will conduct independent research in either discipline and would also be encouraged to participate in multidisciplinary collaborative research efforts, which could include clinical applications, mechanistic studies, and/or involvement in the burgeoning One Health research initiative here at the University of Tennessee.

The College currently matriculates 85-90 DVM students per year, some of whom go on to obtain combined degrees in our intercollegiate Comparative and Experimental Medicine graduate program.  The department is home to diagnostic laboratories in bacteriology, parasitology, pathology, immunology, etc ( providing services to the College’s Veterinary Medical Center and referring veterinarians across the country.  Faculty enjoy full access to University core facilities in advanced microscopy and ultrastructural imaging, DNA sequencing, and biological and small molecule mass spectrometry, among others.  Advanced computing and modeling expertise are available through the University, NIMBioS, and in conjunction with Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.  Qualified applicants must have: (1) a DVM (or equivalent degree) or relevant PhD; (2) post-doctoral experience in diagnostic veterinary immunology and/or virology; (3) a record of publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals documenting case-based and/or hypothesis driven research; (4) excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work well with others in a collegial, team atmosphere.  Preference will be given to those with DVM (or equivalent) and PhD degrees, those who are board certified (or board eligible) in immunology and/or virology by the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, and individuals with experience teaching in a veterinary college professional curriculum.

Application Instructions:

Applicants are asked to submit their letter of intent, names and contact information for at least three professional references, current curriculum vitae and a concise (up to 3-page) statement of diagnostic, research and teaching aspirations.

Questions contact Chair, Dr. Michael Fry, care of:

Ms. Donna Longmire
Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
The University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive, Rm A201
Knoxville, TN 37996-4546

Email:  [email protected]