Assistant Professor, Veterinary Physiology

  • University of Nevada, Reno - Dept. of Agriculture, Nutrition and Veterinary Science
  • Reno, NV
  • Jan 24, 2018
Full time Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing Education Science Veterinary Services

Job Description

The Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Veterinary Science at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a 9-month, full-time, tenure-track position in Veterinary Physiology at the Assistant Professor level.  This position will be an integral component of the University of Nevada, Reno, the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources.  The department aims to build on our existing strengths of collaborative and interdisciplinary research regarding the growth, production and health of animals. Our faculty are involved in a variety of research areas including; agriculture, nutrition, meat sciences, and animal health centered around the objective of achieving sustainable food systems, particularly in beef cattle and sheep research. This position is one of nine cluster hires associated with sustainable dryland agriculture. The applicant’s research interests will ideally complement existing research programs within the department and college. We are looking for highly promising individuals with proven records of productivity and exceptional potential for success in extramural funding. The successful candidate will contribute to the teaching mission of the department by developing a combined undergraduate/graduate level veterinary physiology course and teaching a second existing undergraduate level course within the veterinary science major. Establishment of a competitively funded program to support scholarly work is expected. Advising and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students is expected, as well as service in the form of outreach and leadership activities within the university and the greater community and profession. 

Required Qualifications

A Ph.D. in animal science (physiology focus) or a closely related field or a D.V.M. (or equivalent) from an AVMA accredited institution.

Preferred Qualifications

1) Excellent interpersonal communication skills; 2) Research and grant writing experience; 3) Evidence of ability to design and implement experiments and prepare manuscripts; 4) Evidence of teaching experience; 5) Current Nevada veterinary license or ability to obtain veterinary licensure in Nevada.

Application Materials

Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter of application; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of research interests; (4) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy; and (5) contact information for three references (references will not be contacted prior to candidates advancing in the selection process).

For full consideration of applications, all materials must be submitted by Thursday, March 1, 2018.

For questions, please contact: Dr. Mike Teglas, Search Chair,

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research.  We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

EEO/AA Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


Veterinary-Animal Care, University