Faculty Hires

VBS Outstanding Teacher - Dr. Burton

Scientists are sought to develop fundamental knowledge of microbes and metabolism to protect livestock and consumers from foodborne pathogens and infections.  

Join the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences in advancing the health of people and food animals through basic research and training graduate and professional students for the 21st century workforce.


The Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department educates students in the biomedical sciences; discovers new knowledge about animal and human health and disease through scientific research; translates new knowledge into useful applications; and communicates knowledge to health professionals, animal producers, industry, and scientists.  

Among the nation’s top 10 public research universities, the University of Minnesota is committed to a dynamic research culture that is supported by state-of-the-art core research facilities, including new BSL2 and BSL3 animal facilities, the University Supercomputing Institute, Minnesota Genomics CenterComprehensive Cancer Center and institutional support by Minnesota’s Global Food Ventures, the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Research Signature programs, and the Academic Health Center.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, particularly women and other under-represented minorities, and those with research and teaching experiences in multicultural and multiracial settings. The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity educator and employer and is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status or sexual orientation. 

REQUIREMENTS:  Candidates must have a D.V.M., M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent degree and a record of innovative, collaborative postdoctoral scholarship as evidenced by publications in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals and other scholarly contributions as well as an interest and ability to educate students and the general public.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Positions involve approximately 75% research and 25% teaching/outreach effort. The successful applicant will develop (Assistant Professor) or to currently have (advanced rank) an active, externally-funded research program, the desire and capability to promote excellence in teaching professional, graduate and undergraduate students and to lead interdisciplinary collaboration.

SALARY AND START-UP PACKAGE: Highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The candidate will be offered renovated laboratory space in support of interdisciplinary team science.  The start date is negotiable.

ABOUT THE TWIN CITIES: The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are one of the country’s most desirable places to live and Minneapolis has been rated as the healthiest city in the nation.  It is cultural center that is world-renowned for theater, music, major and minor league sports, zoos, museums and fine dining, and hosts many institutions of higher education and state government, as well as a thriving and diverse business climate, which includes major agricultural and life sciences corporations. As a major metropolitan area, the Cities are linked by light rail and an extensive bicycling system. The international airport directly connects to the metropolitan area to most major cities in the world. Home of the best park system in the nation, outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, swimming, boating and fishing are readily available in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

APPLICATIONS: Applications will be reviewed upon receipt until the position is filled.  Please apply online (link is below) by uploading a curriculum vitae, a description of research and career goals and priorities, and the names and contact information of three professional references at job identification numbers 320548  or 319808.

For inquiries, please contact: Dr. David R. Brown, Professor and Department Vice Chair.