Utah State University

Assistant Professor - Infectious Diseases Epidemiologist

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/29/2024 12:30 PM)
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100% Time
College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Clinical & Life Sciences
Advertised Salary
Commensurate to qualifications, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Department of Veterinary Clinical and Life Sciences (VCLS) in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for a tenure-track position, assistant or associate professor based on qualifications/experience, as an Infectious Disease Epidemiologist with the assignment of 60% research, 35% teaching, and 5% service. This is a tenure-track position with either a fiscal-year (FY), 12-month appointment with a reduced FTE, or an Academic Year (9-month) with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2025. Review of applications will begin August 1, 2024, and continue until the position has been filled.


This position offers a unique opportunity to join a dynamic team dedicated to advancing veterinary medicine through research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate will contribute to the college’s mission by engaging in excellent research, delivering effective teaching and mentorship to undergraduate, professional, and graduate students, and by providing service to the university and professional community.


This position is eligible for excellent benefits, including paid holidays, vacation days (earned hours relative to FTE), a 50% undergraduate tuition reduction for employees and dependents, competitive health benefits packages, and a generous contribution to retirement. In addition, up to 4 days/month may be used for consulting work. View more information here: Summary of Benefits 2024-2025


  • Research (60%)
    • Develop and lead an innovative, externally funded research program in infectious disease epidemiology.
    • Conduct high-impact research that addresses critical issues in veterinary medicine and public health.
    • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams within the university and with external partners.
    • Publish findings in high-quality peer-reviewed journals and present at national and international conferences.
  • Teaching (35%)
    • Develop and teach professional and graduate courses in epidemiology and within selected CVM courses where reinforcement of epidemiology principles is relevant.
    • Mentor and supervise students (graduate, professional, and undergraduate), postdoctoral fellows, and research staff.
    • Incorporate current research findings and methodologies into teaching materials.
  • Service (5%)
    • Participate in college and university committees.
    • Engage in professional service activities, including reviewing manuscripts and grant proposals.
    • Contribute to community outreach and public engagement activities.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree in epidemiology, infectious diseases, veterinary medicine, or a closely related field.
  • Ability to develop a well-funded research program.
  • A record of scholarly achievements as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Evidence of effective teaching and mentoring students.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Commitment to inclusive excellence in academic and professional environments.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) or equivalent degree from an AVMA COE accredited program; or current state licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the United States.
  • Clinical practice experience.
  • Board certification in a veterinary specialty recognized by the AVMA.
  • Proficiency in applicable interdisciplinary research.
  • Proven track record of securing competitive research funding.
  • Experience with online or hybrid teaching methodologies.

Additional Qualifications for consideration for the Rank of Associate Professor:

  • Demonstrated meritorious trajectory of scholarship, grantsmanship, and teaching.
  • Established positive professional reputation in epidemiology, teaching, and service.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV"
  2. Name and contact information for 3 professional references to be entered into Candidate Profile
  3. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application, outlining qualifications and professional goals (iForm)
  4. Statement of research plan  to be typed/pasted at the end of your application (iForm)
  5. Statement of teaching philosophy to be typed/pasted at the end of your application (iForm)

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate to qualifications, plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

Currently, the USU CVM participates in a “2+2” program with the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University and the broader Washington – Idaho – Montana – Utah (WIMU) Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine that provides instruction to 30 students in each class cohort. However, in 2022 the State of Utah approved the establishment of a full 4-year DVM degree program at USU with the goal of admitting its inaugural class of 40 students in the fall of 2025 and supporting a class size of 80 veterinary students in subsequent years. This position offers multiple opportunities for professional development in instruction, curriculum design, and innovative teaching methods.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

*updated 09/2023


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