• Academic Faculty - Tenured
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time

The Department of Veterinary Pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oklahoma State University invites applications and nominations for the Sitlington Endowed Chair in Infectious Diseases. This Chair carries an endowment for the continuation and development of the Chair’s research and professional development program. The appointee should develop and sustain a competitive, extramurally funded research program in infectious disease with an emphasis on molecular mechanisms of disease pathogenesis, host-pathogen interactions, and/or impact of the microbiome on disease. Demonstrated ability to apply transcriptomics or proteomics approaches and strong capability in bioinformatics data analysis and biocomputing is preferred. The research program should complement the College’s interactive and dynamic research environment committed to investigating infectious diseases of animals and humans.  

The successful candidate will also be expected to join our Comparative Biomedical Science graduate program and to excel at graduate teaching and inclusive mentoring. Participation in College service committees is expected.

The College and University has excellent research support facilities including multiple BSL-3 laboratories and ABSL-3 animal housing rooms, Center for Genomics and Proteomics, Immunopathology Core, Oklahoma Statewide Shared Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility, Recombinant DNA/Protein Resource Facility, Electron Microscopy Laboratory, and High-Performance Computing Center.

Qualifications for the Chair include an earned doctoral degree and a proven record of current research productivity with sustained and competitive support from NIH, DoD, or other federal agencies. Appointment will be at the associate or full professorial rank, and salary will be competitive for such positions. Nominations and applications by interested applicants should include a CV, a description of the research program and plans for further program development, and the names and contact information of five references. To apply, visit: Questions may be addressed to: Dr. Clinton Jones, Regents Professor and Chair, Search Committee for the Sitlington Endowed Chair in Infectious Disease, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078.

While applications and nominations will be accepted until a successful candidate has been identified, interested parties are required to submit official application materials at  by December 1, 2021 to receive optimal consideration.

Stillwater is a university town situated between Oklahoma City and Tulsa with an easy 1-hour commute to either city. There are ample opportunities for cultural, sporting, entertainment, and recreational activities. Stillwater has excellent public schools and is an excellent place to live. The city has been recognized by numerous organizations for providing a high quality of life (

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Education Requirement:
Years of Experience:
5 to 10 years
College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
250 McElroy Hall
Stillwater , Ok 74078
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