Assistant Professor - Immunology and Animal Health

Clemson University: College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences: Animal & Veterinary Sciences
Assistant Professor - Immunology and Animal Health

Location: Clemson, SC

Clemson University's Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences is excited to announce a tenure track faculty position that supports our One Health initiative and our signature program in animal stress and well-being. We are seeking a 9-month faculty member with expertise in immunology and animal health. Anticipated appointment for the scientist will be 60% research and 40% teaching and a start date of August 15, 2021.

Expectations: the successful candidate will have expertise with genetic and bioinformatic approaches to immunological functions associated with the health of poultry and livestock. Interests should include, but are not limited to: immune-mediated parasitic, microbial, or viral diseases, microbiome interactions with the immune system, and innate and(or) adaptive immunity cellular mechanisms. As a part of our Land-Grant mission, the selected individual will be required to teach current and(or) develop courses, and develop extramural-funded education and research programs based on quality science that impact stakeholders in South Carolina and beyond. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and collaboration with faculty, students, staff, and public constituents will be expected.



About Clemson University: we are a Carnegie Research 1 institution located in upstate South Carolina which is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department is one of five departments in the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences . The AS faculty, staff, and student offices are in Poole Agricultural Center, where we have 12,000 sq ft of well-equipped laboratories of which a designated lab is available for this position. Currently, the department has approximately 470 undergraduate and 23 graduate students. Clemson's AVS faculty have developed excellent infrastructure and curriculum for training students in traditional and non-traditional areas of animal research. University animal research facilities are located at:
Piedmont Research and Education Center (PREC),
Godley-Snell Research Center, and Edisto Research and Education Center (EREC).



PhD and(or) DVM/PhD or equivalent degree in Immunology, Poultry Science, Dairy Science, Animal Science, or a closely related field is required. Postdoctoral experience, evidence of scholarly activity, publications, collaboration, and the potential or evidence of securing extramural funding are preferred characteristics.




For consideration, all application materials must be uploaded to


Applicants should provide a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, transcripts, education and research philosophy, and contact information for at least three references.

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Scott L. Pratt ( Chair of search committee or Dr. Charles Rosenkrans, Jr. ( AVS Department Chair.

Application materials must be received by March 15, 2021. Applications will be reviewed as received and continue until a suitable candidate is identified and hired.


Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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