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February 3, 2016

United States

Job—Professor, University of Arizona, Shrimp


The School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Arizona seeks outstanding candidates for a tenured faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in Shrimp and other Crustacean Aquaculture, with an emphasis on infectious diseases and pathology.  The university seeks individuals committed to maintaining a nationally and internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program in aquaculture disease and pathology.


The successful candidate will be expected to:


• Bring and sustain adequate extramural funding to support research activities, collaborate

with existing faculty members on and off campus.


• Serve as Director for, and increase the impact and visibility of, the University of Arizona’s

Aquaculture Pathology Laboratory, an OIE World Reference Laboratory for Crustacean

Diseases and USDA/APHIS approved Diagnostic Laboratory for Shrimp

Diseases (


 • Provide diagnostic and disease challenge services to aquaculture interests globally.  This

position includes competitive start-up funding and laboratory facilities.



• Teach Aquaculture (a 3 unit convened undergraduate/graduate course offered each spring)

and Shrimp Pathology (a 3 unit two week graduate short course offered each summer)

• Advise and participate in development of the aquatic animal health curriculum in the planned

School of Veterinary Medicine

• Advise/mentor graduate students Microbiology and/or other related university graduate programs

• Periodically provide (self-funding) special workshops for training in shrimp disease diagnostics

and disease control as requested by national and international organizations.



• PhD in shrimp/crustacean biology, microbiology, pathology, or related field, with emphasis on

shrimp aquaculture

• Demonstrated productivity in research and diagnostic experience with shrimp and other

crustacean diseases and pathology

• Record of scholarly publications in peer-reviewed journals commensurate with experience and rank

• Demonstrated success in acquiring and maintaining extramural funding for research

• Record of excellence in teaching college level classes and mentoring

• Record of productive relationships with industry and aquaculture producers

• Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with students, faculty and staff

• Experience leading and participating in international research, education, and development projects


Application Procedure: Applicants should review the full position description and related information and apply online at, submit a complete curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and provide names and contact information for at least three professional references at  All application materials will be kept confidential.  Candidate review will begin on March 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.


Information: Dr. Michael Riggs, DVM, PhD, School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, University of Arizona (phone 1-520-621-8445, email


Information: Dr. André-Denis Wright, Professor and Director, School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, University of Arizona (phone: 1-520-621-0868, email


Source: Email to Shrimp News International.  Subject:  Accepting Applications to Lead the Arizona Shrimp Pathology Program after Dr. Lightner’s Retirement.  Title: Faculty Position in Shrimp and other Crustacean Diseases and Pathology University of Arizona.  From: Kevin Fitzsimmons (  Posted, February 2, 2016.

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