External Positions

The positions below are posted here as a courtesy to employers external to the Department of Animal Science, University of Minnesota.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Animal Science
with a specialty in Ruminant Nutrition
Tarleton State University

Description: Tenure-track, 9-month undergraduate and graduate teaching (60%), research/scholarly activity (30%), and service (10%) position in the Department of Animal Sciences and Veterinary Technology. Proposed employment date is January 16, 2016 or until successful candidate is identified.

Essential functions: Teaching - Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in animal science related to animal production and other appropriate animal science courses. The successful candidate will be expected to develop specialty and graduate courses in ruminant nutrition and may be required to deliver courses at off campus sites and/or using alternative delivery methods. The successful candidate will develop and implement an effective teaching program, using appropriate methodology, technology and other tools; remain current in his/her discipline and appropriately update course content to reflect current levels of knowledge in the discipline; develop a system for ongoing evaluation of both teaching and learning, including expectations of student competency and student learning outcomes. Research/scholarly activity - The successful candidate will be expected to develop a sustainable research program in animal science appropriate to industry and regional needs, and in an area of interest to the candidate. Service - Other duties include recruitment of students, advising of undergraduate and graduate students, advising student organizations, and placement of graduates. The successful candidate will be expected to assist with animal science events on campus and in the local community, including 4-H and FFA judging contests, seminars and other events as appropriate.

Qualifications: PhD in Animal Sciences, or closely related discipline, with an emphasis in Ruminant Nutrition (ABD status may be considered as long as all degree requirements, including dissertation, defense of dissertation, and comprehensive examinations, have been successfully completed by time of appointment); Evidence of potential or actual success in teaching, research, and service is required.

Administrative relationships: The individual selected will be a member of the faculty in the Department of Animal Science and Veterinary Technology at Tarleton State University and will report to the Department Head. The candidate will work in partnership with immediate supervisor through a formal system of evaluation of instruction, scholarly activity and service to identify strengths and weaknesses and identify appropriate professional development activities.

Application procedure & deadlines: Applications must be submitted electronically at http://jobs.tarleton.edu/postings/6021 and will be accepted until a qualified candidate is identified. Prospective candidates should submit an application consisting of a letter of interest, transcripts, statement of professional goals and philosophy of teaching, research and service, and a curriculum vita with names (including telephone numbers and addresses) of five professional references. Further information regarding the position or the application process can be obtained by Dr. Lea Kinman, Search Committee Chair (kinman@tarleton.edu) or Dr. Frank Owsley, Department Head (owsley@tarleton.edu).

Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

POSTED 9/28/16


Lallemand Forward Marketing Communications Intern
(Summer 2017)
Lallemand Animal Nutrition

Summary: As part of the support for future generations of animal agriculture, Lallemand Forward now includes an internship program. The Marketing Communications Internship will be an 11-week program (June 1-August 11, 2017) based out of the Lallemand Animal Nutrition, North American Headquarters in Milwaukee, WI.

Internship description: Assist Marketing Communications Team with projects on Forage, Ruminant and Monogastric businesses Create support materials for all aspects of the Lallemand Animal Nutrition business Work with Marketing Communications Team on implementing strategies and media plans to support Lallemand Animal Nutrition businesses.

Education, experience & skills: Must have a minimum of junior status. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (must provide transcripts). Obtaining a degree in Marketing, Advertising, or Communications field preferred. Experience and knowledge in the Agriculture field preferred. Willing to work 40 hours per week. Willing to live in the Milwaukee, WI area for the summer of 2017. Strong written and verbal skills. Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects.

Other qualifications and details: This will be an 11-week paid summer internship (June 1-August 11, 2017). Work at Lallemand Animal Nutrition, North American Headquarters Milwaukee, WI. Candidate to provide transportation to and from work each day. Lallemand Animal Nutrition will provide housing and parking stipend.

About the company: Lallemand Animal Nutrition is committed to optimizing animal performance and well-being with specific natural microbial product and service solutions. Using sound science, proven results and knowledge, Lallemand Animal Nutrition develops, manufactures and markets high value yeast and bacteria products ─ including probiotics, silage inoculants and yeast derivatives. Lallemand offers a higher level of expertise, leadership and industry commitment with long-term and profitable solutions to move our partners Forward. Lallemand Animal Nutrition is Specific for your success. For more information, please visit www.lallemandanimalnutrition.com.

To apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and transcripts to lannamarketing@lallemand.com by November 30, 2016. Questions pertaining to the position or application process, please contact Erin Carter, ecarter@lallemand.com, 414-393-4030.

POSTED 9/28/16


2017 Internships
ALTA, PEAK, SCCL and VAS

Summary: Choose from one of any combination of the focus areas listed below to create a customized and rewarding internship with your skills and career goals in mind.

Genetic consulting: Travel within a multi-state region to large, progressive partner dairies or work with source herds for Alta's product development and PEAK programs. Implement customized genetic plans, assist with sire procurement, provide performance reports using DairyComp 305, assist with Holstein Association SET evaluations and select daughters for professional photography.

Reproductive management: Develop your understanding of advanced herd reproductive strategies with thorough hands-on experience. Assist with pregnancy diagnosis, artificial insemination, tail striping, heat detection and monitoring herd reproductive performance using DairyComp 305 in herds averaging 2,000 cows.

Sales: Work with our current network of sales managers to build your own portfolio of accounts. Provide genetic, reproductive and calf management consulting advice, and develop customized solutions for current and prospect progressive dairy farms.

Marketing & training: Enhance your skills in all areas of marketing, communications and training by promoting the Koepon companies globally through online, print and video communication pieces.

Calf management: Work with the SCCL team on new research projects to advance the health and productivity of neonatal calves. Or use your sales and marketing skills to promote SCCL products through trade show involvement and producer and vet meetings.

Dairy herd management software: Develop your understanding on current VAS products and software including DairyComp 305, Feed Watch, Parlor Watch, Pocket Cow Card, and more. Increase your knowledge, awareness and efficiency with dairy herd management software and practical application in every day, on-farm use.

To apply: Please email your resume and cover letter describing your perfect internship by November 4, 2016, to Molly Sloan, Alta Global Training Program Manager, msloan@altagenetics.com.

POSTED 9/28/16


Research Specialist in Agriculture
Department of Animal Sciences
College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences (ACES)
University of Illinois

Summary: Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge. Illinois is the place where we embrace difference. We embrace it because we value it. Illinois is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community. Some work will be required during evenings and/or weekends. When working, the employee may be exposed to a variety of environmental factors to include, but not limited to, hot or cold weather, exposure to noise and allergens, and uneven ground. In performing the functions of this position, the employee may be subjected to various mental and physical demands as well to include, but not limited to, independently traveling to and performing work at different locations, lifting and moving items that may frequently weigh up to fifty (50) pounds and occasionally weigh up to seventy-five (75) pounds, and twisting, pushing and pulling movements. More detailed information regarding the functions of this position (including the physical, mental and environmental requirements of the position) may be obtained from Human Resources for the Department of Animal Sciences by contacting cdthoma2@illinois.edu.

Short description summarizing position: This position coordinates research activities and directs the daily operational management of the Poultry Research Unit in Urbana, IL. The position provides hands-on unit management and coordination of animal research; the incumbent interacts closely with faculty, staff, students, administrators, other research unit supervisors, veterinarians, and compliance personnel.

Specific duties and responsibilities: On-site management and supervision of the Poultry Research Unit in Urbana, IL. Day to day supervision of animal care personnel including hiring, training, conducting performance evaluations, approving time/leave, and recommending salaries. Facilitate and coordinate research and educational requirements of the department, faculty, graduate students, local community colleges, and visitors to the center. Provide consultation on operational aspects of the facility to faculty and staff in order to serve research and educational goals at the unit. Instruct or assist faculty and others with farm laboratory exercises, teaching activities, student interns, professional training, and on-farm extension activities. Provide positive interactions for students, other visitors, and tour groups to the unit. Maintain fiscal responsibility at the facility including management of facility expenses, development of budgets and reports, recovery of teaching and research costs, and maintenance of accounting records for budgetary and compliance purposes. Establish written production targets. Develop written "Standard Operating Procedures" and implement these procedures to assure that identified targets and standards are achieved and maintained. Collect, analyze, evaluate, and summarize research data/information related to operational function of the unit including formulation of recommendations and implementation of improvements and planning to facilitate programmatic goals. Design, develop, implement, integrate, and maintain data collection systems for the unit. Assure quality animal care in compliance with laws, regulations, guidelines, and policies. Interact with the Director of the Agricultural Animal Care and Use Program, the Attending Veterinarian for Agricultural Animals, and the AACUP Veterinarian to define and develop appropriate biosecurity practices, good laboratory practices, and operational procedures and policies for the unit. Implement IACUC-approved procedures for the care of animals. Coordinate and participate in informational programs and training sessions for animal care staff, students, staff, and investigators who utilize the facility. Establish and maintain professional standards for facility appearance. Supervise maintenance of facilities to ensure competence and integrity of research efforts. Work closely with the Faculty Coordinator and the Assistant to the Head with regard to personnel, budget, facilities, equipment, and other management issues. Interact and communicate regularly with the Faculty Coordinator, Unit Users, Staff, and Departmental Administration in developing and implementing intermediate and long-range plans for facilities, production goals, SOP’s, management and fiscal responsibility for the Poultry Research Unit. Coordinate and facilitate procurement of commodities and resources necessary for optimal operations and maintenance of Poultry Research Unit. Maintain on-going training and/or certification in any areas of human resources, environmental management, animal-care, etc. which affect the on-going regulatory requirements of the unit.

Minimum qualifications: B.S. degree in Animal Sciences or a related field. M.S. degree in Animal Sciences or a related field is preferred. Must have at least 2 years hands-on experience with poultry. The successful candidate must have computer experience in record keeping and must be able to interpret protocols and make modifications as the need arises, with input from the faculty coordinator as necessary. Must be detail oriented, organized and able to address multiple deadlines simultaneously. The successful candidate must be capable of working compatibly with other employees and staff. Successful applicants must also be able to, not only work well with others, but also communicate well, both in written and oral formats, with faculty, administrators, veterinarians, students, staff, and farm visitors.

Preferred qualifications: Direct experience with poultry research trials and a working knowledge of research trial constraints, use of experimental controls, and research record-keeping practice. Understanding of research and statistical design. Experience with computerized record-keeping systems, inventory and spreadsheet applications, financial reconciliations, and long-term budgetary, facility and production planning is preferred. Experience with poultry housed and maintained under biomedical guidelines is preferred.

Application procedures: Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your cover letter, resume, and contact information of three references by October 7, 2016. All requested information must be submitted via the online system for your application to be considered. For further information please contact Carolyn Thomas, Department of Animal Sciences, cdthoma2@illinois.edu. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orienta tion, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history.

POSTED 9/28/16


Research Specialist in Agriculture
Department of Animal Sciences
College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences (ACES)
University of Illinois

Summary: Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge. Illinois is the place where we embrace difference. We embrace it because we value it. Illinois is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

Short description summarizing position: This position coordinates research activities and directs the daily operational management of the Beef and Sheep Field Laboratory in Urbana, IL that contains a 960 head capacity feedlot facility equipped with a GrowSafe feeding system and surrounding land with a purebred herd of approximately 150 Angus Cows. The position provides hands-on unit management and coordination of animal research; the incumbent interacts closely with faculty, staff, students, administrators, other research unit supervisors, veterinarians, and compliance personnel.

Specific duties and responsibilities: On-site management and supervision of the Beef and Sheep Field Laboratory in Urbana, IL. Day to day supervision of animal care personnel including 1 Research Associate (Asst. Mgr.), 3 non-academic staff, and 4 to 8 part-time student staff. Supervisory duties include: Hire, train, conduct performance evaluations, approve time/leave, recommend salary and assign/review work. Facilitate and coordinate research and educational needs of faculty, graduate students, and others. Provide consultation on operational aspects of the facility to faculty and staff in order to serve research and educational goals at the unit. Assist faculty with farm laboratory exercises, teaching activities, and on-farm extension activities. Provide positive interactions for students, other visitors, and tour groups to the unit. Maintain fiscal responsibility at the facility including management of facility expenses, development of budgets and reports, recovery of teaching and research costs, and maintenance of accounting records for budgetary and compliance purposes. Establish written production targets. Develop written "Standard Operating Procedures" and implement these procedures to assure that identified targets and standards are achieved and maintained. Collect, analyze, evaluate, and summarize research data/information related to operational function of the unit including formulation of recommendations and implementation of improvements and planning to facilitate programmatic goals. Design, develop, implement, integrate, and maintain data collection systems for the unit. Assure quality animal care that is compliant with laws, regulations, guidelines, and policies. Interact with the Director of the Agricultural Animal Care and Use Program, the Attending Veterinarian for Agricultural Animals, and the AACUP Veterinarian to define and develop appropriate biosecurity practices, good laboratory practices, and operational procedures and policies for the unit. Implement IACUC-approved procedures for the care of animals. Coordinate and participate in informational programs and training sessions for animal care staff, students, staff, and investigators who utilize the facility. Establish and maintain professional standards for facility appearance. Supervise maintenance of facilities to ensure competence and integrity of research efforts. Work closely with the Faculty Coordinator and the Assistant Head, Business and Strategic Planning with regard to personnel, budget, facilities, equipment, and other management issues. Interact and communicate regularly with the Faculty Coordinator, Unit Users, Staff, and Departmental Administration in developing and implementing intermediate and long-range plans for facilities, production goals, SOP’s, management and fiscal responsibility for the Beef Cattle and Sheep Field Laboratory. Coordinate and facilitate procurement of commodities and resources necessary for optimal operations and maintenance of Beef and Sheep Field Laboratory and facilities. Maintain on-going training and/or certification in any areas of human resources, environmental management, animal-care, safety, etc. which effect the on-going regulatory requirements of the unit. Some work will be required during evenings and/or weekends. When working, the employee may be exposed to a variety of environmental factors to include, but not limited to, hot or cold weather, exposure to noise and allergens, and uneven ground. In performing the functions of this position, the employee may be subjected to various mental and physical demands as well to include, but not limited to, independently traveling to and performing work at different locations, lifting and moving items that may frequently weigh up to fifty (50) pounds and occasionally weigh up to seventy-five (75) pounds, and twisting, pushing and pulling movements. More detailed information regarding the functions of this position (including the physical, mental and environmental requirements of the position) may be obtained from Human Resources for the Department of Animal Sciences by contacting cdthoma2@illinois.edu.

Minimum qualifications: M.S. degree in Animal Sciences or a related field. Must have at least 2 years of hands-on experience managing a beef cattle operation. The successful candidate must have computer experience in record keeping and must be able to interpret and implement research protocols. Must be detail oriented, organized and able to address multiple deadlines simultaneously. The successful candidate must be capable of working compatibly with other employees and staff. Successful applicants must also be able to, not only work well with others, but also communicate well, both in written and oral formats, with faculty, administrators, veterinarians, students, staff, and farm visitors.

Preferred qualifications: Previous experience in managing a research farm. Knowledge of and experience working with specific beef herd management computerized tools. Understanding of research and statistical design. Ability and proficiency in artificial insemination techniques to breed cows and heifers. Knowledge of embryo transfer. Willingness to learn ultrasound operation for pregnancy diagnosis and carcass composition. Familiarity working with fistulated cattle. Knowledge of sheep management and handling techniques.

Application procedures: Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your cover letter, resume, and contact information of three references by September 27, 2016. All requested information must be submitted via the online system for your application to be considered. For further information please contact Carolyn Thomas, Department of Animal Sciences, cdthoma2@illinois.edu. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history.

POSTED 9/28/16


Molecular Poultry/Avian Scientist
Department of Poultry Science
University of Georgia

Description: The Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia invites applications for an academic year (9-month) tenure-track faculty position. The position is a research (70%) and instruction (30%) appointment in Molecular Poultry/Avian Scientist. This position may be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful applicant will be expected to develop innovative and successful, nationally recognized research and teaching programs and pursue extramural funding related to research and/or teaching. Potential research foci could include, but are not limited to utilizing cutting edge molecular technology with poultry as a model for health, endocrinology, genetics, nutrition, physiology and/or reproduction. Teaching responsibilities may include departmental undergraduate and graduate courses in molecular/cell biology, as well as in the area of the candidate’s expertise. The successful applicant will also be expected to develop a strong graduate training program. Additional duties include undergraduate mentorship, student recruitment and professional service. The University of Georgia is a preeminent Land Grant university with opportunities for collaboration with faculty that have diverse research interests. Furthermore, UGA has core facilities, including Functional Genomic and Proteomic centers, Sequencing and Synthesis facilities, as well as Ultrastructural and Flow Cytometric facilities that are available for molecular biology research. Salaray is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualifications: Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology/Genetics, Poultry Science, Animal Science or a related field. Success in research, extramural funding, and teaching along with one year or more of postdoctoral training is preferred but not required. The ability to integrate molecular biology concepts into multidisciplinary research programs in poultry is essential.

Applications: See http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/1105. Applicants should submit (1) letter of application; (2) a summary that addresses teaching and research interests; (3) curriculum vita; (4) three letters of reference; and (5) Graduate School transcripts. Applicant screening will begin immediately. Applications received by October 31, 2016 will be assured full consideration; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position should be addressed to Dr. Todd Applegate, Department Head, applegt@uga.edu, 706-542-1337.

Send applications to: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Poultry Science The University of Georgia Athens, GA 30602-2772. Telephone: (706) 542-1337, Fax: (706) 542-1827; Email: applegt@uga.edu.

Additional info: The University of Georgia (www.uga.edu) is located 70 miles northeast of Atlanta. The Department of Poultry Science has exceptional research and live bird facilities, including a hatchery, feed mill, and pilot-scale poultry processing facility. Opportunities for collaboration exist within the department and across the University of Georgia with units such as ecology, forestry, and veterinary and biomedical sciences, as well as local USDA and EPA scientists.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Institution.

POSTED 9/28/16


Poultry/Avian Immunologist
Department of Poultry Science
University of Georgia

Description: The Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia invites applications for an academic year (9-month) tenure-track faculty position research (70%) and instruction (30%) appointment in Avian/Poultry Immunology. This position may be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor as qualifications of the candidate dictate. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a highly successful, nationally recognized, innovative and successful research and teaching programs and pursue extramural funding related to research and/or teaching. The individual selected for this position will be expected to develop a contemporary program in avian/poultry immunology with plausible research in supporting disciplines including health, physiology, nutrition, parasitology, and/or microbiology. The successful applicant will also be expected to develop a strong graduate training program. Additional duties include undergraduate mentorship, student recruitment and professional service. Teaching responsibilities will include departmental undergraduate and graduate courses. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualifications: Applicants must possess a Ph.D. with a background in avian/poultry immunology or a closely related field. Success in research, extramural funding, and teaching along with one year or more of postdoctoral training is preferred but not required.

Applications: See http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/1108. Applicants should submit: (1) letter of application; (2) a summary that addresses teaching and research interests; (3) curriculum vita; (4) three letters of reference; and (5) Graduate School transcripts. Applicant screening will begin immediately. Applications received by October 31, 2016 will be assured full consideration; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position should be addressed to Dr. Todd Applegate, Department Head, applegt@uga.edu, 706-542-1337.

Send applications to: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Poultry Science The University of Georgia Athens, GA 30602-2772. Telephone: (706) 542-1337, Fax: (706) 542-1827; Email: applegt@uga.edu.

Additional info: The University of Georgia (www.uga.edu) is a preeminent Land Grant/sea institution located 70 miles northeast of Atlanta, with opportunities for collaboration with faculty that have diverse research interests. Furthermore, UGA has core facilities, including Functional Genomic and Proteomic centers, Sequencing and Synthesis facilities, as well as Ultrastructural and Flow Cytometric facilities. The Department of Poultry Science has research and live bird facilities, including a hatchery, feed mill, and pilot-scale poultry processing facility. Excellent opportunities for collaboration exist within the department and across the University of Georgia with units such as ecology, forestry, and veterinary and biomedical sciences, as well as local USDA and EPA scientists.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Institution.

POSTED 9/28/16


Dairy Sales Consultant Intern
(Summer 2017) - UNI04575
Cargill Animal Nutrition

Description: Cargill Animal Nutrition provides customized animal productivity solutions to commercial producers across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Rather than focusing on standardized nutrition products, we create customized ingredient blends and management programs to fit each situation. Our research-proven management and nutrition technologies suit the specific needs of our diverse array of customers. And our animal nutrition and management experts offer the scope and creativity to serve the unique needs of each customer. Learn about Cargill at www.cargill.com/.

Principal accountabilities: Our internship program enables you to learn more about Cargill Animal Nutrition and career opportunities for Consultants. Challenging projects, along with the chance to interact with Cargill employees and business partners, make this a valuable work experience. This internship is for the summer of 2017. Cargill Dairy Consultants are responsible for interacting with clients and prospective customers, helping them understand how Cargill can provide solutions for them and improve their profitability. Consultants typically specialize in expertise areas, which include dairy, beef, swine, and retail sales to owners of companion animals.

Environment: Team oriented, fast-paced and hands-on. Individual projects and assignments. Field setting. Frequent travel by personal vehicle within assigned region. You must have a safe driving history; a motor vehicle record history will be reviewed.

Required qualifications: Currently pursuing an Associate or Bachelor's degree from an accredited program graduating between December 2017 and August 2019. Ability to relocate to various locations throughout the United States. Experience working within the dairy industry. Right to work in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by a third-party employer. Must be able to complete essential functions of this job as outlined in the job description with or without reasonable accommodations. Valid driver's license.

Desired qualifications: Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree from an accredited program with a major in Animal Science or a degree with a Dairy emphasis graduating between December 2017 and August 2019.

Apply online at: https://cargill.taleo.net/careersection/10220/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&src=UNV10144&job=UNI04575.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

POSTED 9/9/16


Assistant or Associate Professor - Mastitis & Mammary Physiology
Department of Animal Sciences
The Ohio State University, Wooster, OH

Description: The Department of Animal Sciences in the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University seeks to fill a 9-month, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank in Mastitis and Mammary Physiology to begin Spring 2017. This position will have a research emphasis. Candidates with research interests in optimizing growth efficiencies and animal productivity to produce sustainable, wholesome, and healthful animal products are encouraged to apply. Potential research topics may include, but are not limited to: characterization of mammary gland host defense against intramammary infections; characterization of virulence factors of mastitis causing pathogens; characterization of changes in milk components during mammary inflammation; assessment and application of new technologies that advance mastitis control, milk quality, and dairy food safety. Resources to support the research and teaching program of this position are numerous. Two 150 head dairy cowherds are available for intensive research and teaching (Columbus, Jersey herd; Wooster, Holstein herd); both locations have excellent staff to aid in research endeavors.

Expectations: The successful candidate will be expected to establish a nationally and internationally recognized research program supported by extramural funding and have an immediate impact on the quality and safety of dairy products and the health and welfare of dairy livestock. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with current faculty to continue pursuing common themes within the Department such as enhancing milk quality and nutritional value, pre-harvest food safety, animal welfare, environmental compatibility of livestock operations, and the economic profitability of food animal production systems. The new faculty member will also be expected to work closely with faculty colleagues, extension educators, and partners in allied animal industries towards a common goal of fulfilling the Ohio State University's and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center's (OARDC) missions and exploring the National One Health Initiative, which focuses on links between animal health, human health, and our environment. The faculty member will also be responsible for graduate student advising and scholarly/teaching contributions to related courses in the Department.

Qualifications: Requirements include a PhD in Animal Science, Dairy Science, or a closely related field. Demonstrated excellence in innovative research and a strong commitment to teaching are essential. Applicants must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills in addition to the ability and desire to work with others in a collegial team environment. Leadership and academic excellence should be evident in the application. Industry experience is desirable.

Preferred qualifications: Experience developing or working in interdisciplinary research teams, experience in mentoring members of underrepresented groups.

Location: The College Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (cfaes.osu.edu) is home to internationally known scientist that positively impact individuals and communities every day. The opportunities to make an impact in a chosen field are endless as a result of the university's commitment to transformational initiatives through our Discovery Themes: Food Production and Security; Health and Wellness; and Energy and Environment. The college offers tremendous opportunities for collaborative programs through its teaching, research and outreach programs located on two campuses (Columbus and Wooster), through offices in each county, and through its network of research/laboratory facilities across the state. The college's strong and sustained partnerships with all levels of government, nonprofit organizations, and industry partners provide enormous opportunities for scientist to build strong, sustainable programs of excellence. Wooster is located in northeastern Ohio, within close proximity to Cleveland and Akron. The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (cfaes.osu.edu) Wooster campus offers an abundance of opportunity to faculty and staff through the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) and Ohio State ATI, the colleges associate degree granting academic unit. In 2013, Wooster was ranked among North America's Top 10 Micro Cities by the Foreign Direct Investment magazine. Located in Wayne County, the Wooster community offers residents a variety of outdoor, entertainment and educational opportunities. Learn more at www.woosteroh.com.

Application instructions: Candidates should submit a letter of intent stating professional goals and interests, official academic transcripts, and a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae that includes publications and funding, a statement of research, teaching and outreach interests, and a statement of ability and/or interest to work with underserved populations. Three letters of recommendation submitted to the Chair of the search committee, Dr. Kimberly Cole, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University, 222 Animal Sciences Building, Columbus, OH 43210. All application materials, including the reference letters must be received before an application will be considered. Application review will begin November 1, 2016. Candidates may also contact Dr. Cole (cole.436@osu.edu), for additional information.

To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. Flexible work options available. EEO/AA Employer. Ohio State University is an NSF ADVANCE Institution.

POSTED 9/9/16


Assistant/Associate Professor of Animal Quantitative Genetics
Department of Animal Science
University of California, Davis

Summary: The Department of Animal Science in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California Davis is recruiting an Assistant/Associate Professor of Animal Genetics with a preferred emphasis in Quantitative Genetics. This is an academic year (9‐month), Assistant/Associate Professor tenure‐track position with teaching, research, outreach/engagement and service responsibilities and includes the expectation that the appointee will conduct mission‐oriented research and outreach/engagement of relevance to the California Agricultural Experiment Station (http://caes.ucdavis.edu/research/agexpstn). Salary is commensurate with experience within the Assistant/Associate Professor rank at the University of California.

Responsibilities: The Department of Animal Science is seeking applicants who utilize quantitative genetic analyses to characterize traits that impact animal productivity, nutritional value, welfare, or sustainability of animals in their environment. The research focus may include experimental, theoretical, computational, and applied approaches to quantitative genetics, and genetic‐ genomic evaluation and selection. The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program in quantitative genetics to address critical or emerging issues in animal agriculture or animal science. The appointee will be responsible for teaching an undergraduate course in quantitative genetics and animal breeding of domestic animals (Genetics and Animal Breeding ‐ ANG107), applied statistics (Applied Statistics in Agricultural Science PLS120), as well as other courses assigned to meet the teaching needs of departmental curricula. The appointee will provide instruction for a graduate course designed to handle large data sets associated with whole genome sequencing and functional genomic analysis (Sequence Analysis in Molecular Genetics ‐ ANG212) and could participate in the genetics core course (Quantitative and Population Genetics ‐ 201D). Participation in development of public outreach and/or community engagement programs, and performance of departmental and university service is expected. This position is expected to work with Cooperative Extension specialists and advisors, partners in allied industries or other appropriate public stakeholders.

Qualifications: PhD or equivalent degree in Quantitative Genetics, Animal Breeding, or a closely‐related field is required. Post‐ doctoral experience is preferred. Evidence of research excellence is expected. Research interests focused on quantitative genetics of domestic animals relevant to animal agriculture is preferred. The candidate should have the ability to develop and instruct undergraduate and graduate courses and the ability to develop and conduct extramurally funded research in population/quantitative genetics/genomics.

Applications: Application materials must be submitted via the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01215. The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by November 15, 2016. Required application materials include: 1) curriculum vitae including publication list, 2) up to three publications, 3) transcripts if the applicant is within five years of Ph.D. degree, 4) statement of research accomplishments, 5) statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy, 6) statement of future research plans relevant to agricultural animal quantitative genetics/genomics, 7) Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and 8) the names, addresses, including e‐mail, of four professional references. Additional inquiries should be directed to Professor J. F. Medrano, Recruitment Advisory Committee Chair, Department of Animal Science, One Shields Avenue, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, (530) 752‐6786, jfmedrano@ucdavis.edu.

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

POSTED 9/9/16


Assistant Professor of Applied Molecular Genetics
Department of Animal Science
University of California, Davis

Summary: The Department of Animal Science in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting an Assistant Professor of Applied Molecular Genetics with a preferred emphasis in animal molecular genetics. This is an academic year (9-month), Assistant Professor tenure-track position with teaching, research, outreach/engagement and service responsibilities and includes the expectation that the appointee will conduct mission‐oriented research and outreach/engagement of relevance to the California Agricultural Experiment Station (http://caes.ucdavis.edu/research/agexpstn). Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities: The Department of Animal Science is seeking applicants that focus on the application of modern molecular genetic biotechnologies, such as gene editing and genetic engineering, in order to improve production efficiency, food quality, nutritional value, animal health and the sustainability of animal agriculture. The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program to address critical or emerging issues in animal agriculture facing California, the Nation and the world. The appointee will be responsible for teaching an introductory animal science course (Introductory Animal Science - ANS 002), an undergraduate laboratory class (Molecular Biology Laboratory Techniques - ANG 111 or Techniques and Practices of Avian Culture - ANS137), or other courses which may be assigned to meet the teaching needs of the Department. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop and teach a graduate level course. Participation in student advising and the development of outreach/engagement programs, and performance of departmental and university service is expected. This position is expected to work with Cooperative Extension specialists and advisors, partners in allied industries or other appropriate public stakeholders.

Qualifications: PhD or equivalent degree in Animal Molecular Genetics, or a closely-related field is required. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. Evidence of research excellence is expected. Experience with the development and study of gene edited or genetically engineered livestock animals is preferred. The candidate should have the ability to develop and instruct undergraduate and graduate courses and the ability to develop and conduct extramurally funded research in the application of modern molecular genetic technology to livestock species.

Applications: Application materials must be submitted online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF0126. The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by November 15, 2016. Required application materials include 1) curriculum vitae including publication list, 2) up to three publications, 3) transcripts if the applicant is within five years of Ph.D. degree, 4) statement of research accomplishments, 5) statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy, 6) statement of future research plans relevant to the application of applied molecular genetic technologies to livestock, 7) Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and 8) the names, addresses, including e‐mail, of four professional references. Additional inquiries should be directed to Professor J. F. Medrano, Recruitment Advisory Committee Chair, Department of Animal Science, One Shields Avenue, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, (530) 752‐6786, jfmedrano@ucdavis.edu.

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

POSTED 9/9/16 


Equine Breeding Farm Internship
Equine Reproduction Laboratory
Colorado State University

Description: The Equine Reproduction Laboratory, Colorado State University, is accepting applications for an Equine Breeding Farm Internship that will begin on January 1, 2017. The goal of the program is to provide advanced training in equine breeding farm procedures and management. The program is aimed preferentially for people with a sincere desire to pursue a career in the equine breeding industry. Interns will participate in a one (1) year program. One intern will start on January 1 and finish on December 31 of that same year. A second intern will start on July 1 and finish on June 30 of the following year. Applicants should have completed a BS degree in Equine Sciences, Animal Science or related discipline. Candidates must have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain a driver's license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. at time of application; the Department of Biomedical Sciences will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. This is a non-degree program. A certificate of achievement will be provided upon successful completion of the program. Job placement assistance will be available upon request. A salary will be provided and interns will live in an apartment on-site at the Equine Reproduction Laboratory on the Foothills Campus of Colorado State University. Rent is required as with all on-campus housing.

Reproductive training will include: Stallion - Stallion handling. Stallion management. Semen collection. Preparation of cooled-transported semen. Semen evaluation. Semen freezing. Mare - Hormone therapy. Reproductive management of mares. Artificial insemination. Care of the pregnant mare and foaling. Embryo transfer management. Care of the newborn foal. Dystocia management. Herd health management.

Interns will be responsible for the following (at a minimum) and may be assigned other duties: Assistance with the Clinical Equine Reproduction Program (horse handling, herd health management, record keeping, etc). Assistance with general laboratory functions (including autoclaving, equipment cleaning, laundry, reception, etc). Participation in foal watch and foaling (provide back-up and assistance to students in the Foaling Management class). After-hours help with artificial inseminations, embryo transfer and horse arrivals/departures (rotate with or provide back-up to graduate students). Weekend on duty or on-call (after-hours availability every other weekend for each intern). Night barn checks (i.e. monitor client-owned horses).

To view full posting announcement and apply: Please visit http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/17468.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

POSTED 9/9/16


Extension Dairy Cattle Specialist
Department of Animal Science
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Position: The University of Tennessee, Department of Animal Science invites applications for a full-time, 12 month, tenure-track position (100% Extension) at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualifications: PhD or DVM in dairy, animal science, or related field. Ability to work independently or within a team to develop and implement science-based dairy educational material and programs for adult and youth (4-H) audiences. Ability to communicate effectively using oral, written, and electronic methods. Demonstrated positive interpersonal skills and experience serving diverse audiences. Must be self-motivated and directed with the ability to achieve measurable results. Ability and willingness to meet travel requirements. Knowledge of U.S. dairy production systems.

Responsibilities include: Lead efforts to develop, implement and evaluate practical, science-based dairy cattle educational programs that benefit the Tennessee dairy cattle industry (such as the UT Master Dairy Producer Program). Develop a strong network of individuals from university faculty, Extension specialists, county agricultural extension agents, and associated industry personnel to aid in developing programs that help strengthen the Tennessee dairy cattle industry. Independently or collaboratively develop and/or implement science-based dairy educational material for adult and youth (4-H) audiences. Establish and maintain strong working relationships with Tennessee dairy producers and related industries. Apply for and receive extramural funding (grants, contracts, gifts and fees). Create scholarly, peer reviewed publications (Extension publications, abstracts and journal articles). Independently or collaboratively conduct applied research projects leading to needed science-based knowledge and peer-reviewed publications. Provide timely and accurate information in response to public requests. Participate in the UT Extension Strategic Plan structure as requested. Establish and/or maintain cooperative efforts with Extension specialists at other institutions; both regionally and nationally. Participate in other activities of the Animal Science Department, such as committee service and recruitment.

About the department: The Department of Animal Science is a diverse and fascinating blend of applied and basic life sciences, ultimately focused on enhancing the efficiency, profitability and sustainability of the domestic animal industries. The department's activities are accomplished by its 28 faculty members and 15 professionals and support staff on the Knoxville campus and at locations across Tennessee. Approximately 550 undergraduate students are enrolled in the department's bachelor's degree programs with academic concentrations in animal industries, biosciences and pre- veterinary medicine. In addition, there are approximately 30 graduate students enrolled in the department's MS and PhD programs. Encouraging undergraduate participation in research, creative achievement and real-world experience is a departmental goal. Extension and research programs in the department serve the areas of animal health and well-being, nutrition physiological genomics and reproduction. Of these a strong nucleus of 6 dairy-related faculty are in the department with research targeting behavior and welfare, immunity, microbiology, and reproduction. In addition, multidisciplinary and multifunctional dual biomedical and agricultural purpose (animal and human health) programs with emphasis on obesity and metabolic complications are conducted. Extensive field and animal resources are available through six Research and Education Centers throughout Tennessee (see http://taes.tennessee.edu/). This currently includes 3 dairy research stations, 1 located in east Tennessee and 2 in middle Tennessee. In addition, Extension leads adult and 4H youth programs in dairy cattle, beef cattle, goats, equine, poultry, sheep, swine and environmental management. Departmental programs encompass the full range of the land grant university mission (teaching, research and service) and are administered by the College of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources, UT AgResearch, and UT Extension. Opportunities abound to form collaborative and interdisciplinary activities with the College of Veterinary Medicine, Tennessee Department of Agriculture and the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory, commodity and industrial partners, other university units and regional industries. Additional information is available at http://animalscience.utk.edu/.

To apply: Review of applications will commence November 7, 2016 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Applicants should submit as a single PDF document a letter of application; statement describing Extension programming philosophy; official transcripts; names and addresses of at least three individuals willing to serve as references; a detailed curriculum vitae highlighting education, relevant experience, qualifications, grant and contract activities and publications to Dr. Gina Pighetti, Search Committee Chair, The University of Tennessee, Department of Animal Science, 2506 River Drive, 240 Brehm Animal Science, Knoxville, TN 37996-4574. Phone 865-974-7225; Email pighetti@utk.edu.

All qualified applicants will receiveequal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

POSTED 9/9/16


Assistant Professor - Endocrinology/Reproductive Physiology
Department of Animal Science
North Carolina State University

Summary: The Department of Animal Science at North Carolina State University is pleased to announce recruitment for a twelve-month tenure-track faculty position in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the rank of Assistant Professor with formal appointments in research (60%) and academic programs (40%). The Department of Animal Science is the largest academic program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and provides instruction to over 750 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students. The Department also is a leader in extension and engagement programs to farmers, allied industry and the public, and conducts internationally recognized research into the nutrition, genetics, reproduction, health and management of domesticated animals. The Research Triangle Area offers excellent opportunities collaborations through the Triangle Consortium for Reproductive Biology, which consists of scientist from local universities and federal research institutes.

Description: The successful candidate will develop a research program in the field of endocrinology / physiology with the aim of improving reproductive efficiency of livestock species. The candidate should have expertise in molecular, cellular and physiological aspects of endocrine systems. A program using both in vitro and in vivo approaches with domestic and laboratory animals will provide fundamental knowledge of reproductive endocrine pathways and have translational impacts focused on the interactions of endocrine, metabolic, and environmental factors affecting reproductive success of livestock. This is a key position in our interdisciplinary research programs combining expertise in endocrinology, metabolism, nutrition, stress physiology, genetics, disease and nutrition to address critical issues in the animal industry.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal in endocrinology, reproductive biology, physiology, animal or dairy science or another closely related field, with training and experience in endocrinology. Postdoctoral experience and evidence of outstanding research and teaching potential is desired. The appointee is expected to guide and mentor graduate students and will be responsible for teaching primarily graduate level courses. Aptitude and desire to teach, train and interact with students, faculty, and agribusiness colleagues is important. Preference will be given to candidates with documented success in research activities as demonstrated by publications and a record of extramural funding, documented teaching and advising experiences, and experience in and willingness to develop collaborative research projects.

Additional responsibilities: The appointee will be responsible for additional contributions to the departmental curriculum, be actively involved in undergraduate advising, curricular development and department, college and university service. The appointee is also expected to participate in the outreach programs of the department and college. The individual will be part of a team of animal scientists that is expected to enhance the Department and College's overall research, teaching, and extension programs. Collaboration with other scientists across the department, university, and at other institutions as well as interactions with animal industry professionals is expected.

To apply: Please submit a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests (limited to 2 pages), a one page teaching philosophy and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references online at www. jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/74232. Review of applicants will begin on October 1, 2016. Inquires may be directed to either Dr. Daniel H. Poole, Search Committee Chair, at 919-515-0033 or dhpoole@ncsu.edu,; or Dr. Todd See, Department Head, at 919-515-2755 or tsee@ncsu.edu.

For more information: Please visit NC State University (ncsu.edu); College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (cals.ncsu.edu); Department of Animal Science (ans.cals.ncsu.edu).

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

POSTED 9/4/16


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Physiological and/or Nutritional Mechanisms in Dairy Cattle
Department of Dairy Science
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Summary: For more than a century, scientists at UW-Madison have made countless groundbreaking discoveries that are fundamental to our understanding of dairy cow biology and transformational to the care, feeding, and management of dairy cattle around the world. From the discovery of vitamin D, to development of surgical and non-surgical embryo transfer procedures, to identification of factors that contribute to fatty liver disease, to introduction of timed artificial insemination programs, UW-Madison faculty have played an integral role in pioneering scientific discoveries, providing innovative strategies and biotechnologies to dairy farmers, and educating dairy industry leaders. Is your discovery next? The UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science is seeking a nine-month (academic year) tenure-track assistant professor with a passion for teaching and a vision for leading an independent, externally funded, and internationally recognized research program that focuses on basic physiological and/or biochemical processes related to dairy cow biology. The successful candidate's interests and expertise may include, but are not limited to, the subject areas of nutrition, nutritional biochemistry, immunology, growth, lactation, reproduction, health, endocrinology, or metabolism. This tenure-track appointment has a 60% research and 40% teaching commitment, and both post-doctoral experience and teaching experience are preferred. The new faculty member will join an outstanding research, instruction, and extension lineup in the Department of Dairy Science, complement our basic and applied research and outreach efforts in physiology, nutrition, management, genetics, and animal health, and collaborate with scientists throughout the UW-Madison campus. This individual will be a core member of our department's instructional team by teaching and contributing to core courses in nutrition, physiology, or related subjects at the undergraduate and graduate levels, while facilitating out-of-classroom learning experiences and participating in departmental service and outreach activities. UW-Madison is one of the world's top research universities and the only institution that has ranked among the top five nationally for research expenditures annually since 1972, when the National Science Foundation began reporting such data. Its picturesque 936-acre campus on the shores of Lake Mendota is home to 31,700 undergraduate students and 11,700 graduate and professional students. UW-Madison has 428,000 living alumni and is a top ten producer of Fortune 500 CEOs – to date its faculty and alumni have been awarded 20 Nobel Prizes and 38 Pulitzer Prizes. The successful candidate will be a key contributor to Wisconsin's $43 billion dairy industry, which features 1.27 million cows on 9,800 farms and is expected to surpass 30 billion pounds of milk per year by 2020. This faculty member will have numerous opportunities to secure research funding from federal programs and industry partners, as well as access to an experimental herd of 1,400 cows, heifers, and calves at our state-of-the-art campus, Arlington, and Marshfield facilities.

Contact: For more information, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Milo Wiltbank (wiltbank@wisc.edu), or our department chair, Dr. Kent Weigel (kweigel@wisc.edu) regarding PVL #87432. Applications will be accepted until October 31, 2016. Please see position vacancy listing online at http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/Weblisting/External/PVLSummary.aspx?pvl_num=87432.

POSTED 8/28/16


Multicultural Post-Doctoral Fellow
Department of Fisheries, Animal & Veterinary Science
College of the Environment & Life Sciences
University of Rhode Island

Summary: The Department of Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Science in the College of the Environment and Life Sciences at the University of Rhode Island is seeking a Multicultural Post-Doctoral Fellow with a research focus in sustainable food animal production and a commitment to bringing multicultural perspectives to the curriculum, department, college, and university. Subject to a favorable review of teaching and scholarly activities, the Fellow will be provided with an opportunity to transition into a full-time, tenure-track faculty position. Additional information and instructions for application can be found at URI Jobs website (https://jobs.uri.edu/postings/1572).

POSTED 8/28/16


Forest Restoration Technician
Nature Conservancy
Duluth, MN

Summary: The Nature Conservancy is hiring a Forest Restoration Technician to work on projects in Northeast Minnesota managed out of the Duluth office. The Forest Restoration Technician implements a diverse array of forest management and restoration projects across all of Northeastern Minnesota on TNC, federal, state, and county managed forest land.  TNC has a well-established forest restoration and conservation program that collaborates with resource managers from the US Forest Service, Lake County Forestry, St. Louis County Lands and Minerals, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Fond du Lac and Grand Portage Bands of Ojibway, 1854 Treaty Authority, MN Deer Hunters Association, and Trout Unlimited, and the Minnesota Forest Resources Council. Projects include moose habitat restoration, climate adaptation, riparian forest restoration, ecological silviculture, conifer restoration, and land acquisition.  Current project locations range from North of Duluth to the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the North Shore of Lake Superior, the Gunflint Trail, and many places in between.  The position will perform many duties independently in remote locations but will be part of and supported by the Chapter's Forest Team which includes the Forest Manager, Forest Conservation Program Director, Forest Ecologist, Director of Conservation Science, and fundraising and government relations staff.  In addition to a diversity of field work, the position will contribute to other areas of the projects including planning, GIS data management and mapping, budgeting and contracting, and accomplishment reporting. This is a full-time regular position with full benefits. There is funding in place for the first 2 years, and expected to continue. For additional information, please visit www.nature.org/careers, click "Current Job Opportunities", select Forest Restoration Technician.

POSTED 8/22/16


Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist - Animal Systems Environmental Specialist
Department of Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences
Auburn University

Summary: The College of Agriculture's Departments of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences and Animal Sciences (60/40 split) at Auburn University are seeking candidates for a joint position of Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist- Animal Systems Environmental Specialist. This position will be housed in the College of Agriculture's Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences on the Auburn University campus in Auburn, AL. The incumbent will work collaboratively with scientists in the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES) in pursuit of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) mission. ACES is the primary Extension organization for Alabama A&M University and Auburn University. ACES is dedicated to delivering relevant research-based educational programs to improve quality of life and economic well-being of Alabamians. This position will provide Extension programming that support animal producers across the state of Alabama. The expected start date is March 1, 2017.

Responsibilities: This is a 12-month tenure track position with 75% extension and 25% research responsibilities. The successful candidate will develop and lead a nationally recognized Extension program in the areas of environmentally sound and sustainable animal (livestock and poultry) waste management systems. Applied research and Extension programming will develop and deliver technologies for livestock and poultry producers resulting in best management practices and tools, while additionally enhancing land, air and water quality for Alabama citizens. Developed tool and technologies are expected to be novel for all livestock and poultry producers. As a team member, this position will also provide training to environmental management professionals in Alabama. The incumbent is expected to effectively support and work across Extension teams (Animal Science and Forages, Agronomy and Poultry), agency personnel, and producer organizations. Research responsibilities include developing an applied research program in environmentally sound waste management from livestock and poultry production systems that will lead to development and implementation of best animal management practices for protecting quality of water, soil and air resources. The successful candidate is expected to secure extramural funding in support of the Extension and research programs, work with other faculty members in a multidisciplinary team environment, advise graduate students, and publish research findings in referred scientific journals.

Minimum qualifications: Minimum qualifications include an earned Ph.D. in soil, environmental sciences or related field with an emphasis on animal waste and environmental agriculture. Knowledge of animal waste management as involved with animal production (livestock and poultry) systems is essential. The successful candidate must also possess documented evidence of energetic leadership and innovative thinking. Additionally, they must also demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively with colleagues across disciplines; they must possess excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact with diverse audiences and demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English; and demonstrate proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel and social media tools. The incumbent must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment.

Desired qualifications: Desired qualifications include extensive practical knowledge of and experience in animal waste management and environmentally sound production systems. Prior experience with Extension programming or working with farmers is also desired.

Application: Applicants must apply for the position electronically through: http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/1378 and submit 1) cover letter addressing the candidate's experience pertinent to the responsibilities of the position, 2) current curriculum vita, 3) copies of all academic transcripts and 4) statement of philosophy on Extension programming in the area of environmentally sound and sustainable animal (livestock and poultry)waste management systems. When prompted during the on-line application process, please provide names, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references. Only complete application materials will be considered. The search will continue until the position is filled, but to ensure consideration for the position, applicants are encouraged to apply by November 15, 2016.

Contact: Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Eve Brantley, Search Committee Chair, Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences, 201 Funchess Hall, Auburn University, AL 36849. Email brantef@auburn.edu.

The University: Auburn University is a land-grant institution with a student enrollment of more than 24,000. The University provides instruction in approximately 70 academic departments and maintains graduate research and public service programs of a broad scope. The University is located in the city of Auburn in east-central Alabama near the metropolitan areas of Montgomery and Birmingham, Alabama, and Columbus and Atlanta, Georgia.

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer

POSTED 8/15/16


Assistant Professor in Food Science
Department of Animal & Food Sciences
College of Agriculture, Food & Environment
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Summary: The Department of Animal and Food Sciences invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Food Sciences position, 12-month tenure track (approximately 70% research, 30% instruction), which will support the foods research and instruction missions of the department.

Job description: The Department of Animal & Food Sciences is seeking a highly motivated and innovative individual to contribute to an established Food Science program. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the ability to establish a nationally recognized and extramurally funded research program in value-added food processing, food sensory attributes, functional foods or a closely related area. The successful candidate must also demonstrate the ability to fulfill the Food Science programs commitment to preparing students via classroom and laboratory instruction in courses that cover all prevalent areas of food processing. Participation with other faculty in further strengthening the IFT-accredited food science program is a key component of this position. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate level food science courses and advising undergraduate students. The area of Food Systems has been designated as a Target of Opportunity by the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with the University of Kentucky's Food Systems Innovation Center to provide applied research solutions and technical services to Kentucky's food businesses.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Food Science or a closely related field with a strong background in food chemistry and post-harvest biochemistry of foods. Excellent oral and written English communication skills; enthusiasm for teaching and advising food science students; strong commitment to food science student recruitment and food science club activities; demonstrated record or potential for obtaining nationally competitive extramural grant funding and publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The ability to work in collaborative environments with other research faculty, commercial producers, and public, private and governmental agencies is important.

Applications: Applications will be accepted until suitable candidates are identified. To apply, a UK Employment Application must be submitted through the UK Jobs website at https://ukjobs.uky.edu. To apply for Requisition # FE00671, submit a UK Academic Profile at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/116936. Applications should include a letter of interest, including a statement of your research and instruction interests, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references. If you have questions about the application process, contact HR/Employment, phone 859-257-9555, option 2. Direct other inquires to Dr. Luke Boatright, Search Committee Chair, Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Kentucky, 412 W.P. Garrigus Bldg., Lexington, KY 40546-0215. Phone 859-257-5988. Email luke.boatright@uky.edu.

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is an equal opportunity organization and welcomes applications from women and minorities.

POSTED 8/15/16


Assistant/Associate Professor, Meat Science
Department of Animal Scences
Colorado State University

Position: The Department of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University (CSU) invites applications for a newly developed tenure-track faculty position in meat science. The successful candidate will contribute to the internationally recognized CSU Center for Meat Safety & Quality (CMSQ) by developing a meat science research and teaching program with an emphasis in muscle biochemistry and/or muscle biology.

Requirements include: A Ph.D. degree in meat science, food science or a closely related discipline (completed by January 2017); expertise related to meat science; evidence of the ability to design and implement experiments and prepare manuscripts; and evidence of teaching experience.

Application: Read full job description and apply online at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/34217

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

POSTED 8/15/16


Animal Science 4-H Extension Specialist
Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Summary: The search for a full-time, 12-month non-tenure track 4-H Animal Science Extension Specialist position with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Alabama A&M University and Auburn University) has been extended. The position reports to the Assistant Director for 4-H Programs and will be located within the 4-H unit. The position incumbent will partner with the Department of Animal Sciences. The position posting is located at https://ssl.acesag.auburn.edu/posannc/detail.php3?job=ZDQ3azN8MjY5fG45ajRr.

Responsibilities: This position includes, but is not limited to 1) Serve in a lead role to plan, develop, implement and evaluate innovative youth (4-H) animal science and youth development programs and curriculum. This includes the educational resources offered and events conducted for 4-H animal science programming. 2) The position requires effective management and development of statewide processes that lead from local to regional and from regional to state animal science events. 3) Develop and maintain an annual animal science program implementation calendar for field staff, 4-H youth and families to follow. 4) Coordination of some regional, state and national 4-H events. 5) Develop, design, deliver and evaluate volunteer and staff training needed to deliver animal science subject matter content through modern education best practices to foster positive youth development. The incumbent will be expected to work closely with animal science Regional Extension Agents and 4-H youth development staff as appropriate for the subject matter. 6) Will communicate 4-H philosophy, mission and values through development and implementation of programmatic policies and procedures for the 4-H animal sciences program with both internal and external stakeholders. 7) Supports statewide 4-H Youth Development program efforts through participation in program planning and development discussions; be an active member of the Alabama 4-H program team, and participate in Department of Animal Sciences and Department of Poultry Sciences program activities when appropriate. 8) Gather input in an organized manner from youth, adult volunteers, staff and other stakeholders who will serve in an informal advisory capacity to the programming efforts. 9) Assess the impact of 4-H animal science programs on the life skills of 4-H youth. 10) Garner external support through grants, contracts and special projects to determine appropriateness for the Alabama 4-H program. 11) Work collaboratively with the 4-H programs in other states and with Alabama organizations committed to youth development. 12) Other duties as assigned.

To apply: Candidates should submit 1) Four forms found online at http://www.aces.edu/acesadm/business/; 2) Letter of application addressing each listed qualification in detail; 3) Current resume; 4) Names, addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers for five references; 5) Transcripts of all academic work (unofficial/copies acceptable during recruitment process; however, official transcripts will be required at time of hire).

POSTED 8/15/16


Regional Extension Agent – Animal Science & Forages
Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Summary: Position open for a Regional Animal Science and Forages Agent in Southwest Alabama. This successful person will have responsibility for 8 counties. The successful candidate will work with all livestock species. In this area, knowledge of forages, weeds and equine would be a great plus. The Animal Science and Forages Team in Alabama is a very high functioning, results driven group of individuals.

Position description & application: The position announcement and application procedure is online at https://ssl.acesag.auburn.edu/posannc/detail.php3?job=ZDQ3azN8MjU2fG45ajRr.

Questions: Please direct questions to Dr. Lisa Kriese-Anderson in the Department of Animal Sciences at Auburn University. Office phone 334-844-1561; cell 334-539-2129; email kriesla@auburn.edu.

POSTED 8/15/16


Dairy Bilingual Human Resources Support Leader
Agri-Placement Services, Inc.

Description: Well-established, agricultural employee staffing company and agricultural labor law compliance firm seeks Bilingual (English and Spanish) Human Resources Leader located around Minneapolis, MN or Green Bay, WI area. Full-time, competitive, salaried position plus additional commission and bonus earnings potential is available for immediate hire. Job duties include employee recruitment and placement, on-site agricultural employee training, HR consulting, conflict resolution and oral/written translation services for dairy farms and other agri-businesses that employ Spanish-speaking employees. This home office-based position requires extensive travel throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin (and further if needed) to provide services to dairy farms and other agri-business operations.

Qualifications: A strong customer service focus is essential as well as language fluency in English and Spanish (our field representatives have usually been immersed in a Spanish-speaking culture for 2+ years). A reliable vehicle and basic computer proficiency are required. Background or experience in sales, successful HR leadership experience, writing skills and dairy farming experience are all highly desirable.

Application process: Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@agri-placement.com. For more information about APS, go to www.agri-placement.com.

POSTED 8/8/16


Swine Production Science
Department of Animal Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position: Assistant Professor, Full Time Tenure-Track Position (9 months; 50% Research, 50% Teaching) in Swine Production Science in the Department of Animal Sciences. The anticipated starting date for the position is August 16, 2017. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities: The Department of Animal Sciences seeks a candidate who will hold an appointment in teaching (50%) and research (50%). It is expected that the successful candidate will develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program emphasizing an area within swine production science, direct graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and advise and interact with undergraduate students. The research, teaching and outreach opportunities for this position reside in the integration of animal sciences disciplines that affect swine production such as: nutrition, genetics, reproduction, intestinal health, immunology, growth, and environmental physiology. The successful candidate will collaborate with existing swine scientists, compete effectively for private and public research funds, and participate in the public service mission of the university. The successful candidate will participate in teaching appropriate courses in swine science and their area of discipline expertise.

Qualifications: PhD degree in Animal Science or a closely related field, a commitment to teaching, and an ability to establish an externally funded, nationally and internationally-recognized program of research in Swine Production Science. Candidates with post-doctoral or industry experience are also encouraged to apply.

Resources: The Department of Animal Sciences maintains 2 swine research units and opportunities for collaborations with the commercial swine production sector are possible. Successful candidates will be provided with excellent laboratory facilities and collaborations with faculty in multiple disciplines associated with production science are encouraged (nutrition, meat science, immunology, behavior, reproduction, health, and housing). The Department of Animal Sciences and the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) (http://www.aces.illinois.edu/) are widely recognized for excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, outreach, and international programs.

Applications: Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload, as a single pdf file, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interest (including future plans), a statement of teaching philosophy, the names and contact information of three references. Referees will be contacted electronically within 2-3 days of application submission. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. Questions can be directed to Dr. Robert Knox (rknox@illinois.edu) or to Dr. Steve Loerch (sloerch@illinois.edu). Additional information about the Department can be found at http://www.ansci.illinois.edu. For initial consideration, application materials, including reference letters, should be uploaded by October 15, 2016. However, the search will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Note: The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

POSTED 7/19/16


Assistant Professor
Dairy Education & Research Centre/ Applied Biology Program
Faculty of Land & Food Systems
University of British Columbia, Canada

Summary: The University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) is seeking outstanding candidates for a full-time, tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2017. The position will be affiliated with the UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre (www.landfood.ubc.ca/dairycentre) within the Applied Biology Program in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems (www.landfood.ubc.ca). In the Applied Biology Program, our faculty members apply principles of biology and other sciences to the responsible and sustainable use of animals, plants, water and the land, especially in food production systems. Faculty members of the Program emphasize 1) active, student-centered learning, 2) synergistic research clusters, 3) strategic thinking, including environmental and social sustainability, and 4) engaging with the broader community. Vancouver is regularly listed as one of the world's most livable cities. UBC consistently ranks as one of the world's top research universities. The UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre includes a 500-head dairy research herd, modern experimental animal facilities, office and conference space and a scholar's residence. The Dairy Centre receives excellent support from the dairy industry.

Requirements: Applicants should have a PhD, and demonstrated ability for outstanding research in a field related to dairy cattle production such as nutrition, physiology, health, or the ecological/environmental aspects of dairy farming. They should have the potential for excellence in teaching at both the graduate and the undergraduate levels and be able to attract excellent graduate students. They should also have the ability to complement our teaching program, and the potential to fit synergistically into the existing strong research cluster related to dairy cattle by possessing a suitable disciplinary background and enthusiasm for cooperating across disciplines. Principal duties of the successful candidate will be 1) to develop a thriving, extramurally funded research program, and 2) to excel in undergraduate teaching and the training of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.

To apply: Applications must be made through the University of British Columbia's Human Resources online careers page: http://facultycareers.ubc.ca/. Applicants are requested to send 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) names of 4 references (including addresses, emails and telephone numbers), 3) brief statements (1-2 pages each) describing (a) a 5-year research plan and (b) teaching philosophy and evidence of potential for effective teaching. Please apply by the deadline of October 1, 2016. Review of applications will begin on that date, however, we will continue to accept applications until the position has been filled. If you have specific questions about the application process, please contact the Chair of the Selection Committee c/o melanie.train@ubc.ca.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

POSTED 6/6/16