External Positions

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

Start-Up Robotic Dairy Management Opportunity
Valley Falls, NY

Description: Great opportunity for someone looking for a herdsperson and management role on a state-of-the-art start-up dairy. Eric and Maureen Mayer are currently building a 10-robot facility in Valley Falls, NY near Albany. They are looking for someone to manage the day-to-day animal care with the possibility of more responsibility depending upon experience. Some experience is preferred, but they would be willing to train the right person. There is a good opportunity for growth with this position, as the farm is designed for expansion to 18 robots. They also will have a new calf and heifer facility with group housing and automatic calf feeders.

Contact: Eric Mayer (518-810-8766; copsesfarms@gmail.com).

POSTED 12/5/16


 

Assistant Professor – Gastrointestinal Health/Physiology
Department of Animal & Avian Sciences
University of Maryland

Description: The Assistant professor (Position # 103160) position is a tenure-track, full time, 9-month academic year appointment (70% Research and 30% Teaching). The opportunity exists to supplement salary through summer salary support from extramural funding. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Responsibilities: The selected candidate will be expected to establish an extramurally funded research program in the area of gastrointestinal health and physiology. Candidates are expected to conduct research that is relevant to animals raised for meat, milk, egg, or fiber production. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with existing faculty members, and to develop a strong graduate student research and educational program. For their teaching responsibility, the successful candidate will be required to teach one course at the undergraduate level every year, and a graduate level course in their area of expertise in alternate years.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a doctorate in animal science, veterinary medicine, or a closely related discipline. Preferred qualifications include a demonstrated record of publication, clear prospects/evidence for extramural government or industry funding, demonstrated ability and commitment to teaching, and a strong dedication to high quality research.

Applications: All interested individuals are encouraged to apply. For best consideration, applications will be accepted until January 6, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is identified. Applications must be submitted through eTerp2 at https://ejobs.umd.edu/. Completed applications must have a letter of application addressed to Dr. Zhengguo Xiao, Search Chair, Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, University of Maryland. The position must be indicated in the application letter as the Gastrointestinal Health/Physiology position. Applications must include a description of research and teaching accomplishments and proposed research program, a curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript, and contact information for three professional references. The request for professional letters of reference will be generated by the eTerp2 system. Letters of reference must be submitted through eTerp2 prior to review of applications.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

POSTED 12/1/16


(Open-Rank) Professor of Social Science & Political Ecology of Animal Agriculture
Departments of Human Ecology & Animal Science
University of California, Davis

Description: The Departments of Human Ecology and Animal Science in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis announce an opening for a tenure-track/tenured professor position. We seek outstanding candidates with promising research programs in Social Science and Political Ecology of Animal Agriculture with a preferred emphasis in the social and political ecology dimensions of animal agricultural systems. This is an academic year (9-month), open-rank Professor 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). The successful candidate will hold an appointment in both departments.

Responsibilities: The Departments of Human Ecology and Animal Science are seeking applicants that focus on the social science and political ecology of animal agricultural systems. Candidates' area of research should include social and political ecology dimensions and processes related to animal agriculture. Specific domains of specialization can include the multi-scalar embeddedness of animal agriculture production in socio-economic and political structures (including state regulations, labor markets, globalization, consolidation/monopolization, innovation, and emerging alternative production systems); animal agricultural production and changing patterns of land tenure, land use, and environmental management (including land grabbing, natural resource conflicts and scarcities, and adaptions to climate change); and the intersection between techno-scientific developments and animal agriculture (including biotechnology, changing scales of production, understandings of climate change contributions). We seek candidates who pursue analyses that link production-level practices and processes to broader-scale processes of development, market segmentation, political economy, and the production of knowledge and discourse. The type of animal production system is open, spanning from extensive rangeland and pastoral systems, to integrated crop-animal operations, to intensive and concentrated farming operations. An interest in or willingness to undertake research in California would be desirable as is experience with research which addresses the concerns of traditionally underrepresented groups. The candidate should show an interest in working with other Centers and Institutes on campus including, but not limited to, the Agricultural Sustainability Institute, the Center for Regional Change, and the Institute for the Social Sciences. This open-rank Professor position will include an appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station. Faculty members who hold an Agricultural Experiment Station appointment have a responsibility to conduct research and outreach relevant to the mission of the land grant university. The complete position description can be found at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01328.

Qualifications: PhD or equivalent degree in geography, sociology, anthropology, environmental studies, science and technology studies, urban and regional planning, political science, public policy, economics, or closely related disciplines. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. Evidence of research excellence is expected. 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 social and political ecological dimensions of animal agricultural systems.

Applications: Application materials must be submitted via https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01328. The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by December 16, 2016. Required application materials include 1) curriculum vitae including publication list, 2) up to three publications, 3) statement of research accomplishments and future research plans, 4) statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy, 5) transcripts if the applicant is within five years of PhD degree, 6) Statement of Contributions to Diversity indicating accomplishments and future plans in scholarly work, pedagogical techniques, outreach, mentoring and other types of engagement enhancing inclusion and diversity (see http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/diversity/equity_inclusion/diversity_statements_writing.html, and 7) the names, addresses, including email, of four professional references. Additional inquiries should be directed to Ryan Galt, recruitment co-chair (regalt@ucdavis.edu).

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

POSTED 12/1/16


Assistant Professor of Social Science & Applied Ethics of Animal-Based Food Systems
Departments of Human Ecology & Animal Science
University of California, Davis

Description: The Departments of Human Ecology and Animal Science in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis announce an opening for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. We seek outstanding candidates with promising research programs in Social Science and Applied Ethics of Animal-Based Food Systems with a preferred emphasis in ethical dimensions of animal-based food systems. 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).The successful candidate will hold an appointment in both departments.

Responsibilities: The Departments of Human Ecology and Animal Science are seeking applicants that focus on ethical dimensions of animal-based food systems. Specific areas of specialization can include the rise, dynamics, and impacts of emerging animal-based food systems (including certified, labeled, direct, and ethical supply chains); sociocultural dimensions of consumption and supply chains (including public perceptions of and segmented demand for animal agriculture and its products; animal welfare and consumption preferences and trends; changing demand for meat, dairy, and other animal products; the rise of vegetarianism and veganism); and epistemological dimensions of animal product consumption (including consumer's access to information and ability to choose specific types of animal products, and struggles, discrepancies, and agreements involving technology, innovation, and knowledge production/translation). An interest in or willingness to undertake research in California would be desirable as is experience with research which addresses the concerns of traditionally underrepresented groups. The complete position description can be found at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01270.

Qualifications: PhD or equivalent degree in sociology, geography, anthropology, applied philosophy, environmental studies, science and technology studies, urban and regional planning, political science, public policy, economics, or closely related disciplines. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. Evidence of research excellence is expected. 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 social and ethical dimensions of animal-based food systems.

Applications: Application materials must be submitted via https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01270. The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by December 16, 2016. Required application materials include 1) curriculum vitae including publication list, 2) up to three publications, 3) statement of research accomplishments and future research plans, 4) statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy, 5) transcripts if the applicant is within five years of PhD degree, 6) the names and contact information of three referees who have agreed to write letters on the candidate's behalf, Statement of Contributions to Diversity indicating accomplishments and future plans in scholarly work, pedagogical techniques, outreach, mentoring and other types of engagement enhancing inclusion and diversity (see http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/diversity/equity_inclusion/diversity_statements_writing.html, and 7) the names, addresses, including e-mail, of four professional references.Additional inquiries should be directed to Ryan Galt, recruitment co-chair (regalt@ucdavis.edu).

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

POSTED 12/1/16


Temple Grandin Endowed Professor in Applied Animal Behavior & Well-Being
Department of Animal Science
Division of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Position description: The Department of Animal Science at Oklahoma State University is seeking applicants for an 11-month tenure-track position in applied animal behavior and well-being (70% Research and 30% Teaching). The successful candidate is expected to develop a high-quality research and teaching program of national and international recognition. Research responsibilities will be in the areas of animal behavior, animal well-being, and auditing/assessment of animal well-being in production environments. The new hire will be expected to seek and secure extramural funding in support of an applied, multidisciplinary animal well-being research program in collaboration with other faculty in the Department, Division, and University. Excellent facilities in support of research with beef and dairy cattle, horses, swine, and small ruminants are available in the Department of Animal Science and the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. Teaching responsibilities include an undergraduate course in animal behavior and 1-2 additional undergraduate or graduate course(s) per year based on the department’s needs and the new hire’s expertise. In addition, the new hire will have an undergraduate advising responsibility and will also advise graduate students. The salary is competitive and commensurate with education, training and experience. The start date is May 1, 2017, or as soon thereafter as an outstanding candidate is available. Continuation of this position is subject to performance and need. The complete position description can be found at https://okstate.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=2648. For information about the department, please visit http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/.

Qualifications: Requirements include a PhD or DVM/PhD in Animal Science, Animal Behavior, or a closely related field. Documented interest, experience and appreciation of production agriculture are required, along with a working knowledge of U.S. livestock industries. Applicants must be committed to both research and teaching excellence and have sufficient experience to qualify for appointment at the rank of assistant professor or associate professor. Preference will be given to individuals with excellent written and oral communications skills, excellent interpersonal skills, documented experience as a dedicated teacher with a passion for student success and the ability to work in teams and assume leadership roles.

Application: Applications will be reviewed beginning January 4, 2017, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Candidates should submit a letter of application, official academic transcripts, statement of teaching and graduate advising philosophy, statement of research goals, and a complete CV that includes: background, education, experience, and a list of publications and extramural funding. Candidates should also provide the name and contact information of five (5) references. Materials must be submitted via https://jobs.okstate.edu (req 2648). Questions may be sent to Dr. Gretchen Mafi, Chair of the Search Committee at gretchen.mafi@okstate.edu (phone 405-744-9259).

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category.

POSTED 12/1/16


Assistant Professor in Animal Genomics
Department of Animal Science
Division of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Position description: The Department of Animal Science at Oklahoma State University is seeking applicants for an 11-month, tenure-track position in Animal Genomics (70% Research and 30% Teaching). This position carries the expectation for excellence in research productivity, scholarship, teaching, and advising commensurate with the land grant mission of Oklahoma State University. The research program should include emphasis in high-throughput genome analysis, bioinformatics, gene network analysis, and/or other areas of genetics or genomics with applications to production efficiency and quality, health, and/or disease resistance of food animals. Establishment of a research program capable of attracting external funds and collaboration with other scientists is expected. There are many collaborative opportunities and resources across the university including the high performance computing center, bioinformatics certificate program, recombinant DNA/protein core facility, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, etc. Teaching responsibilities include 2-3 undergraduate or graduate courses per year in animal breeding, animal genetics or animal genomics based on the department’s needs and the new hire’s expertise. In addition, the new hire will have an undergraduate advising responsibility and will also advise graduate students. The salary is competitive and commensurate with education, training and experience. The start date is May 1, 2017, or as soon thereafter as an outstanding candidate is available. Continuation of this position is subject to performance and need. The complete position description can be found at https://okstate.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=2633. For information about the department, please visit http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/.

Qualifications: Requirements include a PhD in Molecular Genetics, Animal Breeding, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics or a closely related area. Applicants must be committed to both research and teaching excellence. Other considerations include: ability and desire to collaborate with other scientists, successful grant writing and documented experience in securing extramural grant funding. Preference will be given to individuals with excellent written and oral communications skills, excellent interpersonal skills, experience working with students and a passion for teaching and student success. The ability to work in teams and assume leadership roles is expected.

Application: Applications will be reviewed beginning January 31, 2017, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Candidates should submit a letter of application, official academic transcripts, statement of teaching and advising philosophy, statement of research goals, and a complete CV that includes: background, education, experience, and a list of publications and extramural funding. Candidates should also provide the name and contact information of five (5) references. Materials must be submitted via https://jobs.okstate.edu (req 2633). Questions may be sent to Dr. Udaya DeSilva, Chair of the Search Committee at udaya.desilva@okstate.edu.

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category.

POSTED 12/1/16


Dennis & Marta White Endowed Chair in Ruminant Nutritional Physiology
Department of Animal Science
Division of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Position description: The Department of Animal Science at Oklahoma State University, is seeking applicants for an 11-month, tenure-track position (70% Research and 30% Teaching) in the fields of fundamental ruminant nutrition, physiology, and/or metabolism. The individual in this position will be expected to develop an internationally recognized research program and contribute to the existing research strengths of the department. The individual will also oversee a core nutrition lab utilized by multiple faculty. Opportunities for independent and collaborative research include, but are not limited to nutritional physiology, gastrointestinal physiology, microbiota and animal health, growth and metabolism, or any other relevant and fundable topics in ruminants. The successful candidate will seek and secure extramural funding in support of a multidisciplinary research program in collaboration with other faculty in the Department, the Division, and the University. Departmental research resources relevant to this position include the Willard Sparks Beef Research Center with 24 Insentec individual feed intake units, the Ferguson Family Dairy Cattle Center with 18 Insentec units, two respiration calorimeters, and laboratory space. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help develop a nutrition and physiology metabolism research center. Small ruminant and grazing facilities are available within 10 miles of campus. Collaboration opportunities exist within the University, with nearby Langston University, and USDA-ARS research facilities, among others. The salary is competitive and commensurate with education, training, and experience. The position is available May 1, 2017, or as soon thereafter as an outstanding candidate is available. Continuation of this position is subject to performance and need. The full position description can be found at https://okstate.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=2647. For information about the department, please visit http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/.

Qualifications: Requirements include a PhD in animal science or a closely related field with an emphasis in nutrition or digestive physiology and metabolism. An understanding of basic and applied aspects of nutrition in ruminants is imperative for success in the position. Applicants must be committed to both research and graduate teaching excellence and have sufficient experience to qualify for appointment at the rank of associate professor or full professor. Preference will be given to individuals with excellent written and oral communications skills, excellent interpersonal skills, evidence of research and teaching success, successful grant writing, a passion for teaching graduate students and the ability to work in teams and assume leadership roles.

Application: Applications will be reviewed beginning January 4, 2017, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Candidates should submit a letter of application, official academic transcripts, statement of teaching and graduate advising philosophy, statement of research goals, and a complete CV that includes: background, education, experience, and a list of publications and extramural funding. Candidates should also provide the name and contact information of five (5) references. Materials must be submitted via https://jobs.okstate.edu (req 2647). Please reference “Associate/Full Professor – Ruminant Nutritional Physiologist” in the subject line. Questions may be sent to Dr. David Lalman, Chair of the Search Committee at david.lalman@okstate.edu.

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category.

POSTED 12/1/16


Assistant/Associate Professor of Feedlot Nutrition and Management
Department of Agricultural Sciences
West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX

Description: West Texas A&M University (WTAMU), a member of the Texas A&M University System, invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Feedlot Nutrition and Management. WTAMU is seeking an innovative and dynamic educator and scientist to build a nationally recognized research and teaching program in nutrition, health and management of growing-finishing cattle. This position is a 12-month joint research (60%), teaching (30%) and service (10%) appointment within the WTAMU Department of Agricultural Sciences (75%), reporting to the head of the department and Texas A&M AgriLife Research (25%), in cooperation with the resident director for research at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Amarillo. WTAMU is a four-year academic institution of 9,500 students, including more than 800 students in the Department of Agricultural Sciences; BS, MS and PhD degrees are granted within the department.

Qualifications: PhD in animal science with emphasis on nutrition, health, and/or management of growing-finishing cattle and commitment to research, teaching and service. Interpersonal skills, dynamic vision, and desire to collaborate with other WTAMU and AgriLife faculty and external constituents in the fed beef cattle industry. Commitment to an interdisciplinary team approach to research and education. Excellent computer, written and oral communication skills. Evidence of peer-reviewed journal publication and extramural funding is preferred.

Responsibilities: Teach courses in the areas of animal/ruminant nutrition and feedlot management. Supervise personnel and facilities including a 700 head small-pen (n=60) beef research feedlot complete with feed batching and mixing and modern cattle handling facilities. Advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students. Build a nationally recognized, dynamic research program that will attract extramural and contract funding. Targeted areas of research may include: nutrition, health, or animal management and their interplay, development and implementation of novel feed additives or other mechanisms for increased health and production efficiency, nutrient management to address environmental challenges related to concentrated cattle feeding operations. Conduct research in subject matter consistent with a peer-reviewed, USDA-approved Hatch project plan. Present research outcomes at national academic and industry conferences and publish research in peer-reviewed scientific journals and other publications. Work collaboratively with WTAMU, AgriLife, and USDA scientists and constituents in the fed beef industry to develop regional research, teaching and service needs.

Application: Review of applications will begin on December 30, 2016 and the search will continue until the position is filled. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants must provide a letter of interest, all official transcripts, a curriculum vitae, and arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent to Dr. John Richeson, Search Committee Chair, Department of Agricultural Sciences, WTAMU Box 60998, Canyon, TX 79016-0001 (Phone 806-651-2522; Fax 806-651-2938; Email jricheson@wtamu.edu).

WestTexas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Male/Female/Veterans/Disability Employer.

POSTED 12/1/16


Assistant Professor in Animal Genomics
Department of Animal Science
College of Agriculture, Health, & Natural Resources
University of Connecticut

Description: The Department of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Animal Genomics. This is a 9-month, tenure track, research (60%) and teaching (40%) position at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will work at the University of Connecticut's main campus located in Storrs. Anticipated start date is August 23, 2017. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The appointee will be required to develop an extramurally funded, innovative research program in any aspect of animal genomics. The appointee will be expected to collaborate with colleagues within and outside the Department of Animal Science. It is desired that the appointee's research program incorporates the use of genomics/genetics, proteomics, and/or metabolomics on economic traits, disease resistance/susceptibility, and/or comparative/computational genomics. In addition, responsibilities include teaching introductory animal genetics/breeding course(s) with a focus on domestic animals, developing a graduate level course in their area of expertise, and advising undergraduate and graduate students. Other duties include participation as a collaborative team member in the Department of Animal Science and contribution to the academic community through service at the department, college and/or University levels. Information on the department and its programs can be found at http://www.animalscience.uconn.edu/.

Minimum qualifications: A PhD in animal science or closely related field with research emphasis in genomics. A background that provides preparation for teaching excellence in undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Animal Science. Candidates must have experience in teaching or assisting in teaching at the university level. A demonstrated record of peer-reviewed publications of original research is required. Candidates must have demonstrated excellent skills in oral and written communication and strong interpersonal skills. Candidates must have a deep commitment to promoting diversity through academic and research programs. Candidates must have experience with presentations at national or international scientific meetings. Equivalent foreign degrees are accepted.

Preferred qualifications: Candidates with postdoctoral experience in animal genomics/genetics will be given a strong preference. Experience with next generation sequencing and bioinformatics is preferred. Experience with independent research proposal development, ideally with a record of funding from national agencies; demonstrated ability to carry out independent research; an innovative, collaborative, and/or multidisciplinary research approach; active participation in major professional societies and international meetings; a record of effective teaching, such as integrating technology into instruction and online instruction; and the ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.

To apply: Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests and teaching philosophy (maximum two pages), and at least three letters of recommendation. Only applications submitted via Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/8610) will be accepted. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received no later than January 10, 2017. Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017219).

Contact: For further information on the Animal Genomics position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Kristen Govoni kristen.govoni@uconn.edu.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

POSTED 12/1/16


Department Chair
Department of Animal Sciences
The Ohio State University

About the position: The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair in the Department of Animal Sciences. The college and department seeks a transformative leader with a demonstrated commitment to creating and advancing missions of and promoting excellence across teaching, research, and extension activities to further position the department as a state, national, and global leader. The Department Chair will lead outstanding faculty, staff, and students by advancing programmatic and administrative functions across mission areas and service while maintaining strong personnel and fiscal resource management. The Chair must be a visionary leader having an in-depth awareness of the issues concerning the use of animals in society including, but not limited to, animal welfare issues, pre- and post-harvest food safety, environmental sustainability and nutrient management, the role of animal products in human diets, and fiscal sustainability of animal enterprises. The Chair will have a significant role, along with faculty and staff, in shaping the future of the department through efforts to establish modern animal facilities for research and educational needs. Information about the College and strategic plan can be found at http://cfaes.osu.edu and http://cfaes.osu.edu/about-cfaes/college-strategic-plan. More information about this position can be found at https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/74772.

Application process: Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but to ensure optimal consideration, please submit application materials including 1) cover letter addressing vision and how the candidate's experience and skills match the position requirements, 2) Statement of the applicant's administrative leadership philosophy, 3) A one-page statement of philosophy and perspective related to inclusion and diversity, and how they can help us achieve our goals related to diversity and the mentoring of underrepresented groups, and 4) curriculum vita by January 15, 2017. Application materials should be sent electronically (PDF format) or through the mail to: Brandi Gilbert-Hammett, CFAES Human Resources, The Ohio State University, Room 100Y, Agricultural Administration Building, 2120 Fyffe Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (Telephone: 614-292-0487 Fax: 614-292-1218 Email: gilbert-hammett.1@osu.edu).

Questions should be directed to: Dr. Jeff Sharp, Chair of the Search Committee, Director, School of Environmental and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University Room 210F, Kottman Hall 2021 Coffey Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (Telephone 614-292-8522 Email sharp.123@osu.edu).

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential.

POSTED 12/1/16


Assistant Professor - Nutrigenomics (Animal Ag)
Department of Animal & Veterinary Sciences
Clemson University

Clemson University: Clemson University, the 1860 Land Grant University of South Carolina & Carnegie R1 rated research university, is located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Clemson University, as one the most selective public research universities in the U.S., is ranked 21st among national public universities by U.S. News & World Report.

Department of Animal & Veterinary Sciences (AVS): The Animal & Veterinary Sciences undergraduate program is one of the 10 largest majors (80+ majors) on the Clemson University campus with 460+ undergraduate students currently enrolled while maintaining a freshman retention rate of ~85%. All students not only take basic science & applied classroom coursework, but are also required to participate in experiential/hands on training opportunities during their tenure in the program. Our students excel in their academic work with 60%+ earning mention on the Dean's & President's lists & ~50% of graduates being accepted to attend graduate &/or professional schools.

Position description: Clemson University's Department of Animal & Veterinary Sciences is seeking qualified applicants to fill a 9-month tenure track Assistant Professor of Nutrigenomics (Animal Agriculture) with a split teaching/research appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Principles of Animal Nutrition and selected coursework in metabolism or nutrigenomics at the senior and/or graduate level. It is expected that an independent, extramurally funded, research program designed to explore the nutrient-gene interactions involved in agricultural animal production efficiency and/or tissue growth and development will be established and maintained. Training of graduate and undergraduate students in research will be required. The successful candidate will also be expected to collaborate within the department and university. Other responsibilities may include undergraduate & club advising, committee service & other related faculty duties. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications & experience. The planned starting date for the position is August 15, 2017.

Position requirements: Applicants must have a PhD in animal, poultry or related sciences. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated grasp of production animal nutrition and genomics. Postdoctoral and teaching experience, evidence of collaboration and funding potential as well as a commitment to researching livestock, poultry and/or equine production/performance efficiency is preferred. Further, Clemson University is committed to fostering a diverse & inclusive body of scholars. As such, we are looking for individuals who are similarly committed.

Application process: Applications will be submitted through Clemson's Faculty job board at http://www.clemson.edu/employment/prospective/findjobs.html. Through this website, applicants will submit their vita, transcripts, a research statement, a statement of teaching philosophy & interests, representative teaching materials if available & three letters of reference. Applications received by January 1, 2017 will be assured full consideration. Questions can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Susan Duckett, at sducket@clemson.edu.

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer & does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color,disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.

POSTED 11/16/16


Lecturer - Meat & Poultry Processing
Department of Animal & Veterinary Sciences
Clemson University

Clemson University: Clemson University, the 1860 Land Grant University of South Carolina & Carnegie R1 rated research university, is located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Clemson University, as one the most selective public research universities in the U.S., is ranked 21st among national public universities by U.S. News & World Report.

Department of Animal & Veterinary Sciences (AVS): The Animal & Veterinary Sciences undergraduate program is one of the 10 largest majors (80+ majors) on the Clemson University campus with 460+ undergraduate students currently enrolled while maintaining a freshman retention rate of ~85%. All students not only take basic science & applied classroom coursework, but are also required to participate in experiential/hands on training opportunities during their tenure in the program. Our students excel in their academic work with 60%+ earning mention on the Dean's & President's lists & ~50% of graduates being accepted to attend graduate &/or professional schools.

Position description: Clemson University's Department of Animal & Veterinary Sciences is seeking qualified applicants to fill a 12-month renewable Lecturer position with a split teaching/meats lab management appointment. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching a meats processing class & providing support for beef, swine & poultry techniques courses in addition to the department's animal products class. Further, management of the meats lab will be a primary responsibility of this position. As manager, the successful candidate will schedule use of the facility, work with the public and maintain HACCP accreditation as well as USDA labels needed for processing and selling product. Other responsibilities may include (time permitting) undergraduate & club advising, committee service & other related faculty duties. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications & experience. The planned starting date for the position is August 15, 2017.

Position requirements: Applicants should have a MS or PhD in animal, poultry, food, meat or related sciences. The applicant should be able to teach meat & poultry processing (including teaching lab classes in the abattoir). The individual will need to be HACCP certified (or be able to attain certification), have knowledge of abattoir operations & management, be service orientated, have evidence of a strong independent work ethic & organizational skills & have a substantial grasp of the meat & poultry industries. Further, Clemson University is committed to fostering a diverse & inclusive body of scholars. As such, we are looking for individuals who are similarly committed.

Application process: Applications will be submitted through Clemson's Faculty job board at http://www.clemson.edu/employment/prospective/findjobs.html. Through this website, applicants will submit their vita, transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy & interests, representative teaching materials if available & three letters of reference. Applications received by January 1, 2017 will be assured full consideration. Questions can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Tiffany Wilmoth, at twilmot@clemson.edu.

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer & does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color,disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.

POSTED 11/16/16


Lecturer – Equine Business
Department of Animal & Veterinary Sciences
Clemson University

Clemson University: Clemson University, the 1860 Land Grant University of South Carolina & Carnegie R1 rated research university, is located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Clemson University, as one the most selective public research universities in the U.S., is ranked 21st among national public universities by U.S. News & World Report.

Department of Animal & Veterinary Sciences (AVS): The Animal & Veterinary Sciences undergraduate program is one of the 10 largest majors (80+ majors) on the Clemson University campus with 460+ undergraduate students currently enrolled while maintaining a freshman retention rate of ~85%. All students not only take basic science & applied classroom coursework, but are also required to participate in experiential/hands on training opportunities during their tenure in the program. Our students excel in their academic work with 60%+ earning mention on the Dean's & President's lists & ~50% of graduates being accepted to attend graduate &/or professional schools.

Position description: Clemson University's Department of Animal & Veterinary Sciences is seeking qualified applicants to fill a 9-month renewable Lecturer position with a 100% teaching appointment. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching equine business courses & the AVS Introductory Animal Science class. Other responsibilities may include undergraduate & club advising, club sport/equestrian team coaching, committee service & other related faculty duties. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications & experience. The planned starting date for the position is August 15, 2017.

Position requirements: The applicant should have a MS or PhD in animal or equine sciences or related field. A broad background in equine science & business with good oral & written communication skills are requisite. Candidates with equine industry, equine breeding/management &/or judging or equestrian team experience will receive favorable consideration. The ability to use a variety of management & training techniques in class will be strongly favored. Further, Clemson University is committed to fostering a diverse & inclusive body of scholars. As such, we are looking for individuals who are similarly committed.

Application process: Applications will be submitted through Clemson's Faculty job board at http://www.clemson.edu/employment/prospective/findjobs.html. Through this website, applicants will submit their vita, transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy & interests, representative teaching materials if available & three letters of reference. Applications received by January 1, 2017 will be assured full consideration. Questions can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Kristine Vernon, at kvernon@clemson.edu.

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer & does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color,disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.

POSTED 11/16/16


Cattle Health Summer Internship for 2017
Millenkamp Cattle
Jerome, ID

Objective: Millenkamp Cattle is looking for an energetic, team-oriented intern that is passionate about animal health and dairy production to work on our calf raising facility and dairies to learn about large herd management. We are looking for a self-motivated individual that enjoys working in a primarily outdoor environment and is passionate about cows.

Training required: Current college enrollment (junior or senior status), or recent graduation.

Internship description: Focus will be on the health and management of the expanding dairy herd and calf ranch. Dairy duties to include: fresh cow evaluation and calving pen assistance, sick cow evaluation and treatment. Calf raising duties include sick calf evaluation and treatment, processing incoming calves, milk sample analysis, assisting the hospital crew with wound care, surgeries, daily treatments, and willingness to fill in wherever needed. Record keeping and evaluation of records on all operations is with DC305 and Microsoft Excel. Interns should anticipate gaining an understanding of the dairy and/or calf raising system, RFID technology, and ample opportunity to improve their animal health knowledge and skills. The ideal candidate must have good communication skills, time management skills, flexibility, and the ability to work both independently and as an integrated team member. Basic Spanish language skills preferred (fluency not required). Familiarity with Microsoft Excel would be a plus. Day to day interaction with the on-staff veterinarians is anticipated. A small research project in an area of the student's interest will round out the internship. Interested individuals should have a solid large animal background with a basic recognition of sick vs healthy animals, competence with common cattle treatments, and a willingness to learn.

Compensation: Compensation and housing may be available and depends on experience and ability.

Dates: Flexible around the intern's school schedule, but typically May/June to August/September.

Facilities: Millenkamp Cattle is located in Jerome, ID. It is a diverse operation spanning the breadth of the dairy production cycle, including a large custom calf raising facility, a feedlot for older youngstock, and 2 dairy operations. Heifer raising facilities include a large progressive calf ranch custom raising calves for clients and ourselves and a custom raising feedlot.  The calf ranch contains in house surgical facilities, x-ray and ultrasound capabilities, basic lab and hospital area. There are currently 2 dairies milking a mix of Holstein and Jersey cows. Dairy 1 serves as a hospital/recovery facility for Dairy 2. Dairy 2 milks in a new, state of the art barn containing side by side 106 stall rotaries. Visit us at www.millenkamp.com.

Applying: Applicants should email a resume with 2 references, along with a brief statement of why the internship appeals to you to claire.dvm15@gmail.com.

POSTED 11/14/16


Postdoctoral Researcher - Dairy Nutrition
U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center
Madison, WI

Summary: A postdoctoral research opportunity will be available with the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center in Madison, Wisconsin. The project will be to conduct research to further understand nutritional mechanisms associated with increased feed efficiency in dairy cows during lactation. Specifically, research will focus on the impact of nutrition on feed efficiency in dairy cows. To be eligible, applicants must have received a doctorate degree in Dairy Science, Animal Science, Nutrition, Nutritional Physiology, or a closely related field within the last five years. Experience with experimental and analytical methods in dairy cattle nutrition is required. The appointment is full-time for one year and may be renewed based upon recommendation of the ARS and availability of funding. The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, USDA, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment. While participants will not enter into an employment relationship with ARS, this position requires a pre-appointment check and a full background investigation. To apply, go to https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/2739.

POSTED 11/14/16


Extension Educator - Dairy (2 Positions Available)
Branch County w/Statewide Responsibility, or Ottawa County w/Statewide Responsibility
MSU Extension

Summary: As part of MSU Extension (MSUE) and the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute, two positions are currently available to provide local as well as statewide leadership and educational programming expertise in dairy production with specialized emphasis based on the selected person's training and experience. One position will be located in Ottawa County, serving southwest Michigan. The second position will be located in Branch County, serving southern Michigan. Selected individuals will be a member of the dynamic and progressive Dairy workgroup and serve as a regional point of contact, yet with both local and statewide focus. They will collaborate across work teams, Institutes and stakeholder groups, and work with faculty, specialists and educators for the overall advancement of the Michigan dairy industry. This position reports to the Director of the Agriculture and Agriculture Business Institute.

Characteristic responsibilities: Develop, conduct and evaluate innovative educational programs that meet current and projected needs; Work with faculty and Extension staff to develop and implement applied research efforts to meet the needs of clientele; Communicate and interact with stakeholder groups to evaluate the needs of the clientele; Serve as an information resource to clientele, partners and Extension staff; Collaborate with MSU Extension staff to conduct and evaluate and report programming efforts; Represent MSU Extension and the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute at local, state and national levels; Author, produce and submit regular research-based educational materials including but not limited to articles, bulletins, videos, etc.; Actively participate in professional development opportunities; Regularly engage with producers and stakeholders individually and in groups; Develop an expertise that fits within the Dairy Team goals and will be shared statewide and can be shared nationally; Work with Extension Dairy Team to develop resources for Extension efforts; Work to ensure that educational needs assessments, program development and recruitment efforts include the engagement of Michigan's diverse residents across race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences; Understand and implement Civil Rights policies and procedures; Other duties or projects as assigned by the Institute Director.

Qualifications: Master's degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to Dairy Science, Animal Science, Agriculture Engineering or comparable discipline must be earned by date of hire; Ability to create and carry-out a project plan from research of initial concept to project completion and follow-up; Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; Experience and proven ability working productively with a team; Proficiency in use of technology for day-to-day work and educational program delivery, record keeping, reporting, team-based communications and overall management; Willingness to serve and grow into leadership positions within the MSU Dairy Team, university system and professional organizations; Proven ability in establishing and working with a diverse network of constituents and stakeholder members across race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences to assist with program development and outreach; Understanding of and ability to implement Civil Rights principles and compliance standards; Experience in Extension program delivery or demonstrated ability and skill in educational program planning, implementation and evaluation (relevant experience acquired within the last 5-years preferred); Demonstrated success in program development and delivery to diverse audiences/communities including but not limited to race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences; Ability to regularly travel within the assigned area and surrounding communities, as well as statewide in order to perform duties of this position; Ability to lift and carry educational materials, equipment, etc. up to 25 lb.

Desired qualifications: Fluency in reading, writing and speaking a language in addition to English; Spanish preferred.

Special instructions to applicants: This position is a full-time, end-dated appointment renewable annually based upon successful performance and continued funding. Applicants interested in applying for either of these positions should go to the Michigan State University jobs page at https://jobs.msu.edu and search for either Posting #4356 for Branch County, or Posting #4357 for Ottawa County. Application deadline is January 6, 2017. Applicants should include the names and contact information, including email addresses, of four professional references with the cover letter.

POSTED 11/10/16


Extension Educator - Environmental Management
Gratiot County w/ Statewide Responsibilities
MSU Extension

Summary: As part of Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) and the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute, this position will provide local as well as statewide leadership and educational programming expertise in environmental issues related to livestock production, including but not limited to nutrient management. Located in Alma, Michigan (Gratiot County), this position will collaborate across work teams, and Institutes, and work with faculty, specialists, educators, commodity groups and state agencies for overall advancement of Michigan agricultural industries. Mid-Michigan (from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron) has diverse and intensive livestock industries. The successful applicant will lead programs that assist farmers and agri-businesses in the implementation of practices that reduce the environmental impact of land- applied nutrients from livestock farms, facilitate implementation of practices and behaviors that improve regulatory compliance, and provide education and guidance on siting livestock facilities along with odor mitigation strategies. The successful applicant will design, implement and evaluate research- based educational programming, address the needs of clientele groups; ensure dissemination of research-based information through various methods including multi-media, personal education and written articles; provide farmers and agri-business professionals with the knowledge to profitably produce agricultural products, contribute to the short and long-term viability of farms, and the economic well-being of Michigan citizens; and serve as an informational resource for Extension personnel and clientele. Ultimately, the successful applicant will lead programs that assist farmers and agri-businesses in the implementation of practices that will reduce the environmental impact of land- applied nutrients from livestock farms, provide education and guidance on siting livestock facilities along with odor mitigation strategies and ultimately improve water and air quality in an economically sustainable manner.

Characteristic responsibilities: Develop, conduct and evaluate innovative educational programs that meet current and projected needs; Communicate and interact with commodity groups to evaluate the needs of clientele; Serve as an information resource to clientele, partners and Extension staff; Collaborate with MSU Extension staff to conduct and evaluate programming efforts; In concert with the MSUE work team(s), work with federal, state and county agencies to complete needs assessment of the livestock industry and develop effective programming; Create and promote positive public relations for MSU Extension and the Agriculture & Agribusiness Institute; Author, produce and submit regular research-based educational articles; Develop and utilize appropriate media methods to communicate current and timely information, research results, and relevant industry updates, as well as a schedule of current and future activities; Actively participate in professional development opportunities; Gather and report programming outputs and impacts, to demonstrate program effectiveness and to guide future program priorities for MSUE, the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute and the work team aligned with; Work to ensure that educational needs assessments, program development and recruitment efforts include the engagement of Michigan's diverse residents across race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences; Understand and implement Civil Rights policies and procedures; Other duties or projects as assigned by the Institute Director.

Minimum qualifications: Master's degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to Animal Science, Agronomy, or Agriculture Engineering with expertise related to environmental management, engineering, and/or nutrient utilization must be earned by date of hire; 3 years' experience in Extension program delivery or demonstrated ability and skill in educational program planning, implementation and evaluation (relevant experience acquired within the last 5 years preferred); Ability to create and carry-out a project plan from research of initial concept to project completion and follow-up; Experience with marketing/promotion of educational programs; Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; Experience and proven ability working productively with a team; Proficiency in use of technology (e.g. web research, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook for mail/calendaring, distance technology, etc.) for day-to-day work and educational program delivery, record keeping, reporting, team-based communications and overall management; Demonstrated success in program development and delivery to diverse audiences/communities including but not limited to race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences; Proven ability in establishing and working with a diverse network of constituents and community members across race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences to assist with program development and outreach; Understanding of and ability to implement Civil Rights principles and compliance standards; Ability to travel as a regular part of the position including some overnight travel; Ability to lift, carry and move educational materials, equipment, etc. up to 25 lb.

Desired qualifications: PhD encouraged; Understanding of and/or experience working with farm nutrient management practices in the livestock industry; Experience in designing, establishing and analyzing field research projects conducted with farm cooperators.

Special instruction/information for applicants: Interested and qualified applicants should go to https://jobs.msu.edu/ and apply for Posting #3372. For full consideration all applicant materials should be submitted by January 2, 2017. Applicants should include the names and contact information, including email addresses, of four professional references with the cover letter. This position is a full-time, end-dated appointment renewable annually based upon successful performance and continued funding.

POSTED 11/10/16


Department Chair – Associate or Full Professor
Agribusiness & Food Industry Management/Agriculture Science
Huntley College of Agriculture
Cal Poly Pomona

Summary: The Huntley College of Agriculture at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenured, Department Chair position in the Agribusiness and Food Industry Management (ABM)/Agriculture Science (AGS) Department at the Associate or Full Professor level to begin in Fall Quarter 2017 or earlier. The ABM/AGS Department currently includes two majors; Agriculture Science and Agribusiness Management. The Department serves approximately 250 undergraduate students, and graduate and credential students. The department is one of five departments in the Huntley College of Agriculture. The Huntley College is the only undergraduate agricultural program in southern California with more than 2000 undergraduates and a growing master's program.

Application: Apply on-line at http://www.cpp.edu/~faculty-affairs/open-positions/college-unit/ag/abm.shtml. The position is open until filled. Initial review of applications will begin on January 31, 2017. Please direct questions to Dr. Broc Sandelin, chair of the Search Committee at basandelin@cpp.edu.

POSTED 11/10/16


Assistant Professor - Ruminant Nutrition
Animal & Dairy Science Department
College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences
University of Georgia, Athens

Position: The appointment will be a 9-month, tenure-track position in the Animal and Dairy Science Department, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. The position is available July 1, 2017. Salary commensurate with training and experience.

Major responsibilities: The appointment will be 75% research/25% teaching. The successful candidate is expected to have experience and interest in basic and applied ruminant nutrition applications to both dairy and beef cattle in research and teaching. Major instructional responsibilities are to teach a senior-MS advanced ruminant nutrition course and an additional PhD level course with a focus on nutritional modulation of the microbiome, inflammatory and immune function, and/or other health, production and management topics of relevance as needed by the Department. The successful candidate is expected to develop an extramurally funded, national and internationally recognized research program focused on issues in ruminant nutrition impacting growth, health, management and/or production of dairy and beef cattle, with an additional emphasis on the impact of nutrition on immune competency, gut microbiome, animal health and well-being. Preferred research areas of the successful candidate may include, but are not limited to, nutrients as immune and inflammatory modifiers to improve animal health/production, nutritional modulation of ruminant microbiota to maximize production efficiency, and/or bovine nutrigenomics. In addition, it is desired that the candidate have strong experience in molecular approaches in her/his expertise area. The successful candidate is also expected to recruit/advise graduate students, publish results in peer-reviewed publications and other appropriate forums, and provide service both within University and outside to Professional Societies. Candidates able and willing to work collaboratively with research, teaching and extension personnel inside and outside the Department and University are preferred.

Qualifications: Candidate should hold a PhD, DVM, or DVM/PhD in Animal Science, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Nutritional Science or Veterinary Science with an emphasis on ruminant nutrition or a closely-related discipline. Postdoctoral experience is desired, but not required. Experience with both dairy and beef cattle is preferred. Candidates must be able to demonstrate the potential for the attainment of research and teaching excellence, and they must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Application procedure: Applicant must submit a cover letter, copy of transcripts, and CV on-line at http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/1426. In addition, applicant should request three letters of reference from individuals who can provide a critical evaluation of the candidate's research, teaching, and other scholarly activities sent to Dr. Mike Azain, c/o Janet Rowland Animal & Dairy Science Department 425 River Road - Rhodes Center, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-2771. Phone 706/542-6259; Fax 706/542-2465; Email jrowland@uga.edu. The application deadline is January 1, 2017.

TheUniversity of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

POSTED 11/10/16


State Beef Extension Specialist
Division of Animal Sciences
College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
University of Missouri

Summary: The University of Missouri invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Professor-Beef Cattle Extension in the Division of Animal Sciences, an academic unit of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. This position is a 12-month, tenure track position with a 70% extension and 30% research appointment. The specialist is expected to build a nationally respected program emphasizing ruminant production on forage-based systems and provide instruction, training, and program leadership in beef cattle nutrition and grass-based management for University of Missouri Extension Regional Livestock Specialists. The successful candidate must be able to assist producers with emerging technologies in animal efficiency, and assist other University of Missouri Extension Program areas (agronomy, agriculture business) as necessary, recently identified nutritional compounds impacting reproduction, lactation, and growth performance; as well as grain and by-product supplementation in cattle feeding systems. The selected candidate will have expertise in forages and pasture management systems for cattle. A positive working relationship with allied industry and producer groups in Missouri and the United States and the ability to work in a team environment is essential. The successful candidate will be encouraged to integrate divisional research programs in ruminant nutrition into beef production programs in the field. The candidate is expected to develop a recognized independent research program capable of obtaining extramural support. Concomitantly the candidate is also expected to be involved in collaborative research projects. Research emphasis is expected to focus on cow-calf and stocker cattle nutrition and production. This position will have access to existing ruminant nutrition laboratory and Beef Research and Teaching Farm facilities, including cow-calf and forage research resources and a research feedlot with 600 head capacity capable of individual feed intake measurement.

Qualifications include: PhD in ruminant nutrition or a related field. Ability to communicate with various "constituency groups" of the state's animal industries, faculty, staff and students.

Application: Applications should include a letter of interest addressing the qualifications, academic transcripts, a comprehensive curriculum vitae and the names and contact information (addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses) of 3 references. References will be contacted when appropriate. Apply online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/index.php, Job ID #21568. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016 and continue until a suitable candidate is recruited.

Contact: Please direct questions to Dr. Monty Kerley, Search Committee Chair by phone at (573) 882-0834 or email at KerleyM@missouri.edu.

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.

POSTED 11/10/16


Graduate Student Position
Boisclair Laboratory
Department of Animal Science
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Summary: The Boisclair Laboratory in the Department of Animal Science at Cornell University is seeking to fill a graduate student position in Fall 2017. Major efforts of the laboratory include the role of novel hormones in coordinating adaptive metabolism and molecular mechanisms orchestrating adipose tissue function in the transition dairy cow. The laboratory uses state of the art methods in molecular, cellular and organismal biology, including other animal models when appropriate (e.g., sheep and genetically engineered mice). Financial support is available on a competitive basis for candidates applying to the Cornell Graduate School by January 15, 2017

Contact: Interested individual should contact Dr. Yves R. Boisclair (yrb1@cornell.edu) with a description of statement of interests and curriculum vitae.

POSTED 11/4/16


HS-STEM Summer 2017 Internships
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Summary: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas. Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses. Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses. U.S. citizenship required. Detailed information about the internships can be found at http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/index.html.

Ten-week research experiences are offered at: Coast Guard Research and Development Center; Customs and Borders Protection; Engineer Research and Development Center; Federal Emergency Management Agency; Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Health Service Corps; National Security Technologies; National Urban Security Technology Laboratory; Naval Research Laboratory; Office for Interoperabilty and Compatibility; Transportation Security Laboratory; DOE National Laboratories: Argonne, Berkeley, Idaho, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia.

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.

How to apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/2595. The application deadline is December 7, 2016, 11:59PM EST. Questions may be emailed to dhsed@orau.org.

POSTED 10/26/16


Assistant Professor of Animal Science (Job No. 59213)
Department of Animal Science
College of Agricultural Sciences
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Summary: The Department of Animal Science at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking to fill a tenure track faculty position (50% teaching and 50% swine extension/research) in the Department of Animal Science. The salary is competitive, commensurate with background and experience. An attractive benefits package is available. Expected start date is June 1, 2017 or as negotiated.

Responsibilities: This position has a 50% teaching and 50% swine extension responsibility. Teaching responsibilities will include teaching or co-teaching courses that relate to undergraduate courses in swine production and management and other areas of animal science consistent with the successful candidate's expertise. The successful applicant will be involved in advising undergraduate and graduate students. The extension component of the position will include conducting innovative, relevant swine industry research in the candidate's area of interest. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a productive and externally funded extension program that is nationally and internationally recognized, including collaboration as an active member of the Extension Livestock Team. The research conducted will be undertaken independently and collaboratively with colleagues in the Department, other appropriate academic units, other Universities, and/or industry. The outcomes of the extension and research efforts should contribute to improving the efficiency of Pennsylvania's swine industry and its biosecurity. Signature research areas in the Department include nutrition, reproductive biology, physiology and genetics/genomics. The College houses a world-class nutrient management research program. As a member of the Extension Livestock Team, the incumbent will be responsible for developing and implementing meaningful educational programs using modern on-line tools and face-to-face formats. The individual will be expected to engage in extension activities that are consistent with the new Extension Business Model. This will include using and contributing to all capabilities of the "Atlas Platform" (http://agsci.psu.edu/atlas). He or she will also proactively plan, conduct and evaluate extension/outreach activities.

Qualifications: Individuals must have either a PhD. in Animal Sciences or other related field. Applicants shall have strong indications of potential for excelling in undergraduate teaching and student advising. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to make important, cutting-edge scholarly contributions in their area of expertise. Candidates should possess strong leadership and communication skills to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, peers and industry clientele. An ability to relate to a diverse population of faculty, staff and students is required.

Application: Please visit https://psu.jobs/job/59213 to apply. Applicants should upload a letter of application, including a summary of how they meet the qualifications, resume, academic transcripts, a brief statement of extension and research interests, and the name, address, telephone number and email address of at least three references. Inquiries may be directed to Robert Mikesell, chairperson of the search committee at rem9@psu.edu. Reviews of applications will start on December 14, 2016 and continue until the position has been filled.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

POSTED 10/24/16


Assistant/Associate Professor - Muscle Biology & Meat Quality
School of Animal Sciences
LSU AgCenter
College of Agriculture, Baton Rouge, LA

Position description: The School of Animal Sciences is seeking an Animal Scientist at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the field of muscle biology and meat quality. This tenured position is a 12-month appointment with joint responsibilities in research (70%) and teaching (30%).

Research: The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent research program in muscle biology and meat quality related to livestock or avian species with emphasis on nutritional influences on growth and meat properties, genomic and epigenetic mechanisms for muscle and fat development, physiological influences on proteomic changes, or molecular bases of meat quality. The applicant will be expected to conduct research appropriate for publication in refereed journals; attract extramural funding; and participate in collaborative research within the School of Animal Sciences, across the LSU system, and with other outside entities.

Teaching: Candidates must be able to teach undergraduate/graduate courses in one or more of the following areas: growth and development of livestock species, muscle biology, growth physiology, meat science, nonruminant nutrition, and/or general animal physiology. Teaching expectations also include shared responsibility for other departmental courses as well as recruiting and advising graduate students. Candidate will be expected to develop a strong graduate mentoring program, especially at the PhD level.

Facilities: Louisiana has vibrant animal industries with strong linkages to the School of Animal Sciences in beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, small ruminants, and poultry. The School of Animal Sciences has a new state of the art research laboratory building supporting research in physiology, nutrition, meat science, immunology, genomics, and developmental biology. The School of Animal Sciences also operates large, centralized farm units in beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, small ruminants, and poultry available for research and teaching. Louisiana State University also has core units providing services in genomics, tissue culture, cell sorting, microscopy, and proteomics.

Qualification requirements: PhD in Animal Science or related field with knowledge of animal production systems through every stage of the production cycle to animal product interfaces. Experience in molecular and cellular approaches to research and a commitment to teaching excellence is required. Post-doctoral experience with evidence of collaborative research and potential for procuring extramural funding are preferred.

Salary & benefits: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The selected candidate will also have the opportunity for supplemental salary through extramural grant funding. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.

Application procedure: Apply on line at www.lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu. Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts and three letters of recommendation. Questions about the on-line system should be directed to the HRM Office at 225/578-2258. Questions about the position and search process may be directed to Dr. Philip H. Elzer, Interim Director, School of Animal Sciences, LSU Agricultural Center, 102 J. Norman Efferson Hall, Baton Rouge, LA; Phone: 225-578-1938; Fax 225-578-4225; pelzer@agcenter.lsu.edu. The application deadline is December 1, 2016, or until a suitable candidate is identified.

POSTED 10/6/16


Assistant/Associate Professor - Reproductive Physiology
School of Animal Sciences
LSU AgCenter
College of Agriculture, Baton Rouge, LA

Position description: The School of Animal Sciences is seeking an Animal Scientist at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the field of reproductive physiology of domestic animals. This is a 12 month tenure track position - 70% research, 30% teaching.

Research: The successful applicant will be expected to develop an independent research program addressing fundamentally important questions in the area of reproduction in one or more domestic animal species. Areas of research may include, but are not limited to, embryonic/fetal physiology, fetal programming, maternal/fetal interactions, reproductive endocrinology, preimplantation development, and gametogenesis. Individuals whose area(s) of research utilizes molecular techniques are encouraged to apply. The applicant will be expected to conduct research appropriate for publication in refereed journals; attract extramural funding; and participate in collaborative research within the School of Animal Sciences, across the LSU system, and with other outside entities.

Teaching: Teaching expectations include primary responsibility for an undergraduate course in reproductive physiology, shared responsibility for other departmental courses, and a graduate level course in his/her area of expertise. Candidate will also be expected to develop a strong graduate mentoring program, especially at the PhD level.

Facilities: Louisiana has vibrant animal industries with strong linkages to the School of Animal Sciences in beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, small ruminants, and poultry. The School of Animal Sciences has a new state of the art research laboratory building supporting research in physiology, nutrition, meat science, immunology, genomics, and developmental biology. The School of Animal Sciences also operates large, centralized farm units in beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, small ruminants, and poultry available for research and teaching. Louisiana State University also has core units providing services in genomics, tissue culture, cell sorting, microscopy, and proteomics.

Qualification requirements: PhD in Animal Science or related field with knowledge of animal production systems through every stage of the production cycle to animal product interfaces. Experience in molecular and cellular approaches to research and a commitment to teaching excellence is required. Post-doctoral experience with evidence of collaborative research and potential for procuring extramural funding are preferred.

Salary & benefits: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The selected candidate will also have the opportunity for supplemental salary through extramural grant funding. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.

Application procedure: Apply on line at www.lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu. Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Questions about the on-line system should be directed to the HRM Office at 225/578-2258. Questions about the position and search process may be directed to Dr. Philip H. Elzer, Interim Director, School of Animal Sciences, LSU Agricultural Center, 102 J. Norman Efferson Hall, Baton Rouge, LA; Phone: 225-578-1938; Fax 225-578-4225; pelzer@agcenter.lsu.edu. The application deadline is December 1, 2016, or until a suitable candidate is identified.

POSTED 10/6/16