External Positions

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

Research Coordinator
Technical Services Division
Ralco Nutrition, Inc.
Marshall, MN

Job summary: As the Research Coordinator, you are responsible for working with the necessary personnel to execute research protocols to support the advancement of research and development of Ralco technologies and programs. Expertise in research and animal production will be imperative to the success and efficiency of this position. There is a need for this position to be highly organized and disciplined in performing these services in a timely manner.

Key work duties and required skills: As a member of the technical team, 1) You must foster teamwork among all members of the technical team, sales and marketing organizations and other Ralco operational and business units and personnel. 2) You will provide expertise in executing the research process from protocol development to final report generation. 3) You will be responsible for organizing the necessary functions associated with research projects and communicating with the appropriate people and locations to accomplish these functions. This can include pig delivery, feed delivery, farm data collection (pig weights, ultrasound measurements, blood collection, etc.), pig marketings, and carcass data. 4) You will work to execute the research protocols in conjunction with the research facility personnel. 5) You will be responsible for time and calendar management to ensure scheduling and execution of research objectives. 6) You will be responsible for maintaining communication with the appropriate technical team personnel on matters related to specific research projects. 7) You will be responsible for timely data summarization to be used for statistical analysis and for final data reporting for the research experiments conducted. 8) You will be responsible for maintaining organized records of protocols, data, and final research reports for easy access and reference. 9) It is expected that you will take the initiative to develop your own unique professional development plan to ensure that you are pursuing and fulling your professional and personal goals and share that plan with your supervisor and other relevant Ralco personnel. 10) You should occasionally attend industry and scientific meetings and conferences for the purpose of networking with other technical colleagues from industry, academia and governmental agencies. 11) You also have a responsibility to effectively share the most relevant information gained from these meetings with other Ralco technical team members. 12) You need to be proactive in seeking to understand the needs of the various research managers to ensure that you are exceeding their expectations.

Job requirements: Minimum of a MS in animal science. Three years of experience in research execution is preferred which includes experience gained during graduate school training. Must possess a knowledge of animal production. The following activities are required as needed to perform the job function; lifting, driving, bending, climbing, carrying and twisting. Confined space entry is not a required job function. This position requires travel to customer and non-customer sites worldwide.

Application: Apply at ralco.applytojob.com or visit ralcoagriculture.com and click the careers link at the bottom.

Company overview: Ralco is a science and technology company that provides the agriculture and aquaculture industries with natural technologies that help create safe and abundant food. It is our mission to perfect technologies that naturally create an abundant global food supply. We carry out our mission through applied science and research that enhance practical natural technologies for the agriculture and aquaculture industries. In a world filled with technology that people mistrust, creative thinking has driven Ralco to provide trusted alternatives. Our mission: Steward our God-given gifts to perfect technologies that enhance the vitality of plants and animals for a safe and abundant global food supply. Our values: We do what is right. We serve others and help them succeed. We treat others with dignity and respect. We believe in hard work and a commitment to family.

POSTED 8/15/17

Poultry Academic Specialist, Continuing System (annual)
Department of Animal Science
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Appointment: Academic Specialist, 70% Extension, 30% Teaching.

Responsibilities: A full-time academic specialist is being recruited to organize, develop, and deliver educational programs and materials that reflect current issues facing the poultry industry including nutrition, environment, health and wellbeing, physiology, products (meat and/or eggs), and economics. The candidate would be expected to work closely with the Michigan poultry industry, state and federal agencies, and other faculty and extension educators at MSU and in the region. The successful candidate will take a lead role to identify stakeholder needs, develop information, delivery strategies, organize and deliver extension programs, and to report on and evaluate program impacts. In addition, the individual will participate with the appropriate extension Work Team(s) and report against the team(s) Plan of Work. Further, the individual will organize and coordinate conferences and workshops on a state-wide basis, and assist with programming on a regional basis. The candidate will also work and develop extension deliverables with extension educators with responsibility to small flock producers. The successful candidate is expected to be current on poultry production research and to facilitate, conduct, and participate in applied research on issues important to the poultry industry and deliver those results through the individual’s extension program. The candidate will be expected to develop extramural support for their program. This position carries a teaching assignment. The candidate will teach a yearly avian physiology course and an every-other-year poultry production and management course. The candidate will also advise the Avian Science Club and participate with the Midwest Poultry Consortium. Candidates must be able to effectively instruct and communicate with students and stakeholders including those of different demographic, ethnic, gender, and cultural backgrounds; mentor students for their academic and career success; develop innovative instructional approaches to classroom teaching and outreach; and have a commitment to on-going professional development in the assignments. MSU hires on the basis of qualifications and merit and welcomes all qualified persons to apply. MSU has a diverse cultural community and welcomes applications from members of minority groups, including gender and identity. An understanding of and commitment to experiential learning and the land grant mission are essential for success. The successful candidate must be able to work collaboratively with other faculty and extension professionals, effectively communicate and network with poultry producers and allied industries, and be a strong supporter of animal agriculture.

Qualifications: An advanced degree, MS or higher (preferred), in Animal or Poultry Science or a closely related field with strong training and background in the poultry industry. Expertise on current poultry production and management practice is strongly recommended. The successful candidate must be prepared to be an active member of an existing team of MSU faculty and staff, MSU Extension staff, and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development representatives as an interface in addressing Michigan poultry industry concerns.

How to apply: To apply, applicants must submit an application at the MSU Human Resources site at http://www.careers.msu.edu/cw/en- us/job/496468/specialist-outreachcontinuing and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, including academic and professional experiences and accomplishments, along with the names and addresses of at least three people that can be contacted for recommendation letters. Salary commensurate with qualifications. The closing date is August 31, 2017 or until a suitable candidate has been identified.

Contact: For more information on this position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Brian D. Nielsen (bdn@msu.edu), Michigan State University, Department of Animal Science 474 S. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824-1225.

Additional info: Michigan has a vibrant poultry industry with turkeys, layers, and broilers strongly represented within its commercial poultry production sector. Michigan ranks 6th nationally in egg production with over 15 m layers in production creating a $625 m impact on the state’s economy. Turkey production accounts for a $100 m economic impact with 6 m birds produced annually. Broiler production is growing in the southern portion of the state. Current annual broiler production is 6.2 m birds with growth predictions of a $34.5 m industry during the next two years. The MSU Poultry Teaching and Research Center includes a modern laying hen unit containing aviaries including a robotic feeding system and buildings that can accommodate pullets and turkey, duck, and broiler research.

Michigan State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.

POSTED 8/15/17

Farm Manager I
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Michigan State University

Summary: This position will manage the daily operation and maintenance of Sheep Teaching & Research Center to facilitate the teaching, research, and extension missions of the Animal Science Department and maintains active communication with the South Campus Farms Coordinator, Sheep Farm Faculty Coordinator, and Animal Science Chair. See job posting at http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/496410/farm-manager-i.

Unit specific education/experience/skills: Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four year college degree program in Animal Science or related agricultural field; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in supervision, daily farm management (sheep) and knowledge of crops and farm equipment; progressively more responsible expansive work experience in reproduction of sheep, sheep farming, including the ability to recognize and treat common sheep health problems; knowledge of farm equipment; experience in computer usage for livestock management; or equivalent combination of education and experience; possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license.

Desired qualifications: A Master’s degree in animal science or related agricultural field. Specialized livestock management skills with a preference for sheep - specific experience including execution and/or development of: a pro-active healthcare and biosecurity program, a comprehensive nutritional management program (grazing and mechanized feeding systems), a breeding program, a comprehensive maintenance and improvement program of a modern sheep production facility, electronic record keeping for the farm system (financial, regulatory, animal health and animal and land productivity), training and coordination of a student and full-time union labor force, and comprehensive support for teaching and research activities. Experience in teaching and training of students at the high school or higher level, experience in research and data handling, experience in developing educational material for and instructing adult and college students, excellent communication skills (written and oral), experience in following University protocols or equivalent regulatory protocols and procedures. Mechanical and maintenance skills for a variety of farm equipment including but not limited to: tractors, skid steers, feed bins, fencing, basic plumbing and electrical skills. Experience raising sheep. Computer skills including fluency in Microsoft Office® products. Must be able to prioritize, organize and balance the needs of students, research staff, teaching and outreach activities. 

Application: Apply online at http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/496410/farm-manager-i. Required application materials include resume/CV and cover letter. Apply by August 15, 2017.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer.

POSTED 8/2/17

Lab Manager/Research Associate
Department of Animal & Range Sciences
Montana State University 

Summary: This is a full-time position managing the Animal Biosciences Building (ABB) laboratory complex associated with the Animal & Range Sciences Department. Research activities within the ABB include Microbiology, Genetics, Physiology, and Nutrition. The successful applicant will be an active participant in the department’s research, teaching, and extension team. See job posting at https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/9301.

Required qualifications: Required qualifications: Bachelor of Science in a biological/chemical sciences or closely related field. Demonstrated experience in laboratory program development and oversight. Demonstrated experience in laboratory analytical techniques including collecting, organizing, and recording data. Demonstrated experience in conducting research. Demonstrated experience managing budgets, both expenditures and income.

Preferred qualifications: Master of Science in a biological/chemical sciences or closely related field. Demonstrated experience in managing research projects including maintaining equipment, purchasing supplies, following appropriate safety procedures, and managing budgets. Demonstrated experience in computer processing of data, including proficiency in using standard statistical, spreadsheet, and database software. Demonstrated ability to develop and communicate laboratory procedures. Demonstrated experience in the use and maintenance of established and new laboratory equipment. Demonstrated molecular biology experience. Demonstrated experience in basic information technology, i.e., installation, maintenance, and implementation of computer systems and applications.

Application: Apply online at https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/9301. In order to be considered for this position, please upload your resume and a document outlining how you meet each individual required and preferred qualification. Screening of applications will begin on August 31, 2017; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Montana State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

POSTED 8/2/17

PhD Graduate Research Assistantship
Department of Crop & Soil Environmental Sciences, and
Department of Animal & Poultry Sciences
Virginia Tech

Summary: The Departments of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences and Animal and Poultry Sciences are seeking a PhD level graduate student to work on a project that will investigate the feed and forage potential of industrial hemp. This project is funded by Virginia Tech’s John Lee Pratt Animal Nutrition Program. Research will explore crop yield, harvesting methods, and hemp’s potential as a feedstuff for beef cattle. This project will seek to evaluate yield potential and nutritive value of multiple varieties of industrial hemp harvested for silage and also evaluate potential benefits of feeding hemp grain or forage to beef cattle. The successful applicant will need to meet academic qualifications of the John Lee Pratt Animal Nutrition Program. Applicants applying from a graduate program must have a minimum 3.6 GPA in their previous graduate program. Applicants applying from an undergraduate program must have a minimum 3.4 GPA in their undergraduate program. Applicants must have a minimum Quantitative GRE score at or above the 70th percentile (currently a score of 157). International applicants will be eligible if they graduate in the top 20% of their class and their Quantitative GRE score is greater than the 70th percentile. Desired start date is fall 2017 or spring 2018.

Questions or to apply: For inquires or to submit an application, please contact Dr. John Fike, Associate Professor & Forage Extension Specialist, Department of Crop & Soil Environmental Sciences, 365 Smyth Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Phone (540) 231-8654; email jfike@vt.edu, or Dr. Bain Wilson, Assistant Professor & Beef Extension Specialist, Department of Animal & Poultry Sciences, 378 Litton Reaves Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Phone (540) 231-5253; email tbwilson@vt.edu.

Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

POSTED 8/2/17

Professor & Head
Department of Animal Sciences
University of Illinois

Major responsibilities: The Professor and Head of the Department of Animal Sciences is a full-time administrative position in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) at the University of Illinois. This position is responsible for the administration of the research, teaching, outreach, and international activities of the Department of Animal Sciences. Specifically, the Head’s responsibilities are: Provide strategic leadership and vision to the department, advancing the goals of the land-grant mission in teaching, research, outreach, and international activities; Establish goals and develop and communicate policy guidelines in consultation with the faculty; Inspire academic excellence through recruitment, mentoring, and encouragement of faculty, staff, and students; Support faculty, staff, and students in securing external and intramural funding, fellowships, honors, and awards; Champion the continued improvement of our top-ranked graduate and undergraduate programs of studies; Administer budgetary and financial matters within the department, including financial accounting, budget preparation, allocation of funds among departmental programs and personnel; Plan and implement programs to enhance departmental research and educational facilities; Initiate and facilitate the acquisition of outside support and resources to advance department goals; Represent the department at the college and campus levels; Extend and enhance relationships with stakeholders and other key external partners at the state, national, and international levels.

Required qualifications: All candidates must hold a PhD in animal sciences or closely related field with demonstrated excellence in research and resident instruction or extension education, and administrative ability. Candidates must be qualified for a tenured appointment at the rank of full professor. The position requires strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively with faculty, students, staff, administrators, and various stakeholder groups. Candidates should demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the goals of a land-grant university. Experience with public and private funding sources is necessary.

About the university, college, and department: The successful candidate will join our dynamic and internationally recognized department. Our department is recognized as one of the top ranked animal sciences departments with expertise in nutrition, physiology, immunology and behavior, reproductive biology, microbiology, genetics, genomics and bioinformatics, meat science and muscle biology, production and environmental management, and companion animal biology and humane education. Our department maintains research and teaching farms on campus for beef, dairy, poultry, swine and horses and has beef research stations for beef cattle in southern and western Illinois. Our graduates and programs contribute to a safe, nutritious, sustainable, and affordable food supply and enhance the wellbeing of humans and animals. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus (illinois.edu) has a student enrollment of over 40,000, and nearly 2,000 tenured/tenure-track faculty members. The College of ACES is home to seven academic departments, ranging from Agricultural and Biological Engineering to Human Development and Family Studies. Urbana-Champaign is located approximately 120 miles south of Chicago and 120 miles west of Indianapolis in a vibrant and diverse community of 110,000. Our community offers the residential advantages of a medium-sized university city, excellent cultural opportunities, and a high quality of life.

Application process: To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by August 15, 2017. The search will remain open until suitable candidates are identified. Candidates may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Please create your candidate profile at jobs.illinois.eduand upload a letter of application/interest including the applicant’s administrative experience/philosophy, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three (3) professional references (include name, title, address, phone, email). All requested information must be submitted for your application to be given full consideration. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

POSTED 7/27/17

Assistant Professor - Beef Production Management
Department of Animal Sciences
College of Agricultural Sciences
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Summary: Assistant Professor in Beef Production Management (201700183F), tenure-track, 9 month (40% teaching, 40% research, 20% service; final distribution is negotiable).

Industry overview: Cattle make a significant contribution to agriculture in Colorado and across the nation. Together, the 2.5 million cattle that make up Colorado’s beef and dairy industries generate over $4 billion in revenues annually – approximately two-thirds of all agricultural sales in the state. Colorado is home to over 700,000 beef cows, 13,000 beef producers, and 1 million cattle on feed. Two major beef packing plants harvest over 2.5 million fed cattle annually.

Position description: This new faculty position will focus on beef cattle production research and education, and is expected to join the Beef and Dairy Management Systems faculty group in the Department of Animal Sciences. Additional opportunities will be available and are expected in relation to collaborating with other departmental faculty groups (i.e. Breeding and Genetics, Meat Safety and Quality, Ruminant Nutrition, Reproductive Physiology, and/or Animal Well-being/Welfare). This position should help educate students studying animal agriculture and translate research to producers working across segments of the beef industry in Colorado. Thus, research and education focusing on one or more of the following areas is anticipated: 1) Beef cattle production and management focused on long-term profitability and sustainable production practices. 2) Plant-animal interactions related to beef cattle, including forage utilization and grazing behavior and management. 3) Range beef cow management, grazing, and supplementation strategies. 4) Data-oriented management and decision making within beef cattle operations, including the use of computational modelling that may span multiple segments of the industry.5) Economic analysis of production practices and management decisions affecting profitability. The successful candidate should have an interest in developing new undergraduate and/or graduate courses, based on the candidate’s expertise and interest, which relate to one or more of the areas mentioned above. Opportunities may also available to teach existing course offerings, including collaborating with teaching faculty in a team-teaching format. Effort in grantsmanship and development of collaborative research opportunities, as well as graduate student training, will be expected in this position. Demonstrated communication skills and a capability to interact with industry stakeholders are crucial in this position. Collaboration with existing beef extension and outreach faculty via producer outreach through statewide and county-based beef extension programs will also be expected. The successful candidate will be encouraged to continue the tradition of strong collaboration with other departments in the College of Agricultural Sciences, the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and the Warner College of Natural Resources. This position will have access to all departmental experimental animal herds, facilities, and laboratories. Beef cattle facilities include the Agricultural Research, Development and Education Center (ARDEC, Fort Collins, CO) consisting of 150 purebred Angus and Hereford seedstock cows that graze under center-pivot irrigation, research feedlot with fifty-one 10-head pens, and a 190-head feed intake unit equipped with GrowSafe technology; the Beef Improvement Center (BIC, Saratoga, WY) consisting of 400 purebred Angus seedstock cows; the Eastern Colorado Research Center (ECRC, Akron, CO) comprising 350 commercial cows and a 600-head research feedlot; and the Maxwell Ranch (Livermore, CO) which includes a 300-head Angus-Hereford commercial cowherd. A competitive start-up package will be provided for use within the first 3 years; however, acquisition of external funds – including via grantsmanship, gifts, and fees – will be necessary for long-term support of research activities. Colorado State University is Colorado’s Land Grant University and the Department of Animal Sciences is responsible for educating approximately 1,000 undergraduate and 60 graduate students at any given time. The CSU main campus sits at the eastern base of the Rocky Mountains one hour north of metro Denver, and offers excellent access to transportation, all outdoor interests, and a wide cross-section of the beef industry and its trade organizations. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications and is based on a 9-month appointment, but is competitive with typical 12-month appointments. Although a 9-month appointment, the potential exists to provide an additional two months of summer salary and benefits. The start-up package can be arranged to include summer salary during the first 3 years of the appointment.

Required qualifications: Completed PhD degree in Animal Science, Range Science, Beef Cattle Production Economics, or closely related field from an accredited institution or DVM with advanced academic training by start date. Demonstrated understanding of the U.S. beef cattle industry, including a clear potential to interact with, and provide outreach service to industry stakeholders.Provide evidence of verbal, written, and teaching/outreach communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary setting in beef production. 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.

Preferred qualifications: Evidence of the capability to effectively teach, advise, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Show promise in team-building skills and potential to manage multidisciplinary education and research projects. Evidence of the ability to have a strong scientific publication record. At least two years demonstrated work experience in the beef cattle industry in a full-time position. Evidence of grantsmanship and the capability to obtain extramural research funding. Experience working in beef cattle research, teaching, and/or outreach activities that have application within, or across, the segments and disciplines of the beef industry. Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

To apply: Please submit materials that include: 1) cover letter addressing required and preferred qualifications, 2) comprehensive CV, 3) official academic transcripts for all degrees, and 4) names, email addresses and phone numbers for three persons who may be contacted for letters of recommendation if requested by the search committee. References will not be contacted without prior notification to applicant. For full consideration, apply by August 11, 2017. Apply online at https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/47574.

Search contact: Laura Bonner, Laura.Bonner@colostate.edu or 970-491-1442.

Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.

POSTED 7/27/17

Animal Agriculture Peer Mentor (6 positions)
Minnesota 4-H - Speaking Up for Animal Agriculture
Minnesota State Fair

Purpose: The persons in this position will serve as mentors to selected Minnesota State Fair 4-H livestock exhibitors in all species (beef, dairy, sheep, swine, goats, poultry and rabbits). Peer mentors will work with 4-H exhibitors to send the public an accurate, positive message that 4-H members and their families produce wholesome food and care for their animals and the environment.

Duties/responsibilities: 1) Conduct a workshop for 4-H herdsman in all species to help them build skills to connect with consumers of livestock products through communication of the following points – Description of their family and their family farm; Description of their exhibit and showing experience; Reinforcement that their animal is raised for food and fiber and not as a pet; Reinforcement that the food produced by this animal is nutritious and safe; Clear communication that the animal has been cared for using best management practices; Assure consumers that animals are raised using different approved production methods, but the final products are indistinguishable from one another in regard to wholesomeness, food safety and nutritional value. 2)Monitor and encourage exhibitor conversations with fairgoers supporting key points included in the workshop. 3) Evaluate 4-H consumer education and promotion activities in each specie.

Mentor qualifications: College students, age 18 or over; Interest and or experience in 4-H and livestock exhibits; Communication, teaching and coaching skills; Ability to work with a variety of adults and youth; Available for in-service training before State Fair and mentoring activities during 4-H livestock week-end; Expertise in production, processing and promotion of one of more animal species; Experience as a livestock exhibitor and industry spokesperson; May not be a 4-H exhibitor at the 2017 State Fair.

Orientation and training: One-day orientation/training workshop; Written materials for review prior to the State Fair; Coaching and daily support by 4-H/ staff during State Fair.

Commitment: Five days of 4-H Livestock Weekend, August 23-27, exact hours to be determined; One day pre-service training before the fair; 4-6 hours of written materials review; Evaluation/debriefing session with 4-H staff following State Fair.

Compensation: $450 stipend per person; Fair entry tickets and meals (4-H dining); 4-H Housing (Bailey Hall) if needed.

To apply: Submit resume,transcript and a statement describing why you are interested in this position, detail industry knowledge, communication and leadership skills that you believe you bring to the position. Send completed materials to Juanita Reed-Boniface, Project Coordinator, 2462 Lake George Drive NW, Cedar, MN 55011. Ph. 763-753-4636; email AgriFolks@gmail.com. Application deadline is July 10, 2017 or until all positions are filled.

POSTED 7/10/17

Equestrian Coach
Department of Agricultural Sciences
Morehead State University, Morehead, KY

Responsibilities: The Equestrian Coach is responsible for coaching intercollegiate riding teams and for teaching riding classes. Assists with the care of the horses in the equine program and helps with all of the activities involved in the equine program. This includes continuing education and service activities to the region.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Equine Science or a related field and evidence of successful equestrian teaching is required. Successful work experience and horsemanship skills with English or Western horses and experiences with basic horse training is also required. The successful candidate must be articulate and possess organizational skills in both people and activity areas. A valid driver’s license is required. Must be qualified and willing to drive a large truck pulling a six-horse trailer to horse shows, etc.

Desired qualifications: A Master’s degree is preferred. Three (3) to five (5) years of experience and horsemanship skills with both English and Western horses is also preferred. Prior coaching of intercollegiate teams is preferred.

Application: Review of applications will begin August 4, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, visit https://moreheadstate.peopleadmin.com and complete the MSU Application for Employment. Upload a cover letter and a resume with contact information for three references. Contact the Office of Human Resources at (606) 783-2097 should you have questions about our online application.

About the university: Morehead State University, located in Morehead, Kentucky in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, is recognized as one of the top public universities in the South by U.S.News & World Report. MSU continues to strive toward becoming an even greater institution while making a lasting impact on the students of Eastern Kentucky and beyond.

MSU is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

POSTED 7/10/17

Assistant/Associate Professor in Animal Science
Department of Animal Science
Iowa State University

Summary: The Department of Animal Science of Iowa State University seeks applicants for a 12-month tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position with 50% responsibilities in teaching, 25% in applied research and 25% extension/outreach. We do, however, expect responsibilities in these three areas to be closely supportive of each other. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate swine production science and management courses, advise undergraduate students and student clubs, and provide assistance with undergraduate student recruitment and retention. The candidate is also expected to establish a vigorous and impactful applied research program with a focus on pork production systems and sustainability, along with an associated effective extension program by working closely with the Iowa and US pork industries. Opportunities exist to collaborate with scientists in a variety of disciplines within the Department of Animal Science, Iowa Pork Industry Center and with faculty in other Departments, as well as nearby federal laboratories. The Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University is a recognized leader in its field, both nationally and internationally, with balanced emphasis on research, teaching, and extension. The Department enjoys strong support and interactions with the livestock industries in the State, in particular with the swine industry, which is the largest in the US. Its collegial environment, embedded in a strong livestock industry, makes the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University an excellent base for faculty interested in pursuing a rewarding and impactful career in the animal sciences.

Requirements: Applicants must have an earned doctorate in an animal science discipline at the time of appointment. The specific disciplinary background is, however, secondary to the candidate’s potential to establish effective and impactful integrated teaching, research, and extension programs. Evidence of effective written and oral communication skills is required. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated (1) teaching effectiveness, (2) applied research effectiveness, (3) ability to develop and deliver extension education programs in pork production and management systems, (4) ability to work in a team-based, collaborative environment to solve problems, (5) ability to secure extramural funding and (6) extensive knowledge of the pork production industry.

To apply: Applications must be submitted electronically at http://www.iastatejobs.com for consideration. Please be prepared to attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, teaching philosophy, names and complete contact information for three references, and unofficial transcripts from all relevant institutions. For more information, contact Dr. Don Beermann at beermann@iastate.edu or 515-294-2160. Please direct questions regarding the application process to employment@iastate.edu or (515) 294-4800. Applications will be accepted until September 29, 2017, or until a suitable candidate has been found.

Iowa State University is an Affirmative Action employer and will take action to ensure that employment practices are free of discrimination. Iowa State University is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. Iowa State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran.

POSTED 7/10/17

Assistant Professor - Poultry Nutrition
Department of Poultry Science
University of Georgia

Position description: The Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia invites applications for an academic year (9-month) tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank with a research (75%) and instruction (25%) appointment in poultry nutrition. The successful applicant will be expected to develop innovative and successful teaching and research programs and pursue extramural funding related to research and/or teaching through interdisciplinary, multi-institutional research program with UGA College of Engineering and other potential collaborators at UGA and other institutions. The individual selected for this position will be expected to develop a contemporary program in poultry nutrition. Potential research foci could include, but are not limited to, nutrient interactions, metabolism, energy partitioning, feed ingredients, nutrient requirements and feed milling technology. The successful applicant must develop a strong graduate training program. Teaching responsibilities may include departmental undergraduate courses such as poultry production and, at graduate level, bioenergetics and amino acids. The University of Georgia is a land/sea grant institution located 90 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. 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.

Qualifications: Applicants must possess a PhD in poultry science or a nutrition related field no later than December 2017. Demonstrated granstsmanship, research and teaching experience (1 or more years) is preferred.

Applications: Applicants must submit: (1) letter of application, (2) a summary that addresses teaching and research interests, (3) curriculum vita, (4) provide at least three names for possible of reference, and (5) Graduate School transcripts to http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/2383. Applicant screening with full applications will begin by September 18, 2017; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. Only applications with all the required documentation will be reviewed. Questions regarding the position should be addressed to Dr. Todd Applegate by email at applegt@uga.edu.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

POSTED 7/10/17

Assistant Professor - Poultry Engineer Extension Specialist
Department of Poultry Science
University of Georgia

Position description: The Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia invites applications for a 12-month tenure-track faculty position with an Extension (75%) and research (25%) appointment in Poultry Engineering. This position may be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor. The individual selected will be expected to develop a robust Extension/research program in engineering outreach/technology assistance and application that will be supported by the poultry industry and attract extramural funding. Potential Extension/research foci could include, but are not limited to, remote sensing, automation, robotics, nanotechnology, or other technologies to promote performance and bird welfare in live production or improve efficiencies and sustainability in poultry processing and further processing. The successful applicant must develop a strong graduate training program and participate in departmental teaching activities within their area of expertise. Additional duties include Extension youth activities, undergraduate and graduate student mentorship, and student recruitment. The University of Georgia is a land/sea grant institution located 90 miles northeast of Atlanta with excellent opportunities for collaboration with faculty who have diverse research interests. The Department of Poultry Science has exceptional research and live bird facilities, including a hatchery, feed mill, and pilot-scale poultry processing facility that includes slaughter, evisceration, further-processing, cooking and packaging equipment. Excellent opportunities for collaboration exist within the department and across the University of Georgia with units such as engineering, ecology, forestry, and veterinary and biomedical sciences, as well as local USDA and EPA scientists.

Qualifications: Applicants must possess a PhD in Engineering no later than December 2017. Candidates with a demonstrated record (1 or more years) of extramural grant success, collaborative research/outreach, and student mentorship are preferred.

Applications: Applicants must submit: (1) letter of application, (2) a summary that addresses teaching and research interests, (3) curriculum vita, (4) provide at least three names for possible letters of reference, and (5) Graduate School transcripts to http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/2404. Applicant screening with full applications will begin by September 18, 2017; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. Only applications with all the required documentation will be reviewed. Questions regarding the position should be addressed to Dr. Todd Applegate by email at applegt@uga.edu.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

POSTED 7/10/17

PhD Student Position - Dairy Cattle Metabolism & Lipidomics
Department of Animal Science
Cornell University

Project description: A three-year PhD student position is available in the Department of Animal Science at Cornell University. The graduate research assistant will be a member of an active biochemistry research group investigating the relationship between complex lipid metabolism, hepatic function, and insulin sensitivity. The student will play a fundamental role in the development of mass spectrometry-based lipidomics at Cornell University. Specifically, the selected individual will develop lipidomic methods to explore sphingolipid, glycerophospholipid, and acylglycerol metabolism. Moreover, the student will be provided the opportunity to apply various analytical methodologies by independently performing in vivo and in vitro experiments aimed at characterizing liver lipid and lipoprotein metabolism in dairy cattle. Additional opportunities to assist with other aspects of the research program that focus on developing technologies to modify insulin action in dairy cattle and characterizing the mechanisms of gestational insulin resistance in humans are also available.

Qualifications: Individuals interested in obtaining a PhD degree should have a MS degree in Animal Science, Dairy Science, Biochemistry, or Chemistry. The successful candidate will have demonstrated strong academic performance and experience working with analytical technologies. Applicants with knowledge of mass spectrometry or various omics are highly encouraged to apply. A competitive stipend with full tuition and health care for a PhD student is available.

Contact information: Interested applicants should send a brief letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and a list of three references with contact information to Dr. Joseph W. McFadden at McFadden@Cornell.edu.

Cornell University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.

POSTED 7/10/17