External Positions

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


Assistant/Associate Professor
Department of Animal Sciences
Washington State University, Pullman

Summary: Position #125051 is 9-month, full-time, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor eligible for tenure at the time of hire. Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Start July 1, 2017; negotiable. For information about the department, please https://ansci.wsu.edu; for information about the college, see http://cahnrs.wsu.edu; for information about the university, see www.wsu.edu. To learn more about the Pullman community, go to http://www.pullmanchamber.com.

The opportunity: Washington State University (WSU) recently launched the Functional Genomics Initiative (FGI) to address the University's research Grand Challenge themes focused on sustainable resources for food production and sustaining health for people and animals. Through the FGI, WSU intends to hire eight new faculty members and two research core directors to build intellectual capacity in molecular and cellular biology and to address societal and ethical issues in biotechnology. Using gene editing and advanced reproductive methodologies, we seek to identify and functionally validate the genetic basis of desired traits, particularly in livestock. The long-term intent will be to enhance livestock productivity in the future as global demand for food and environmental awareness increase. WSU is assembling a cohesive cluster of cross-disciplinary investigators to build intellectual capacity in molecular and cellular biology, address societal and ethical issues in biotechnology and establish state-of-the-art research cores in gene editing and animal husbandry. WSU participants in the FGI include the Department of Animal Sciences; the Center for Reproductive Biology; the School of Molecular Biosciences; the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology; the School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs and WSU Extension. The Department of Animal Sciences seeks to hire an Assistant or Associate Professor in female reproductive physiology to join the FGI group as early as July 2017. Applicants with gene-editing expertise at the whole animal level, particularly CRISPR/Cas9 in livestock, and a research program centered on livestock preimplantation embryo development or some aspect of female reproductive physiology will be given priority consideration. The successful candidate must have demonstrated successful engagement in and commitment to the recruitment, retention, development, and enrichment of a diverse faculty, staff and student community.

Responsibilities: Duties will include maintaining a strong, externally funded research program based on a strong individual program. This includes collaborative relationships with other FGI members and relevant faculty. The faculty member will be expected to teach and may include responsibility for undergraduate and/or graduate courses on topics central to the Animal Sciences education mission; and participating in service at the department, college and university levels.

Required qualifications: A doctoral degree (PhD, DVM/PhD) in biosciences with a minimum of two years of post-doctoral training in basic science is required by the date of hire. Expertise with gene editing with livestock, especially CRISPR/Cas9 technologies. Expertise in female reproductive physiology. Applicants for an Assistant Professor position must demonstrate the potential to establish and maintain an externally funded research program. Applicants for an Associate Professor position must have established an extramurally funded research program with a record of peer-reviewed publications and national/international recognition.

Preferred qualifications: Expertise in livestock preimplantation embryo development. Demonstrated experience in graduate education and a commitment to professional education at all levels. Extramurally funded research activity complementary to existing department, college and university strengths. Demonstrated effectiveness in developing and delivering undergraduate and graduate level courses. Excellent interpersonal communication skills including the desire and ability to work on interdisciplinary teams.

Application process: Screening of applications will begin May 1, 2017, open until filled. Applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, should be submitted electronically via https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/31383 . The candidate should provide contact information for 3 individuals who will be contacted electronically to submit a recommendation letter. Salary will be commensurate with experience. For more information, or to express interest, please contact Dr. Kristen Johnson, Professor and Interim Chair Department of Animal Sciences; johnsoka@wsu.edu; 509-335-4131. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer.

POSTED 4/6/17


Laboratory Director & Poultry Pathologist
Salisbury Animal Health Laboratory
Maryland Department of Agriculture

Summary: The Maryland Department of Agriculture is recruiting for a Laboratory Director, Veterinarian IV, for the Salisbury Animal Health Laboratory. The laboratory is the primary poultry diagnostic laboratory for Maryland, serving the Delmarva poultry industry. The incumbent will oversee all Salisbury lab operations, which includes molecular, bacteriology and serology testing for primarily poultry testing with select livestock regulatory testing, and will provide pathology services primarily for poultry.

Duties: Establishes laboratory operational and diagnostic procedures. Supervises assigned laboratory staff. Responsible for managing the laboratory budget, assigned facilities, equipment and supplies. Provides management or oversight for regional poultry and livestock surveillance programs as assigned. Serves as lead agency Poultry Pathology Diagnostician. Establishes laboratory and field necropsy operational and diagnostic procedures. Uses the Laboratory Information Management System (VADDS) to prepare case reports for poultry companies.

Minimum qualifications: Possession of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or a Veterinary Medical Doctor's degree from a college or university accredited or recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Five years of post-doctoral experience in Veterinary Medicine, three years of which must have been in a Veterinary diagnostic laboratory specialty.

Application: Application instructions can be found on the job posting online at https://www.jobaps.com/MD/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=17&R2=003040&R3=0001. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Ms. Hazel Day, 410-841-8537 or hazel.day@maryland.gov.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. ;We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

POSTED 4/6/17


Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Department of Poultry Science
Mississippi State University

Position: Mississippi State University Department of Poultry Science invites applications for a faculty position (Assistant or Associate or Full Professor) with expertise in environmental management of poultry. Depending on circumstances, tenure may be granted at hiring or time toward tenure reduced for prior years of service in a tenure track position. This position is a full-time, 9-month, 60% Research/40% Teaching appointment. Information about the department can be found at http://www.poultry.msstate.edu. Start date - August 16, 2017.

Responsibilities: The teaching responsibilities will include Commercial Layers or Broiler Production, Diseases of Poultry and rotational participation in the undergraduate seminar; an additional course in the area of expertise will be expected. The research focus may include housing/environmental factors (ventilation, lighting, stocking density, etc). Physiological, immunological and/or behavioral responses of layers or broilers may be included, with regard to welfare considerations. Although this position does not include an Extension component, outreach to the Mississippi Poultry Industry will be expected and encouraged. Participation in departmental, university, and professional society governance is expected as a normal component of a faculty position.

Qualifications: PhD in poultry science or related field with poultry expertise is required. The successful candidate will be expected to develop nationally recognized teaching and research programs in the subject discipline, pursue extramural funds in support of research aims, and publish results in peer-reviewed journals. In addition to the potential for maintaining an active research program, a strong emphasis will be placed on demonstrated ability to communicate and teach effectively, interact and collaborate with colleagues, and to operate as a member of a research team.

How to apply: All applicants must apply online and attach a cover letter, current CV, and the complete contact information for at least three professional references. The link to the position is http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/en-us/job/495391/assistant-professor. Additional information about Mississippi State University is also available at this site.

Contacts: For additional information, please contact the Search Committee Chair: Dr. Chris McDaniel, 100 Hill, Poultry Science, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762. Phone 662-325-3416; email cmcdaniel@poultry.msstate.edu.

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

POSTED 4/6/17


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Animal Science
Department of Animal Science
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Summary: Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with extension, research and teaching responsibilities, with a primary emphasis on extension. Starting date is December 1, 2017 or as negotiated. Learn more about Job #69964 at https://psu.jobs/job/69964.

Responsibilities: Extension responsibilities include developing educational materials to be used in extension education programs that contribute to improving the efficiency of Pennsylvania’s swine industry, including collaboration as an active member of the Extension Livestock Team. The successful candidate is expected to conduct a robust, federally-funded applied research program independently and collaboratively with colleagues in the department, with possible areas of focus including one or more of the following: nutrition, herd health, behavior, nutrient management or reproductive biology. The College houses a world-class nutrient management research program and the department includes a strong group of reproductive biologists who represent the nucleus of the university-wide Center for Reproductive Biology and Health. Research will be conducted independently and collaboratively with colleagues in the Department, other appropriate academic units, other Universities, and/or industry. Teaching responsibilities will include teaching or co-teaching 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. As a member of the Extension Livestock Unit, 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 DVM/VMD or Ph.D. in Animal Sciences or other related field. The successful candidate will be expected to make important, cutting-edge scholarly contributions in their area of expertise. Applicants shall have strong indications of potential for excelling in undergraduate teaching and student advising. Candidates should possess strong leadership, writing, 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.

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 April 30, 2017 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 3/22/17


Instructor/Assistant Professor of Equine Studies
Texas A&M University – Commerce (TAMUC)

Job summary: The Instructor/Assistant Professor of Equine Studies is a nine-month position with the primary responsibility of teaching, building and supporting an equine studies program. The successful applicant will be expected to secure private and public funds to support the equine program. The successful applicant will be encouraged to collaborate with faculty, staff, and students on non-course projects. Also, the successful applicant will be responsible for compliance duties associated with the equine studies program. Tenure track is available for the successful candidate, if a PhD has been completed. This position will begin September 1, 2017. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Learn more about job posting number F00051FY17 at https://jobpath.tamu.edu/postings/107841.

Major/essential duties of job: Develop a productive and collaborative atmosphere in a nine-month position with primary teaching responsibility in equine studies. Summer employment is possible. The successful applicant will also be expected to work within the School of Agriculture and initiate and develop successful programs and events that will coordinate programs, mentor undergraduate students and student organizations, and secure external funding to support their research program (based on tenure track appointment). Other duties as assigned, including advising of undergraduate/graduate Equine Studies majors. Texas A&M University-Commerce is committed to promotion of diversity and thus the candidate should facilitate a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. The candidate should have an understanding and knowledge of multicultural and diversity issues, and their potential applications to pedagogy, programming, and service activity. Other duties as required.

Occasional duties: Serve on selected departmental and university committees.

Required education & experience: For the Instructor Position a Masters of Science in Animal Science with an emphasis in equine science, Equine Science, or closely-related agricultural field. For the Assistant Professor Position a PhD is required. Evidence of university-level teaching experience as a faculty member/Grad. Assistant. Evidence of scholarly productivity and/or experiences. Ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken English. Ability to teach undergraduate/graduate courses in Equine Studies. Experience with horse farm and/or equine business management. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred education & experience: Practical and field experience in horse handling and management. Experience across various equine disciplines as well as training horses and riders. Teaching experience/Horse Judging/Stock Horse and Equestrian team. Experience in online learning. Participation in professional activities and/or organizations. Demonstrated success in securing external funding. Involved in the horse industry.

To apply: Apply online at https://jobpath.tamu.edu/postings/107841; click on “Apply for this Job”.

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

POSTED 3/22/17


Post-Doctorate Associate
Dairy & Food Science Department
South Dakota State University

Summary: SDSU Dairy and Food Science Department invites applicants for a 12 month, full-time position of Post-Doctorate Associate beginning on July 24, 2017. Creative and innovative professional are invited to join us in teaching of Dairy Production classes and conduct of research in the areas of dairy cattle nutrition, physiology, milk production and nutrigenomics. South Dakota is among leaders in the nation for growth in milk production, presenting excellent opportunities for interaction with the industry.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching parts of or in collaboration with other faculty members, undergraduate classes in Dairy Production with emphasis in dairy farm operations involving cattle nutrition and dairy farm management, and a graduate class in ruminology. The equivalent of approximately two 3-credit hour courses is expected during each of fall'17 and spring'18 semester. Teaching duties will be under the supervision of Dr. Vikram Mistry. Research emphasis will be in dairy cattle nutrition, physiology and nutrigenomics under the supervision of Drs. Jill Anderson, Johan Osorio and Maristela Rovai. Publication and grant writing will also be expected.

Minimum qualifications: A Doctorate Degree in Dairy Production (Husbandry) or a closely related field completed by first day of employment is required along with a strong interest in teaching. Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences and excellent oral and written communication skills are required. It is also essential that the individual demonstrates strong organizational, time management and interpersonal skills. Selected individual must have the ability to work in a team environment.

Preferred qualifications: Previous teaching experience in Dairy Production, especially dairy nutrition and dairy management; Demonstrated experience with research in the area of dairy cattle nutrition, physiology or nutrigenomics; Demonstrated collaboration in developing funding proposals to support new and/or expand current research programs; Experience in publishing in peer reviewed journals and experience in grant writing.

University/community: SDSU is the state's largest and most comprehensive institution of higher learning. It is designated Carnegie Research University-High Intensity; it is the state's land-grant institution with an enrollment of 12,583 students. The Dairy and Food Science Department includes undergraduate and graduate programs in Dairy Production, Dairy Manufacturing, and Food Science with 13 full-time faculty members and approximately 110 undergraduate students and 30 graduate students. Facilities in the Dairy and Food Science Department include the Dairy Research and Training Facility with housing for 150 head of lactating cows in a free-stall barn and parallel parlor as well as approximately 80 dairy replacement animals. Additionally, the department has a new state of the art dairy processing plant which has semi-commercial processing capabilities for most dairy products; http://www.sdstate.edu/ds. SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota, a community of approximately 22,100 near the east central border of South Dakota on Interstate 29. The city has an excellent K-12 education system, is accessible to major medical facilities, has an active cultural and social environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within driving distance. It is 50 miles north of Sioux Falls, with a population close to 150,000.

Application process: To apply, please send an email to vikram.mistry@sdstate.edu with a single attachment. This attachment must include Cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, Reference page with the contact information for three professional references. SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process. Any offer of employment is contingent on the university's verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check. Position is open until filled, with full consideration given to applications received by April 15, 2017.

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

POSTED 3/16/17


Groom Positions (2); Barn Position; Possible Internship
Cedar Ridge Arabians
Jordan, MN

Summary: Cedar Ridge Arabians in Jordan, MN has full time openings for 2 groom positions, and a barn position in the mare barn. An internship for the right candidate would also be considered. Cedar Ridge Arabians is one of the largest showing and breeding farms in Minnesota.

Contact: For more information, please contact Toni Walsh at toni@cedarridgearabians.com or 952-492-6590.

POSTED 3/14/17


Graduate Assistantships (MS & PhD)
Department of Animal & Avian Sciences
University of Maryland

Summary: Graduate Assistantships are available for MS and PhD students for the Fall 2017 – Spring 2018 academic year. These assistantships provide a competitive stipend, health benefits, and tuition remission, and are renewable depending on satisfactory progression through the program. Students will engage in research and collaborate with other graduate students under the direction of their mentor. Students will also be assigned teaching assistant duties, usually for one course each a year. Candidates should have previous laboratory experience, a B.S. (in Animal Sciences, Biology, Biochemistry, or closely related field), excellent verbal and written communications skills, and a strong work ethic. The Department of Animal & Avian Sciences (http://ansc.umd.edu/) offers BS, MS and PhD degrees and is comprised of 21 faculty members with research interests focused in four areas, 1) Animal Genetics and Cell Biology; 2) Nutrient Utilization and Management; 3) Animal Reproduction and Development; 4) Pathobiology and Infectious Diseases. See http://ansc.umd.edu/research.

Faculty with openings in their laboratories include:

Additional information: Our location in the Washington DC metropolitan area offers a wealth of other opportunities for internships and collaborations for undergraduate and graduate students with government agencies such as the USDA, EPA, FDA, and National Zoo. Our University of Maryland Extension efforts provide educational materials and non‐degree training for the families and companies working in animal agriculture throughout the State of Maryland. Additional information on all of our efforts and programs can be found through the links notes above.

POSTED 3/14/17


Dairy Extension Educator – 2 Positions
MSU Extension and Ag & Agribusiness Institute
Michigan State University

Position overview: 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. This position is a full-time, end-dated appointment renewable annually based upon successful performance and continued funding.

Minimum 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; 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). View the full position description and required qualifications on 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, under the MSU Extension postings.

Application process: Apply at https://jobs.msu.edu for either Posting 4356 (Branch County) or Posting 4357 (Ottawa County) under the MSU Extension postings. Select "MSU Extension" in Fast Job Search. Applicants should include the names and contact information, including email addresses, of four professional references with the cover letter. Application deadline is April 20, 2017.

Contact: Questions may be directed to Ron Bates, Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute Director (batesr@msu.edu).

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer, committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status.

POSTED 3/10/17


Swine Extension Educator
MSU Extension and Ag & Agribusiness Institute
Michigan State University

Position overview: 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 program areas related to the Pork Industry. The chosen applicant will work with all types of pork production systems across Michigan and show a desire to understand different types of production systems, including extensive and intensive operations, as applicable. The successful applicant will collaborate across work teams, Institutes, and work with faculty, specialists and educators for overall advancement of Michigan agricultural industries. This position will be the local point-of-contact and provide leadership on relevant topics as indicated by the swine industry. The successful applicant will design, implement and evaluate research based educational programming, will address the needs of clientele groups, and ensure dissemination of research-based information through various methods. This position will provide learning experiences and information for farmers, agri-business professionals, and consumers that will contribute to enhancing profitable agricultural products, while contributing to the short and long-term viability of farms, the economic well-being of Michigan residents, and serve as a resource for Extension personnel. This position will be located in Branch County, Michigan, near the nearly completed Clemens Food processing plant and an area of expansion within the state. This position is a full-time, end-dated appointment renewable annually based upon successful performance and continued funding.

Minimum qualifications: Master's degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to swine production and management to be earned by date of hire; Three-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). View the full position description and required qualifications at the Michigan State University jobs page at https://jobs.msu.edu and search for Posting 3959 under the MSU Extension postings.

Application process: Apply at https://jobs.msu.edu for Posting 3959 under the MSU Extension postings. Select "MSU Extension" in Fast Job Search. Applicants should include the names and contact information (including email addresses) of four professional references with the cover letter. The application deadline is April 20, 2017.

Contact: Questions may be directed to Ron Bates, Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute Director (batesr@msu.edu).

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer, committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status.

POSTED 3/10/17


Assistant Professor of Animal Nutrition (Tenure Track Position)
Department of Animal and Food Sciences
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Background: The Department of Animal and Food Sciences is one of six departments within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Texas Tech University. The department is housed in a state-of-the-art research and teaching facility and has excellent research support. There are 28 faculty members in the department, many of whom are leading researchers in their respective fields. Areas of research emphasis include meat science and muscle biology, food safety and food microbiology, food security, animal nutrition and health, and animal welfare, with work in all major livestock species. The department is an important player in the research enterprise at Texas Tech University and central to the University's commitment to become an AAU or AAU-like institution. This position is an integral part of one of the strategic areas for growth of research on campus. As such, the successful applicant will be expected to provide leadership in this area and to build collaborative programs with faculty members in the department, as well as other departments in the College and University and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Responsibilities: The appointment is for teaching and research. Teaching responsibilities will include 1) teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of animal nutrition; 2) creating opportunities outside the classroom for development of leadership skills in undergraduate students; 3) engagement in recruiting, advisement, and placement of undergraduate students. Research responsibilities will include: 1) providing leadership in development of research programs in the general program area of animal nutrition (ruminant or non-ruminant); 2) securing extramural funding to support research efforts and graduate students; 3) participation in public service activities.

Qualifications: PhD in Animal Science or related area with a strong track record promising excellence in both research and teaching. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an independent and collaborative research program in their discipline area. Interaction with existing strong research programs in food safety, meat science, and animal growth and development will be expected, as will engagement with the livestock industry.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track academic appointment. It is expected that an additional 3 months of summer support can be realized through extramural funding or teaching.

Application: Applicants must apply on line at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hradministration. Please upload a cover letter and complete curriculum vita that includes a list of publications and any other information reflecting professional activity and qualifications. In addition, please provide a complete description of your research, teaching, and industry activities. Arrange for three letters of reference from individuals who can provide a critical evaluation of your qualifications for the position to be forwarded to: Dr. Sam Jackson, Department of Animal & Food Sciences, Box 42141, Lubbock, TX 79409-2141. Dr. Jackson's contact information is: 806-834-7185 or sam.jackson@ttu.edu. The application deadline is May 1, 2017.

Texas Tech University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Institution. As an EEO/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.

POSTED 3/10/17


Assistant Lecturer - Cowboy Branded Meats & Meat Judging Coach
Department of Animal Science
University of Wyoming

Job description: The University of Wyoming, Department of Animal Science is seeking candidates for the position of Manager of the UW Meat Branding and Judging Programs and Lecturer (position #8555). This 11-month, Academic Professional position will have 45% administration and service, 45% teaching and 10% Extension. The administrative and service responsibilities will primarily include efforts directed to the Meat Branding program and assistance with Meat Laboratory operation. A portion of the efforts with the Meat Branding program will include providing direction to four Y Cross Cowboy Branded Meat Undergraduate Interns per year. Teaching efforts will focus on our Meat Judging Program and will include teaching FDSC 3545 – Introduction to Meat Judging (3 credits), FDSC 3550 – Advanced Meat Judging, Spring semester (1-2 credits) and FDSC 3550 – Advanced Meat Judging, Fall semester (1-2 credits) and serving as coach of the UW Meat Judging Team. Coaching efforts will include extensive travel (including evenings, overnight and weekends), management of fund raising, and recruitment for the UW Meat Judging Team. Extension efforts will include assisting with providing meat evaluation opportunities and contests for youth and collegiate participants, including the Wyoming State 4-H and FFA Meat Judging Contests. Efforts of the successful candidate to build on the prior accomplishments of this program (Reserve National Champions in 2015) will be supported by a modern meat laboratory, staff and faculty in meat science, and funding to support travel for workouts and contests. Opportunities to pursue an advanced degree will be provided and encouraged. The position requires frequent travel. Position is available May 2017.

Minimum qualifications: BS degree in Animal Science or a closely related field. Previously experienced competitive meat judging at the senior collegiate level. Ability to communicate verbally and in written form.

Desired qualifications: Evidence of experience at coordinating activities and teaching in meat science. Evidence of desire to lead marketing efforts for branding of UW meat products. Interest and commitment to facilitating youth extension efforts. Experience in slaughter, fabrication, and further processing. Evidence of coaching abilities. Evidence of ability and maturity to mentor/teach undergraduate students.

Application procedure: Applicants should complete the on-line application which includes a letter of application/statement of interest, a resume and contact information for three professional references (include name, title, address, phone, and email) all as one document. For questions regarding the application process, please contact Karen Marr (307-766-2315 (kbarker1@uwyo.edu). For more information regarding the position please contact Dr. Mike Day (mike.day@uwyo.edu; 307-766-6309). Screening of applications will begin March 29, 2017 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Apply online at https://jobs.uwyo.edu/psp/EREC/UWEXTERNAL/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?SiteId=6.

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. Please see www.uwyo.edu/diversity/fairness.

POSTED 3/10/17


Equine Breeding Farm Internship
Equine Reproduction Laboratory
Colorado State University

Summary: The Equine Reproduction Laboratory, Colorado State University, is accepting applications for an Equine Breeding Farm Internship that will begin on July 1, 2017. The goal of the program is to provide advanced training in equine breeding farm procedures and management. The program is aimed preferentially for people with a sincere desire to pursue a career in the equine breeding industry.

About the program: Interns will participate in a one (1) year program. One intern will start on January 1 and finish on December 31 of that same year. A second intern will start on July 1 and finish on June 30 of the following year. Applicants should have completed a BS degree in Equine Sciences, Animal Science or related discipline. Candidates must have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain a driver's license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. at time of application; the Department of Biomedical Sciences will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. This is a non-degree program. A certificate of achievement will be provided upon successful completion of the program. Job placement assistance will be available upon request. A salary will be provided and interns will live in an apartment on-site at the Equine Reproduction Laboratory on the Foothills Campus of Colorado State University. Rent is required as with all on-campus housing. Reproductive training will include 1) Stallion - Stallion handling; Stallion management; Semen collection; Preparation of cooled-transported semen; Semen evaluation; Semen freezing; 2) Mare - Hormone therapy; Reproductive management of mares; Artificial insemination; Care of the pregnant mare and foaling; Embryo transfer management; Care of the newborn foal; Dystocia management; Herd health management.

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

To apply: For a full posting announcement and to apply, go to http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/42737.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates. Diversity statement - Ability to advance the department's commitment to diversity and multiculturalism through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

POSTED 3/10/17


Professor & Department Head
Department of Animal Sciences & Industry
Kansas State University

Summary: Full-time, 12-month position (job #500717). Review of applications begins April 1, 2017, and continues until position is filled. Please send nominations to ASI Department Head Search at ddoan@ksu.edu.

Required minimum qualifications: Earned doctorate in Animal Science or related discipline. Candidate must have credentials for appointment as a tenured, full professor. Demonstrated leadership qualities, including administrative, personnel management, budgeting, communication skills, grantsmanship, and the ability to positively represent the department to scientific, stakeholder, and community groups. Strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research, extension, and both domestic and international service; appreciation of the important role of distance education in meeting the needs of a diverse student population. Experience in assessing priorities and adapting to the changing environment with creativity and innovation. Strong commitment to expanding diversity in the department and broader university community.

Preferred qualifications: Experience in teaching, research, extension and/or international programs in a land grant university. Exemplary record of professional achievement.

Application: Please visit the job announcement at http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/500717/professor-department-head and complete the PageUp application process as well as upload a letter of interest that addresses your vision, administrative philosophy and qualifications; curriculum vitae; and the names, mailing addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of five professional references. The review of applications will begin on April 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

Contact: For more information, please contact Dr. Mike Tokach, Search Committee Chair, at mtokach@ksu.edu or 785-532-2032.

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

POSTED 3/7/17


Assistant Professor - Ruminant Reproductive Physiology
Department of Animal Science
University of Tennessee

Summary: The University of Tennessee, Department of Animal Science in Knoxville, TN invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position is 85% AgResearch and 15% Teaching. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, a competitive start-up package is available.

Qualifications: Earned doctoral degree in Animal Science or a closely related field and significant experience with ruminant reproductive physiology. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a national/internationally recognized research program with an emphasis in the area of reproductive physiology, biology or endocrinology. Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills, record of scholarly achievements highlighting publications in peer-reviewed journals, and efforts related to securing extramural funding to support research efforts are essential. Post-doctoral experience preferred and all applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. on a long-term basis.

Responsibilities & expectations: Establish an independent translational or basic research program. Develop an extramurally-funded AgResearch program (e.g., grants & contracts). Create scholarly, peer-reviewed original research articles. Establish and maintain a strong working relationship with organizations and industries serving animal agriculture. Mentor MS and PhD students. Teach a core undergraduate course in Reproductive Physiology (ANSC 320). Participate in other activities of the Department of Animal Science and Institute of Agriculture, such as committee service and student recruitment.

About the university & department: For information about the university, please visit https://www.utk.edu/, and for information about the department, see https://ag.tennessee.edu/animalscience.

Research resources: Vast research resources exist at 10 UT AgResearch and Education Centers across the state. These centers currently have an inventory of ~ 1000 mature beef cows, 92 drylot pens, 120 three-acre and 18 five-acre grazing paddocks. In addition, support staff are located at each of these centers. Three dairy research herds are also available with associated production trait data. Furthermore, the ETREC-JARTU Unit is a state of the art facility with over 31,465 square feet of assignable space that includes environmentally controlled animal rooms and surgical suites with capability to house cattle, sheep and other ruminants. The UTIA Genomics hub located on the agriculture campus is a multi-use facility that provides support for genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, and imaging. Multiple facilities are also available across campus as hub units such as the microscopy core, biological and small molecule mass spectrometry core and the division of biology sequencing facility.

Application: Review of applications will commence April 1, 2017 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Applicants should submit a letter of application, statements describing their AgResearch and Teaching interests, official transcripts, names and addresses of at least three individuals that are willing to serve as references, and a detailed curriculum vitae highlighting education, relevant experience, qualifications, grant and contract activities and publications to Dr. Ky G. Pohler Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Science, A112 Johnson Animal Research and Teaching Unit, 1750 Alcoa Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920. Phone 865-974-3182; email kpohler@utk.edu.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

POSTED 3/3/17


Assistant Professor - Agricultural Statistics & Animal Systems
Department of Animal Science
University of Tennessee

Summary: The University of Tennessee, Department of Animal Science, in Knoxville, TN invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary is commensurate with education, experience and qualifications.

Qualifications: Earned doctoral degree in Animal Science or a closely related field with substantial statistical training and knowledge (e.g., Statistics minor while pursuing graduate studies). It is anticipated that candidates will have experience and interests in the synthesis of experimental and observational data through statistical methods. Individual must demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills, have or are willing to develop a passion for animal science related research and statistical applications in agriculture, have a record of scholarly publications in peer-reviewed journals, and demonstrated potential for success in obtaining extramural grant and contract funding to support research efforts. All applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. on a long-term basis.

Responsibilities & expectations: This position is 65% AgResearch and 35% Teaching. Related to AgResearch efforts, the individual will be expected to develop an independent research program and serve as a statistical consultant with AgResearch faculty, staff and students. Consulting will involve experimental design, data analysis, SAS and R programming, and statistical interpretation to enhance AgResearch programs. Research efforts may integrate any type of experimental data related to applicant's interests, possibly including "omics" data, into statistical solutions for animal systems. Individuals having interests in an area including but not limited to Animal Genomics, Reproduction, Nutrition, Health-Epidemiology, Statistics, Bioinformatics would fit well within an existing group of Animal Science faculty. Teaching responsibilities include serving as primary instructor for a graduate level statistical methods course in experimental design and analysis of biological research (ANSC 571), providing statistical consulting to graduate students and those pursuing a minor in statistics by interacting with the Intercollegiate Graduate Statistics Program (IGSP), and mentoring MS and PhD students.

About the university & department: For information about the university, please visit https://www.utk.edu/, and for information about the department, see https://ag.tennessee.edu/animalscience.

Application: Review of applications may begin on March 31, 2017 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Applicants should submit as a single PDF document containing a cover letter, a statement describing research interests, a statement relaying teaching philosophy and interest/experiences related to teaching statistics, a statement highlighting interests/experiences with providing statistical consulting to graduate students and/or faculty, official transcripts, names and addresses of at least five individuals that are willing to serve as references, and a detailed curriculum vitae highlighting education, relevant experiences, publications, and grants and contract activities to Dr. Lannett Edwards Search Committee Chair, Professor & Graduate Director, Department of Animal Science, The University of Tennessee, 2506 River Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996-4574. Phone 865-946-1011; email jedwards@utk.edu.

The University Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

POSTED 3/3/17


Beef Nutritionist - Range Production Systems
Department of Animal Science
University of Nebraska

Summary: The University of Nebraska is seeking to fill a beef nutritionist – range production systems position. This is a 12-month, tenure leading, open rank, 50% research, 50% extension position in the Department of Animal Science and is located at the West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte, Nebraska. The faculty member in this position will be expected to lead a nationally-recognized research and extension program in beef production systems based on range, pasture, crop residues and other available feeds while maintaining and/or improving the environment. The research and extension focus will be to provide leadership for nutrition aspects of beef cow-calf production systems with the ability to capture data from conception to harvest.

Responsibilities: This position will be responsible for building a nationally and internationally recognized program focused on engaging learners with research-based findings. Key elements include identification of emerging issues, developing programs which address the needs of stakeholders using innovative and scholarly methods, obtaining external funding combined with the training of graduate students at the Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory and strengthening the University's rapport with stakeholders, commodity groups, and state/federal partners.

Requirements: A PhD in Animal Science or closely related field, with the degree completed before employment begins, and a background in beef cattle nutrition are required. For the Associate or Full Professor level, an externally supported, nationally recognized extension and research program in the area of beef cattle nutrition is required. Candidates with an understanding of beef range production systems, strong oral and written communication skills, ability to secure extramural funding, ability and/or potential to develop extension programs and desire to work in a team environment to further strengthen collaborative links with multiple scientists at UNL are preferred.

Application: To view details of the position and make application, go to http://employment.unl.edu and search for position F_170015. Click on "Apply to this job" and complete the application. Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

POSTED 2/28/17


Professor & Associate Dean of UMD Extension
Position #114399
University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Summary: The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland seeks to hire an outstanding, collaborative, and experienced leader to assume the role of Associate Dean and Associate Director (AD/AD) of University of Maryland Extension (UME). This position is headquartered on the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) campus and reports to the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, who also serves as Director of UME. Working in tandem with Extension faculty and county-based extension staff, the AD/AD provides visionary and engaged leadership for a robust and impactful organization that addresses the complex needs of the state in areas such as agriculture, natural resources, family and consumer science, and 4-H youth development. In addition, the AD/AD will work closely with the College leadership to engage and convey a 'can do' message to our many stakeholders at the local, state, national, and international levels. The AD/AD will build upon the College's efforts to serve as a resource and problem solver for residents, from translation of science into practical application to advance and sustain agriculture, to protect our environment and preserve our natural resources, to enhance the economic vitality of our rural and urban communities, to help develop youth into productive and informed citizens with outstanding character, and to help improve the health and well-being of our citizenry. See the complete job description at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/49184.

Application: Electronic application is required and must be submitted through eTerp at https://jobs.umd.edu. Application review will begin February 24, 2017 and continue until a successful candidate is identified.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

POSTED 2/21/17


Chairperson
Department of Animal Science
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Michigan State University

Position Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources invites applications and nominations for the position of Chairperson of the Department of Animal Science, an interdisciplinary department that provides a stimulating intellectual environment for engaged scholarship. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to embody and convey the land-grant mission of teaching, research, and Extension/outreach to varying audiences, provide effective leadership and management of multidisciplinary programs, be a strong advocate for all aspects of the Department, and provide leadership for the continuing development of outstanding regional, national, and international programs. The full time, annual appointment position is available beginning July 1, 2017. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. MSU offers a generous benefits package (details at http://www.hr.msu.edu).

Qualifications: The Department of Animal Science is seeking a dynamic individual with an outstanding record of achievement, including a distinguished record of scholarship, leadership, team building, and dedication to the land grant mission. The applicant should have an appreciation for the range of disciplines in animal science and the diverse functions of teaching, research, Extension, and outreach, and must exhibit preparedness for administration of a large, diverse faculty. The successful candidate must possess outstanding leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to promote the Department and increase its national and international prominence. Qualified candidates must have a doctorate in animal science or related discipline and meet the requirements for tenure at the rank of full professor in the Department of Animal Science.

About the department: The Department of Animal Science is an interdisciplinary department within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The Department of Animal Science is one of the largest departments within the college and has a diverse and dynamic mission with 39 tenure-system faculty; 5 fixed-term or associated faculty and specialists; 8 academic professional staff; 32 full time technical, administrative professionals, and clerical technical staff; and 16 full time farm staff. The Department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees within the disciplines of animal science. Approximately 500 undergraduate, 50 graduate, and 90 agricultural technology (2-year certificate) students were enrolled in Fall 2016. The Department's Bachelor of Science major offers four academic concentrations linked by a common core curriculum in animal science: (1) Animal Biology and Pre-Veterinary Medicine; (2) Production Animal Scholars; (3) Companion and Exotic Animal Biology; and (4) Animal Industry. The Department of Animal Science offers both MS and PhD graduate degrees. In both undergraduate and graduate programs, the Department embraces domestic as well as international applications, engagement, and opportunities. Our programs prepare future leaders for academic, industry, or government positions through undergraduate and graduate programs, internships, and high impact experiential learning activities in the animal sciences. Additional information about the Department is available at http://www.ans.msu.edu. Learn about MSU's dual career support at http://miwin.msu.edu/. Information about WorkLife at MSU can be found at http://worklife.msu.edu/.

Specific responsibilities: The Chairperson of the Department of Animal Science provides facilitative leadership of the Department in all teaching, research, extension, and outreach programs and is expected to maintain and enhance a creative and productive environment for faculty, staff, and students. The Chairperson serves as the principal representative of the Department with authority and responsibility for administrative decisions. The Chairperson reports directly to the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and interacts with senior leadership of the College, Michigan State University Extension, and MSU AgBio Research on a regular basis.

Key responsibilities of the chairperson include: Provide visionary leadership for creating, advancing, and articulating the mission of the Department and the land-grant mission, promoting national and international prominence; Encourage balanced and integrated teaching, research, extension, and outreach programs throughout Michigan, nationally, and internationally; Work with faculty to identify existing and emerging opportunities and develop strategic short- and long-range plans for departmental enhancement; Recruit outstanding faculty and staff, assign responsibilities, evaluate performance, and promote faculty, student and staff development; Support faculty and student achievement and foster a culture of inclusion, collaboration, creativity and mentorship and create a departmental culture wherein diverse faculty, staff, and students thrive;Manage and administer Department budgets, including departmental farms, and provide oversight in the procurement of financial and other resources; Work cooperatively within the departmental governance structure, which currently includes an associate chair, coordinators of undergraduate and graduate programs, and a department-elected Department Advisory Committee; Serve as liaison and advocate for the Department within the larger governance structure of the College and University; Communicate and foster relationships with clientele, including departmental alumni, governmental leaders, MSU administrators, other campus units, stakeholders, and professional and disciplinary groups; Represent the Department to state and federal agencies, private organizations, partners and collaborators, and key industry groups; and Advance fund development at the Department, College, and University levels.

How to apply: To apply, applicants must submit an application at the MSU Human Resources site at https://jobs.msu.edu (Posting #4833) and upload two documents 1) a resume/CV and 2) a cover letter describing your interest in the position with an emphasis on your experience and philosophical approaches to achieving a culture of diversity and inclusion. At the end of the cover letter, please also submit names and contact information for three references who are familiar with your work and leadership skills. Letters are not initially required, but these individuals may be immediately approached for additional information. HR link. Review of the applications will begin April 17, 2017 and the search will remain open until the position is filled. For more information on this position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Frederik J. Derksen, DVM, PhD, Chair, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, 204 G. M.Trout Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1224. Phone 517-355-8474 ext 100; email derksen@anr.msu.edu.

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University is committed to achieving excellence by creating and sustaining an accessible and inclusive culture that values cultural and academic diversity. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The College is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that academic excellence is achieved through open access and proactive inclusion.

POSTED 2/21/17


Assistant Professor - Dairy Cattle Management
Department of Animal & Dairy Sciences
Mississippi State University

Job description: The Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences is seeking an Assistant Professor for a 9-month tenure track (50% Research, 50% Teaching) position with an emphasis in dairy cattle production or health management. The Animal and Dairy Sciences Department currently houses approximately 350 undergraduate students, 20 graduate students, and 22 faculty, both on campus and at research and extension centers throughout Mississippi. The Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree with concentrations in Science/Vet-Science, Production Managment, and Business and Industry. Both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are offered through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in Animal and Dairy Sciences. The Department has extension, education and research facilities that include a 200 head Holstein and Jersey confinement dairy (Bearden Dairy Research Center) as well as a 50 head Holstein-based grazing dairy; both are located near campus. Salary will be commensurate with the individual's qualifications, background, and experience.

Requirements: Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or DVM in Animal Sciences or a closely related field with an emphasis in dairy sciences, dairy management, or animal health from an accredited institute. "All but dissertation" will be considered. Preferences will be given to candidates with postdoctoral experience and demonstrated accomplishments in research and grantsmanship. The successful candidate will be expected to develop nationally recognized teaching and research programs in their subject discipline, pursue extramural funds in support of research aims, and publish results in peer-reviewed research journals. In addition to the potential for maintaining an active research program, a strong emphasis will be placed on demonstrated ability to communicate and teach effectively, interact and collaborate with colleagues and to operate as a member of a research team.

Application procedure: All applicants MUST apply online at www.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach a cover letter that outlines teaching and research goals, current curriculum vitae and the complete contact information for at least three professional references. Any inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Jamie Larson at jamie.larson@msstate.edu or 662-325-0040. A review of applications will begin April 1, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Mississippi State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer

POSTED 2/17/17


Graduate Research Positions - Growth Physiology & Metabolism
Department of Animal Science
College of Agriculture, Health, & Natural Resources
University of Connecticut

Description: The laboratories of Kristen Govoni and Sarah Reed in the Department of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources at the University of Connecticut are seeking two Ph.D. students for the Fall 2017 semester in the area of animal growth and metabolism. The students will work on a collaborative project evaluating the effects of maternal diet during gestation on offspring muscle and liver metabolism using a sheep model. Specifically, the students will engage in sample collection and analysis including histology, mRNA expression and metabolomics approaches. The students will also be required to assist faculty with one course a year, collaborate with other graduate students in the lab and department, and mentor undergraduates.

Requirements: The candidates must have previous laboratory experience, B.S. (in Animal Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Nutrition, or closely related field), strong work ethic, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be a team player. Preference will be given to candidates with a M.S. degree in Animal Science or Biochemistry, knowledge of histology, gene expression, and cell culture techniques. For further information on the position and or questions, please contact Kristen E. Govoni: kristen.govoni@uconn.edu or Sarah Reed sarah.reed@uconn.edu.

Application: Apply to the UConn Graduate School at grad.uconn.edu/prospective-students/applying-to-uconn/.

About the Department: The Department of Animal Science offers A.A.S., B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees and is comprised of 15 faculty members with research interests in food science, physiology, nutrition, molecular genetics, and general animal management. The University of Connecticut is AAALAC accredited. Complete information on the department and its programs can be found at http://www.animalscience.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 2/17/17


Assistant Professor - Dairy Cattle Management
Department of Animal & Dairy Sciences
Mississippi State University

Job description: The Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences is seeking an Assistant Professor for a 9-month tenure track (50% Research, 50% Teaching) position with an emphasis in dairy cattle production or health management. The Animal and Dairy Sciences Department currently houses approximately 350 undergraduate students, 20 graduate students, and 22 faculty, both on campus and at research and extension centers throughout Mississippi. The Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree with concentrations in Science/Vet-Science, Production Managment, and Business and Industry. Both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are offered through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in Animal and Dairy Sciences. The Department has extension, education and research facilities that include a 200 head Holstein and Jersey confinement dairy (Bearden Dairy Research Center) as well as a 50 head Holstein-based grazing dairy; both are located near campus. Salary will be commensurate with the individual's qualifications, background, and experience.

Requirements: Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or DVM in Animal Sciences or a closely related field with an emphasis in dairy sciences, dairy management, or animal health from an accredited institute. "All but dissertation" will be considered. Preferences will be given to candidates with postdoctoral experience and demonstrated accomplishments in research and grantsmanship. The successful candidate will be expected to develop nationally recognized teaching and research programs in their subject discipline, pursue extramural funds in support of research aims, and publish results in peer-reviewed research journals. In addition to the potential for maintaining an active research program, a strong emphasis will be placed on demonstrated ability to communicate and teach effectively, interact and collaborate with colleagues and to operate as a member of a research team.

Application procedure: All applicants MUST apply online at www.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach a cover letter that outlines teaching and research goals, current curriculum vitae and the complete contact information for at least three professional references. Any inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Jamie Larson at jamie.larson@msstate.edu or 662-325-0040. A review of applications will begin April 1, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Mississippi State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer

POSTED 2/17/17


Assistant Professor of Equine Science & Equine Extension Specialist (Job #68841)
Department of Animal Science
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Position: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Equine Science and Equine Extension Specialist position. This position has an 80% adult extension and 20% teaching responsibility. July 1, 2017 start date or as negotiated. Salary is competitive, commensurate with background and experience. An attractive benefits package is available.

Extension: The extension component of the position will include conducting adult extension educational programs in equine science that are highly relevant, innovative and high impact. Areas of focus could include environmental stewardship/nutrient management, production/management, nutrition and pasture management, and biosecurity or related area. 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 Equine Team. The extension programs conducted will be undertaken independently and collaboratively with colleagues in the Department, other appropriate academic units, other Universities, and/or industry. As a member of the Extension Equine 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.

Teaching: Teaching responsibilities will include teaching or co-teaching courses that relate to undergraduate courses in equine 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. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to engage in appropriate collaborative and interdisciplinary activities within and outside the department.

Qualifications: A PhD in Animal Science and/or Equine Science, experience in horse production and management and a working knowledge of the equine industry. Experience in equine extension, education and/or industry is essential. Candidates should possess strong leadership, 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.

To apply: Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/68841. Applicants should upload a letter of application, 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 Dr. Terry D. Etherton (tde@psu.edu), Department Head. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2017 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

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 identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

POSTED 2/13/17


Instructor/Senior Instructor of Equine Science & Equine Extension Specialist (Job #68701)
Department of Animal Science
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Position: Instructor/Senior Instructor of Equine Science and Equine Extension Specialist position. Salary will be competitive, commensurate with background and experience. An attractive benefits package is available.

Description: The successful candidate will be responsible for the leadership and coordination of the State 4-H Horse Program. Responsibilities of this position include managing the curriculum, as well as overseeing program development and other activities related to the 4-H Horse Program. The latter includes oversight of District horse shows, Junior Horse Championship Show and the State 4-H Horse Show, judging and youth horse contests, volunteer and judges training, clinics, seminars and other educational activities. The State 4-H Horse Program includes approximately 7,500 4-H horse projects, several hundred volunteers and industry professionals, faculty, staff and county-based extension educators. In addition, the successful candidate will collaborate with industry professionals and colleagues in the Department of Animal Science and College on the development and delivery of youth, volunteer, and 4-H club leader programs. There is the expectation that the individual filling this position will be involved with Quality Animal Management programming, including best practices for nutrient management and water quality. The successful applicant will have some responsibilities in teaching introductory and advanced equine production and management classes and advising undergraduate students in the Department of Animal Science. In addition, there is an expectation that the successful candidate will engage in appropriate collaborative and interdisciplinary activities within and outside the department. There is the expectation that the candidate will interact with breed and other equine industry organizations as appropriate.

Requirements: A minimum of a Masters Degree is required in Animal Science, Equine Science or a related field of study. At least 5-10 years of equine industry and extension experience is required. Applicants with a degree in a related field of study will be considered provided they have sufficient and appropriate equine science knowledge, equine handling skills, and industry expertise. The candidate must possess excellent teaching, program development, and management skills, and be proficient with event planning to oversee the statewide 4-H Horse Program. Expertise in data base management, curriculum development and implementation is desired. The successful candidate will demonstrate positive human relations and effective communication skills necessary to work effectively with youth, colleagues, industry representatives, government officials, and the general public. Previous experience with fund raising activities is important. Experience working with diverse audiences is desirable.

To apply: Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/68701. Applicants should upload a letter of application, including a summary of how they meet the qualifications, resume, academic transcripts, a brief statement of professional career interests, and the name, address, telephone number and email address of at least three references. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Terry Etherton at tde@psu.edu. Reviews of applications will start on March 1, 2017 and continue until the position has been filled.

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 identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

POSTED 2/13/17


Assistant Professor - Animal Genetics
Department of Animal Science
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
University of Wyoming

Job description: The Department of Animal Science at the University of Wyoming is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Professor of Animal Genetics. This 9-month tenure track position will have 60% research, 30% teaching, 5% advising and 5% service responsibilities. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a nationally recognized, externally funded research program that generates and/or uses genomic data to identify and explain trait variation. Research would be expected to target questions with the potential to improve production efficiency in food animals. Participation in interdisciplinary efforts to enhance the Department's research in additional focus areas of ruminant nutrition, reproductive physiology, or meat science is encouraged. Opportunities for collaboration exist with the Department's Center for the Study of Fetal Programming, the Veterinary Science and Molecular Biology departments, and the University's Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences, Biomedical Sciences and Reproductive Biology Interdisciplinary programs. Teaching/advising responsibilities would include the undergraduate course in animal breeding and genetics, other courses consistent with the successful candidate's expertise/interests and needs of the department and undergraduate advising. Preference will be given to applicants that desire to develop a dynamic graduate training program. Excellent research facilities that house a flock of approximately 250 breeding ewes, a herd of 250 beef cows and multiple laboratory animal housing facilities are provided by the Laramie Research and Extension Center (LREC). This Center, located approximately 5 miles from campus, has group feeding facilities and a Grow Safe system for individual intake data collection with sheep and cattle. These facilities are supplemented by a multipurpose research unit equipped with metabolism and surgery facilities to support intensive research investigations. Furthermore, the Center for Fetal Programming, a unit of LREC, has additional and unique resources available. Well-equipped research laboratory space and excellent technical support that is provided by research staff accompany this position. A modern, well-staffed meat laboratory is also available within the Animal Science Department to support research and teaching endeavors. In addition to a range of Campus Core Facilities to support research, the UW Advanced Research Computing Center provides access to world-class computational resources. The University of Wyoming enrolls approximately 14,000 students which includes 3,000 graduate students. The Animal Science department consists of 15 faculty members with approximately 225 undergraduate students. Laramie is located in the Rocky Mountain region of southeastern Wyoming approximately 120 miles from Denver. In addition to opportunities for academic excellence, the University of Wyoming and Laramie offer a college-town environment with extraordinary cultural and outdoor recreational activities.

Required qualifications: An earned doctorate in quantitative or molecular genetics of animals. Documented interest in integration of quantitative and molecular genetics applications. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Evidence of ability and desire to teach undergraduate students.

Preferred qualifications: Post-Doctoral experience. Record of publishing research in refereed journals. Evidence of desire and capacity to obtain extramural funding for research. Experience in molecular genetic and genomic applications to the whole animal. Knowledge of and interest in food animal agriculture. Evidence of potential to build and sustain a nationally competitive research program. Evidence of ability and desire to train graduate students. Exhibit promise in interdisciplinary and collaborative research efforts.

Application procedure: Applicants should submit a letter of application/statement of interest which describes the applicant's experience and goals in research and teaching, a curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional references (include name, title, address, phone, and email) to Karen Marr (kbarker1@uwyo.edu). All documents must be submitted as a single pdf file, and all requested information must be submitted to be given full consideration. For questions regarding the application process, please contact Karen Marr (kbarker1@uwyo.edu; 307-766-2315). For more information regarding the position please contact Dr. Stephen Ford, Search Committee Chair (SPFord@uwyo.edu; 307-766-2709). Screening of applications will begin on May 15, 2017 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

POSTED 2/13/17


Assistant/Associate Professor: Swine Nutrition
Animal Biosciences
Ontario Agricultural College
University of Guelph

Position description: The Department of Animal Biosciences is seeking candidates for a full- time, tenure-track (12 months per year) faculty position in Swine Nutrition at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Swine Nutrition or Management. The candidate should have an excellent understanding of monogastric nutrition (focus on swine) and nutritional physiology, supported by a strong scientific publication record, and with demonstrated achievements in teaching and scholarly activities. Expertise in nutrigenomics, metabolomics, epigenetics, nutrient metabolism and/or gut microbiology will be regarded as an asset. The successful candidate is expected to secure research funding and lead an innovative, dynamic, collaborative and highly-respected research program aimed at an increased understanding of nutritional, metabolic, and production factors that will benefit the swine industry. Research in this area is likely to include strategies to evaluate and improve the nutritive value, safety and functional properties of pig feeds and may involve sow, starter, and grow/finish nutritional programs along with nutritional modeling. The successful candidate will be provided with access to state-of-the art animal housing and laboratory facilities, and will have ample opportunity for productive collaboration with leading scientists in related disciplines in Animal Biosciences (including those in the Centre for Nutrition Modeling), Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, Food Science, Plant Agriculture, and the Ontario Veterinary College. The successful candidate is expected to develop strong working relationships with industry at provincial and national levels. This position will contribute to teaching in the undergraduate and graduate student programs, as well as advising, supervision and training of highly qualified personnel (HQP) including graduate students (M.Sc. & Ph.D.) and post-graduate scientists.

About the department, the college, and the university: Animal Biosciences is a research- intensive department with successful programs for graduate and undergraduate students. The disciplines in Animal Biosciences (ABSC) include: nutrition, physiology, behaviour and welfare, breeding and genetics, growth and development, and meat science. As part of the Ontario Agricultural College, ABSC has a long history of achievements in serving the agriculture and agri-food industries within Ontario and beyond. The University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 23,000 students. It is located in Guelph, Ontario (population of approximately 120,000) and is a one-hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario.

To apply: Consideration of applications will begin on April 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, and the names of three persons who will serve as references to Dr. Jim Squires, Chair, Department of Animal Biosciences, Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1. Alternatively, an electronic application may be submitted to jsquires@uoguelph.ca. Applicants should arrange for the three letters of reference to be sent under separate cover. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority. The application deadline is April 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled

The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our University community are encouraged to apply.

POSTED 2/13/17


Quality Assurance & Food Safety Internship Program
Monogram Food Solutions
Harlan, IA

About the company: Monogram Food Solutions is a Privately held manufacturer and marketer of corn dogs, bacon, beef and bacon jerky, got dogs sausages, pet snacks, and other processed products. With the Company headquartered in Memphis, TN, Monogram operates seven plants employing over 2,500 team members. A fast-growing organization, Monogram Foods was recently recognized as a great place to work by the Memphis Business Journal. Monogram Foods has also been recognized on INC Magazine's annual list of America's fastest-growing private companies for the seventh consecutive year.

About the internship: Monogram Food Solutions is looking for undergrad students to work in the Bacon Industry this summer. Monogram's goals are to grow our own leaders and managers through hands on meat/food production settings. Internship opportunities are available in the Food Safety and Quality Assurance Department and in the Operations/Production Department. This is a summer internship with approximate dates of employment of May 15th to August 15th depending upon school schedules.

Internship summary: To strive for quality products and processes which consistently meet product specification requirements and customer expectations; monitor and maintain compliance with USDA regulations and requirements; consistently implement requirements set forth for maintaining the highest standard of food safety for products and services.

Essential functions and job responsibilities: Implement Quality Assurance and regulatory procedures according to established guidelines. Provide guidance, counsel and recommendations to employees within Operations regarding good manufacturing practices, product specifications, food safety. Obtain and maintain accurate records to determine consistency of product quality, compliance to regulatory agency requirements and documentation of HACCP. Perform analytical analysis on product produced within the plant. Learn how to maintain accurate lab records and verify accuracy of testing samples, learn to submit samples and interpret results. Furnish appropriate accurate verbal and/or written reports to the Quality department and plant management regarding product/process quality and consistency, research test, process capabilities, USDA situations, HACCP. Interact daily with sanitation management, Food Safety and Quality Assurance /operations supervisors and employees. Be committed on a daily basis to routine Quality department requirements.

Required qualifications: Currently pursuing a degree in Food/Meat Science or related field. Minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Knowledge & skills: Ability to use MS Excel and MS Word. Ability to effectively communicate. Rudimentary knowledge of pathogens-Listeria, salmonella, e-coli. Basic knowledge of HACCP, SOP'S and GMP'S.

To apply: All candidates must submit an application and a copy of their resume. Please visit www.monogramfoods.com/careers to apply for this opportunity.

Contact for more information: Gary T. Klug, Food Safety and Quality Assurance Director, 712-235-3665 Ext 1216; gklug@monogramfoods.com.

POSTED 2/13/17


Summer Internships
Nestle Purina

About the internships: Nestle Purina is seeking students interested in gaining hands-on summer internship experience in the disciplines of Food Science, Meat Science, Grain Science, Animal Science, Animal Nutrition, Veterinary Science, or a related discipline. Learn more about the internships and apply online HERE or HERE for nutrition specifically. Nestle Purina would like to fill the positions quickly. Apply ASAP.

Contact: Please direct questions to Dan Brewer via Daniel.Brewer@rd.nestle.com.

POSTED 1/12/17


Assistant Professor – Swine Extension Specialist
Department of Animal Science
North Carolina State University

Position: The Department of Animal Science at North Carolina State University is pleased to announce recruitment for a twelve-month, tenure-track faculty position in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the rank of Assistant Professor with formal appointments in cooperative extension (75%) and research (25%).

Department/ college / university: The Department of Animal Science is the largest academic program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and provides instruction to nearly 800 undergraduate students and 90 graduate students. The Department is also a leader in extension and engagement programs to farmers, allied industry and the public, and conducts internationally recognized research into the nutrition, genetics, reproduction, health and management of domesticated animals. North Carolina is one of the largest and most progressive areas of pork production in the world and offers excellent opportunities for collaborations with industry scientists and producers. For more information, please visit NC State University (ncsu.edu), College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (cals.ncsu.edu), and Department of Animal Science (ans.cals.ncsu.edu).

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a comprehensive, nationally recognized and extramurally funded extension and applied research program in swine management. NC State has an international reputation for swine science, especially one that advances modern pork production and solves industry identified problems. Conducting applied studies and demonstrations on commercial swine farms and working with extension field faculty and other extension specialists in support of their education and research programs are key responsibilities. The incumbent will work to improve efficiency of pork production as part of team focused on a systems approach to improving pork production. Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge and experience in animal-well-being or the use of sensors and robotics for advanced animal management and environmental monitoring. Peer-reviewed publications documenting accomplishments in extension programs and research are expected. The individual will be part of a team that will enhance the Department's overall swine research and extension programs and is expected to work with colleagues in other departments in the College of Agriculture and Life Science, the College of Veterinary Medicine, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, the North Carolina Pork Council and other industry organizations that help meet the educational and research needs of the swine industry.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in animal science or equivalent terminal degree in a closely related field, and experience in swine production is required. The individual should have effective written and oral communication skills and a documented record of research. Preference will be given to candidates with a willingness to collaborate with the industry and documented success in cooperative extension programs and research as demonstrated by publications, presentations and a record of extramural funding.

Additional responsibilities: The individual will be part of a team of animal scientists that is expected to enhance the Department and College's overall research, teaching, and extension programs. Collaboration with other scientists across the department, university, and at other institutions as well as interactions with animal industry professionals is expected. In addition, the successful candidate will provide service to the department, college, university and the profession of animal science.

To apply: Applications should be submitted at jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/80151. Review of applicants will begin on March 1, 2017. Inquires may be directed to Dr. Mark Knauer, Search Committee Chair, at 919-515-8797 or mtknauer@ncsu.edu, or Dr. Todd See, Department Head, at 919-515- 2755 or tsee@ncsu.edu.

Additional information: Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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

POSTED 1/12/17


Assistant Professor of Poultry Science
Department of Animal Science
Pennsylvania State University

Position: This tenure track position (Job Number 67971) has a 75% extension and applied research, and 25% teaching responsibility in the area of poultry science production and management. Salary is competitive, commensurate with background and experience. An attractive benefits package is available.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will function as a member of the Penn State Extension Poultry Team. The extension component of the position will include conducting innovative, poultry-relevant extension and applied research in one or more of the following areas: production, management, nutrition, nutrient management, biosecurity and disease prevention. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a productive and externally funded research program that is focused on meat bird (broiler, turkey, and game bird) needs. The research conducted will be undertaken independently and in collaboration, as appropriate, with colleagues in the Animal Diagnostic Laboratory and the Departments of Food Science, Agricultural and Biological Engineering and/or Entomology, and other appropriate academic units. Teaching responsibilities will include teaching AN SC 311 (Poultry Production and Management) and co-teaching undergraduate courses that relate to poultry products (meat and eggs), nutrition, production and management. The successful applicant will be involved in advising undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to engage in appropriate collaborative and interdisciplinary activities within and outside the department. As a member of the Extension Poultry 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.

Qualifications: Individuals must have a Ph.D. in Poultry Science, Animal Science or other related fields, or a closely related field with an emphasis on poultry physiology, nutrition, or environmental management. One to five years of industry and/or extension experience are desired. Applicants shall have strong indications of potential for excelling in the development and delivery of extension programs, and conducting research that is impactful. Candidates should possess strong leadership and communication skills to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, peers and industry clientele. The successful candidate will be expected to be proficient in the use of all common work place software and on-line tools used in the "Atlas Platform". The ability to engage professionally with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students across the university and community is required.

Application: Please visit https://psu.jobs/job/67971 to apply. Applicants should upload a letter of application, 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 tde@psu.edu. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2017 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

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 identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

POSTED 1/12/17


Assistant or Associate Professor in Animal Science
North Florida Research & Education Center
University of Florida
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), Marianna, FL

Position: This is a 12-month tenure-accruing Assistant or Associate Professor position that has a 70% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) and 30% extension (Florida Cooperative Extension Service) appointment, located at the Marianna campus of the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC), Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, of the University of Florida. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. Tenure will accrue in the Animal Sciences Department. This position is available as soon as a suitable candidate is found and will be filled as soon as that candidate is available, but no later than October, 1 2017. Compensation is commensurate with the education, experience, and qualifications of the selected applicant.

Duties & responsibilities: The successful candidate's research will focus on beef cattle reproductive physiology, however genetics/genomics or immunology would also be considered. The successful candidate will function as part of the NFREC Beef/Forage team that includes scientists working in forage breeding, soil nutrient management, forage management and animal nutrition. Through Extension the incumbent will contribute to county extension efforts involving reproductive methods and general cattle management through in service training, field days, the NFREC Ecosystem Service Training Academy, the Florida Bull Test and other training opportunities. The faculty member will seek contract and grant funding to support research and extension programs. The successful candidate will participate actively in graduate education by chairing and serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis, dissertation and undergraduate research, and publishing research results with students. Faculty are encouraged to participate in professional development activities related to teaching and advising and may teach courses and seminars. Because of the IFAS land-grant mission, all faculty are expected to be supportive of and engaged in all three mission areas Research, Teaching and Extension, regardless of the assignment split specified in the position description.

Required qualifications: A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in Animal Science or a closely related discipline is required. Candidates must have demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication. Candidates must be supportive of the mission of the Land-Grant system. Candidates must also have a commitment to IFAS core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability. Candidates must desire to participate in a strong, interdisciplinary team environment at an off-campus Research and Education Center.

Preferred qualifications: Postdoctoral experience for the Assistant Professor level is desirable. Practical experience in beef cattle management is also desirable.

Background information: The North Florida Research & Education Center (NFREC) (http://nfrec.ifas.ufl.edu) is one of the largest and most diverse off-campus units of UF/IFAS, consisting of campuses in Marianna and Quincy, Florida. There are 14 faculty members stationed in Quincy and 4 faculty members stationed in Marianna. The Marianna campus is a 1,300-acre research and education facility located 50 miles N-NW of Panama City, Florida; 32 miles south of Dothan, Alabama; and 40 miles west of Quincy campus. The Marianna campus houses a 1,000-acre Beef Research Unit with a state-of-the-art Feed Efficiency Unit powered by GrowSafe technology and a beef cattle herd comprised of 300 cows of Angus, Brangus and Braford genetics. The Marianna campus is also the home to the oldest peanut breeding program in the nation. NFREC in Quincy is a 1,000-acre research and education facility located approximately 20 miles west of Tallahassee, Florida. Faculty members commonly use facilities at both campuses. NFREC faculty members represent 10 academic units (forestry, wildlife conservation, environmental horticulture, horticulture, soil and water science, animal science, agronomy, entomology, plant pathology and interdisciplinary ecology). Research programs are collaborative, with a system-based focus on row crop systems, beef/forage production systems, plant breeding, specialty crops, ornamentals and natural resource management. NFREC is characterized by a dynamic population of post- doctoral associates, graduate students, scientific, farm, and administrative staff. This diversity provides a unique setting for transdisciplinary research that ties the NFREC with faculty on the main UF campus, faculty at other Research and Education Centers around the state, as well as state (Florida State University and Florida A&M University) and regional (Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi) universities. The University of Florida (http://www.ufl.edu) is a Land-Grant, Sea-Grant, and Space-Grant institution, encompassing virtually all academic and professional disciplines, with an enrollment of more than 53,000 students. UF is a member of The Association of American Universities. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (http://ifas.ufl.edu) includes the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (http://cals.ufl.edu), the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station (http://research.ifas.ufl.edu), the Florida Cooperative Extension Service (http://extension.ifas.ufl.edu), the College of Veterinary Medicine (http://www.vetmed.ufl.edu), the Florida Sea Grant program (http://www.flseagrant.org/), and encompasses 16 on-campus academic departments and schools, 12 Research and Educational Centers (REC) located throughout the state, 6 Research sites/demonstration units administered by RECs or academic departments, and Florida Cooperative Extension Service offices in all 67 counties (counties operate and maintain). The School of Natural Resources and Environment is an interdisciplinary unit housed in IFAS and managed by several colleges on campus. IFAS employs over 2500 people, which includes approximately 900 faculty and 1200 support personnel located in Gainesville and throughout the state. IFAS, one of the nation's largest agricultural and natural resources research and education organizations, is administered by a Senior Vice President and four deans: the Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the Dean for Extension and Director of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, the Dean for Research and Director of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, and the Dean for the College of Veterinary Medicine. UF/IFAS also engages in cooperative work with Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.

Nominations: Nominations are welcome. Nominations need to include the complete name and address of the nominee. This information should be sent to Dr. Nicolas DiLorenzo, Chair, Search and Screen Committee, University of Florida, North Florida Research and Education Center, 3925 Highway 71, Marianna, FL 32446-8091. Telephone 850-526-1611; Email ndilorenzo@ufl.edu.

Application information: Individuals wishing to apply should go online to http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/500649 and submit application, cover letter that states applicant's interest in the position and qualifications relative to the credentials listed above, curriculum vitae, contact information (including email address) for three professional references willing to write letters of recommendation, unofficial transcripts. Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/. Apply by March 3, 2017. The position will remain open uintil a viable applicant pool is determined.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida's 'Government in the Sunshine' and Public Records Laws. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

POSTED 1/12/17


Lecturer, Animal Sciences (Opening #1600283)
Department of Animal Sciences
North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

Position description: North Dakota State University invites applications for an Instructor of Animal Science. This is a 12-month, non-tenure track, undergraduate Instructor position in the Department of Animal Sciences; an academic unit of the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources. The Department of Animal Sciences is seeking a quality individual to join the 27 members of the Animal Sciences faculty whose expertise and discipline interest areas encompass reproduction, physiology, nutrition, genetics, livestock management, and meat science. The Animal Sciences Department has the largest undergraduate student population in the College with over 400 total students in three undergraduate degree designations - Animal Science, Equine Science, and Veterinary Technology. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include retirement plan and full coverage for family health insurance.

Teaching responsibilities: Coach the NDSU Livestock Evaluation and Meat Animal Evaluation Teams. Develop and teach innovative courses related to livestock evaluation. Teach additional courses consistent with the successful applicant's expertise and departmental needs. Advise undergraduate students and student organizations. Provide leadership for departmental undergraduate recruiting efforts.

Service responsibilities: Enhance the department's outreach mission by expanding youth engagement and providing recruiting opportunities for the department. Participate in professional development opportunities that enhance personal and professional effectiveness related to the duties of the position. Develop appropriate professional relationships with livestock organizations and commodity groups in the state and region

Required qualifications: Minimum of an MS degree in animal science or a related field. Experience teaching animal science related coursework. Experience coaching livestock or meat animal evaluation. Demonstrated commitment to enhancing student success through livestock and meat animal evaluation activities. Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work in a diverse team atmosphere. An appreciation for the mission of a modern Land Grant university. Valid driver's license or the ability to obtain one.

Preferred qualifications: Knowledge and experience in livestock management and animal husbandry. Demonstrated commitment to excellence in coaching livestock evaluation. Demonstrated commitment to excellence in classroom instruction and capability to develop innovative, effective methods of teaching undergraduate courses. Ability to reach youth audiences through creative outreach efforts.

More information & to apply: Please visit https://jobs.ndsu.edu/postings/8039. Screening will begin March 31, 2017.

NDSU is an EEO/AA-M/F/Vet/Disability Employer.

POSTED 12/15/16