External Positions

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


Animal Care Specialist (UCP 5)
Department of Animal Science
University of Connecticut

Job summary: Under the general supervision of the Farm Manager, coordinates and performs animal care services for a large department with multiple research projects and/or multiple animal colonies and provides standard technical research assistance. Incumbent in this position and work with the supervisor, the Departmental Compliance Coordinator and other institutional personnel to ensure compliance with federal, state, institutional, departmental and other regulatory agencies mandates including AAALAC, IACUC and OSHA . This position assists with management functions for the UConn Horse Unit and serves as the initial point of contact for emergencies, which includes night, weekend and holiday hours outside of regular work schedule. This position has a work schedule of Wednesday through Sunday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm. For more information, see full job description.

Duties & responsibilities: Administers and participates in program of general care for horses used for instructional, outreach and research purposes. Receives new animals and checks to ensure animals meet established standards of good health; alerts supervisor and others to known and potential problems. Assists with animal work-up, including pre-treatment preparation, quarantining and inoculating. Assists Veterinarian as needed. Observes and evaluates animals for veterinary intervention including emergency treatment; coordinates veterinary care for emergency and routine care as required. Serves as initial point of contact for emergencies, including nights and weekends, responding in-person or by phone as appropriate. May oversee classified and unclassified employees and will oversee student workers engaged in animal care work; in cooperation with supervisor, plans workflow, determines priorities and coordinates work schedules. Reviews time cards for accuracy; corrects as necessary. Evaluates training needs of animal care workers and students as needed for federal, state, institutional and departmental regulations; makes recommendations and works with supervisor and Departmental Compliance Coordinator as well as other Institutional personnel to provide training programs related to animal care. Coordinates and/or provides required compliance and standard unit operating procedure trainings to assigned staff and students; maintains all departmental compliance, training, records and certifications. Collects required data to maintain required documentation; assists with preparing reports which may be computerized and require knowledge of research protocols, standard operating procedures, standards in animal care and good health standards. Operates farm machinery; transports horses with University-owned vehicles when required. Performs routine maintenance and repair of farm equipment. Maintains appropriate inventory of feed, bedding and other animal care supplies and works with Departmental Fiscal Officer (FO) on orders; maintains records as appropriate. Provides technical support including animal handling and data/sample collection to assist faculty and graduate students with instruction, research, and outreach programs. Provides assistance to the riding director, limited to animal handling. Works cooperatively with supervisor and others to ensure continuing maintenance of animal facilities; may make recommendations for changes and, as assigned; performs routine maintenance and repair of equipment and animal facilities. Originates and follows through with work orders as required; follows up to resolve problems. Performs duties as required.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science or closely related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience, which includes experience in handling large animals. Three to five years’ experience in a responsible animal care position under formal employment conditions. Knowledge of federal regulations regarding animal maintenance, handling, restraint and other standards of animal care. Ability to keep accurate records, prepare reports and plan for anticipated needs. Ability to work cooperatively with faculty and staff in a team setting. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Excellent organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to apply a variety of concepts, techniques and practices in animal care. Willingness and ability to respond to emergencies and report to work during emergency closures, inclement weather or for significant events that effect animal care services or campus operations. Willingness and ability to work evening, weekend and/or holiday hours outside normal work schedule, as necessary.

Preferred qualifications: Master’s degree in animal science or closely related discipline with 3 to 5 years closely related employment experience. Demonstrated and significant experience in handling and providing care to horses. CDL Class A driver’s license. Experience managing a herd of 20 horses or more. Experience in providing training and/or developing training materials related to standard operating procedures, workplace safety, and/or environmental health and safety. Experience handling animal-related emergencies and responding to crises.

Physical requirements: Incumbents must possess the ability to perform the required duties set forth above, and may be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary.

To apply: Interested applicants, please apply through UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu/. Please submit a cover letter including one paragraph describing most recent employment experience, current resume, and names and contact information for three professional references in one PDF document. Please be sure your application /materials demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications and any of the preferred qualifications you may have. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2017346) This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on March 2, 2017.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

POSTED 2/21/17


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: 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: 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


Dairy Farm Manager
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Description: The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Delaware is seeking a Dairy Farm Manager. The candidate will be involved in managing the day to day operations of the dairy farm consisting of about 100 milking cows and 30 heifers. He or she will also be expected to be involved in the College's teaching and research programs that utilize the dairy. See job posting for more information.

Contact: Limin Kung, Jr., PhD, S. Hallock du Pont Professor of Animal Sciences, Department of Animal and Food Sciences; Phone 302 831 2524; Fax 302 831 2822; Email lksilage@udel.edu.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans.

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


Postdoctoral Research Associate
Hansen Ruminant Nutrition Laboratory
Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Description: There is an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research associate in the Hansen ruminant nutrition laboratory at Iowa State University. The successful candidate will make significant contributions to grant writing and research publications. This should be a person capable of working independently but also as a part of a dynamic team. This person will be in charge of the Hansen lab, including supervision of graduate and undergraduate students. The Hansen research program focuses on improving our understanding of feed efficiency in cattle, roles for trace minerals and vitamins, and characterization of alternative feedstuffs. The position is based at the ISU campus in Ames, IA. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualifications: Required completion by the date of hire - PhD in Animal Science or Nutritional Sciences with an emphasis in Ruminant Nutrition. An understanding of mineral nutrition is preferred but not required. Demonstrated experience in laboratory analyses is expected. Expertise in feedlot nutrition is preferred as is experience in cattle handling. An understanding of experimental design and statistical analysis is expected.

Application process: Interested parties should submit a letter of interest along with a copy of their CV to Stephanie Hansen at slhansen@iastate.edu.

POSTED 2/13/17


Purina Income Optimization Internship
Land O'Lakes
Arden Hills/ Shoreview, MN

Summary: Land O'Lakes is seeking candidates interested in animal formulation/ pricing/ analytical thought process/ support go-to market strategies. Learn more about this internship at https://landolakes.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=P-250&lang=en.

Contact: Questions may be directed to Andrea Wolf, Recruiter, College Relations, Land O'Lakes, Inc. (Phone 651-398-8472; Email acwolf@landolakes.com).

POSTED 1/23/17


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


Instructor/Livestock Judging Team Coach
Department of Animal Science
South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

Position: Nine-month, non-tenure track position. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualifications: Earned M.S. degree in Animal Science or closely related field by start date with preference to those with prior experience coaching a collegiate livestock judging team. Demonstrated commitment to excellence in classroom instruction and the ability to develop innovative, effective methods of teaching undergraduate courses. The successful candidate must have been a member of a competitive livestock judging team at the collegiate level and have a strong production livestock background. Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to work effectively with a diverse clientele including students, staff, faculty, and producers. Previous fund raising experience to help support teams coached is desired.

Responsibilities: Teaching - Introduction to Livestock Evaluation; Advanced Livestock Evaluation; Livestock Evaluation and Marketing; other courses consistent with the applicant's expertise and departmental needs. Coaching - The Junior Livestock Judging Team; the Senior Livestock Judging Team; the live animal portion of the Meat Animal Evaluation Team. Fundraising activities to support travel. Outreach Activities - Coordinate state and regional 4-H and FFA livestock judging contests; Host judging camps and clinics; Organize clinics for livestock judges.

University/community: SDSU is a land grant institution and the state's largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 12,816 students. SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota, a community of approximately 22,056 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 located 50 miles north of Sioux Falls, a city of 170,000.

Application process: SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on "apply for this posting." The system will guide you through the electronic application form. The employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement; curriculum vitae; and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with the electronic application process. Email or paper applications will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2017, however the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is employed.

Contact: Please direct questions about the position to Keith Underwood at keith.underwood@sdstate.edu or 605-688-5439.

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

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/jobs/keywords/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 Professor & Extension Swine Specialist
Department of Animal Science
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension & West Texas A&M University

Position: The Assistant Professor & Extension Swine Specialist position is a 12-month, non-tenure track position with joint appointments in Texas A&M AgriLife Extension (approximately 75 percent Extension) and West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) (approximately 25 percent teaching). Salary is commensurate with training and experience for Assistant Professor & Extension Swine Specialist. The position is available April 1, 2017. The successful candidate will be headquartered in Canyon, Texas and will have access to facility resources at West Texas A&M University to include an on-campus office with computer, telephone and access to the university's network system. Information about the Department of Animal Science can be found at http://animalscience.tamu.edu. For information about the Department of Agricultural Sciences, please visit http://www.wtamu.edu/academics/agricultural-sciences.aspx.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in animal science in a discipline related to swine production and management. Consideration will be given also to applicants with a DVM. The equivalent of two years' experience in Extension, teaching, research or related area and a demonstrated knowledge of swine production and management are required. Proven ability to provide leadership and implement meaningful educational programs, result demonstrations and applied research related to the needs in all phases of the swine industry. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences, cooperate as a team member and respond positively to policy, administration, and supervision. Experience in conducting, interpreting and publishing translational research with direct application to the swine industry. Demonstrated ability to work with adults and youth alike, along with a systems approach to problem solving, and a variety of modern education delivery and research methods. Applicant must be proficient in oral and written communications and must have human relations skills to work closely with individuals in the swine industry. Computer proficiency is required.

Responsibilities: Extension (Texas A&M AgriLife / Department of Animal Science): Provide leadership and coordination for Extension educational programs in swine production and management by providing technical expertise, training and resource materials to enhance education programs for county Extension agents, clientele, allied industry, youth and commodity groups. Work individually and as a team member in planning, executing and evaluating multidisciplinary result demonstrations and applied research. Develop and/or maintain close communication strategies with the Texas swine industry through associations, boards, cooperatives and individual producers. Engage in workforce development opportunities for the swine industry and youth development in conjunction with the Texas Pork Producers Association.

Teaching (West Texas A&M University / Department of Agricultural Sciences): Teaching duties will include courses at the undergraduate or graduate level taught in the fall/spring semesters. Direct and supervise a robust internship program in the Swine Industry in conjunction with the department's internship coordinator. Involvement as an active member of the WTAMU faculty is expected.

Administrative relationships: The successful candidate will be a member of the faculty in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University and will respond to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension administration through the Department Head and Associate Department Head for Extension. The teaching component of the position will be administered through the Department Head at West Texas A&M University. As such, the incumbent will be subject to an annual evaluation directed by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension leadership and the Heads of the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M and the Department of Agricultural Sciences at West Texas A&M. Consideration for promotion will be directed by appropriate Texas A&M University System policies and procedures. The incumbent will cooperate with regional program leaders for agriculture and natural resources, district Extension administrators, resident directors of research, county Extension agents, other specialists and researchers in planning, conducting and evaluating educational programs and work closely with Extension specialists and with Texas A&M AgriLife Research faculty conducting research related to swine management, swine herd health and environmental issues. The position will be jointly appointed to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and West Texas A&M University to facilitate cooperative linkages on issues relevant to the Texas swine industry. The potential exists to develop linkages with Texas A&M AgriLife Research, and Texas Tech University.

Application process: Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, summaries of career goals and contact information for three references to Dr. Ted McCollum, Search Committee Chair, Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University, 2471 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-2471. Submit via g-glenn@tamu.edu. Applicants may also apply online at http://greatjobs.tamu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.

The Texas A&M University System is an equal opportunity employer, is committed to building a diverse work environment and fosters a culture that values diversity in all its forms.

POSTED 1/12/17


Assistant Professor of Poultry Science & Avian Health
Departments of Animal Science and Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences
College of Agricultural Sciences
Pennsylvania State University

Position: This tenure track position (Job Number 67970) 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 and be a member of the faculty of the Department of Animal Science in the College of Agricultural Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University. Collaboration and cooperation with faculty of the Animal Diagnostic Laboratory and the Veterinary Extension Team of the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences also is an important part of this position. The faculty member will serve as the College of Agricultural Sciences "educational point person" for avian health issues and will interface with the poultry and allied industries, government officials, and the general public in this regard. Major extension responsibilities will focus on infectious and non-infectious diseases that pertain to avian health. Responsibilities will include planning, implementing, conducting and evaluating a broad educational program for the broiler, turkey, layer, duck, game-bird, small production units, and embryo industries. Areas of focus could include: the value of rigorous surveillance; the application of early warning criteria; and the early adoption of disease prevention strategies including maintaining effective hygiene and biosecurity procedures and the astute deployment of vaccines. 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 successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded, multi-disciplinary, and translational applied research program that addresses problems relevant to avian health, nutrition, housing, environment or management. Another important responsibility of this position is to serve as one of the instructors of AN SC 425/VB SC 425 (Principles of Avian Diseases) on an annual basis.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a DVM or VMD degree or equivalent from a U.S. accredited school of veterinary medicine. In addition, it is preferred that the successful candidate will have a specialty board certification in the American College of Poultry Veterinarians. An MS or PhD degree in a relevant discipline also is preferred. One to five years of industry and/or extension experience are desired. Candidates must possess excellent teaching, program development and evaluation skills, grant writing skills, and demonstrate positive interpersonal relations and effective communication skills necessary to work effectively with poultry producers, industry representatives, government officials, and the general public. 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/jobs/keywords/67970 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 Paul Patterson (php1@psu.edu), chairperson of the search committee. Review of applications will begin on January 18, 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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

POSTED 12/12/16


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

POSTED 12/12/16


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

POSTED 12/12/16


Start-Up Robotic Dairy Management Opportunity
Valley Falls, NY

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

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

POSTED 12/5/16


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

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

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

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

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

POSTED 12/1/16


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

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

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

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

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

POSTED 12/1/16


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

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

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

POSTED 11/10/16