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Positions Available

Assistant/Associate Professor of Animal Science

Illinois State University

  • EDUCATION LEVEL: Doctorate

  • JOB TYPE: Full Time

  • JOB DESCRIPTION: Two full-time academic year (9-month) probationary tenure track positions (75% teaching/25% research).

  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary responsibility is teaching undergraduate courses in animal science with a preferred emphasis in livestock nutrition, reproductive physiology, genetics and pre-veterinary medicine. The candidates may also teach M.S. graduate courses, supervise graduate students, advise departmental student organizations, and oversee livestock production facilities. The candidates will be expected to develop a high quality research program that includes grant writing and publishing within the discipline. Additional responsibilities include participating in appropriate professional and university service.

  • REQUIREMENTS: Educational background in animal science or closely related area. Candidates must have a completed doctorate or reasonably expect to complete a doctorate by August 15, 2017. Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law.

  • Initial review of applications will begin on October 24, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. To assure full consideration, apply online to posting number 0708446 at http://www.jobs.IllinoisState.edu and send a letter of application, full vitae including transcripts, and contact information for three references by October 24, 2016 to:

  • Mrs. Kathy Scott, Administrative Assistant to the Chair

  • Campus Box 5020

  • Illinois State University

  • Normal, IL 61790-5020

Phone: (309) 438-5655 FAX: (309) 438-5653 E-mail: kjscot2@

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Tennessee Tech University

  • EDUCATION LEVEL: Doctorate

  • JOB TYPE: Full Time

  • JOB DESCRIPTION: Provide sustained and successful leadership in the acquisition of resources to fulfill the mission and goals of the School of Agriculture (SOA). Oversee overall budgets within academic, research, service and outreach activities in the SOA. Serve as the chief strategic planning officer of the SOA. Contribute to and provide leadership and innovative approaches for obtaining external funding for research and scholarly activity in the SOA. Promote diversity, equity, and inclusion among the faculty, staff and students. Work with the faculty of the SOA to keep the curriculum relevant and current. Review and approve course schedules, curriculum, and programs of study in the SOA. Recruit, retain, mentor and evaluate faculty, staff and students. Advocate programs and recruit students in a wide variety of settings and clientele groups such as FFA and 4-H. Supervise the Shipley Farm, Nursery Services Center, Hyder-Burks Agriculture Pavilion, and Hyder Farm properties and enterprises supervised by the SOA. Contribute to the effective team management of all relevant problems, issues, and opportunities. Supervise faculty and staff in the SOA. Participate in campus governance and engage with alumni groups and community organizations. Teach classes in the area of expertise. Represent the School of Agriculture on administrative policy-making bodies and serve on appropriate councils and committees both internal and external to the School. Recruit potential students and serve the University and the agricultural community of Tennessee. Conduct research in the area of expertise. Perform other duties as assigned. Reports to the Dean of the College of Agriculture & Human Ecology.

  • REQUIREMENTS: An earned doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited institution in one of the academic program areas offered by the School of Agriculture or closely related area. Qualified for tenure and rank of associate professor or higher in the School of Agriculture. Demonstrated record in teaching, research, outreach and service at the college/ university level. Proven leadership. Proven collaborative activities. Ability to effectively manage budget and personnel issue.

APPLY AT: https://jobs.tntech.edu/

Assistant or Associate Professor of Animal Science Twelve month, Tenure Track

UAPB

  • EDUCATION LEVEL: Doctorate

  • JOB TYPE: Full Time

  • JOB DESCRIPTION: School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Department of Agriculture

  • DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will; teach undergraduate and graduate courses that include animal science, livestock production, animal nutrition, animal health issues and epidemiology as well as other courses depending upon expertise and departmental needs; advise undergraduate and graduate students; develop a research program focusing on the health and production efficiency of livestock applicable to small and mid-size farms; serve on committees for the department, school, and/or university; perform other responsibilities as assigned by the Department Chair.

  • APPLICATION: Applicants should submit an application letter, resume, copies of official transcripts from all higher learning institutions attended and three letters of recommendation to:

  • Chair, Search Committee

  • Assistant/Associate Professor of Animal Science

  • c/o Human Resources Department

  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

  • 1200N. University Drive

  • Mail Slot #4942

  • Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601

  • E-mail: uapbjobs@uapb.edu

  • CLOSING DATE: Review of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found or at the closing date on Thursday, September 30, 2016.

  • Visit the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff at: www.uapb.edu

  • “The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer”

  • Participates in E-Verify

Assistant Professor - Monogastric Nutrition

University of Wisconsin-River Falls

  • EDUCATION LEVEL: Doctorate

  • JOB TYPE: Full Time

  • JOB DESCRIPTION: University of Wisconsin – River Falls College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor – Monogastric Nutrition

Department of Animal and Food Science

The University of Wisconsin–River Falls invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Monogastric nutrition in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES). This is a full-time 9 month tenure-track undergraduate faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal and Food Science. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong interests and ability to teach courses in animal science. Primary course responsibilities include principles of nutrition, digestive physiology, applied feeds and feeding, and cellular metabolism and other classes dependent on expertise and department needs and areas of expertise. Opportunities exist for optional summer employment through teaching, research grants, internship supervision, and other funding sources.

The department serves nearly 700 Animal and Dairy Science majors, including approximately 150 Animal Science – Meat Animal majors, 100 Animal Science – Companion Animal majors, 250 Animal Science – Equine majors, 50 Animal Science – Vet Tech majors, and 140 Dairy Science majors. The department currently has 18 full-time faculty/academic staff members with teaching responsibilities in Animal and Dairy Science. The Campus (equine) and Mann Valley (dairy, beef, swine and sheep) laboratory farms are used heavily to meet the teaching mission of the department, and both are only minutes from campus. The department is one of five within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, which has a total enrollment of over 1350 undergraduate students.

Appointment date is August 21, 2017. More information about the college and department can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu/CAFES/

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016. Please see the University’s website for the application process, complete position description and qualifications at https://jobs.uwrf.edu

The University of Wisconsin – River Falls is part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul statistical area. Women/Minorities/Disability/Vet AA/EEO.

Assistant Professor Genetics and Breeding

University of Wisconsin-River Falls

  • EDUCATION LEVEL: Doctorate

  • JOB TYPE: Full Time

  • JOB DESCRIPTION: University of Wisconsin – River Falls College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor – Genetics and Breeding

Department of Animal and Food Science

The University of Wisconsin–River Falls invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Genetics and Animal Breeding in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES). This is a full-time, 9-month tenure-track undergraduate faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal and Food Science. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong interests and ability to teach courses in animal and dairy science. Primary course responsibilities include genetics and/or principles of animal breeding and other classes dependent on expertise and department needs. Opportunities exist for optional summer employment through teaching, research grants, internship supervision, and other funding sources.

The department serves nearly 700 Animal and Dairy Science majors, including approximately 150 Animal Science – Meat Animal majors, 100 Animal Science – Companion Animal majors, 250 Animal Science – Equine majors, 50 Animal Science – Vet Tech majors, and 140 Dairy Science majors. The department currently has 18 full-time faculty/academic staff members with teaching responsibilities in Animal and Dairy Science. The Campus (equine) and Mann Valley (dairy, beef, swine and sheep) laboratory farms are used heavily to meet the teaching mission of the department, and both are only minutes from campus. The department is one of five within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, which has a total enrollment of over 1350 undergraduate students.

Appointment date is August 21, 2017. More information about the college and department can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu/CAFES/

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016. Please see the University’s website for the application process, complete position description and qualifications at https://jobs.uwrf.edu

The University of Wisconsin – River Falls is part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul statistical area. Women/Minorities/Disability/Vet AA/EEO.

Extension Educator – Swine

Michigan State University Extension

  • EDUCATION LEVEL: Masters

  • JOB TYPE: Full Time

  • JOB DESCRIPTION: As part of Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) and the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute, this position will provide local as well as statewide leadership and educational programming expertise in program areas related to the Pork Industry. The chosen applicant will work with all types of pork production systems across Michigan and show a desire to understand different types of pork production systems, including extensive and intensive operations, as applicable. The successful applicant will collaborate across work teams, Institutes, and work with faculty, specialists and educators for overall advancement of Michigan agricultural industries. This position will be the local point-of-contact and provide leadership on relevant topics as indicated by the swine industry. The successful applicants will design, implement and evaluate educational programming, that is research based, will address the needs of clientele groups; ensure dissemination of research-based information through various methods including multi-media, in-person education, social media, use of distance education technologies, written articles, bulletins, etc. The successful candidate will provide learning experiences and information for farmers, agri-business professionals, and consumers that will contribute to enhancing profitable agricultural products. They will contribute to the short and long-term viability of farms, the economic well-being of Michigan residents, and serve as an informational resource for Extension personnel. This position will be located in Branch County, Michigan.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Develop educational programs for clientele involved with varied approaches of pork production which address economic, environmental and social sustainability;

  • Develop, conduct and evaluate innovative educational programs that meet current and projected needs;

  • Communicate and interact with farm, agribusiness, and stakeholder groups to evaluate the needs of clientele;

  • Serve as an information resource to clientele, partners and Extension staff;

  • Collaborate with MSU Extension staff to conduct and evaluate programming efforts;

  • In concert with the MSUE work team(s), work with federal, state and county agencies to complete needs assessment of stakeholders and develop effective programming;

  • Author, produce and submit regular research-based educational articles;

  • Develop and utilize appropriate media methods to communicate current and timely information, research results, and relevant industry updates, as well as a schedule of current and future activities;

  • Actively participate in professional development opportunities;

  • Gather and report programming outputs and impacts, to demonstrate program effectiveness and to guide future program priorities for MSUE, the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute and the work group aligned with;

  • Work to ensure that stakeholder needs assessments, program development and recruitment efforts include the engagement of Michigan’s diverse residents across race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences;

  • Create and promote positive public relations for MSU Extension at local, state and national levels;

  • Understand and implement Civil Rights policies and procedures;

  • Other duties or projects as assigned by the Institute Director.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:

Applicants should include the names and contact information (including email addresses) of four professional references with the cover letter. This position is a full-time, end-dated appointment renewable annually.

Interested applicants should go to www.jobs.msu.edu and search for posting number 3959. Applications are due by October 20, 2016.

Research Specialist in Agriculture (Beef Farm Manager)

University of Illinois, Department of Animal Sciences

  • EDUCATION LEVEL: Masters

  • JOB TYPE: Full Time

  • JOB DESCRIPTION: University of Illinois

  • College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES)

  • Department of Animal Sciences

  • Research Specialist in Agriculture

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

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

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. On-site management and supervision of the Beef and Sheep Field Laboratory in Urbana, IL.

  2. Day to day supervision of animal care personnel including 1 Research Associate (Asst. Mgr.), 3 non-academic staff, and 4 to 8 part time student staff.

    • Supervisory duties include: Hire, train, conduct performance evaluations, approve time/leave, recommend salary and assign/review work.

  3. Facilitate and coordinate research and educational needs of faculty, graduate students, and others.

    • Provide consultation on operational aspects of the facility to faculty and staff in order to serve research and educational goals at the unit.

    • Assist faculty with farm laboratory exercises, teaching activities, and on farm extension activities.

    • Provide positive interactions for students, other visitors, and tour groups to the unit.

  4. Maintain fiscal responsibility at the facility including management of facility expenses, development of budgets and reports, recovery of teaching and research costs, and maintenance of accounting records for budgetary and compliance purposes.

  5. Establish written production targets. Develop written “Standard Operating Procedures” and implement these procedures to assure that identified targets and standards are achieved and maintained.

  6. Collect, analyze, evaluate, and summarize research data/information related to operational function of the unit including formulation of recommendations and implementation of improvements and planning to facilitate programmatic goals.

  7. Design, develop, implement, integrate, and maintain data collection systems for the unit.

  8. Assure quality animal care that is compliant with laws, regulations, guidelines, and policies.

    • Interact with the Director of the Agricultural Animal Care and Use Program, the Attending Veterinarian for Agricultural Animals, and the AACUP Veterinarian to define and develop appropriate biosecurity practices, good laboratory practices, and operational procedures and policies for the unit.

    • Implement IACUC approved procedures for the care of animals. Coordinate and participate in informational programs and training sessions for animal care staff, students, staff, and investigators who utilize the facility.

  9. Establish and maintain professional standards for facility appearance. Supervise maintenance of facilities to ensure competence and integrity of research efforts.

  10. Work closely with the Faculty Coordinator and the Assistant Head, Business and Strategic Planning with regard to personnel, budget, facilities, equipment, and other management issues.

  11. Interact and communicate regularly with the Faculty Coordinator, Unit Users, Staff, and Departmental Administration in developing and implementing intermediate and long range plans for facilities, production goals, SOP’s, management and fiscal responsibility for the Beef Cattle and Sheep Field Laboratory.

  12. Coordinate and facilitate procurement of commodities and resources necessary for optimal operations and maintenance of Beef and Sheep Field Laboratory and facilities.

  13. Maintain on going training and/or certification in any areas of human resources, environmental management, animal care, safety, etc. which effect the on going regulatory requirements of the unit.

  14. Some work will be required during evenings and/or weekends. When working, the employee may be exposed to a variety of environmental factors to include, but not limited to, hot or cold weather, exposure to noise and allergens, and uneven ground. In performing the functions of this position, the employee may be subjected to various mental and physical demands as well to include, but not limited to, independently traveling to and performing work at different locations, lifting and moving items that may frequently weigh up to fifty (50) pounds and occasionally weigh up to seventy-five (75) pounds, and twisting, pushing and pulling movements. More detailed information regarding the functions of this position (including the physical, mental and environmental requirements of the position) may be obtained from Human Resources for the Department of Animal Sciences by contacting cdthoma2@illinois.edu.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • EDUCATION: REQUIRED: M.S. degree in Animal Sciences or a related field.

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

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

  • SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

APPOINTMENT STATUS: Full time, 100% appointment.

PROPOSED STARTING DATE: November 16, 2016.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your cover letter, resume, and contact information of three references by September 27, 2016. All requested information must be submitted via the online system for your application to be considered. For further information please contact Carolyn Thomas, Department of Animal Sciences, cdthoma2@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.(www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

Assistant/Associate Professor of Animal Quantitative Genetics

University of California, Davis

  • EDUCATION LEVEL: Doctorate

  • JOB TYPE: Full Time

  • JOB DESCRIPTION: The University of California at Davis is pleased to announce recruitment for a tenure-track faculty position in Quantitative Genetics. The successful candidate will join the Department of Animal Science in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. Criteria for appointment include: a Ph.D. or equivalent in Quantitative Genetics, Animal Breeding, or a closely-related field, a record of excellence in scholarly research, and demonstrable potential to establish a competitively-funded research program. The appointee will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses including animal breeding and quantitative genetics of domestic animals, be actively involved in undergraduate advising, curricular development and department and university service. The appointee is also expected to guide and mentor graduate students and participate in research and outreach programs consistent with the mission of the CA Agricultural Experiment Station.

The Davis campus of the University of California maintains state-the-art research facilities and provides ready access to a diverse array of poultry and livestock, including inbred research lines. The collegial nature of the faculty encourages and supports collaborative interactions that may cross departmental and/or college boundaries. The department resides within an internationally renowned land-grant institution dedicated to supporting California’s diverse multi-billion dollar animal industries. The position is a nine-month tenure track appointment. The community of Davis sits amid the fertile orchards, fields and vineyards of the Sacramento valley. Residents of Davis enjoy a high quality of life in a University town setting, situated between the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Napa Valley/San Francisco Bay area.

Applicants should submit materials via the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01215. Additional inquiries can be directed to Professor J.F. Medrano, Recruitment Advisory Committee Chair, Department of Animal Science, One Shields Avenue, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, telephone (530) 752-6786, jfmedrano@ucdavis.edu. The position will remain open until filled but to ensure consideration, applications should be received by November 15, 2016.

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

Assistant Professor - Forage Specialist

University of Florida

  • EDUCATION LEVEL: Doctorate

  • JOB TYPE: Full Time

  • JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a 12-month tenure-accruing position that will be 70% extension (Florida Cooperative Extension Service) and 30% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station), available in the Agronomy Department, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. As Extension Forage Specialist, extension programming in forage production will be conducted in close cooperation with other state-wide specialists and county extension agents, with emphasis on electronic and distance education methods. Periodic in-service training programs will be delivered to keep county extension agents informed of current technology relating to forage crops and production practices. Applied and basic research (30%) on forage-livestock production, its interaction with the environment, and effect on delivery of ecosystem services will be conducted and results published in refereed journals, trade journals, and other appropriate media. The faculty member will actively seek contract and grant funding to support his/her program. The faculty member will actively participate in graduate education by chairing graduate committees, serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis and dissertation research, and publishing the results with his/her graduate students. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication, interpersonal relationships, and procurement of extramural funding. Experience in extension is preferred. Candidates must be supportive of the mission of the Land-Grant system and have a commitment to IFAS core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability. The search committee will start reviewing candidates on 15 November 2016, and the position will be open until a viable applicant pool is obtained. Compensation is commensurate with the education, experience, and qualifications of the selected applicant. Individuals wishing to apply should go online to http://jobs.ufl.edu (search for requisition # 492913) and submit: 1) Application, 2) Cover letter that states applicant’s interest in the position and qualifications relative to the credentials listed above, 3) Curriculum vitae, and 4) The contact information (including email addresses) of three people who are willing to write letters of recommendation. Inquiries about the position should be sent to Dr. Lynn Sollenberger, chair of the search and screen committee, at lesollen@ufl.edu.

  • REQUIREMENTS: A Ph.D. (foreign equivalent acceptable) in Agronomy or closely related field is required.

Research Specialist in Agriculture (Poultry Farm Manager)

University of Illinois, Department of Animal Sciences

  • EDUCATION LEVEL: Masters

  • JOB TYPE: Full Time

  • JOB DESCRIPTION: University of Illinois

  • College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES)

  • Department of Animal Sciences

  • Research Specialist in Agriculture

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

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

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. On-site management and supervision of the Poultry Research Unit in Urbana, IL.

  2. Day to day supervision of animal care personnel including hiring, training, conducting performance evaluations, approving time/leave, and recommending salaries.

  3. Facilitate and coordinate research and educational requirements of the department, faculty, graduate students, local community colleges, and visitors to the center.

    • Provide consultation on operational aspects of the facility to faculty and staff in order to serve research and educational goals at the unit.

    • Instruct or assist faculty and others with farm laboratory exercises, teaching activities, student interns, professional training, and on-farm extension activities. Provide positive interactions for students, other visitors, and tour groups to the unit.

  4. Maintain fiscal responsibility at the facility including management of facility expenses, development of budgets and reports, recovery of teaching and research costs, and maintenance of accounting records for budgetary and compliance purposes.

  5. Establish written production targets. Develop written “Standard Operating Procedures” and implement these procedures to assure that identified targets and standards are achieved and maintained.

  6. Collect, analyze, evaluate, and summarize research data/information related to operational function of the unit including formulation of recommendations and implementation of improvements and planning to facilitate programmatic goals.

  7. Design, develop, implement, integrate, and maintain data collection systems for the unit.

  8. Assure quality animal care in compliance with laws, regulations, guidelines, and policies.

    • Interact with the Director of the Agricultural Animal Care and Use Program, the Attending Veterinarian for Agricultural Animals, and the AACUP Veterinarian to define and develop appropriate biosecurity practices, good laboratory practices, and operational procedures and policies for the unit.

    • Implement IACUC-approved procedures for the care of animals. Coordinate and participate in informational programs and training sessions for animal care staff, students, staff, and investigators who utilize the facility.

  9. Establish and maintain professional standards for facility appearance. Supervise maintenance of facilities to ensure competence and integrity of research efforts.

  10. Work closely with the Faculty Coordinator and the Assistant to the Head with regard to personnel, budget, facilities, equipment, and other management issues.

  11. Interact and communicate regularly with the Faculty Coordinator, Unit Users, Staff, and Departmental Administration in developing and implementing intermediate and long-range plans for facilities, production goals, SOP’s, management and fiscal responsibility for the Poultry Research Unit.

  12. Coordinate and facilitate procurement of commodities and resources necessary for optimal operations and maintenance of Poultry Research Unit.

  13. Maintain on-going training and/or certification in any areas of human resources, environmental management, animal-care, etc. which affect the on-going regulatory requirements of the unit.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education:

  • REQUIRED: B.S. degree in Animal Sciences or a related field.

  • PREFERRED: M.S. degree in Animal Sciences or a related field.

  • EXPERIENCE:

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

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

  • SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

  • APPOINTMENT STATUS: Full-time, 100% appointment.

  • PROPOSED STARTING DATE: December 16, 2016.

  • APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your cover letter, resume, and contact information of three references by October 7, 2016. All requested information must be submitted via the online system for your application to be considered. For further information please contact Carolyn Thomas, Department of Animal Sciences, cdthoma2@illinois.edu.

Some work will be required during evenings and/or weekends. When working, the employee may be exposed to a variety of environmental factors to include, but not limited to, hot or cold weather, exposure to noise and allergens, and uneven ground. In performing the functions of this position, the employee may be subjected to various mental and physical demands as well to include, but not limited to, independently traveling to and performing work at different locations, lifting and moving items that may frequently weigh up to fifty (50) pounds and occasionally weigh up to seventy-five (75) pounds, and twisting, pushing and pulling movements. More detailed information regarding the functions of this position (including the physical, mental and environmental requirements of the position) may be obtained from Human Resources for the Department of Animal Sciences by contacting cdthoma2@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

(www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

Assistant Professor- Swine Production Science

University of Illinois, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • EDUCATION LEVEL: Doctorate

  • JOB TYPE: Full Time

  • JOB DESCRIPTION: Position: Assistant Professor, Full Time Tenure-Track Position (9 months; 50% Research, 50% Teaching) in Swine Production Science in the Department of Animal Sciences.

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

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

  • Proposed Start Date: The anticipated starting date for the position is August 16, 2017.

  • SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

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

  • Closing Date: For initial consideration, the following materials, including reference letters, should be uploaded by October 15, 2016. However, the search will continue until a suitable candidate is found.

  • Applications: Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload, as a single pdf file, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interest (including future plans), a statement of teaching philosophy, the names and contact information of three references. Referees will be contacted electronically within 2-3 days of application submission. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Robert Knox (rknox@illinois.edu) or to Dr. Steve Loerch (sloerch@illinois.edu). Additional information about the Department can be found at http://www.ansci.illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

Dairy Cattle Extension Specialist Faculty Position

Purdue University-Animal Sciences Department

  • EDUCATION LEVEL: Doctorate

  • JOB TYPE: Full Time

  • JOB DESCRIPTION: Assistant/Associate Professor, tenure-track academic year (9-month) position in Dairy Science with Extension and Teaching responsibilities. Opportunities for summer salary are contingent upon maintaining 50% or greater responsibilities in Extension.

  • RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be expected to develop an Extension program that addresses current and emerging issues with emphasis in the area of dairy farm management, including but not limited to nutrient management, as well as teach relevant undergraduate courses. The individual must develop a record of nationally- and/or internationally- recognized, and extramurally funded scholarship in Extension and applied research that addresses issues relevant to the dairy industry, dairy producers and other stakeholders. The successful candidate will also be expected to establish an active relationship with other Extension faculty and county-based Extension Educators, industry leaders, the general public, and stakeholder groups to provide information and leadership related to the dairy industry. Opportunities for collaborative activity exist within many departments and colleges across the University such as Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Agronomy, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Forestry and Natural Resources, Food Science, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, as well as the Purdue Center for Animal Welfare Science (http://www.ansc.purdue.edu/CAWS/), and the USDA-ARS Livestock Behavior Research Unit (http://www.ars.usda.gov/mwa/lafayette/lbru) at Purdue.

  • REQUIREMENTS: Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Dairy Science, Animal Science, or related area with an emphasis in dairy management. Postdoctoral experience and an understanding of nutrient management are preferred. The ability to work as part of a team and the ability to interact and effectively communicate with industry, producers, government agencies, students, the media, and the general public are essential. Ability to develop national and international dimensions of the discipline is expected.

  • APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a letter of interest; curriculum vitae that includes education, experience, additional qualifications and publication list; contact information for three professional references and a statement of philosophy and interest for each of Extension and Teaching electronically as a PDF document to anscjobs@purdue.edu. A background check is required for employment in this position.

  • Layi Adeola, PhD, Search Committee Chair, Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4848, ladeola@purdue.edu

  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Lecturer in Animal Science

University of Tennessee at Martin

  • EDUCATION LEVEL: Masters

  • JOB TYPE: Full Time

  • JOB DESCRIPTION: The position will be a 9-month, 100 percent teaching in the Department of Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources. Position will be responsible for teaching one section of Anatomy and Physiology. Position may also involve teaching courses in the following areas: Poultry Science, Aquaculture, Sheep and Goat Production, Breeding and Genetics, Livestock Evaluation. Other opportunities could include: academic student advising, livestock judging, student club advising, and student recruitment in support of the Department, College and University. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work collaboratively with other faculty.

  • REQUIREMENTS: Successful candidates require a Master’s of Science in Animal or Poultry Science, however an earned doctorate in Animal or Poultry Science is preferred. A commitment to teaching excellence and a strong background and interest in animal production is desirable. Areas of interest to include, but are not limited to: Poultry Science, Aquaculture, Sheep and Goat Production, Breeding and Genetics. All applicants are required to demonstrate the ability to communicate and work effectively with others.

  • APPLY AT: http://www.utm.edu/departments/personnel/employment.php

Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist- Animal Systems Environmental Specialist

Auburn University College of Agriculture

  • EDUCATION LEVEL: Doctorate

  • JOB TYPE: Full Time

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

  • RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a 12-month tenure track position with 75% extension and 25% research responsibilities. The successful candidate will develop and lead a nationally recognized Extension program in the areas of environmentally sound and sustainable animal (livestock and poultry) waste management systems. Applied research and Extension programming will develop and deliver technologies for livestock and poultry producers resulting in best management practices and tools, while additionally enhancing land, air and water quality for Alabama citizens. Developed tool and technologies are expected to be novel for all livestock and poultry producers. As a team member, this position will also provide training to environmental management professionals in Alabama. The incumbent is expected to effectively support and work across Extension teams (Animal Science and Forages, Agronomy and Poultry), agency personnel, and producer organizations.

  • Research responsibilities include developing an applied research program in environmentally sound waste management from livestock and poultry production systems that will lead to development and implementation of best animal management practices for protecting quality of water, soil and air resources. The successful candidate is expected to secure extramural funding in support of the Extension and research programs, work with other faculty members in a multidisciplinary team environment, advise graduate students, and publish research findings in referred scientific journals.

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

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

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

Dr. Eve Brantley, Search Committee Chair, Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences, 201 Funchess Hall

  • Auburn University, AL 36849

  • Email: brantef@auburn.edu

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

  • Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer

Assistant/Associate Professor & Extension Specialist

Texas A&M University Department of Animal Science

EDUCATION LEVEL: Doctorate

  • JOB TYPE: Full Time

  • JOB DESCRIPTION: Assistant/Associate Professor and Extension Dairy Specialist. A 12-month, non-tenure track position with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. Provide leadership and coordination for Extension educational programs in dairy management via applied research, result demonstrations, tours, workshops and field days. Provide technical expertise, training, teaching materials for county Extension agents, specialists, clientele, AgriLife Research, the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory and other state and federal agencies, and other organizations across the state. Work both individually and as a team member in planning, executing and evaluating result demonstration tours, field days and seminars. Develop and/or maintain close communication strategies with the Texas dairy industry through associations, boards, cooperatives and individual producers.

  • Incumbent will be expected to become active in developing, promoting and achieving the goals and objectives of the Southern Great Plains Dairy Consortium- and work to resolve dairy issues already identified by the SGPDC as they relate to production, reproduction and environmental management. There will be opportunities to become involved in the educational efforts of the U.S. Dairy Education & Teaching Consortium.

  • FACILITIES: The successful candidate will be headquartered in Amarillo, Texas and will have access to facility resources of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Amarillo, Texas. Administrative Relationships: The individual selected will be a member of the faculty in the Department of Animal Science and will respond to Extension Administration through the Department Head and Associate Department Head for Extension. The successful candidate 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 dairy specialists and with Texas A&M AgriLife Research faculty conducting research related to cattle management, dairy herd health, environmental issues, etc. The potential exists to develop linkages with New Mexico State University, West Texas A&M University and Texas Tech University.

WEB PAGE INFORMATION:

  • Department of Animal Science: http://animalscience.tamu.edu

  • Texas Dairy Matters: http://texasdairymatters.org

  • Review of Applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. The successful candidate will not be selected until after November 1, 2016

  • Date Position Available: January 1, 2017.

  • APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, summaries of career goals and contact information for three references to:

  • Dr. Ellen R. Jordan, Professor and Extension Dairy Specialist and Chair of Search Committee, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center 17360 Coit Road

  • Dallas, TX 75252-6599, Applicants may also apply online at: http://greatjobs.tamu.edu.

  • For additional information regarding this position, please contact Dr. Ellen R. Jordan, Professor and Extension Dairy Specialist and Chair of Search Committee, Texas A&M University Research and Extension Center, 17360 Coit Road, Dallas, TX 75252-6599. Phone (972) 952-9212; fax (972) 952-9632; cell (940) 368-6876; or email E-Jordan2@tamu.edu.

  • The Texas A&M University System Agriculture Program is an equal opportunity employer.

  • REQUIREMENTS: A doctorate in Animal Science, Dairy Science or closely related field. Experience in Extension, teaching, research or similar work is preferred (a minimum of five years related experience is required for consideration at the Associate Professor level). Expertise in one or more of the following areas: environmental management/issues, nutrition, herd health, herd improvement, milk quality, milking systems, reproductive physiology or computer-based decision aides. Successful applicant must have demonstrated interest and/or expertise in working with agricultural engineers, dairy producers, industry consultants and the industry overall with respect to environmental challenges that include nutrient and animal waste management and efficient natural resource utilization. Understanding of the job responsibilities of an Extension Specialist is required, along with adequate training to conduct, interpret and publish translational research with direct application to the dairy industry. Demonstrated ability to effectively work with people and utilize a systems approach to problem solving, variety of modern education delivery and research methods, and a willingness to respond to policy, administration and supervision. Applicant must be proficient in oral and written communications and must have human relations skills to work closely with the dairy industry. Computer proficiency is required.

Dairy Nutritionist

Ridley USA Inc.

  • JOB TYPE: Full Time

  • JOB DESCRIPTION: Ridley Inc. is one of the leading commercial animal nutrition companies in North America, serving customers mainly in the United States and Canada. Ridley employs more than 700 people in the manufacture, sales and marketing of a full range of animal nutrition products, including complete feeds, premixes, feed supplements, block supplements, animal health products and feed ingredients under several highly regarded trade names. Ridley’s customers include livestock and poultry breeders and growers who produce meat, milk and egg products that are processed into consumer food products.

  • We are seeking a Dairy Nutritionist to join our Hubbard Feeds division. Hubbard has a long history of providing a full range of advanced nutrition products and innovative support services.

  • As a Dairy Nutritionist, you will provide field technical support for customers and dairy producers within the South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota regions. Responsibilities include providing technical support to our dairy sales staff and dealer sales staff, on farm dairy nutrition services for producers, sales and dealer training with an emphasis on technical materials, authoring dairy support materials, customer calls, ration formulation and product formulation. This position will also participate in dairy nutrition research and development.

  • Qualified candidates will have an advanced degree in dairy nutrition (MS or PhD preferred), 5 years’ practical experience working directly with producers as well as experience with field research and the development of support materials. The successful candidate will possess excellent analytical ability, written and oral communication skills and be comfortable in both training and public speaking. Our nutrition department functions as a team and members must be able to effectively communicate with other team members. The ability to manage multiple projects is essential. Frequent travel is required (up to 50%).

  • We provide competitive pay and benefit programs, including a choice of health and dental plans, a 401K with a generous match, holidays, vacations and more! Visit us at www.ridleyinc.com for more details about our competitive advantage, Focus Forward and management philosophy. Apply at employment@ridleyinc.com to be considered for this outstanding career opportunity.

  • No Recruiters Please.

  • APPLY AT: employment@ridleyinc.com

Dairy Specialist

Ridley USA Inc.

  • JOB TYPE: Full Time

  • JOB DESCRIPTION: Hubbard Feeds, a division of Ridley Inc., has a long history of providing a full range of research based nutrition products and innovative support services. We have established territories available in the upper mid-west area (eastern Iowa & along the I-29 corridor) and are seeking qualified Dairy Specialist candidates to join our team.

  • This position reports to the Regional Sales Manager and will facilitate the sale of products through established dealer networks and select direct accounts, with special emphasis on dairy feed and animal health. Dairy Specialists are also accountable for prospecting new accounts and developing and implementing sales plans. The Specialist position has the support and assistance of the Regional Sales Manager, Account Managers and the best dairy technical team in the industry.

  • The ideal candidate will have a dairy sales background, competency in ration balancing, and a demonstrated ability to grow dairy market share in a specified region. The position requires a minimum of 2 years’ sales experience in the Agriculture sector and an ag related BS degree (or equivalent experience). Master’s degree in Animal Science with an emphasis in Dairy is preferred.

  • Qualified candidates will possess a valid driver’s license, exceptional time management skills and be able to work effectively with technical support staff while servicing the needs of our customers. Occasional overnight travel is required.

  • Ridley provides competitive base salary and monthly sales incentive payments. Our benefit programs include a choice of health and dental plans, a 401K with a generous match, holidays, vacations and more! Visit us at www.hubbardfeeds.com to learn more about Why Hubbard. Submit your resume to employment@ridleyinc.com

  • APPLY AT: employment@ridleyinc.com

Assistant/Associate Professor

Michigan State University

  • JOB TYPE: Full Time

  • JOB DESCRIPTION: Michigan State University

  • College of Veterinary Medicine

  • Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

  • Assistant/Associate Professor - Cattle Health and Well-Being

  • The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences (LCS) at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine (MSU CVM) is seeking applicants to fill a tenure track position at the assistant or associate professor level to conduct research and extension activities related to Cattle Health and Well-Being. The successful candidate will have an appointment in Michigan AgBioResearch and MSU Extension and be part of a dynamic and innovative team that is committed to world-class research, outreach and training to meet the needs of the food animal industry. Candidates must have a veterinary medical degree (DVM or equivalent), and an advanced graduate degree (PhD desirable) or evidence of equivalent research experience and scholarly productivity. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally/internationally recognized, externally funded, research program related to Cattle Health and Well-Being. Research should focus on collaborative and applied efforts that would directly impact Michigan’s cattle industry and could include such areas as antimicrobial stewardship, infectious and emerging disease control, microbiomics, epidemiology or immunology. The selected candidate will be expected to be part of MSU Extension Work Teams and collaborate with MSU Extension Educators in developing, delivering and evaluating extension programs integrated with their research. Additionally, a key qualification is experience collaborating with the cattle industry and allied professionals to solve problems and deliver solutions. Critical to the qualifications listed above, we desire an effective communicator able to impact both scientific peers and industry stakeholders, and possessing the ability to leverage technology to increase the reach and impact of research findings.

  • Special consideration will be given to applicants with, but not limited to: board certification, international experience, practical experience in cattle health management and/or outreach programs (such as previous extension position, clinical teaching at a university level, private or public practice or in agricultural industry), and multi-lingual abilities.

  • Salary and appointment level will be based on training and experience. Review of applications will begin October 28, 2016 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Additional information about the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences and the College of Veterinary Medicine is available at http://cvm.msu.edu.

  • Applications to include a curriculum vitae, letter of intent, and contact information for at least three references (name, mailing address, telephone number and email address) are to be made online at: https://jobs.msu.edu (reference Position #4150). Inquiries should be made to Dr. Ron Erskine, Search Committee Chair, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, 736 Wilson Road, D202, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824; Phone: 517-353-4637; erskine@msu.edu.

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

Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Animal Science

Northwest Missouri State University

  • EDUCATION LEVEL: Doctorate

  • JOB TYPE: Full Time

  • JOB DESCRIPTION: PRIMARY DUTY: Nine-month tenure track teaching position responsible for providing undergraduate and graduate instruction in animal science courses. Ideal qualities: working knowledge of computer applications and ability to integrate technology into course materials, versatile and willing to serve as an integral part of a diversified and active team of agricultural faculty, demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and student support.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Teach 24-26 credit hours per year during the Fall and Spring trimesters

  2. Fall – Introduction to Animal Science, Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals, Swine Science

  3. Spring – Introduction to Animal Science, Meat Science, and Livestock Health and Disease

  4. Operate technologies relevant to the discipline

  5. Supervise and advise students and student organizations

  6. Participate in University service including committee work and participate in departmental service projects

  7. Participate in professional development including grant writing and research activities

  8. Collaborate with private and governmental entities

  9. Perform other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education: Ph.D. in Animal Science or closely related field

  • Experience: Knowledge of U.S. Ag production systems; teaching experience at the university level and/or relevant industry experience

  • Skills: Effective interpersonal, organizational, oral, and written communication skills; successful teaching and curriculum development skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience: Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the post-secondary level; experience teaching Animal Science coursework

  • Skills: Demonstrated scholarly activity in Animal Science

  • WORKING CONDITIONS: Typical university classroom and office conditions

  • SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Undergraduate and graduate student assistants

  • EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS USED: Typical classroom technologies

  • TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to complete essential functions in the classroom and laboratory

  • COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy, and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri and 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. For more information see: www.maryville.org.

  • UNIVERSITY: Northwest Missouri State University is a traditional resident-based campus with total enrollment over 7,000 students. Northwest, a four-time winner of the Missouri Quality Award, is a teaching-focused institution requiring a twelve-hour teaching load per trimester. For more information see: www.nwmissouri.edu.

  • SCHOOL: The mission of the School of Agricultural Sciences is to serve the students and the agricultural industry by:

  • Providing high-quality degree programs utilizing an interdisciplinary approach

  • Enhancing the critical thinking and problem solving skills of students

  • Utilizing usable and sustainable technologies to prepare students for the 21st century

  • Integrating theory and application to provide high-quality service to the regional agricultural industry

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 7, 2016 or until suitable candidate is identified

  • DATE AVAILABLE: January 4, 2017

  • TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking http://agency.governmentjobs.com/nwmissouri/default.cfm to reach our employment opportunities listing. You will also need to submit the application materials listed below in order for them to be complete. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 660-562-1127 or email mdrake@nwmissouri.edu for more information

  • APPLICATION MATERIALS: A complete application consists of: 1) a letter describing your teaching experience and suitability for the position; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) transcripts; 4) a list of at least three references with contact information

  • INQUIRIES FOR THE POSITION CAN BE MADE TO:

  • Rod Barr, Director

  • School of Agricultural Sciences

  • University Drive

  • Maryville, MO 64468

  • 660-562-1620

  • rbarr@nwmissouri.edu

Staff Fellow Animal Scientist

Food and Drug Administration/Center for Veterinary Medicine

  • EDUCATION LEVEL: Doctorate

  • JOB TYPE: Full Time

  • JOB DESCRIPTION: The Center for Veterinary Medicine, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is seeking a Staff Fellow Animal Scientist with emphasis in swine and/or poultry management, reproduction, physiology, or nutrition to serve in the Division of Production Drugs as a reviewer of scientific data to support the safety and effectiveness of production drugs used in food animals.

  • Responsibilities include determination of whether an application to market a new animal drug should be approved based on scientific grounds, governing laws, and regulations. The reviewer determines the safety and effectiveness of the drug by assessing the significance of risks involved in using the drug compared with production oriented or nutritional benefits. The reviewer also assesses the adequacy of labeled warnings and directions for use. The reviewer consults with FDA chemists, toxicologists, biometricians, veterinarians, and attorneys involved in the science and policy of the drug approval process. The reviewer meets with technical and regulatory staff from the pharmaceutical industry to discuss the roadmap to approval, appropriate experimental design in the development of protocols, feedback for on-going studies, and review of submitted data. The reviewer also meets with regulators from other countries and agencies to collaborate on common regulatory issues.

  • Please submit your letter of interest, resume/CV, and transcripts (unofficial are acceptable) to: CVMOpportunities@fda.hhs.gov with the subject line of “DPD Staff Fellow Animal Scientist”. Questions may also be directed to the CVM Opportunities mailbox.

  • REQUIREMENTS: Credentials: A Ph.D. or Ph.D candidate in Animal Science with a focus on swine and/or poultry management. For more specific information on education requirements please click the following link:

  • https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0400/animal-science-series-0487/

  • Professional experience beyond a Ph.D. is encouraged. Knowledge of emerging technologies is highly desirable. The successful applicant will be comfortable making broad inferences using information from a variety of sources, sometimes limited in nature. A background in experimental design and statistics is also desirable. Excellent writing and verbal skills and computer proficiency are necessary. Applicants must be

Staff Fellow Veterinary Medical Officer

Food and Drug Administration/Center for Veterinary Medicine

  • EDUCATION LEVEL: Doctorate

  • JOB TYPE: Full Time

  • JOB DESCRIPTION: The Center for Veterinary Medicine, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is seeking a Staff Fellow Veterinary Medical Officer with emphasis in swine and/or poultry management, reproduction, physiology, or nutrition to serve in the Division of Production Drugs as a reviewer of scientific data to support the safety and effectiveness of production drugs used in food animals.

  • Responsibilities include determination of whether an application to market a new animal drug should be approved based on scientific grounds, governing laws, and regulations. The reviewer determines the safety and effectiveness of the drug by assessing the significance of risks involved in using the drug compared with production oriented or nutritional benefits. The reviewer also assesses the adequacy of labeled warnings and directions for use. The reviewer consults with FDA chemists, toxicologists, biometricians, veterinarians, and attorneys involved in the science and policy of the drug approval process. The reviewer meets with technical and regulatory staff from the pharmaceutical industry to discuss the roadmap to approval, appropriate experimental design in the development of protocols, feedback for on-going studies, and review of submitted data. The reviewer also meets with regulators from other countries and agencies to collaborate on common regulatory issues.

  • Please submit your letter of interest, resume/CV, and transcripts (unofficial are acceptable) to: CVMOpportunities@fda.hhs.gov with the subject line of “DPD Staff Fellow Veterinary Medical Officer”. Questions may also be directed to the CVM Opportunities mailbox.

  • REQUIREMENTS: Credentials: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree, i.e., Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD), obtained at a school or college of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA). For more specific information on education requirements please click the following link:

  • https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0700/veterinary-medical-science-series-0701/

  • Professional experience beyond education is encouraged. Knowledge of emerging technologies is highly desirable. The successful applicant will be comfortable making broad inferences using information from a variety of sources, sometimes limited in nature. A background in experimental design and statistics is also desirable. Excellent writing and verbal skills and computer proficiency are necessary. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

  • For more job position announcements, please see the ASAS Career Center at http://careers.asas.org/.

 

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