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3 Tenure-Track Faculty Positions Available

The Department of Animal Science at Oklahoma State University is seeking applicants for three 11-month, tenure-track faculty positions (70% Research and 30% Teaching) in the fields of ruminant nutritional physiology, animal well-being and animal genomics. The positions can be filled at the Full, Associate, or Assistant Professor rank with the expectation of excellence in research productivity, teaching and advising commensurate with the land grant mission of Oklahoma State University.

Ruminant Nutritional Physiologist

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognized research program and oversee a core nutrition lab utilized by multiple faculty. Opportunities for independent and collaborative research include, but are not limited to nutritional physiology, gastrointestinal physiology, microbiota and animal health, or growth and metabolism in ruminants. The successful candidate will seek and secure extramural funding in support of a multidisciplinary research program in collaboration with other faculty in the Department, the Division, and the University. The individual will have the opportunity to help develop a nutrition and physiology metabolism research center. Teaching responsibilities include 2-3 undergraduate or graduate courses 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. Requirements include a Ph.D. in animal science or a closely related field with an emphasis in nutrition or digestive physiology and metabolism.

Temple Grandin Endowed Professor in Applied Animal Behavior and Well Being

Assistant or Associate

The successful candidate will develop an internationally recognized research program 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. Teaching responsibilities include an undergraduate course in livestock behavior and 1-2 additional undergraduate or graduate courses in the area of the new hire’s expertise. In addition, the new hire will have an undergraduate advising responsibility and will also advise graduate students. Requirements include a Ph.D. or DVM/Ph.D. in Animal Science, Animal Behavior, or a closely related field.

Animal Genomics Professor

Assistant Professor

The successful candidate will develop an internationally recognized research program 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, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. 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. Requirements include a Ph.D. in Animal Breeding, Molecular Genetics, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics or a closely related area.

Research Facilities: Departmental resources include the Willard Sparks Beef Research Center with 24 Insentec individual feed intake units, the Ferguson Family Dairy Cattle Center with 18 Insentec units, the Swine Research and Teaching Facility, two respiration calorimeters, and laboratory space. Small ruminant and grazing facilities are available within 10 miles of campus. Collaboration opportunities exist within the University, with nearby Langston University, and USDA-ARS research facilities, among others.

Teaching: The Department of Animal Science is recognized for having multiple, easily-accessible animal and ranch research and teaching units with high quality livestock that encompass over 12,000 acres. The department currently has over 1000 undergraduate students, 55 M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students, 27 faculty members and an excellent scholarship program. For more information about the department go to: http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed beginning January 31, 2017, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. The positions will be available July 1, 2017, or as soon thereafter as outstanding candidates are available.

Application Procedure: Candidates should submit a letter of application, official academic transcripts, statement of research goals, statement of teaching and graduate advising philosophy 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 the following link: https://jobs.okstate.edu. (Ruminant Nutritional Physiology: req3102; Animal Behavior & Well-being: req2648; Animal Genomics: req2633.) Questions may be sent to Dr. Clint Rusk, Department Head at clint.rusk@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. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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