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Iowa State University - Department of Animal Science
Ames, Iowa, United States
3 days ago

Description

The Department of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor position with responsibilities in animal nutrition or metabolism. This is a 9-month, tenure-track position with 70% teaching and 25% research and 5% service responsibilities. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching undergraduate courses related to comparative animal nutrition and companion animal science. They will also be expected to develop a collaborative, externally-funded research program from a comparative approach. Areas of potential research include, but are not limited to, petfood production and evaluation, nutrient utilization, nutritional physiology and nutritional biochemistry to enhance the nutrition and the well-being of animals across various taxa.

The successful applicant will demonstrate the ability to address emerging and traditional issues in comparative animal nutrition and management and demonstrate the ability to relate those issues to students and to other stakeholders. They will have demonstrable expertise in one or more of the following: diet formulation, nutrient utilization, clinical nutrition, nutrient metabolism, intestinal health, immune system nutrient requirements, or developmental regulation. The successful candidate will have ample opportunity to work in cross-disciplinary teams for both teaching and research with faculty in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Evidence of effective written and oral communication skills is required.  Additionally, the successful candidate must have demonstrated the ability to work in a team-based, collaborative environment to solve problems, develop programs, and teach effectively.

All faculty members have a common responsibility to support and sustain our core values and are expected to convey good citizenship within department, college, and university activities, interact collegially and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student, staff and community members. Iowa State University especially seeks candidates who are committed to contributing to the diversity of the academic community through their research, teaching and outreach and support the University’s Principles of Community. We encourage applications from individuals who identify as members of traditionally underrepresented groups, including but not limited to African American or Black, Asian American, First Nations, Indigenous, Native American, and Latinx populations. We are committed to the retention of new faculty and as such the successful candidate will be provided with a faculty mentor within the department of Animal Sciences. 

Review and evaluation of applications will commence on February 11, 2022; however position will remain open until May 31, 2022.

Proposed Start Date: August 16, 2022

Applications must be submitted electronically at https://www.jobs.iastate.edu/.

The application should include:

  • A cover letter that includes statements on the following:
    • teaching philosophy and vision for contributing to the Animal Science curriculum with existing or newly proposed courses
    • proposed research program and interests, and
    • commitment to the University’s Principles of Community
  • A full curriculum vitae
  • Supporting documents demonstrating effective teaching, such as but not limited to student course evaluations, peer or colleague feedback or evaluations.
  • The names and contact information for three to five references


For questions or additional information, contact Dr. Cheryl Morris (clmorris@iastate.edu; 515-294-4351).



Requirements

Required Minimum Qualifications:

PhD, by start date, in Animal Science or related discipline with experience in companion animal or comparative animal disciplines.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in teaching, or scholarship of teaching and learning related to companion animal disciplines.

Experience in research in one or more of the following nutrition disciplines: diet formulation, nutrient utilization, clinical nutrition, nutrient metabolism, intestinal health, immune system nutrient requirements, or developmental regulation.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 61148140
  • Location:
    Ames, Iowa, United States
  • Position Title: Assistant Professor - Companion Animal Specialist
  • Company Name: Iowa State University - Department of Animal Science
  • Industry: University, Government, Industry Association
  • Job Function: Academic/Government/Association
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Ph.D.

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