Assistant Professor, Monogastric Livestock Nutrition
Internal Number: 41643
The University of Missouri invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Monogastric Livestock Nutrition in the Division of Animal Sciences (https://animalsciences.missouri.edu/), an academic unit of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and Life Sciences. This tenure-track, 9-month position will have approximately 60% research and 40% teaching responsibilities. The selected candidate is expected to develop a nationally recognized, extramurally funded, independent research program and engage in collaborative research. Research emphasis should have both basic and whole-animal components related to monogastric nutrition, which may include nutritional physiology, metabolism, biochemistry, microbiology, and/or growth biology. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, train graduate students, and actively participate in the graduate program.
The University of Missouri is an AAU member, Carnegie R1 institution, and one of the most comprehensive land grant universities in the nation, including agriculture, veterinary medicine, and human medicine. Excellent facilities and opportunities for collaboration across the campus, system and state are available. Outstanding collaborative opportunities exist with the following Divisions in the College: Food, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences; Biochemistry; and Plant Science and Technology, as well as the College of Veterinary Medicine, the School of Medicine and other units on campus. Supporting facilities include extensive swine and poultry farm facilities, an on-campus meat processing facility and nearby feed mill and poultry processing facility. Office and lab space will be in the Animal Science Research Center, which houses research and teaching facilities, including: nutrition, metabolism, physiology, and molecular laboratory space and equipment; the Brody Environmental Center, with environmental chambers for livestock studies; a laboratory animal facility; large animal rooms, and fully-equipped surgical facilities for lab animals and livestock.
A unique attraction is the opportunity to collaborate with our nationally-recognized researchers using genetically engineered livestock as biomedical models and for agricultural applications. For example, MU hosts the NIH-funded National Swine Resource and Research Center (NSRRC; https://nsrrc.missouri.edu/), which enhances our capacity for growing pigs and biomedical research. MU has committed to additional facilities for swine research. Further, the group recently added a faculty member in avian genetic engineering and plans to expand in this area.
Importance of Monogastric Livestock Production in Missouri: Missouri ranks 6th in the U.S. for production of hogs, 6th for turkeys and 9th for broilers. Among ag commodities within Missouri, hogs and broilers rank 4th and 5th, after soybeans, corn and cattle/calves. https://agriculture.mo.gov/topcommodities.php
About MU: MU is the flagship campus of the University of Missouri System. The University is located midway between St. Louis and Kansas City in Columbia, a vibrant community consistently ranked as one of the best small cities for livability, in the U.S. The animal sciences division is one of the top departments in the university in terms of extramural funding, research productivity and student numbers. The graduate program is among the top-ranked in the nation, by the National Research Council. The division values diversity and welcomes members of all groups among faculty, staff and students.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in animal science, nutrition or closely related field by the time of appointment
Candidates will be evaluated on:
Demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching, ideally in an area that will complement existing Division programs
Excellent written and verbal communication skills to facilitate research, teaching, and interactions with faculty, staff, students, and the various constituency groups of the Missouri and U.S. animal industries
Review of applications will begin on June 30, 2022 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
Specific inquiries regarding this position may be directed to the search committee chair, Tom McFadden (firstname.lastname@example.org).
TheUniversity of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence. Candidates applying for this position are required to provide a statement addressing how they would utilize their former experience and knowledge to promote diversity and inclusion at the university and how that commitment would add value to Animal Sciences.
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