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Oklahoma State University
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Posted: 11/10/2017
Assistant/Associate Professor - Ruminant Nutrition

The Department of Animal Science at Oklahoma State University, is seeking applicants for an 11-month, tenure-track position (75% Extension - 25% Research) in the field of ruminant nutrition, specifically focusing on the stocker, receiving, and finishing phases of beef production. This position carries the expectation for excellence in Extension programing and research productivity commensurate with the land grant mission of Oklahoma State University. Extension responsibilities will include supporting current Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service educational efforts, while working closely with county, area, and state Extension personnel, along with key progressive beef cattle producers to develop programing, which meets educational needs of stakeholders and clientele within the state and across the nation. This programing should include, but not be limited to, improving the production efficiency, profitability, and quality of beef production. In addition, the individual in this position will be expected to develop an internationally recognized research program and contribute to the existing research strengths of the department. Opportunities for independent and collaborative research include, but are not limited to cattle management, nutritional physiology, applied ruminant nutrition, animal health and wellbeing, growth and metabolism, or any other relevant and fundable areas of beef cattle production. 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. Departmental research resources relevant to this position include access to the Willard Sparks Beef Research Center with 24 Insentec individual feed intake units and 1,000 head feeding capacity, native and cool season stocker units, 2 respiration calorimeters, and laboratory space and equipment. An additional 20 Insentec individual feed intake units and a new nutrition and physiology metabolism research center are in the developmental stages. Collaboration opportunities exist within the University, with nearby Langston University, and with USDA-ARS research facilities, among others. Position is available May 1, 2018, or as soon thereafter as an outstanding candidate is available. Continuation of this position is subject to performance and need. Questions may be sent to Dr. Blake Wilson, Chair of the Search Committee at Review of applications will begin January 11, 2018, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Salary is Competitive and commensurate with education, training, and experience.

Required: Ph.D./Ed.D. in Animal Science or closely related field with an emphasis in ruminant nutrition or metabolism. Sufficient experience to qualify for appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. An understanding of both basic and applied aspects of nutrition in ruminants is imperative for success in the position. Applicants must be committed to both Extension and research excellence. Preference will be given to individuals with excellent written, oral and electronic media communications skills; excellent interpersonal skills; evidence of Extension and research success; a passion for training graduate students; evidence of successful grant writing; and the ability to work in teams and assume leadership roles. Formal applications must be submitted online at Applicants must submit the following: letter of application; official academic transcripts; statement of Extension/outreach philosophy; statement of research goals; a current CV which includes background, education, experience, and a list of publications and extramural funding; names and current contact information of 5 references. Transcripts may be scanned and attached or mailed to K. Ratzlaff, 101 Animal Science, Stillwater, OK 74078.

For assistance with the on-line application process or to request an accommodation to enable application, contact OSU Human Resources, 106 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078 or call 405-744-7401. 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. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).