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Oklahoma State University
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Posted: 04/3/2017
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Ruminant Nutritional Physiologist

The Department of Animal Science, Oklahoma State University invites applications for an 11-month, tenure-track, 70% Research and 30% Teaching position) in the fields of fundamental ruminant nutrition, physiology, and/or metabolism. 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. The individual will also 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, growth and metabolism, or any other relevant and fundable topics 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. Departmental research resources relevant to this position include the Willard Sparks Beef Research Center with 24 Insentec individual feed intake units, the Ferguson Family Dairy Cattle Center with 18 Insentec units, two respiration calorimeters, and laboratory space. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help develop a nutrition and physiology metabolism research center. 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. This position carries the expectation for excellence in research productivity, graduate teaching, and advising commensurate with the land grant mission of Oklahoma State University. Teaching responsibilities include 2-3 undergraduate or graduate courses per year based on the department's needs and the new hire's expertise. Graduate level courses may be in ruminant nutrition, rumen metabolism, nutritional physiology, basic physiological and/or biochemical processes related to ruminant nutrition, laboratory methods, and/or other areas of expertise. In addition, the new hire will have an undergraduate advising responsibility and will also advise graduate students. Appointment period is academic year - July 1 through May 31. Will require hours to include some early mornings, evenings, and/or weekends to meet teaching and research needs. If travel is required, travel budget provided.

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. / Ed.D. in Animal Science or closely related field w/emphasis in nutrition or digestive physiology & metabolism. Sufficient experience to qualify for appointment at the rank of assistant/associate professor or full professor. Valid driver's license. An understanding of basic and applied aspects of nutrition in ruminants is imperative for success in the position. Applicants must be committed to both research and graduate teaching excellence and have sufficient experience to qualify for appointment at the rank of associate professor or full professor. Preference will be given to individuals with excellent written and oral communications skills, excellent interpersonal skills, evidence of research and teaching success, successful grant writing, a passion for teaching graduate students and the ability to work in teams and assume leadership roles. Apply online at  Applications will be reviewed beginning May 1, 2017, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Candidates must submit a letter of application, official academic transcripts, statement of teaching & graduate advising philosophy, statement of research goals, and a complete CV that includes: background, education, experience, and a list of publications and extramural funding.

Candidates should also provide name & contact information of five (5) references. Transcripts can be scanned and attached or mailed to K. Ratzlaff, 101 Animal Science, OSU, 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)