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Clemson University
Posted: 06/15/2023
Companion Animal Scientist - Assistant or Associate Professor

Clemson University: College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences: Animal & Veterinary Sciences
Companion Animal Scientist – Assistant or Associate Professor

Location: 129 Poole Ag Center, Clemson, SC


Clemson University’s Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences is excited to announce a 9-month tenure track (assistant/associate professor) position that supports our One Health initiative and our growing companion animal program. We are seeking outstanding candidates with active research programs utilizing a companion animal model system in one or more of the following areas: anthrozoology, aging, bioinformatics, behavior, development, genetics, genomics, neurology, olfaction, physiology, or complex traits. Current strengths in AVS are animal nutrition, physiology and health of livestock and poultry. In anticipation of a new Clemson University College of Veterinary Medicine, we aim to expand our research portfolio to include dogs and other small animal models.

Expectations: as a part of our Land-Grant mission, the selected individual will be required to teach current and(or) develop undergraduate and graduate courses in animal genetics with a focus on understanding the relationships between genes and traits. The successful candidate will train graduate students and develop extramurally funded programs that impact stakeholders in South Carolina and beyond. In addition to teaching and research efforts, they would be expected to participate in service and outreach activities. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and collaboration with faculty, students, staff, and public constituents will be expected. Anticipated appointment for the scientist will be 60% research and 40% teaching and a start date of Spring 2024.

About Clemson University: we are a Carnegie Research 1 institution located in upstate South Carolina which is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains ( https://www.clemson.edu/ ). Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department (https://www.clemson.edu/cafls/departments/animal_vet_science/ ) is one of five departments in the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences (https://www.clemson.edu/cafls/ ). The AVS faculty, staff, and student offices are in Poole Agricultural Center, where we have 12,000 sq ft of well-equipped laboratories of which a designated lab is available for this position. Currently, the department has approximately 500 undergraduate and 23 graduate students. Clemson’s AVS faculty have developed excellent infrastructure and curriculum for training students in traditional and non-traditional areas of animal research. University animal research facilities are located at: Piedmont Research and Education Center (PREC; https://www.clemson.edu/cafls/research/piedmont/ ), Godley-Snell Research Center (https://www.clemson.edu/research/godley-snell.html ), and Edisto Research and Education Center (EREC; https://www.clemson.edu/cafls/research/edisto/ )


Requirements: PhD in animal sciences, biomedical sciences, genetics, or a closely related field is required. Postdoctoral experience, evidence of scholarly activity, publications, collaboration, and the potential or evidence of securing extramural funding are preferred characteristics.

Application Instructions

For consideration, all application materials must be uploaded to InterFolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/126564). Applicants should provide a letter of application, curriculum vita, transcripts, teaching, research, and diversity philosophies, and contact information for at least three references. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Scott Pratt (scottp@clemson.edu) Chair of search committee or Dr. Charles Rosenkrans, Jr. (cfrosen@clemson.edu) AVS Department Chair.
For full consideration, application materials must be received by September 30, 2023. Applications will be reviewed as received and continue until a suitable candidate is identified and hired.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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