Assistant Professor in Dairy Nutrition, Production, and Management
Employee Type: Faculty
Position Number: 128919
Work Location: Pullman
Summary of Duties: Washington State University (WSU) Department of Animal Sciences seeks to hire an Assistant Professor starting August 16, 2019. The appointee will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses (60%) and maintaining a high quality research program (40%). The primary teaching responsibility is within the undergraduate program with an emphasis in nutrition and dairy production and management as well as courses matching the expertise of the candidate. The development and delivery of graduate level courses in the candidate's area of expertise and contribution to other courses as requested is also expected. In addition, the candidate is expected to coach the Dairy Challenge team. The area of research will be focused on addressing critical issues in dairy nutrition, which may include fundamental areas such as nutrigenomics, nutrition and immune function, and gastrointestinal microbial metabolism, or applied studies on nutritional management of dairy cows (e.g. food safety, data mining from robotic milking and other sensors, water use, precision nutrition). As a tenure-track faculty member in the Department of Animal Sciences, the successful candidate will publish in refereed journals, secure extramural funding, and mentor and advise graduate students. Departmental, college and university service are expected. The successful candidate must have a commitment to the recruitment, retention, development, and enrichment of a diverse faculty, staff and student community.
Departmental research resources include the Knott Dairy Center, feed plant, meats laboratory, feedlot and beef cow herd, a laboratory animal facility, and modern laboratory and teaching space. In addition, WSU and University of Idaho have a joint School of Food Science which includes expertise in dairy products, including facilities for production of cheese and other products. Strong relationships with the Washington dairy producer organizations exist and these relationships present opportunities for collaboration in research, teaching and outreach. There are also exciting interdisciplinary research and teaching opportunities with many departments and centers across the WSU system.
Duties are maintenance of a strong teaching and research program. The successful candidate will establish a competitive research program that attracts extramural funding, advise graduate students, and publish peer-reviewed publications. The candidate will teach undergraduates in courses related to animal sciences, dairy nutrition and management and at the graduate level in their area of expertise. Additionally, service to the Department, College and University is expected.
Required Qualifications: A doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in animal or dairy science with a strong record of publication and academic accomplishment. Postdoctoral training and/or equivalent experience (minimum 1 year) Demonstrated knowledge, experience and interest in dairy cow nutrition and management and the dairy industry Proven expertise and demonstrated desire to teach undergraduate students Demonstrated potential to establish and maintain an externally funded teaching and research program with a record of peer-reviewed publications. Possess and demonstrate excellent verbal, written, and computer communication skills Demonstrated experience working successfully in a team environment Possess hands-on expertise in livestock systems Demonstrated commitment to the recruitment, retention, development, and enrichment of a diverse faculty, staff and student community.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. With a new President (Dr. Kirk Schulz began as the University’s 11th president in June 2016) and a new Vice President of Finance and Administration (Stacy Pearson started in March 2017); the University community is energized and excited.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carne...gie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.