The West Virginia University Division of Animal and Nutritional Sciences seeks applicants for a 9-month, tenure track position (50% teaching and 50% research) at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position has the expectation for development of a collaborative and extramurally-funded research program in the applicant's area of specialization, including but not limited to immunology, physiology, genetics, nutrition or reproduction. The successful candidate will be expected to heavily utilize existing farm animal resources including beef cattle, horses, sheep or poultry, relative to the applicant's expertise. The person hired will be expected to instruct courses in livestock production in the applicant's area of specialization and advise graduate and undergraduate students . This faculty member will be expected to provide service to the university and to the State livestock industries. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Two months of summer salary will be available for each of the first two years to support establishment of a competitive research program.
The WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design has four farms in the Morgantown area that house cattle, sheep and poultry; of which one farm is certified organic. Two additional farms are located across the state that house both sheep and beef cattle. Animals within our farm system include; purebred Angus, Hereford and crossbred herds, purebred Texel, Suffolk and certified organic Suffolk crossbred flocks, and eight horses. Animal facilities available to faculty in our college include, GrowSafe(tm) facilities for feed intake measurement in cattle and sheep, state-of-the-art feed mill with pelleting capability, poultry houses capable of housing 5,000 chickens and a new equine teaching facility. In addition to farm resources, our college is equipped with a new (ca. 2017) building on campus with state-of-the-art laboratory space, classrooms and offices.
Application: To apply, please visit the WVU jobs site here http://careers.wvu.edu . Applications should include a letter of interest, current CV, official transcripts, and statement of teaching philosophy and research intent. In addition, please provide the names and contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application. This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references. Application review will begin January 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct inquires to Dr. Scott Bowdridge, Search Committee Chair, Division of Animal and Nutritional Sciences, West Virginia University, 1194 Evansdale Dr., 2213 Ag Sciences Bldg., Morgantown, WV 26506. Phone: (304) 293-2003. Email: Scott.Bowdridge@mail.wvu.edu
Location: The West Virginia University main campus is in Morgantown, a small city of 30,293 in the Appalachian Mountains near West Virginia's northern border with Pennsylvania. The city ranks 16th in Business Insider's Top 20 Best College Towns of 2014 and 7th on Kiplinger's 10 Great Places to Live in 2013. Larger cities in proximity include Pittsburgh, PA, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD, and Columbus, OH. West Virginia University is the state's major research, doctoral degree granting, land-grant institution. The University serves over 29,175 undergraduate, graduate and professional students in 13 academic schools and colleges. Additional information can be found at http://about.wvu.edu/wvu-facts.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.