Job no: 498830 Position type: Full-Time 12-Month Department: 011300 - Animal & Dairy Science Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS Categories: Faculty Position Open Date: Jun 27 2019
The Animal and Dairy Sciences Department currently houses approximately 380 undergraduate students, 20 graduate students, and 22 faculty, both on campus at research and Extension centers throughout Mississippi. The Department conducts teaching, research and Extension activities on the 1200 acre South Farm which includes a small research swineherd and research pens for over 150 animals. Also, proximity to commercial swine facilities in the Southeast will increase research and extension opportunities for the successful candidate. The Department began operations on a new 15,000 ft Meat Science and Muscle Laboratory in July of 2018 and will move into a new 38,000 ft Animal and Dairy Sciences Building in June of 2019. The Department offers Bachelors of Science degrees with concentrations in Pre-Vet Science/Science, Animal Production, and Business and Industry. Both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are offered from within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in Animal and Dairy Sciences.
Area of Specialization:
Anticipated Appointment Date:
January 1, 2020
Tenure Track Status:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be responsible for providing statewide leadership for swine 4-H programs and adult education and assist in the management of the Swine Research Center. This person is expected to work cooperatively with other Extension and research professors, Extension area agents, county Extension personnel and industry leaders to develop educational programs for clientele and county Extension Agents based on needs assessments to include national, regional, state and local county needs.
Programs should be developed with curricula that can be delivered and evaluated by the specialist and/or county Extension Agents resulting in measured impacts. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program that is complementary to the individual's Extension programming. Research and Extension programming may include but are not limited to growth and development, fat biology or meat science. The successful candidate will be expected to integrate his/her research programs into other Departmental and State-Wide research and outreach activities.
Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in Animal Sciences or a closely related field with an emphasis in growth and development and/or meat science.
ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):
Yes, ABDs accepted.
Candidates with swine management experience and a demonstrated background in obtaining extramural funding is a plus.
Instructions for Applying:
All applicants must apply online at www.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach a letter of interest that outlines extension, research and teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, official transcripts of all college and university work, as well as contact information for three references. Any social numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online. Any inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Clay Cavinder at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662-325-7466. A review of applications will begin August 15th, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
Internal Number: 498830
About Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University represents the highest level of research activity for doctorate-granting institutions and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as an R1-Very High Research Activity University. Also, a National Science Foundation “Top 100” research University, MSU shelters a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, and values the talents of our distinguished faculty, staff, and student scholars. Here, a culture of inclusion is fostered and we’re driven each day to make a difference at the local, state, regional, national and global levels. At Mississippi State University we invite you to join us as we continue our momentum in research, teaching, and service.
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