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Assistant or Associate Professor, Animal Science
Iowa State University

  • Jul. 18, 2017
  • Assistant or Associate Professor, Animal Science
  • Department of Animal Science
  • Iowa State University
    Ames, IA
    United States
  • September 29, 2017 for guaranteed consideration
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Animal Science
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Assistant or Associate Professor, Animal Science
The Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, seeks applicants for a 12-month tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position with 50% responsibilities in teaching, 25% in applied research and 25% extension/outreach with focus on swine production. There’s an understanding that the responsibilities in these three areas be closely supportive of each other.

The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate swine production science and management courses, advise undergraduate students and student clubs, and provide assistance with undergraduate student recruitment and retention. The candidate is also expected to establish a vigorous and impactful applied research program with a focus on pork production systems and sustainability, along with an associated effective extension program by working closely with the Iowa and US pork industries. Opportunities exist to collaborate with scientists in a variety of disciplines within the Department of Animal Science, Iowa Pork Industry Center and with faculty in other Departments, as well as nearby federal laboratories.

Applicants must have demonstrated ability to work in a team-based, collaborative environment to solve problems and develop programs as well as evidence of effective written and oral communication skills.

Required Education and Experience
For appointment at the assistant professor rank: Applicants must have an earned PhD, by the start date, in an animal science discipline with concentration in swine production science and management.

For appointment at the associate professor rank: PhD in Animal Science or closely related discipline with concentration in swine production science and management, demonstrated experience conducting research and demonstrated success in acquiring extramural funding. Candidates must also have a record of scholarship achievement commensurate with the university’s standards for the rank of associate professor.

Preferred Education and Experience
Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated:
(1) teaching effectiveness,
(2) applied research effectiveness,
(3) ability to develop and deliver extension education programs in pork production and management systems,
(4) ability to work in a team-based, collaborative environment to solve problems,
(5) ability to secure extramural funding and
(6) extensive knowledge of the pork production industry

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All faculty members are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, and university activities and collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Additional Information
The guaranteed consideration for this position is September 29, 2017 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Application Instructions
To apply for this position, please click on "Apply to this job" and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References
4) Statement of teaching, research, and extension philosophy (limited to three pages)

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

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  • Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

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