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Assistant Professor-Food Animal Science
Murray State University

Date Posted May 22, 2018
Title Assistant Professor-Food Animal Science
University Murray State University
Department Animal and Equine Science
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2018
  • Murray, KY
    United States
  • Assistant Professor
  • Zoology/Genetics
    Veterinary Science/Medicine
    Poultry Science
    Meat Science
    Food & Nutritional Science
    Dairy Science
    Animal Science
    Agricultural - General

Summary of Job Duties/Responsibilities:
Full time, 9 month, tenure-track position. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching a wide array of undergraduate and graduate courses in food animal sciences and for participation in other scholarly activities (i.e. research, grant writing, publications, presentations, etc.) as a part of his/her professional development. Public service, student mentoring and advising are further requirements for the position. Other duties may include supervising undergraduate research and student organization advising.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
PhD in Animal Science or closely related field. ABD will be considered with an appropriate plan of completion by August 2018. Effective teaching, organization, and communication skills are necessary. The successful applicant should have a working knowledge of production systems for the major food animal species. Essential skills include the ability to be an effective team player and to interact well with peers, students, constituent groups, and the general public.

Preferred Experience:
Preference will be given to applicants with significant expertise in poultry production, swine production, and/or meat science.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Initial review of applicants will start on June 6th, 2018. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vita, official transcripts of all university work, and three letters of recommendation to the online application portal provided below.

Murray is a friendly college town in western Kentucky, conveniently located 2.5-3.5 hours from major metropolitan areas including Nashville, Memphis and St. Louis. Recreational areas such as Land Between the Lakes, Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley are within 20 minutes. Cost of living is approximately 14% lower than the national average. Murray has been nationally cited as the "Friendliest Small Town in America" and Murray State University is regularly ranked as one of the best regional public universities in the south. Visit for more information on the city and its amenities.

  • Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Brian Parr, Assistant Dean
    Hutson School of Agriculture
    Murray State University
    213 South Oakley Applied Science
    Murray, KY 42071
  • 270-809-2966


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