This is an academic year (nine month) tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences at Montana State University. The appointment will be 60% Research, 30% Teaching, and 10% Service funded by the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station and the College of Agriculture.
We seek individuals who work professionally and effectively with diverse individuals, possess effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to contribute positively to the academic success of the students and the mission of Montana State University.
Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a high quality, effective research program in animal reproduction with emphasis on improving reproductive efficiency of domestic animals relevant to livestock production in Montana and the region.
The successful candidate will also be expected to develop a competitive research program focused on large animal reproductive physiology. This position would emphasize metabolic systems and interactions at the molecular and organismic levels with reproductive physiology, nutrition, and adaptation to environmental changes. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate courses, mentor undergraduate and graduate research students, and participate in outreach and service activities. As a tenure-track faculty member, the successful candidate will be expected to publish in refereed journals, secure extramural funding, meet demands of teaching and advising, and provide appropriate public, departmental and university service.
Duties and Responsibilities
Cooperative research within the Department, with other departments at Montana State University, at the Northern Ag Research Center in Havre, with the USDA ARS, (Miles City, MT and Dubois, ID) will be strongly encouraged. Teaching expectations will include primary responsibility for a required, junior level reproductive physiology course, a ‘hands-on’ course that emphasizes assisted reproductive technologies in domestic animals, and one graduate course in the candidates’ area of expertise (offered in alternate years).
This is a key position in our interdisciplinary research programs which combines expertise in endocrinology, metabolism, nutrition, stress physiology, genetics, disease and nutrition to address critical issues in the animal industry. The individual would interact and complement existing programs within the Department: animal production management (cattle, sheep equine), animal nutrition (cattle, sheep, equine), animal genomics, (cattle, sheep), and could contribute to the goals of our rangeland and wildlife habitat ecology and management programs. Furthermore, utilizing existing and emerging resources to answer tomorrow’s questions related to the physiology of enhancing health management, adaptation to climate change/environment, and profitability would make this a rewarding position for the successful candidate and our Department.
Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
1. An earned Ph.D. in reproductive biology, physiology or related field, with an emphasis in large animal reproduction and endocrinology.
2. Post-doctoral and/or equivalent experience.
3. Potential to establish (for candidates at the Assistant Professor level), or evidence of having established (required of candidates at the Associate Professor level), an externally-funded, competitive, and independent research program.
4. Demonstrated ability to conduct and publish high quality and original research, as indicated by publication in peer-reviewed journals.
5. Demonstrated or potential for excellence in undergraduate and graduate instruction and mentoring.
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
1. Demonstrated commitment to student, faculty, and staff diversity.
2. Animal Physiology teaching experience.
3. Research program that complements and expands on current research programs in participating departments.
4. Experience teaching in a "team-teaching" environment.
5. Demonstrated potential or ability to work collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams.