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  • Assistant/Associate Professor -- Swine Science (Nutrition, Health or Welfare)
    College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources -- Department of Animal and Food Sciences
    Texas Tech University

    Background: The Department of Animal and Food Sciences is one of six departments within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Texas Tech University. The department is housed in a state-of-the-art research and teaching facility and has excellent research support and animal facilities, both on and off-campus. There are 22 faculty members in the department, many of whom are leading researchers in their respective fields. Areas of research emphasis include meat science and muscle biology, food safety and food microbiology, animal nutrition and health and animal welfare, with work in all major livestock species. The department is a key player in the research enterprise at Texas Tech University and central to the University's commitment to become an AAU or AAU-like institution. This position is an integral part of one of the strategic areas for growth of research on campus. As such, the successful applicant will be expected to provide leadership in this area and to build collaborative programs with faculty members in the department, as well as other departments in the College and University and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Responsibilities: Research and teaching in swine science, including: (1) providing leadership in development of research programs in the general program area of animal nutrition, health and welfare; (2) directing research and graduate education in an area of specialization focused on nutrition, health or welfare of swine; (3) securing extramural funding to support research efforts; (4) teaching courses related to swine biology and production, as well as the specific discipline areas of animal nutrition, health and welfare, at undergraduate and graduate levels; and, (5) participation in public service activities.

    Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in Animal Science or a related field, with a strong track record of research in one or more of the areas of nutrition, health or welfare. Candidates who have demonstrated the ability to obtain competitive research funding are preferred. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an independent and collaborative research program in his/her discipline area. Interaction with existing strong research programs in food safety, meat science and animal growth and development will be expected, as will engagement with the livestock industry. Candidates also should provide documentation of teaching ability and experience.

    Salary and Support: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time, tenure-track, 9 month academic appointment. It is expected that an additional 3 months of summer support can be realized through extramural funding. Given the research focus of this position, the opportunity exists for the successful candidate to negotiate a liberal start-up package.

    Application: Applicants must apply online (www.depts.ttu.edu/hradministration). The Requisition Number is 85820. Please attach to the application a complete curriculum vita, that includes a list of publications and any other information reflecting professional activity and qualifications. In addition, please arrange for three letters of reference from individuals who can provide a critical evaluation of your qualifications for the position to be forwarded to:

    Dr. Sam Jackson
    Department of Animal and Food Sciences
    Box 42141
    Lubbock, TX 79409-2141

    Phone: 806-742-2805, Ext. 224
    Email: sam.jackson@ttu.edu
    Fax: 806-742-0898
 
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