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Assistant, Associate, Full Professor in Beef Cattle Reproductive Physiology & Genomics
The University of Tennessee

Date Posted Nov. 15, 2018
Title Assistant, Associate, Full Professor in Beef Cattle Reproductive Physiology & Genomics
University The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN, United States
Department Animal Science Department
Application Deadline Dec. 15, 2018
Position Start Date Jan. 1, 2019
  • Assistant Professor
  • Animal Genomics
    Animal Science

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, (UTIA), Department of Animal Science in Knoxville, TN invites applications for a full-time, 12 month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. Salary is commensurate with education, experience and qualifications.

Position Responsibilities: 80% Research and 20% Teaching
Qualifications: Earned doctoral degree in Animal Science or a closely related field with substantial reproductive physiology and genomics based training and significant experience in US beef management systems. Individual must demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills, demonstrate a passion for animal science related research and mentoring graduate students, have a substantial record of scholarly activity including but not limited to extramurally-funded research and publications in peer-reviewed journals or demonstrated potential. All applicants must be authorized to work in the US on a long-term basis.

Excellent Opportunities Exist for Individual to:
 Conduct reproductive physiology genomics-based translational research benefiting the Tennessee, US and global beef cattle industry
 Have an extramurally-funded UTIA research program (e.g., grants & contracts)
 Create scholarly, peer-reviewed original research articles
 Establish and maintain a strong working relationship within the institute and department, with commodity-specific organizations, and with other entities serving the cattle industry
 Mentor BS, MS and PhD students
 Serve as instructor for graduate level courses in the areas of reproductive physiology/endocrinology and beef cattle production
 Participate in other activities of the Department of Animal Science, Institute of Agriculture, University and Professional Organizations and Societies
 Support educational efforts of UT Extension Specialists and county-based UT Extension agents by providing research-based information

About the University and Department
The University of Tennessee at Knoxville has an enrollment of approximately 27,000 students and is located near the Smoky Mountains with abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation. The Department of Animal Science is a diverse and fascinating blend of applied and basic life sciences, ultimately focused on enhancing the efficiency of, profitability and sustainability of the domestic animal industries. The department’s activities are accomplished by its 29 faculty members and 15 professionals and support staff on the Knoxville campus and at locations across Tennessee. Approximately 600 undergraduate students are enrolled in the department’s Bachelor of Science degree program with academic concentrations in animal industries, biosciences and pre-veterinary medicine. Encouraging undergraduate participation in research, creative achievement and real-world experience is a departmental goal. There are approximately 25 graduate students enrolled in the department’s MS and PhD programs. Research programs in the Department focus in the areas of animal health and well-being, nutrition, physiological genomics and reproduction. Extension leads adult and 4-H youth programs in beef and dairy cattle, goats,

equine, poultry, sheep, swine and environmental management. Opportunities are available for establishing collaborative and interdisciplinary activities with the College of Veterinary Medicine, Tennessee Department of Agriculture and the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory, other university units and regional industries. Several core research facilities are also available. Additional information about the Department can be found at

About Cattle Resources
Vast cattle resources are located at six of the UT AgResearch and Education Centers across the state. These centers currently have an inventory of 900 beef cows, 92 feedlot pens, 120 three acre and 18 five acre grazing paddocks. In addition, support staff are located at each of these centers. Two dairy research herds are also available with associated production trait data.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, a competitive start-up package is available.

Application: Review of applications will commence December 15, 2018 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Applicants should submit as a single electronic PDF document containing a cover letter, a statement describing their research interests, a statement relaying teaching philosophy and relaying specific interests and experiences with teaching graduate level courses in the area of reproductive physiology and endocrinology, official transcripts per each academic institution attended, names and addresses of at least five individuals willing to serve as a reference, and a detailed curriculum vitae conveying education along with relevant research, teaching and service activities to:

Dr. J. Lannett Edwards
Chair of the Search Committee for the Reproductive Physiology Genomics Faculty Position
Professor & Graduate Director
Department of Animal Science
251 Brehm Animal Science
2506 River Dr.
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-4588
Phone: 865-946-1011

  • All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. J. Lannett Edwards
    Animal Science
    The University of Tennessee
    2506 River Drive
    251 Brehm Animal Science Building
    Knoxville, TN 37996-4574
  • 865-946-1011


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