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Assistant or Associate Professor of Animal and Food Sciences
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Feb. 15, 2024
Title Assistant or Associate Professor of Animal and Food Sciences
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date July 2024
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Animal Science
Assistant or Associate Professor of Animal and Food Sciences. 86% Research, 9% Teaching, and Service (5%) missions of the Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and the Environment, twelve-month tenure eligible position in the Regular Title series. The earliest anticipated start date is July 1, 2024. Specialization: Reproductive Physiology

The successful candidate will develop a research program focused on reproductive physiology in livestock and/or avian species, with the dual objective of providing solutions to emerging agricultural challenges and creating high value biomedical models. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally funded research program, conduct both independent and collaborative research related to reproductive physiology and to contribute to a strong undergraduate and graduate program in Animal Sciences. Teaching expectations include graduate courses in the biology of reproduction and assisting with mammalian endocrinology or courses within the candidate’s area of specialization and contributing to undergraduate courses as requested. The candidate is expected to be involved in the training and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will also be expected to work closely with extension educators and partners in allied animal industries towards a common goal of fulfilling the college and departmental missions.

A Ph.D. in Animal Science or a closely allied field. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated potential for excellence in research, teaching, and grantsmanship. Postdoctoral experience in animal science or in related fields is encouraged. Applicants must possess a demonstrated record of peer-reviewed scientific publications, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a desire to collaborate with others in a collegial team environment. The ability to work in interdisciplinary and crossfunctional environments is important.

The University of Kentucky has laboratory and animal (swine, poultry, sheep, rodents, and rabbits) facilities on campus and farm animal research facilities at the Maine Chance Equine Campus and C. Oran Little Research Center ( and, respectively), as well as at the Research and Education Center at Princeton (

Application materials are to include:
• Current curriculum vitae
• Academic Transcripts (unofficial are OK for application with official needed for appointment)
• Letter of interest (upload under Cover Letter)
• Statement of research (upload under Specific Request 1)
• Statement of teaching (upload under Specific Request 2)
• Names and contact information for three references (upload under Specific Request 3)

Candidate questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair; Dr. Merlin D. Lindemann at

Salary is negotiable and is commensurate with training and experience. Employment at UK is subject to fund availability and comes with diverse rewards, focusing on your total well-being and career development, with leadership striving to provide a strong work-life integration. The university generously contributes to employees’ retirement plans, medical coverage, and life insurance. In addition, UK offers optional benefits such as dental and vision insurance, additional retirement plans and much more. To learn more about these benefits, please visit:

Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2024, or until an acceptable applicant is found.

The University of Kentucky and the Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment (CAFE) are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment of mutual respect where all members of our community are able to fully engage, belong, and succeed. We support and welcome applicants of all identities such as but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, perspectives, beliefs, sexual orientation, national origin, religious belief, age, and, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity university. We encourage applications from women, minorities, and all interested and qualified people. The EEO Coordinator is Tim West, S-105 Agriculture Science Center North, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY 40546-0091.

The Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment (CAFE) is fulfilling the landgrant promise of educational excellence, civic leadership, transformational research, and shared knowledge serving the common good. We serve the people of the Commonwealth and across the world through education, outreach, service, and research by finding solutions to improve lives today and create a sustainable future. We integrate teaching, research, and extension in our work. We recruit, retain, and graduate students who are competent, responsible, and workforce ready. For more than 130 years, CAFE has provided research results to the community. From traditional labs and research farms to high-tech diagnostic and research centers, we offer science-based, practical solutions that affect the everyday lives of Kentuckians and people around the world. Our Cooperative Extension programs are engaged in Kentucky’s 120 counties, identifying and addressing needs not only in agriculture and natural resources, but also 4-H and youth development, family and consumer sciences, as well as community & economic development. We create a welcoming and inclusive environment that allows our faculty, staff, and students to reach their highest potential. We recognize people with diverse backgrounds and experiences are essential to decision making, problem solving, and innovation each and every day.

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