LOCATION: School of Animal Sciences, LSU AgCenter, LSU College of Agriculture, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The School of Animal Sciences is seeking an Animal Scientist at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in one of the following fields: large animal physiology/endocrinology, livestock genomics, or meat chemistry/meat quality of domestic animals. The successful candidate will join the ranks of an active, growing department and complement the recent cluster hire areas of animal reproduction and meat science/muscle biology. This is a 12 month tenure track position – 70% research, 30% teaching.
RESEARCH: The successful applicant will be expected to develop an independent research program addressing fundamentally important questions in a specified area in one or more domestic animal species. Areas of research for large animal physiology\endocrinology may include, but are not limited to, reproductive physiology/endocrinology, hormonal influence on gene expression, metabolic dysregulation, or stress physiology. Areas of research for livestock genomics may include, but are not limited to, the use of genomics/genetics, proteomics, metabolomics and/or bioinformatics on economic traits, production efficiency and quality, or disease resistance/susceptibility. Areas of research for meat chemistry/meat quality may include, but are not limited to, research related to livestock species with emphasis on protein/lipid chemistry, physiological influences on proteomic changes, or molecular bases of meat quality. The applicant will be expected to conduct research appropriate for publication in refereed journals; obtain extramural funding; and participate in collaborative research within the School of Animal Sciences, across the LSU system, and with outside entities.
TEACHING: Teaching expectations include primary responsibility for an undergraduate course based on the successful candidate’s field, shared responsibility for other departmental courses, and a graduate level course in his/her area of expertise. Candidate will be expected to develop a strong graduate student mentoring program, especially at the Ph.D. level.
FACILITIES: Louisiana has vibrant animal industries with strong links to the School of Animal Sciences. The School of Animal Sciences has a new state of the art research laboratory building supporting research in physiology, nutrition, meat science, immunology, genomics, and developmental biology. The School of Animal Sciences facilitates the operation of centralized farm units in beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, small ruminants, and poultry available for research and teaching. Louisiana State University has core units providing services in genomics, tissue culture, cell sorting, microscopy, and proteomics.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. in Animal Science or related field with knowledge of animal production. Experience in molecular and cellular approaches to research and a commitment to teaching excellence is required. Post-doctoral experience with evidence of collaborative research and potential for procuring extramural funding is preferred.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 15, 2018 or until a suitable candidate is identified.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or in Workday for internal applicants) by attaching a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Questions about the on-line system should be directed to the HRM Office at 225/578-2258. Questions about the position and search process may be directed to:
Dr. Richard Cooper,
Associate Director, School of Animal Sciences
LSU Agricultural Center
205 Animal and Food Sciences Laboratory, Baton Rouge, LA
Phone: 225-578-2875; Fax 225-578-4890
Web site: School of Animal Sciences – http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/our_offices/departments/Animal_Sciences
Web site: www.lsuagcenter.com