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Job ID: 108957

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

Date Posted Jul. 11, 2018
Title Assistant or Associate Extension Professor in Animal and Food Sciences
University University of Kentucky
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lexington, KY
    United States
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Food & Nutritional Science
    Animal Science

The Department of Animal and Food Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, is seeking applicants for a 12-month, tenure track position (approximately 80% Extension, 20% Research) in the field of ruminant nutrition for the West Kentucky Research and Education Center located in Princeton, KY. Emphasis on ruminant nutrition with a particular focus on interactions with the immune system and disease challenge preferred, but other focal areas accepted. This position has the expectation for excellence in Extension programming working with a diverse clientele, including Kentucky beef producers, industry personnel and county Extension agents.

The candidate is expected to develop a nationally recognized Extension program with an emphasis on nutritional strategies to enhance beef cattle performance and health. Extension responsibilities include: developing and delivering scholarly educational materials and programs; technical support for county-based Extension agents, producers and/or allied industry personnel; seeking and procuring extramural funding; and additional service to the department, college and university. Additionally, the candidate will be the faculty supervisor of the Princeton beef research facility. The candidate will coordinate daily management as well as work collaboratively with campus-based faculty on research efforts while also developing an independent internationally recognized research program.

This position is housed at the West Kentucky Research and Education Center located off-campus in the western region of the state (Princeton, KY). The center is currently undergoing significant infrastructure improvements as the station becomes the Grain and Forage Center of Excellence. Extension specialists and researchers from various departments are located on the station providing opportunities for inter-disciplinary research and Extension program development. Laboratory, office and meeting room spaces are undergoing improvements. An Angus/Brangus cow-calf herd, approximately 150 breeding females, is maintained for research at the Princeton station. A semi-confinement barn with Calan gates is available for feeding trials. A Calan gate system also allows pasture supplementation research to be conducted. Opportunities exist to collaborate and initiate research at the C. Oran Little Research Center in Versailles as well.

Applications should include a letter of interest, current CV, official transcripts, and statement of Extension and Research philosophy (upload under Specific Request 1), . In addition, please provide the names and contact information for five references when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Application review will begin October 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Please direct inquires to Dr. Jeffrey Lehmkuhler, Search Committee Chair, Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Kentucky, 810 W.P. Garrigus Bldg., Lexington, KY 40546-0215. Phone: 859-257-2853. E-mail:

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