The Department of Animal Science invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor with an emphasis in beef cattle production. With the goal of a preeminent program of excellence in beef cattle production research and teaching, this position will contribute to elevating the national prominence of Texas A&M in this discipline. A 10-month, tenure-track appointment with responsibilities for teaching, research and service (approximately 25% teaching, 60% research and 15% service). The incumbent will be expected to teach courses in their area of expertise at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to develop and lead an independent, extramurally-funded research program in the field of beef cattle production and collaborate with existing faculty. Texas A&M University is a public, land-grant institution. The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary, startup package, and laboratory space with excellent shared equipment within Texas A&M’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and access to animal facilities and core laboratories operated by the Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The candidate will have opportunities to interact and collaborate with a broad range of TAMU System researchers, including the Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, a two-page statement of teaching and research plans relative to the position, five representative publications, and names and contact information of three individuals who can provide a critical evaluation of the applicant’s qualifications for the position. Individuals may apply by sending materials to: Dr. Tom Welsh, Search Committee Chair, Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-2471, via Grace Glenn, Administrator (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin August 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
Ph.D. in animal science or related field with a research emphasis in cattle management systems for cattle adapted to subtropical and tropical environments, with a disciplinary focus in nutrition, reproduction, or genetics. Evidence of outstanding research and teaching potential is desired for consideration for appointment at the Assistant Professor rank. Prior faculty-level experience, evidence of successful grantsmanship, outstanding research and teaching accomplishments are required for appointment at the Associate Professor rank. A demonstrated ability or potential to teach and maintain a strong graduate and undergraduate education program is required. Research should contribute to collaborative, multidisciplinary efforts for enhancing beef cattle systems associated with subtropical and tropical environments.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with training and experience.
The Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University has achieved national and international prominence as the largest and most complex department of animal science in the nation. As part of its land grant mission, the Animal Science Department strives to meet the needs of all citizens by providing outstanding teaching, research and extension programs.