The Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University invites applications for an Assistant Professor with an emphasis in mammalian reproductive neuroendocrinology. This is a 9-month, tenure-track position with research (60%), teaching (40%) and service responsibilities. General duties and responsibilities: Develop and lead an independent, extramurally-funded, internationally-recognized research program in the field of neuroendocrine physiology with the aim of improving reproductive efficiency of livestock. The candidate will be expected to enhance a multidisciplinary faculty that uses a variety of in vitro and in vivo models, including domestic and laboratory animals, to provide fundamental knowledge of reproductive neuroendocrine pathways with translational impacts on pre- and postnatal development, puberty, adult health, and fertility.
Texas A&M University is a public, land-grant institution with many high-quality academic units conducting research with small and large animal models. The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary, startup package and laboratory space with shared equipment, 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 collaborate with a broad range of TAMU System researchers who participate in several interdisciplinary programs, including the Interdisciplinary Faculty of Reproductive Biology, the Texas A&M Institute of Neuroscience, the Whole Systems Genomics Initiative, the One Health Grand Challenge Initiative, and individuals within the Department of Animal Science, the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and the TAMU College of Medicine.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, two-page statement of teaching and research plans, and contact information for three individuals who can provide a critical evaluation of the applicant's qualifications for the position. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Individuals may apply by sending materials to Dr. Russell Cross, Professor and Search Committee Chair (via Grace Glenn, Administrator; email@example.com).
The Texas A&M University System is an equal opportunity employer, is committed to building a diverse work environment, and fosters a culture that values diversity in all its forms.
Ph.D. in reproductive biology, physiology or endocrinology or another closely related field, with training and experience in neuroendocrinology. Postdoctoral experience and evidence of extramural grants, outstanding research and teaching accomplishments are required. A demonstrated ability or potential to maintain a strong graduate and undergraduate education program is required. The appointee will team-teach a graduate reproductive biology course and develop a course related to their specialty. Investigation of the interactions of endocrine, metabolic, and environmental factors affecting reproductive success of livestock is encouraged. Expertise in molecular, cellular and physiological aspects of neuroendocrinology and familiarity with functional genomics is expected. Research should contribute to collaborative, multidisciplinary efforts for enhancing reproductive efficiency of food-producing animals. Research that utilizes domestic livestock species as dual-purpose models for generating knowledge to regulate reproduction and health of humans and animals is encouraged.
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.