The University of Missouri invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Professor Beef Cattle Extension in the Division of Animal Sciences, an academic unit of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. This position is a 12-month, tenure track position with a 70% extension and 30% research appointment. The specialist is expected to build a nationally respected program emphasizing ruminant production on forage-based systems and provide instruction, training, and program leadership in beef cattle nutrition and grass-based management for University of Missouri Extension Regional Livestock Specialists. The successful candidate must be able to assist producers with emerging technologies in animal efficiency, and assist other University of Missouri Extension Program areas (agronomy, agriculture business) as necessary, recently identified nutritional compounds impacting reproduction, lactation, and growth performance; as well as grain and by-product supplementation in cattle feeding systems. The selected candidate will have expertise in forages and pasture management systems for cattle. A positive working relationship with allied industry and producer groups in Missouri and the United States and the ability to work in a team environment is essential. The successful candidate will be encouraged to integrate divisional research programs in ruminant nutrition into beef production programs in the field. The candidate is expected to develop a recognized independent research program capable of obtaining extramural support. Concomitantly the candidate is also expected to be involved in collaborative research projects. Research emphasis is expected to focus on cow-calf and stocker cattle nutrition and production. This position will have access to existing ruminant nutrition laboratory and Beef Research and Teaching Farm facilities, including cow-calf and forage research resources and a research feedlot with 600 head capacity capable of individual feed intake measurement.
Ph.D. in ruminant nutrition or a related field.
Ability to communicate with various constituency groups of the state's animal industries, faculty, staff and students
Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Apply using the online application. BE prepared to upload a Letter of interest addressing your qualifications, academic transcripts, list of at least three references with contact information (address, phone number and email.)and comprehensive curriculum vitae. References will be contacted when appropriate.
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