The Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences is seeking an Instructor/Meat laboratory Manager for a 12-month appointment (50% Instruction/50% Manager) that includes responsibilities in teaching, research, and management of facilities. The Animal and Dairy Sciences Department currently houses approximately 435 undergraduate students, 32 graduate students and 22 faculty, both on campus and at research and extension centers throughout Mississippi. The Department conducts teaching, research and extension activities on the 1,200 acre H.H. Leveck Animal Research Center and the Bearden Research Dairy. The Department began operations in a new 15,000 square foot Meat Science and Muscle Laboratory in July of 2018 and recently moved into a new 38,000 square foot Animal and Dairy Sciences Building. The Department offers Bachelor of Science degrees with concentrations in Pre-Vet/Science, Animal Production, Business and Industry, and Pre-Vet Medical Technology. Both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are offered from within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in Animal and Dairy Sciences.
Qualified candidates must have a Master of Science degree in Animal Sciences/Food Science or a closely related field. The successful candidate will be responsible for:
- Teaching meat science/food science classes as assigned.
- Coach/manage a meat judging team.
- Develop student skills focusing on job placement upon graduation.
- Assist with research activities as assigned.
- Work with current staff to comply, develop, maintain, and oversee all procedures involving USDA FSIS.
- Oversee student workers and staff.
- Participate in all accounting and sales activities associated with the Meat Laboratory.
- Promote a service plus attitude that focuses on meeting stakeholder needs.
- Create and implement strategies to increase sales and product development.
- Facilitate participation in the newly approved Meat Science Certificate Program.
A successful candidate will have a background in meat science or food science and will be expected to provide leadership in creating processing efficiencies in the new Meat Science and Muscle Biology Laboratory. The Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences works closely with the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion. The successful candidate will be expected to work with faculty from both Departments. Preference will be given to candidates with meats judging and/or industry experience.
All applicants MUST complete the online Personal Data Information Form located at www.jobs.msstate.edu to be considered for this position. Applicants should apply online at jobs.msstate.edu. Attach to the online application a letter of interest that outlines your experience, a curriculum vitae, and official transcripts of all college and university work as well as contact information for three references. Any inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Derris Burnett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662-325-2852. A review of applications will begin on November 1, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Mississippi State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer
Internal Number: 500257
About Mississippi State University Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences
Our faculty are committed to serving the citizens of this state through teaching, research and extension programs. Research and extension centers are located strategically throughout the state. Animal research facilities at the Leveck Animal Research Center, Bearden Dairy Cattle Research Center, Prairie Research Unit, Brown Loam Research Station, and the White Sands Unit give faculty opportunities to investigate the challenges facing the livestock industry.
Our Mission is to provide science-based solutions for animal agriculture through innovative and effective education, research and extension programming. Our Vision is Building the Future of Agriculture.