Assistant Professor in Animal Science Meat Science and Food Safety
Iowa State University
Location: Ames, Iowa
Internal Number: R11034
Faculty Position Information:
Assistant Professor in Animal Science Meat Science and Food Safety
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Department of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa seeks applicants for a 9-month Assistant Professor tenure-eligible faculty in meat science with an emphasis on microbiological food safety. Position responsibilities are 50% research, 35% teaching, 10% outreach and 5% institutional service. It is expected that responsibilities in these areas will be closely supportive of each other. The successful candidate will develop an independent and externally funded research program focused in meat and poultry food safety, while mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. The research and teaching program will be expected to contribute to departmental thrusts to enhance the sustainability and efficiency of meat production systems and associated supply chains. The successful candidate will contribute to the teaching missions in the Animal Science department through student-centered teaching and academic advising. Â Outreach expectations will be focused on interactions with the meat and poultry industry as well as State and Federal regulatory bodies. Service to the department is expected.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Meat Science, Animal Science, Food Science, or a related field by the time of hire.Â
(1) Capability for meat and poultry research with an emphasis in microbial food safety as evidenced by a scholarly publication record.
(2) Demonstrated evidence of effective teaching and communication skills.
(3) Knowledge of and interaction with the meat and poultry industry with ability to address food safety issues (could include pre- or post- harvest, antimicrobial resistance, etc.).
(4) Knowledge of and interaction with regulatory agencies that impact the meat and poultry enterprises.
(5) Demonstrated ability to work in a team-based, collaborative environment to solve problems.
(6) Demonstrated record or potential to establish a research program sustained by extramural funding.
(7) Experience in applying traditional and modern molecular approaches to food safety research.
(8) Potential to contribute to the Department and Universityâs efforts to promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Department/Program & College Description:
The Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University is a recognized leader in its field, both nationally and internationally, with balanced emphasis on research, teaching, and extension. The Department enjoys strong support and interactions with the livestock industries in the State, in particular with the meat and poultry industry. The Department has excellent facilities including a USDA-FSIS inspected Meat Laboratory and a Biosafety Level 2 meat processing laboratory. The Department also has beef, swine, sheep, dairy, and two poultry teaching and research farms. Itâs collegial environment, embedded in a strong livestock industry, makes the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University an excellent base for faculty interested in pursuing a rewarding and impactful career in the animal sciences.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Iowa State University is one of the worldâs leading institutions of agriculture, with more than 160 years of leadership in science, education, and extension. The College educates future leaders, conducts mission-oriented research, and shares new knowledge for the betterment of Iowa and the world. Iowa State plays a leading role in meeting the ever-growing demand for highly qualified students who will become the next generation of industry leaders and educators in Iowa, the nation, and the world. Offering expert animal science training, research and engagement from the Department of Animal Science and CALS is critical to continuing the universityâs mission.
To apply for this position, please click on âApplyâ at www.iastate.edu and complete the Employment Application.
Review of applicants will begin on March 20th, 2023, and applications must be received before then for guaranteed consideration. However, the position will remain open until filled.
All faculty members have a common responsibility to support and sustain our core values and are expected to convey good citizenship within department, college, and university activities, interact collegially and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student, staff, and community members. We encourage applications from individuals who identify as members of traditionally underrepresented groups, including but not limited to African American or Black, Asian American, First Nations, Indigenous, Native American, and Latinx populations. We are committed to the retention of new faculty and as such the successful candidate will be provided with a faculty mentor within the home unit, benefit from peer/mutual mentoring opportunities, and have access to university programs such as the External Mentor Program.
Proposed Start Date:
August 16, 2023
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
09 Month Work Period
Applicants must be prepared to submit:
A cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, statement of research interests and philosophy, a vision for their research program, and a teaching philosophy. A curriculum vitae. Statement of commitment to Iowa State Universityâs Principles of community (https://www.diversity.iastate.edu/connect/principles). Names and complete contact information for 3-5 references.
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Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email email@example.com.
Why Choose ISU? Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work-life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as: â¢ Retirement benefits, including defined benefit and defined contribution plans; â¢ Generous leave plans; â¢ Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa); â¢ Life insurance and long-term disability; â¢ Flexible Spending Accounts; â¢ Various voluntary benefits and discounts; â¢ Employee Assistance Program; â¢ Wellbeing program.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.