Lush Endowed Chair in Animal Breeding and Genetics
Iowa State University
Location: Ames, Iowa
Internal Number: R6100
Faculty Position Information:
Lush Endowed Chair in Animal Breeding and Genetics
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Department of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa seeks applicants for the Lush Endowed Chair in Animal Breeding and Genetics. This position is a 9-month, tenured position at the associate or professor rank with proposed responsibilities 70% research, 25% teaching, and 5% service.Â The position includes dedicated annual operating funds. Applicants from academia, industry and government are encouraged to apply.
Candidates should be an international leader in animal breeding and genetics/genomics or a related field. Possible areas of focus include, but not limited to, the use of genetic/genomic, phenomic, and reproductive technologies, epidemiological genetics, and computational methods for precision breeding and farming. All animal species are acceptable areas of focus. Candidates are expected to develop a research program of international stature in Animal Breeding and Genetics and Genomics and are expected to obtain external funding to support their research program. Candidates are expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching and graduate student mentoring. Service to the academic mission and profession is expected.
This position requires collaboration with a diverse group of stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff, and external constituents. Ample opportunities exist to collaborate with faculty in related disciplines and through participation in interdisciplinary graduate programs such as genetics and genomics, bioinformatics, and computational biology. Key to success will be cultivating relationships with stakeholders that are mutually beneficial for the department, college, and university. Exceptional oral and written communications are essential, as well as a demonstrated ability to broadly communicate science with diverse audiences. A commitment to diversity and inclusion, and the land-grant mission is expected.
Guaranteed Consideration Date: Applications will be accepted immediately and will continue until the position is filled.Â Review of applicants begins October 13, 2021.
A PhD in animal sciences or a broadly related discipline with expertise in animal breeding. Internationally recognized scholarship commensurate with the rank of associate or full professor with tenure and meet the department, college, and university standards for appointment as a tenured professor.
Experience in quantitative genetics and/or genomics of food animals.
Demonstrated ability to manage complex research programs and evidence of fiscal/budget management.
Demonstrated evidence of the ability to effectively teach and/or mentor others.
Experience engaging with stakeholders to provide solutions to issues through research partnerships.
Proposed start date: 8/16/2022, or as negotiated
The Department of Animal Science is a leader nationally and internationally. Over the past decade, the Department has demonstrated its ability to expand and enhance the quality and range of its research activities in nutrition, genetics, physiology, meat science, and microbiology. The strong support offered to new faculty, the breadth and depth of its scientific capabilities, the balance among research, teaching, and extension, and the collegial environment makes the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University an excellent location for faculty to enhance their academic careers.
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For more information, contact Dr. James Reecy (email@example.com; 515-294-1609). Â Please direct questions regarding the application process to firstname.lastname@example.org or (515) 294-4800. Â Review and evaluation of applications will commence on October 13, 2021.
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.