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 responsibilities described as 70% research, 25% teaching, and 5% service.Â Candidates should be recognized international leaders in animal breeding and genetics or related fields. Candidates are expected to continue or establish a research program of international stature in Animal Breeding and Genetics and Genomics at Iowa State University. Candidates must seek and get competitive, external research funding to support their research program, Â Possible areas of focus can include the use of novel genomic, phenomic, and reproductive technologies, epidemiological genetics, and computational methods for precision breeding and farming. The position is not tied to any one species and could go across species.Â Candidates are expected to contribute to graduate education and/or the proposed undergraduate minor and on-line graduate programs in animal breeding and genetics, and to research mentoring in their field of expertise.Â Ample opportunities exist to collaborate with faculty in related disciplines and through participation in interdisciplinary graduate programs in genetics and genomics, bioinformatics, and computational biology. The position includes dedicated operating funds.
This position requires a desire to collaborate with a diverse group of stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff, and external constituents. 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 the ability to communicate with diverse audiences.Â
Required Minimum Qualifications:
A PhD in the animal sciences or related discipline, with concentration in quantitative genetics and/or genomics of food animals.
Additionally, candidates must demonstrate an excellent record of competitively-funded research and internationally recognized scholarship commensurate with the ranks of associate or full professor and meet the department, college, and university standards for appointment to the rank of associate or full professor with tenure.
Experience working with genetics and with demonstrated research productivity.
Demonstrated evidence of the ability to effectively teach and advise in higher education.
Experience engaging with industry stakeholders to provide solutions to issues through research partnerships.
Department/Program & College Description:
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.
Proposed Start Date:
August 16, 2021
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
09 Month Work Period
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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.