POSITION: Assistant/Associate Professor with an emphasis in mammalian epigenetics. This is a 9-month, tenure-track position with research (65%), teaching (25%), and service (10%) responsibilities.
GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop and lead an independent, extramurally-funded, internationally-recognized research program in the field of epigenetic mechanisms regulating production, health, and disease of livestock. The candidate will be expected to enhance a multidisciplinary faculty to lead the nation into this transformational era of livestock production. The strategic hiring of an epigeneticist will complement and extend current research initiatives and strengthen an already strong faculty in the Department of Animal Science. This position will serve a critical need for the Department of Animal Science in its effort to achieve excellence in five Areas of Excellence: 1) Cattle Adapted to Tropical and Subtropical Environments; 2) Pregnancy and Developmental Programming; 3) Quantifiable Animal Performance; 4) Student and Stakeholder Engagement; and 5) Safety, Quality, and Nutrition of Food Products. The appointee will develop a graduate course in epigenetics and assist in undergraduate education associated with the recently revised curriculum. Investigators that utilize domestic livestock species and/or laboratory animals as research models for mammalian health and animal production are encouraged to apply. Applicants demonstrating significant success in research productivity and accomplishments may also be eligible for the Burkhart Endowed Professorship for Beef Cattle Research. Distributions from this endowment must be used in accordance with the terms of the agreement and in accordance with University guidelines in the Department of Animal Science within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. in Genetics, Animal Science, or related field with emphasis on epigenetics is required. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Evidence of outstanding research potential is required for consideration for appointment at the Assistant Professor rank. Prior faculty-level experience, evidence of successful grantsmanship, and outstanding research accomplishments are required for appointment at the Associate Professor rank. A demonstrated ability or potential to maintain a strong graduate program is required.
RESOURCES: Texas A&M University is a public, land-grant institution with many high-quality academic units conducting research with small and large animal models. The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary, startup package and laboratory space with shared equipment, and access to animal facilities and core laboratories operated by the Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The candidate will have opportunities to collaborate with a broad range of TAMU System researchers who participate in several interdisciplinary programs, including the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Genetics, Interdisciplinary Faculty of Reproductive Biology, the Texas A&M Institute of Neuroscience, the Texas A&M Institute of Genome Sciences and Society, the Global One Health Initiative, and individuals within the Department of Animal Science, the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and the TAMU College of Medicine.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants must submit: 1) letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) two-page statement of teaching and research plans, and 4) contact information for three individuals who can provide a critical evaluation of the applicant’s qualifications for the position. The application materials must be submitted online at: http://apply.interfolio.com/69654. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
For questions, email inquiries to: Dr. Rodolfo Cardoso, Search Committee Chair, Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-2471, via Ms. Amy Carwile e-mail: email@example.com.
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About Texas A&M University, Department of Animal Science
The Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University remains one of the largest of its kind in the United States, offering degree programs leading to B.S., M.Ag., M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Animal Science, Animal Breeding, and Physiology of Reproduction. Additionally, our faculty are members of Intercollegiate Faculties capable of granting degrees in Nutrition, Food Science and Technology, Biotechnology, and Genetics. The mission of the Department of Animal Science is to improve lives through discovery, integration, dissemination and application of science-based knowledge of animals and animal products. Areas of Excellence have been identified and developed to more effectively fulfill the mission of the Department of Animal Science. The goals for these Areas of Excellence are to provide focused areas of scholarship within the Department. The Areas of Excellence align with the missions of both the Department and College, as well as the strategic pillars of the University: (1) Transformational Education for all students, (2) Discovery and Innovation for the world, (3) Impact on the state, the nation and the world. Our dedication to these goals have formed the evolution of our programs and remains a driving priority.