Assistant Professor of Animal and Food Sciences
University of Kentucky
Assistant Professor of Animal and Food Sciences as twelve-month faculty member in the Regular Title series (tenure-eligible). The anticipated effort, which is reviewed and modified each year as appropriate, is 85% Research, 10% Teaching, and Service (5%) missions. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2024.
Our ideal colleague will have the capability to study ruminant nutritional physiology at a fundamental level such as metabolic adaptations in the transcriptome, and how these adaptations integrate with cellular and molecular events relative to the function of the whole animal. This position requires a solid foundation in ruminant nutrition as well as the ability to apply both omics technologies and molecular biology techniques to understand cellular and molecular mechanisms that ascribe phenotypes important to ruminant animal productivity (e.g., changes in physiological state, disease, climate stress, etc.). You will be expected to develop an extramurally funded research program, conduct both independent and collaborative research related to animal nutrition and to contribute to strong undergraduate and graduate programs in Animal Sciences. Teaching expectations include contributing to graduate courses within the program as well as training and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. The new faculty member is also expected to work closely with extension educators and partners in allied animal industries towards a common goal of fulfilling the land grant mission and contributing to the University of Kentucky’s Beef Center of Excellence.
Application materials are to include:
• Current curriculum vitae
• Academic Transcripts
• Letter of interest (upload under Cover Letter)
• Statement of research (upload under Specific Request 1)
• Statement of teaching (upload under Specific Request 2)
• Names and contact information for three references.
Salary is negotiable and is commensurate with training and experience. Employment at UK is subject to fund availability and comes with diverse rewards, focusing on your total well-being and career development, with leadership striving to provide a strong work-life integration. The university generously contributes to employees’ retirement plans, medical coverage, and life insurance. In addition, UK offers optional benefits such as dental and vision insurance, additional retirement plans and much more. To learn more about these benefits, please visit: www.uky.edu/HR/benefits.
Applications will be accepted until February 28 2024, or until an acceptable applicant is found.
The University of Kentucky and the Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment (CAFE) are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment of mutual respect where all members of our community are able to fully engage, belong, and succeed. We support and welcome applicants of all identities such as but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, perspectives, beliefs, sexual orientation, national origin, religious belief, age, and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity university. We encourage applications from women, minorities, and all interested and qualified people. The EEO Coordinator is Tim West, S-105 Agriculture Science Center North, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY 40546-0091.