Assistant Professor

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Job ID 25616
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia

Job Description

The University of Missouri invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Ruminant Nutrition in the Division of Animal Sciences, an academic unit of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. This tenure-track, 12-month position will have 60% research and 40% teaching responsibilities. The selected candidate is expected to develop a nationally-recognized independent and collaborative research program capable of obtaining extramural support. Research emphasis should have both basic and whole-animal components related to ruminant nutrition, which may include ruminal fermentation, nutritional physiology, metabolism, biochemistry, microbiology, and/or growth biology. Concomitantly the candidate is expected to become involved in collaborative, interdisciplinary projects in the Division and University. The successful candidate will be expected to teach ruminant nutrition-related courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, while developing and contributing to an active graduate student training program.

Excellent research and teaching facilities available include: ruminant nutrition, metabolism, physiology, and molecular laboratory space and equipment; continuous culture and in vitro fermentation systems; Beef Research and Teaching Farm including feedlot with >600 head individual intake capacity (GrowSafe and Calan gate), metabolism facility, and commercial cowherd (spring- and fall-calving); Foremost Dairy Research Center with conventional registered Holstein (180 cows) and commercial pasture-based (50 cows) herds, Calan gate facility, and intensive research barn (tie-stalls and attached laboratory); on-campus abattoir and meat processing facility; and outlying research stations (4 with beef cow-calf or stocker grazing operations). Additionally, excellent collaborative opportunities exist with the Division of Plant Science, College of Veterinary Medicine, Center for Agroforestry, and other units on campus.


Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in animal science or related field
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching, ideally in an area that will complement existing Division programs
  • Ability to communicate with faculty, staff, students, and the various constituency groups of the Missouri and U.S. ruminant animal industries

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Core Values Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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MU Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is committed to cultural diversity. The broad range of life experiences, values, cultural practices and perspectives in our community establishes an institutional foundation for innovative learning and discovery. It further expands the university's ability to become a globally-recognized epicenter for education, research and entrepreneurship. It is expected that the successful candidate will share this commitment.

Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Application Materials

Applications should include: a letter of interest addressing the applicant's qualifications, a comprehensive curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and objectives, statement of teaching philosophy, academic transcripts, and contact information (address, phone number, and email address) of 4 references.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Allison Meyer, Search Committee Chair at 573-882-6354 or [email protected]

Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2018 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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