ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AND INTEGRATED EXTENSION SPECIALIST IN RUMINANT NUTRITION

Job description

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AND INTEGRATED EXTENSION SPECIALIST IN RUMINANT NUTRITION

Job no: 98677-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Department:CALS/DAIRY SCIENCE
Location: Madison
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Instructional, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science is seeking an Assistant Professor and Integrated Extension Specialist in Ruminant Nutrition. This is a nine-month (academic year) tenure-track position. This integrated Extension faculty position will be funded 60% from the Division of Extension and 40% from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. The tenure home of this faculty position will be in the Department of Dairy Science.

The successful candidate is expected to develop an impactful Extension program, that supports Wisconsin dairy producers, livestock nutritionists, farm consultants, and veterinarians by providing leadership and translational research that is focused on ruminant nutrition for the efficient, profitable, and environmentally sustainable production of milk and other dairy products. It is expected that this person will develop an independent, externally-funded and internationally recognized research program in dairy cattle nutrition and management that will be integrated with their Extension efforts. The new faculty will be expected to secure funding from competitive federal programs and industry partners.

The incoming faculty member will be joining an outstanding team specializing in dairy and other livestock species. This person's Extension and research program will complement the department's research, teaching, Extension and outreach efforts in nutrition, genetics, physiology, management, animal health and welfare. Collaborations with departmental faculty and staff, as well as with scientists affiliated with Agricultural and Applied Economics, Agronomy, Animal Sciences, Biological Systems Engineering, Life Sciences Communication, Soil Science, the School of Veterinary Medicine, and the US Dairy Forage Research Center are encouraged. The successful candidate will be a key contributor to Wisconsin's $43 billion dairy industry and will have access to state of the art animal research facilities located literally next to the labs, classrooms and faculty offices of the department. A modern 600-cow dairy research facility located 30 minutes from campus and a heifer research unit 2 ? hours from campus at Marshfield, Wisconsin are also available.

UW-Madison is one of the world's premier research universities, with more than 16,000 faculty, staff, and graduate assistants, who, collectively, support the research, teaching and public service missions of the university. The 963-acre campus is located on the shores of Lake Mendota in Madison, Wisconsin. Madison is consistently ranked among the top 5 small U.S. cities to live in because of its cultural and ethnic diversity, affordable cost of living, low unemployment, and excellent public schools.

Principal Duties:

The candidate will be expected to:
1. Develop an independent, externally-funded and internationally recognized research program.
2. Integrate research results into Extension education programs on issues identified as needs of the state and its residents.
3. Document the impacts of research and Extension efforts and communicate these impacts to stakeholders, the general public, and professional colleagues.
4. Demonstrate commitment to the purpose, vision, and values of the Division of Extension and the well-being of Wisconsin and its residents.
5. Teach as an Integrated Extension Specialist/Assistant Professor to stakeholders (e.g., educators, civic groups, boards, farmers, students) throughout the state of Wisconsin. Contribute to the department's mission through graduate student instruction and mentoring. Contribute research and Extension expertise to courses taught in the department.
6. Be of service to the department, college, and campus communities.

The integrated research and Extension programs are expected to specifically support Wisconsin dairy producers, livestock nutritionists, farm consultants, and veterinarians by providing leadership and translational research that is focused on ruminant nutrition for the efficient, profitable, and environmentally sustainable production of milk and other dairy products.

The position carries a commitment to the three functions of resident instruction, research, and outreach/service, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to the position and rank.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD in Ruminant Nutrition, Dairy Science, Animal Sciences, or related field

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Post-doctoral experience preferred; Post-doctoral training with evidence of securing competitive research funding, or relevant industry experience in technical services and research in dairy nutrition and management is highly desired.

Additional Information:

Please contact the search committee chair, Dr. David Combs ([email protected]) or the department chair, Dr. Kent Weigel ([email protected]) for more information regarding PVL # 98677. Review of applications will begin July 22, 2019, and continue until an exceptional candidate is identified.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

Department(s):

A073400-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/DAIRY SCIENCE

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 19, 2019

Salary:

Negotiable
ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Apply online at "Jobs at UW" (http://jobs.wisc.edu/), under job number 98677. Applications must be received through UW-Madison's online application system.

To begin the application process, please click on "Apply Now."

Applicants should upload an application letter and CV. Applicants will also be asked to provide the names and contact information for three references. References will be contacted and asked to provide a letter of reference.

The review process will begin July 22, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

Contact:

David Combs
[email protected]
608-263-4844
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(C40NN)

Employment Class:

Faculty

Job Number:

98677-FA

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://oed.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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