Assistant Professor in Meat Science and Muscle Biology; 12-month, tenure-track; 70% Research (Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station) and 30% Teaching (Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences); appointment in the Department of Animal Science at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to: 1) develop a nationally-competitive and extramurally-funded research program in meat science and muscle biology in beef and/or pork; 2) interface with animal science industry personnel, spanning those in production agriculture through those in relevant aspects of fundamental science to develop cross-spectrum industry collaboration in conducting research, implementing findings, and contributing to departmental outreach programs; 3) develop and participate in interdisciplinary and inter-institutional/agency research collaboration to address research issues; 4) secure extramural funding from a variety of sources including: federal, state, commodity board, industry and private; 5) recruit and advise graduate and undergraduate students; 6) develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses based on the interests and needs of self and the Department of Animal Science; and 7) serve as faculty coordinator of the UA, Division of Agriculture Red Meat Abattoir (includes cooler rooms, cutting room, freezers and equipment for most routine processing of red meats) and Meat Sensory Kitchen and Display Laboratory.
Required Qualifications:An earned doctorate in Animal Science, Food Science, or a related doctoral degree with emphasis on meat science with documented experience and training in research tools relative to meat science and meat production. Areas of expertise could include, but are not limited to, carcass composition evaluation, fresh meat quality and nutritional value, carcass fabrication/further processing, and muscle growth and biology in beef and/or pork. Demonstrated excellence in conducting and publishing high-impact research, developing an independent research program, and collaborating within interdisciplinary teams of scientists. Strong speaking and writing communication skills are required. Selected candidates are expected to be active in the department’s graduate program, including mentoring and directing graduate students as their major faculty advisor and serving as a member of student advisory committees. The selected candidate will be asked to recruit and educate students through academic programs in Animal Science and will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses based on the interests and needs of self and the Department of Animal Science. This includes contributing to 2-3 courses within the department including ‘Introduction to Livestock & Meat Evaluation’, and co-instruction of ‘Advanced Meats Technology’.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in fundamental research that encompasses translational and applied meat science. A demonstrated record of peer-reviewed publications of original research, extramural funding in preferred research areas as well as experience in teaching or assisting in teaching at the university level are also preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will depend upon qualifications and will be nationally competitive. Benefits include group medical insurance, dental insurance, group and individual life insurance, long-term disability insurance, workers' compensation, non-contributory retirement (UofA makes all contributions), voluntary retirement programs, sick leave, annual leave, paid holidays and administrative leave days, unemployment compensation, educational waivers, and use of University services.
Internal Number: F502P
About University of Arkansas
The Department of Animal Science program is located in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences and has 23 full-time faculty with 300+ majors. The U of A, Fayetteville, is a land grant university with enrollment of more than 27,500 and considered the flagship institution in the state university system. Fayetteville is located in Northwest Arkansas in the scenic Ozark Mountains close to lakes, rivers and national forests. Northwest Arkansas is served by Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, linking the area to nearby international airports. Major cities located within a day’s drive of Fayetteville include: Dallas-Fort Worth, Oklahoma City, Wichita, Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis and Shreveport. For more information on the University of Arkansas and Northwest Arkansas please visit www.uark.edu.
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons mu...st have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check, sex offender registry check, drug screening, and MVR check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.