The Department of Animal Science in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting an Assistant Professor of Ruminant Nutrition working in the area of dairy cattle nutrition. This is an academic year (9-month), tenure track, Assistant Professor position that includes the expectation of mission-oriented research and outreach relevant to the California Agricultural Experiment Station (AES).
The Department of Animal Science is seeking applicants that focus on dairy cattle nutrition, with potential research in areas of improved nutritional content of the product, reducing an environmental footprint, exploring alternative feedstuffs, and assessing the role of nutrition in the wellbeing and health of the animal. The successful candidate will coordinate with existing departmental colleagues who have expertise in nutrition, microbiology, physiology, metabolism, genetics, quantitative assessment of production systems, and other areas related to their field of research.
The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program in dairy cattle nutrition to address critical or emerging societal issues in production animal agriculture. The appointee will be responsible for teaching an upper division course in animal nutrition (similar to NUT 115, Animal Nutrition), and one of the following including Dairy Cattle Production (ANS 146), a new nutrition based laboratory course, or an Animal Biochemistry and Metabolism course (ABI 102 or ABI 103). The appointee will also teach a graduate course in their area of expertise. The appointee is also expected to advise undergraduates. Participation in and development of public outreach and/or community engagement programs, and performance of departmental and university service are expected. This position is expected to work with Cooperative Extension specialists and advisors, partners in allied industries or other appropriate public stakeholders.
This recruitment is conducted at the assistant rank. The resulting hire will be at the assistant rank, regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications.
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Cover Letter (Optional)
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Publication List - Publication List in Chronological Order
Publication 2 (Optional)
Publication 3 (Optional)
Transcripts - if the applicant is within five years of Ph.D. degree (Optional)
Statement of Research Accomplishments
Statement of Teaching Accomplishments and Philosophy
Statement of future research plans relevant to dairy cattle nutrition
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