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Iowa State University Assistant Professor of Teaching - Dairy Production in Ames, Iowa

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Position Title:Assistant Professor of Teaching - Dairy Production

Appointment Type:Faculty

Job Description:Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Department of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University invites applications for an assistant professor of teaching. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to address issues in the dairy industry on a holistic basis, and have demonstrable expertise in dairy systems management. This position is 75% teaching and 25% research or extension based on the candidate’s expertise and direction.

The candidate will teach a course on lactation and coordinate junior-senior level dairy production management classes. The incumbent will work hand in hand with Iowa State Dairy in addition to providing education to Iowa State students. The candidate is also be expected to work in cross-disciplinary teams with faculty in the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, as well as the Extension Dairy Team located throughout the state, to provide professional development and serve as a resource for regional extension program specialists with dairy responsibilities. Successful candidates will exhibit excellent communication skills, have the ability to collaborate with others and share in our commitment to achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Dairy or Animal Science or closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Dairy or Animal Science or closely related field or DVM

Teaching experience in higher education

Demonstrated experience with dairy production.

Experience in researching or practicing in dairy production systems.

Demonstrated experience in working with stakeholders within the dairy industry.

Department/Program & College Description:

The Department of Animal Science ( ), administered by the College of Agriculture and Life Science, has a 121-year-old history of excellence in teaching, research and extension and outreach. It has international expertise in animal husbandry, animal breeding and genetics, animal nutrition, meat science, physiology, microbiology and immunobiology, biochemistry and the intersection of these disciplines with many other agricultural and life sciences. The department has a diverse group of faculty and students consisting of 53 faculty (tenure, tenure-track and term), 22 collaborating faculty and 76 staff employees. There are department has 1,000 undergraduate students with majors in Animal Science and Dairy Science and minors in Animal Science and Meat Science. The department offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees and has over 75 graduate students and multiple post-doctoral students and visiting scientists of assisting with research. The department hosts three centers serving animal agriculture industries: Iowa Pork Industry Center, Iowa Beef Center and the Egg Industry Center. The Department of Animal Science manages the Meat Science Laboratory and, with the college, the field stations for dairy, beef, equine, poultry, sheep and swine. Several of these facilities are in the process of being upgraded including the construction of a new poultry and swine farm facilities and new feed mill. Additionally, the department has a long-standing relationship with the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, the National Centers for Animal Health, the National Animal Disease Center and the National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Ames. The annual expenditures of the department of Animal Science consists of more than $25 million in appropriated funds, as well as grants, enterprise and ISU Foundation funds.

Proposed Start Date:January 1, 2021

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:December 31, 2022

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:00 (Faculty)

Application Instructions:

Original Posting Date:October 16, 2020

Posting Close Time:

This posting will close at 12:00 AM CST on the date listed below. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 PM CST the day prior.

Posting Close Date:November 7, 2020

Job Requisition Number:R3429

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485. Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485. TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942.

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All postings close at 12:01 AM CST on the date listed. That said, the posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 PM CST the day prior.