Job Details

Position Details

Req ID:


Position Title:

Dairy Product Specialist

Position Type:

Staff Full-Time

Position Number:





Langston University

Location Address:

United States

Hiring Supervisor:


Hiring Range:
(Contingent upon available funding):

0.00 - 0.00, Salary

Work Schedule:

M-F (8-5 PM)

Faculty Appt Period:

Job Summary:

Summary and Scope of Responsibility

The position is a three-way split (research, extension, and teaching). It is expected that the successful candidate will develop and implement a statewide extension educational program to improve profitability of dairy goat farms and product processors by improving product quality and safety, minimizing processing costs, and (or) enhancing product marketability. Potential educational audiences include goat producers, industry personnel, and extension agents. Research program areas may consist of, but are not limited to, dairy goat product processing technologies, lactation physiology, mastitis prevention, microbiology, food safety, and marketing techniques.

Duties. Responsibilities and Requirements

The candidate is expected to:

•       Explore the potential of product development and marketing within the LU School of Agriculture & Applied Sciences-American Institute for Goat Research structure.
•       The successful candidate must also have knowledge of Dairy Herd Information (DHI) programs and be willing to assist in the DHI laboratory operation.
•       The individual is expected to teach college level courses in his/her area of expertise.
•       Supervising student workers and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students are expected.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Apply online and upload a resume for full consideration.

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:

Experience Required:

•       A Ph.D. in Dairy Science, Food Science, Animal Science, or a related field, and experience with dairy processing, particularly with cheese technologies, and dairy microbiology, and other research and extension areas listed above, are required.
•       The person must have demonstrated ability to attract extramural funding and to conduct research appropriate for publication in peer-reviewed journals, with a publication record commensurate with experience.
•       The person must have the ability to work cooperatively with others in an interdisciplinary research and extension program to support the dairy goat industry at local, state, and national levels.
•       The person must have demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to interact with producers, agribusiness personnel, and campus faculty.
•       Familiarity with USDA NIFA grant requirements is preferred.

NOTE: Although experience is a desired quality for this position, even more important is an expressed passion for work, ability to learn quickly, optimistic attitude, desire for service to people and communities and the ability to be the ultimate teammate. In this regard, the position offers exceptional growth opportunities for an early to mid-career professional and for collaborative work.

Physical Requirements:
1.     Ability to sit at a workstation for extended periods
2.     Must be physically fit and able to lift 35-50 pounds.
3.     Normal physical mobility, which includes movement from place to place on the job taking distance and speed into account
4.     Normal physical agility, which includes ability to maneuver body while in place
5.     Normal physical strength to handle routine office materials and tools
6.     Normal dexterity of hands and fingers
7.     Normal coordination, including eye-hand, hand-foot
8.     Normal endurance

Materials to Submit:
•       Langston University application Form
•       Current curriculum vitae (CV)/ Resume
•       Cover Letter addressing experience pertinent to the responsibilities of the position
•       Official transcripts
•       Three references, including contact information - name, email, phone numbers. Applications materials must be sent to:

Office of Human Resources Langston University
P. 0. Box 1205
Langston, OK 73050
(405) 466-3203

The Langston University School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences was founded as, and remains a land-grant institution, committed to improving the quality of life for Oklahomans. Our research, teaching, and extension programs are part of a national system that maintains a statewide presence and links local, state, and global issues. Agriculture, food, and environmental systems are key components of Oklahoma's economic engine, and LU is playing a prominent role in those areas with its programs.

Langston University (LU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, LU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.