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Assistant/Associate Professor in Applied Animal Science

 Department of Animal and Food Sciences

Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

Oklahoma State University 

 Position Description: The Department of Animal and Food Sciences at Oklahoma State University is seeking applicants for an 11-month, tenure-track position which carries the expectation for excellence in scholarship across all areas of the appointment commensurate with the land grant mission of Oklahoma State University. This 75% teaching position will be responsible for the following courses: Live Animal Evaluation, Advanced Livestock Evaluation, Applied Meat Animal Selection, and other courses suited to the successful candidate’s expertise. The successful candidate will provide leadership for coaching the OSU Livestock Judging Team which attracts students from across the U.S. because of its rich tradition and history.  The candidate selected will be expected to recruit high caliber students and maintain the tradition of excellence in all activities. Additionally, the individual hired in this position will advise undergraduate students and may supervise a purebred animal unit.  The successful candidate will have the option to have the other 25% of their position in either Extension or Research.  An Extension specialist is expected to develop a recognizable program that enhances the department’s mission, contributes to development of Extension area specialists and Extension educators, and serves stakeholders. They are also expected to assist with ongoing departmental Extension activities. With a 25% Research appointment, the individual will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program in applied Animal Science and contribute to the existing research strengths of the department.  The new hire will be expected to seek and secure extramural funding in support of a multidisciplinary research program in collaboration with other faculty in the Department and/or the Division.   

Qualifications:  Requirements include: a Ph.D. in Animal Science or a closely related field, previous collegiate livestock judging team coaching experience, and documented interest and experience in the livestock industry. Applicants must be committed to Extension, Research, Teaching, coaching and advising excellence. Preference will be given to individuals with strong oral and written communication skills, effective interpersonal skills with diverse audiences, successful teamwork, and documented experience as a dedicated teacher with a passion for student success.  Outstanding applicants who meet the requirements will be considered for the Robert “Bob” Totusek Endowed Chair in Animal Science. 

 Academic Rank:  Assistant/Associate Professor 

 Salary:  Competitive and commensurate with education and experience. 

 Date Position is Available:  January 1, 2020 or as soon thereafter as an outstanding candidate is available.  Continuation of this position is subject to performance and need. 

Application Procedure: Formal applications are via electronic submission at; requisition 6945. Candidates should submit a letter of application, official academic transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of coaching philosophy, and a complete CV that includes: background, education, and experience. Candidates should also provide the name and current contact information of 5 references. Review of applications will begin September 1 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Questions may be sent to Dr. Gretchen Mafi, Chair of the Search Committee at

The Department of Animal and Food Sciences has over 950 undergraduate students, 65 M.S. and Ph.D. students, and 28 faculty members. The department operates 8 farm and ranch units with high quality livestock that encompass over 12,000 acres. For more information about the department go to:   
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