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Assistant Professor, Reproductive Physiologist, Department of Animal Sciences (002791-2012)

Position: Tenure-track faculty position in reproductive physiology (majority extension and teaching appointment).

Responsibilities:The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extension education program that addresses current and emerging issues in reproductive physiology of livestock. The successful candidate must develop a record of nationally- and/or internationally- recognized scholarship in Extension, with the additional expectation of establishing an externally-funded extension and applied research program. Teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate students is expected. Teaching will include instruction of a reproductive management course. Opportunities for interdisciplinary activity exist with many departments and units, as well as with the USDA-ARS Livestock Behavioral Research Unit.

The College:The College of Agriculture at Purdue University is deeply committed to the three land-grant missions (teaching, research, and extension) and to international activities and perspectives that span all missions. The College has 11 academic departments and includes 300 faculty members, 2650 undergraduate students, and 685 graduate students. Purdue Extension is comprised of campus specialists who partner with a statewide system of 275 professionals in all 92 counties, delivering high-impact research-based programs to stakeholders in Indiana and around the world. The College’s strategic plan can be accessed at http://www.ag.purdue.edu/Pages/strategicplan.aspx.

Rank and Salary: Assistant Professor, Academic Year (9-month) appointment. Opportunities for summer salary are dependent upon maintaining 50% or greater responsibilities in Extension. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in animal sciences or a related area with an emphasis in reproductive physiology. Postdoctoral or livestock industry experience is desirable. The ability to work as part of a team and to interact with students, government agencies, livestock industry, commodity groups, media and the general public is essential. Candidates with experience or the desire to develop international dimensions of the discipline are encouraged to apply.

Applications: Review of applications will begin December 15, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position. Candidates should submit electronically, in pdf format, a letter of application, statements describing their educational philosophy and extension & research interests, official transcripts, names of three individuals who can serve as references, and a detailed curriculum vita that includes education, experience, additional qualifications, and publication list to anscjobs@purdue.edu,  addressed to:

Dr. Michael M. Schutz, Search Committee Chair
Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University
125 South Russell St., #105
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2042
Phone: (765) 494-9478, Fax (765) 494-9347
Email: mschutz@purdue.edu
URL: http://www.ag.purdue.edu/ansc

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