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Assistant Professor, Muscle Biologist (002612-2012)

Responsibilities: Tenure-Track faculty position in muscle biology. The appointment will include research (majority) and teaching. The successful candidate will conduct research in the area of muscle biology, chemistry, and/or physiology relevant to meat quality, food safety, and/or food animal growth, development, and productivity. Candidates with interests in converting muscle into meat products are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a nationally and internationally recognized, externally funded research program, teach undergraduate and graduate meat science courses, and advise both undergraduate and graduate students. This position is part of the departmental program in animal growth and development and animal product quality and safety. Opportunities for the interdisciplinary research exist with other departments, colleges, and universities.

Rank and Salary: Assistant Professor (Academic 9-month appointment). Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in animal sciences, meat-food sciences, muscle biology, or a related area required. Postdoctoral experience and an understanding of lifestock and (or) poultry production are preferred. Evidence of teaching success is important. The ability to work as part of a team and the ability to interact with students, industry, government agencies, the media and the general public are essential. Candidates with experience or the initiative to develop international dimensions of the discipline are desired.

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, 2700 undergraduate students, and 650 graduate students. Purdue Extension is comprised of campus specialists who partner with a statewide system of 275 professionals and 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.

Applications: Review of applications will begin May 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment for this position. Candidates should submit electronically in pdf format a letter of application, statements describing their research and teaching interests, official transcripts, names of three individuals that can serve as references, and a detailed curriculum vita that includes education, experience, additional qualifications, and publications to anscjobs@purdue.edu.

Patricia Y. Hester, Chair of the Search Committee
Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University
125 S. Russell Street / West Lafayette, IN 47907-2042
Phone: (765) 494-8019; Fax: (765) 494-9347
Email: phester@purdue.edu
URL: Http://www.ag.purdue.edu/ansc

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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