This is an academic year (nine month) tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences at Montana State University. The appointment will be 60% Research, 30% Teaching, and 10% Service funded by the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station and the College of Agriculture. This position will require close working relationships with faculty in the Department, the College, other departments on the MSU campus (including the cross college Sustainable Food and BioEnergy Systems degree program), other Land Grant Universities, Experiment Station Livestock operations team, and Montana Sheep Producers.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a competitive research program to establish a nationally competitive, independently funded research program in sheep production, target grazing and integrated crop livestock systems. The successful candidate will teach a senior level Sheep and Wool Management class, a sophomore level course on Livestock in Sustainable Systems and develop an alternate year graduate course in an area of the successful candidate’s expertise. He/she will be expected to advise undergraduates in Animal and Range Sciences, mentor graduate and undergraduate research students, and will also be responsible for providing service as applicable to the department, college, university, and scientific community. The successful candidate will also be expected to be involved in decision making process relative to the management of the Experiment Station’s sheep herd.
An earned Ph.D. in Animal Science or related field at the time of hire, with an emphasis in sheep nutrition, physiology, or genetics.
Potential to establish (for candidates at the Assistant Professor level), or evidence of having established (required of candidates at the Associate Professor level), an externally funded, competitive, and integrated/multi-disciplinary research program.
Demonstrated ability to conduct and publish high quality and original research, as indicated by publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Demonstrated or potential for excellence in undergraduate and graduate instruction and mentoring.
Post-doctoral experience or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Experience with Soils, Agro-ecology, Cropping and Grazing systems, Ecology or other aspects of farming systems/plant-soil ecology.
A research program that complements and expands on current multidisciplinary research programs.
Experience teaching in the field of Animal Science.
Montana State University - Bozeman Founded in 1893 as a Land Grant University, Montana State University (MSU) is composed of nine academic colleges and a graduate school and boasts a friendly, supportive faculty and campus environment. Currently, the University hosts an enrollment of over 15,000 students, including approximately 2,000 graduate students. MSU is classified as one of 108 U.S. Research Universities (very high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation.