The Department of Animal Sciences and Industry within Kansas State University’s College of Agriculture is seeking applications for a 12-month, tenure-track position (70% Research, 30% Teaching). The position will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor and located in Manhattan, KS. The successful individual will be expected to develop a nationally-recognized, externally funded research program in meat science. Applicants with research interests and expertise that target discoveries with the potential to be translated to improve meat quality are preferred. Participation in interdisciplinary efforts to enhance the Department’s research in focus areas including nutrition, breeding and genetics, reproductive physiology, food science and others is strongly encouraged. Opportunities exist to form multidisciplinary groups with faculty in Veterinary Medicine, Biology, Biochemistry and others. Teaching and mentoring responsibilities would be consistent with the successful individual’s expertise, interests, and needs of the Department. It is expected that the successful individual develops a dynamic graduate training program.
Position Description and Responsibilities: The successful individual will:
Develop and maintain a nationally and internationally recognized meat science research program that is competitive and extramurally funded
Demonstrate a strong commitment to team-oriented research
Provide high-quality and impactful instruction to graduate and undergraduate students
Deliver excellence in mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students and commitment to the development and success of students
Participate in management of Meat Science laboratories
Participate in Meat Science, departmental, college, and university committees, activities, and programs
Ph.D. in Meat Science, Animal Science or Food Science at the start of employment
Knowledge and experience in meat science
Demonstrated potential for excellence in research
Interest or demonstrated excellence in teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in meat, animal or food science and training graduate students
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience and knowledge in the meat and food industry
Demonstrated ability and/or desire to obtain extramural funding
Proven academic publication record that is consistent with experience level
Ability and enthusiasm to teach meat science courses such as Growth and Development
Experience conducting and/or leading collaborative, interdisciplinary research
Experience in graduate and undergraduate advising
Desire and ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment and advance the university’s commitment to collegiality, diversity, and inclusivity
Cover letter to include an explanation of your research and teaching experience and how your expertise aligns with the position
Name and contact information for three references
Review of Applications Begins:
March 9, 2020
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
Why Join Us:
Kansas State University is located in Manhattan, KS, with a current population of over 55,000 residents. The Meat Science program in the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry at Kansas State University has been a world leader, known for its reputable research dedicated to improving consumer's center-of-the-plate experiences through quality, safety, and value-added processes. The Department of Animal Sciences and Industry houses a 23,000 square foot USDA meat processing facility completed in 1987 for slaughter, chilling, fabrication, processing, curing, smoking, packaging and cooking. Laboratories include the Meat Lab; an on-the-rail abattoir with three processing laboratories; the Sensory Lab, equipped for objective and subjective product evaluation and cookery; the Color Lab with chilled and frozen display cases; the Meat Muscle Biology and Biochemistry Lab; a facility for analytical work; and the Meat Microbiology Lab. Please contact Dr. Liz Boyle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-532-1247 if you have any questions regarding this opportunity.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.
Background Screening Statement:
In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.
Internal Number: 508698
About Kansas State University - Department of Animal Sciences and Industry
The Kansas State University Department of Animal Sciences and Industry (ASI) has a rich history of over 100 years committed to animal agriculture. The Department is housed in Weber and Call Halls. The Don L. Good addition was added to Weber Hall in 1987. The addition provided new meats facilities, new and renovated laboratories, a student library and lounge, renovated conference rooms, additional and renovated classrooms, an animal surgical and tissue culture suite, and a computer laboratory. The Department manages about 6,300 acres of pasture and 280 acres of crop land. Support facilities include teaching and research centers for Dairy, Swine, Equine, Poultry, and Sheep. There are four beef units: Purebred Beef Teaching Center, Beef Cattle Research Center, Cow/Calf Pasture Unit, and Beef Stocker Unit. The Department also manages a dairy food processing plant and a meats laboratory; both sell products to the public. Other support units include the Kansas Artificial Breeding Service Unit (KABSU) and a Feed Mill and Processing Center. We maintain about 450 purebred cattle, 1,500 commercial beef cattle, 400 dairy cattle, 1,500 laying hens, 45 horses, 250 sheep and produce about 3500 p...igs per year.
The Meat Science Facility consists of a 23,000-square foot, state-of-the-art meat science teaching, research, and extension complex. This facility provides opportunities for harvest, chilling, fabrication, processing, curing, smoking, packaging, display, cooking, and food safety of meats. Approximately 5,000 square feet of laboratory space is dedicated to Meat Science research. Labs are fully equipped for chemical analyses and an array of research protocols. The meat lab includes an on-the-rail abattoir with three processing laboratories; a sensory lab equipped for objective and subjective product evaluation and cookery; a muscle biology and meat chemistry lab, an analytical lab; a color lab with chilled and frozen display cases; a histology lab; and a post-processing pasteurization lab.
The Animal Sciences and Industry department (https://www.asi.k-state.edu) has 52 faculty members dedicated to teaching, research and outreach activities. They advise 202 graduate students and 982 undergraduate students in Animal Science and Food Science. Department Food and Meat Science faculty participate in our interdepartmental undergraduate Food Science program and with the Food Science Institute (https://foodsci.k-state.edu).