Position: Tenure-track Faculty Position in Muscle Biology with emphasis in research (primary) and teaching (secondary).
The Department of Animal Sciences at Purdue University is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill a tenure track Assistant Professor position in muscle biology to complete the spectrum of researchers across our basic cell biologists and applied meat science group. The successful candidate will develop an internationally recognized research program in muscle biology that applies cutting-edge cell and molecular biology approaches to address issues central to animal agriculture and human health. Individuals with research programs focused on molecular aspects of muscle cell energy utilization and metabolism; muscle protein production and turnover; or extra-/intra- cellular mechanisms regulating fetal and/or postnatal muscle growth using one or more mammalian or avian model systems are of particular interest. In addition to establishing and maintaining a productive and well-funded research program, successful candidates are expected to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate level courses; and advise undergraduate and graduate students.
Rank and Salary: Assistant Professor, Academic Year (9-month) appointment. Opportunities for summer salary exist. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.
Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Animal Sciences or related life-science field, with an emphasis in muscle biology, is required. Postdoctoral training is strongly preferred.
To apply, candidates must submit the following materials in a single PDF file: a cover letter (including a statement on diversity); a detailed curriculum vitae; a one-page statement outlining research focus and goals; a one-page statement on teaching philosophy; and the names and contact information for three individuals from which we may solicit letters of reference. The Department of Animal Sciences and College of Agriculture are committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement, and so candidates are requested to address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.
Review of applications will begin January 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. For additional information, please contact Dr. Shihuan Kuang at firstname.lastname@example.org. A background check is required for employment in this position.
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
About Purdue University - Department of Animal Sciences
The Department of Animal Sciences is an integral part of the College of Agriculture, one of the world’s leading colleges of agricultural, food, life, and natural resource sciences and ranked sixth in the US in the 2019 QS World University Rankings. The College is deeply committed to the three land-grant missions (teaching, research, and extension), to international activities and perspectives that span all missions, and to excellence in all we do. The College has 11 academic departments and includes 300 faculty, 2841 undergraduate students, and 740 graduate students. The College’s strategic plan can be accessed at https://ag.purdue.edu/plan/Pages/default.aspx.
Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.