Assistant Professor of Meat Processing Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Oklahoma State University
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
Type: Full Time
The Department of Animal and Food Sciences at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a 70% Extension, 30% research faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position carries the expectation of excellence in Extension and research commensurate with the land grant mission of Oklahoma State University.
Position Description The successful candidate is expected to (a) develop Extension programming impactful to the meat industry of Oklahoma, including processing and manufacturing; (b) lead and contribute to existing programming in producer, youth, and consumer meat education; (c) collaborate with Extension educators and industry to create and enhance opportunities in meat science; (d) develop an applied or basic research program in their field of expertise; and (e) demonstrate ability to secure extramural funding. The successful candidate will have opportunities to (a) serve industry organizations in Oklahoma and beyond; (b) work with industry partners to strengthen on campus relationships (c) contribute to other Departmental needs; (d) represent the Department at state, regional, and national meetings, and conferences. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate in Extension and research with other faculty in the Department and the University as appropriate. ?
Qualifications A Ph.D. in Animal, Meat, or Food Science or other closely related field. Applicants must be committed to Extension programming. The candidate must have a strong background in meat processing with an understanding of fresh and processed meat quality. They must also have documented experience in scholarly activities in research. Preference will be given to individuals with previous Extension/outreach activities, strong oral and written communication skills, effective interpersonal skills with diverse audiences, and a record of successful collaboration in an academic environment.
Employment Conditions This position is to be filled by January 1, 2024, or as soon as a suitable candidate is identified. The position is an 11-month, tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary and benefits are competitive and based on qualifications and experience. Retirement and long-term disability, medical, dental and life insurance programs are available to employees. Continuation of this position is subject to performance, needs and available funding.
About the Department The Department of Animal and Food Sciences has more than 1100 undergraduate students, 65 M.S. and Ph.D. students, and 31 faculty. The department is home to nine undergraduate student organizations and seven competitive undergraduate teams. The department operates nine farm and ranch units with high quality livestock that encompass over 12,000 acres. For more information about the department go to: http://www.afs.okstate.edu/
Application Formal applications are via electronic submission at https://jobs.okstate.edu; search for req16200. To apply, candidates should submit: (a) a letter of application describing how their academic preparation and experience qualify them for this faculty position; (b) curriculum vitae; (c) official academic transcripts from their degree granting institutions; (d) statement of meats Extension philosophy and goals for scholarly activity in Extension; (e) statement of research philosophy and research goals; and (f) names and contact information of three professional references. Questions can be directed to Dr. Gretchen Mafi (email@example.com).
Review of applications will begin October 1, 2023. For best/full consideration, please submit all materials by October 1, 2023. Review of applications will continue until suitable candidates are selected.
To learn more about OSU Agriculture and Stillwater, visit these websites. https://agriculture.okstate.edu https://agresearch.okstate.edu https://extension.okstate.edu https://www.okstate.edu https://www.visitstillwater.org https://www.stillwaterchamber.org
Equal Employment Opportunity Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.? Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions.? For more information, visit https:///eeo.okstate.edu.
OSU is a comprehensive, land-grant research university that is nationally known for its teaching, research and outreach programs. Enrollment systemwide is about 30,500 students including students from all 50 states and 115 different nations. As for the Animal Science Department it houses in excess of 750 undergraduate students making it the largest single department on the entire OSU campus. Excellent harvest, fabrication, processing and laboratory facilities are available in the Food and Agricultural Products Research and Technology Center. The Department of Animal Science has state of the art laboratories and classrooms, large animal populations, and excellent research support facilities including the Noble Research Center, Recombinant DNA/Protein Resource and Microarray Core Facilities.