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Assistant or Associate Professor

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Posting Details

Posting Number 700128
Working Title Assistant or Associate Professor
Advertised Employing Department Animal Science
Appointment Type Faculty - Tenure-Eligible
Base of Employment A - Faculty (12 Months)
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Pay Frequency Monthly
Proposed Start Date No later than January 1, 2018
Proposed End Date or Length of Term
Number of Months Employed Per Year 12
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University seeks applicants for a 12-month tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position with 50% responsibilities in teaching, 25% in applied research and 25% extension/outreach with focus on swine production. There’s an understanding that the the responsibilities in these three areas be closely supportive of each other.

The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate swine production science and management courses, advise undergraduate students and student clubs, and provide assistance with undergraduate student recruitment and retention. The candidate is also expected to establish a vigorous and impactful applied research program with a focus on pork production systems and sustainability, along with an associated effective extension program by working closely with the Iowa and US pork industries. Opportunities exist to collaborate with scientists in a variety of disciplines within the Department of Animal Science, Iowa Pork Industry Center and with faculty in other Departments, as well as nearby federal laboratories.

Applicants must have demonstrated ability to work in a team-based, collaborative environment to solve problems and develop programs as well as evidence of effective written and oral communication skills.

Required Education and Experience

For appointment at the assistant professor rank: Applicants must have an earned PhD, by the start date, in an animal science discipline with concentration in swine production science and management.

For appointment at the associate professor rank: PhD in Animal Science or closely related discipline with concentration in swine production science and management, demonstrated experience conducting research and demonstrated success in acquiring extramural funding. Candidates must also have a record of scholarship achievement commensurate with the university’s standards for the rank of associate professor.

Preferred Education and Experience

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated:
(1) teaching effectiveness,
(2) applied research effectiveness,
(3) ability to develop and deliver extension education programs in pork production and management systems,
(4) ability to work in a team-based, collaborative environment to solve problems,
(5) ability to secure extramural funding and
(6) extensive knowledge of the pork production industry

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Department/Program & College Description
About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Department Contact Name Donald Beermann
Department Contact Phone 515-294-2160
Department Contact Email
Department/Unit Website
Location (if other than Ames)
Additional Information

The guaranteed consideration for this position is September 29, 2017 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply to this job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References
4) Statement of teaching, research, and extension philosophy (limited to three pages)
If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Guaranteed Consideration Date 09/29/2017
Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Classification Information

University Title Assistant Professor - 1700
Salary Commensurate with qualifications
Job Category Faculty

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  3. Reference Contact Information
  4. Statement of Teaching and/or Research Interests
Optional Documents