West Texas A&M University, a Member of the Texas A&M University System, invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of meat science. This is a nine-month, tenure track position (75% teaching - 25% research) that reports to the Head of the Department of Agricultural Sciences. WTAMU is seeking an innovative and dynamic educator and researcher with a record of leadership to support a nationally recognized program in meat science. West Texas A&M University is located in one of the largest cattle feeding areas in the world, producing more than 7 million finished cattle annually, along with extensive cow-calf and stocker cattle production. The area also benefits from a high concentration of allied industries and services such as beef processors, feed manufacturers, renderers, pharmaceutical and biological manufacturers, technical support, and world-class consultants in feedyard health and nutrition. Existing and potential programs at WTAMU offer opportunities for unique collaborations in the diverse aspects of beef cattle production. WTAMU is a four-year academic institution with more than 10,000 students including more than 830 students in the department granting Bachelor, Master of Science and Doctoral degrees.
Ph.D. in animal/meat science, food science, or closely related field with emphasis on beef or pork production.
-Demonstrated commitment to quality teaching, research and service.
-Interpersonal skills, vision, and desire to establish working relationships throughout the muscle foods industry.
-Commitment to an interdisciplinary team approach to research and education.
-Excellent computer, written and oral communication skills.
-Academic or industry experience beyond the Ph.D. preferred.
-Experience in research leadership preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Internal Number: R-000911
About West Texas A&M University
West Texas A&M University, a member of The Texas A&M University System, is a student-centered, learning community dedicated to educating tomorrow's leaders through innovative academic and co-curricular undergraduate and graduate programs. The University serves as the principal academic and cultural center of a multi-state region and is a significant catalyst for economic development by expanding the frontiers of knowledge through education, research and consultation. Its faculty and staff prepare students for leadership roles both in their chosen careers and as citizens of the nation and the world. West Texas A&M University is committed to providing a technology-rich education, constantly improving its academically challenging educational experience, and engaging students through effective teaching and practical experiences involving inquiry, discussion, research, creative activities, experiential learning and service. The University is committed to the intellectual, professional and social growth of students by providing an education grounded in the liberal arts and opportunities to develop strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, an understanding of cultural diversity..., a commitment to ethical behavior, an appreciation for the fine arts and humanities, and a desire for life-long learning.
The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) is the leading voice for the meat and poultry industry. Formed from the 2015 merger of the American Meat Institute (NAMI) and North American Meat Association (NAMA), the Institute has a rich, century-long history and provides essential member services including legislative, regulatory, scientific, international and public affairs representation. NAMI's mission is to shape a public policy environment in which the meat and poultry industry can produce wholesome products safely, efficiently and profitably. Together, the Instituteâ€™s members produce the vast majority of U.S. beef, pork, lamb and poultry and the equipment, ingredients and services needed for the highest quality products.
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