Meat Scientist with emphasis in pre-harvest beef cattle management and/or post-harvest strategies to improve beef quality. The Department of Animal and Veterinary Science at the University of Idaho is seeking a Meat Scientist at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position is a tenure track, 40% research – 60% teaching appointment and is an academic year position. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated understanding of beef cattle production as it relates to meat quality, and will be expected to conduct original research investigating pre- and/or post-harvest practices to improve meat quality. This position will be responsible for building a nationally and internationally recognized program focused on engaging learners with research-based findings. Key elements include identification of emerging issues, developing programs, which address the needs of stakeholders using innovative and scholarly methods, obtaining external funding combined with the training of graduate students. Cooperative, multidisciplinary research with other university professionals and with industry cooperators is also expected. The successful candidate will be expected to become a full partner in delivering a strong undergraduate teaching and advising program, and to participate in training graduate students. Teaching responsibilities include primary instruction for introductory animal science, live animal and carcass evaluation, and animal products, as well as assisting with other courses as appropriate. The successful candidate will also be expected to work with departmental colleagues to contribute to delivery of state-wide educational outreach programs for the livestock and meat industries of Idaho and the Pacific Northwest.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Ph.D. in Animal Science or closely related field • Specialization in meat science or muscle biology. Proven interest and understanding of beef cattle production and product quality
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Postdoctoral or meat industry experience; Clear potential or demonstrated ability for excellence in teaching, advising, research, and grantsmanship; Evidence of ability to develop a research program in an area of meat science/muscle biology and practices that enhance meat quality; Evidence of ability to interact with other scientists and colleagues from diverse backgrounds to contribute to delivery of state-wide educational outreach programs; Demonstrated ability to work with students, support staff, and clientele; Evidence of potential to produce oral and written reports to producer and scientific audiences; Willingness to perform cooperative research within the Department, and with other academic and industry partners.
HOW to APPLY: To apply and submit your resume and cover letter visit: https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/17827.
Review of application materials will begin May 28, 2017 and continue until the position has been filled. All applications submitted prior to May 28, 2017 will be given first consideration. Please have a 3 letters of reference submitted directly to the Search Chair at the following address: Ronald Richard, 875 Perimeter Dr. MS 2330, Moscow, ID 83844-2330, 208-885-6727; email@example.com
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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