Tennessee State University, a public HBCU in Nashville, Tennessee, is seeking an Assistant Professor – Meat Science. This is a 12-month, tenure-track position in the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Duties will include research, outreach, and teaching with the primary focus on research in an area of meat science with emphasis on meat quality, carcass composition, product development, meat safety, and(or) postmortem processing methodologies. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, extramurally-funded research program supporting the needs of Tennessee livestock producers and meat processors to maintain and market safe and healthy meat products. Development of strategies to increase livestock harvest capacity in the region is a priority. The successful applicant will be expected to generate research data suitable for research publications and outreach factsheets. The individual assuming this position will be expected to interact and collaborate with other departmental researchers working in the areas of meat animal production and food science. Working relationships with livestock producer groups, meat processors, and other meat industry interests should be developed. The university maintains research populations of cattle, goats, and poultry. The successful candidate will be engaged in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, as needed.
An earned Ph.D. degree in meat science, animal science, muscle biology or other related discipline is required. Postdoctoral research/industry experience is desirable. Candidates should have demonstrated verbal and written communication skills in a professional academic setting. The applicant should have experience with livestock harvesting, carcass fabrication, meat quality assurance, and meat industry HACCP protocol requirements. Evidence of working with diverse stakeholders and in team settings is desired. Ability to attract extramural funding to support research and outreach activities within the meat science discipline is essential. A record of scientific publications is expected. Grant writing efforts should also be presented. Indicate experience in mentoring students. Candidates must be supportive of the tripartite Land-Grant mission of teaching, research and extension.
Internal Number: 105205
About Tennessee State University - College of Agriculture
Tennessee State University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is an urban, land grant institution with a proud history and designation as a Historically Black College/University (HBCU) and an R2 research university. Originally founded in 1912, after its organization in 1909 as the Agricultural and Industrial State Normal School, its beautiful main campus sits on 500 acres just 10 minutes northwest of downtown. Complementing the main campus is a newly renovated downtown campus within easy walking distance of the central business and government district that also features a simulated stock-trading center, a student computer laboratory and continuing education, distance learning and multimedia services. Located in the heart of government, banking, insurance, publishing, healthcare, transportation, art, culture, and education, Tennessee State fosters a progressive and inclusive environment of learning to its 7,000+ enrolled students, representing over a combined 90 states and countries.
Nashville itself is booming and has truly become one of the top cities in the United States. Nicknamed the “Music City”, Nashville business leaders point to a unique mix of entrepreneurial spirit... and creativity that has not only lead to the creation of incredible music, but also to a surge of economic success in recent years. It currently ranks in the top 5 US metro areas with the largest job growth, and metro Nashville has grown from 1.3 to nearly 2 million residents over the past 2 decades. Well within driving distance to cities such as Memphis, Knoxville, Atlanta, Louisville and St. Louis, Nashville’s location helps Tennessee State University recruit the best and brightest students, faculty and staff.
Tennessee State University offers 38 undergraduate, 24 graduate, 2 associate and 7 doctoral programs in a variety of diverse and robust disciplines. The University graduates the highest number of African American bachelor degree holders in agriculture, agriculture operations, and agriculture-related sciences, in addition to being designated as a “high research” institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
As a member of the Ohio Valley Conference, the Tennessee State University Athletic Department’s mission is to blend physical, emotional and intellectual development into one experience. Tennessee State does not only want to build winning teams, but leaders in the classroom, in the community and in one’s profession of choice. Sponsoring 13 NCAA, Division I athletic programs, Tennessee State aspires to perform at the highest level of competition, becoming a nationally recognized program through graduating academically superior student-athletes and future leaders. Tennessee State strives to become the leagues consistent representative in NCAA Post Season Tournaments, while becoming the leading marketing tool for the University through innovative, creative, and visible programs.