The Department of Animal Sciences at Auburn University (www.auburn.edu) is seeking applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor – Ruminant Nutrition (Forage Systems). This is a nine-month, tenure-track position with 60% research and 40% teaching responsibilities, jointly appointed in the Department of Animal Sciences and Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences. Projected start date is August 1, 2021.
Responsibilities: The individual will be expected to develop a strong research and undergraduate/graduate-level instructional program focused on forage-based ruminant nutrition. The successful candidate will develop and maintain a nationally and internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program in ruminant nutrition with an emphasis on forage utilization. Areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to: plant-animal-soil interactions, digestive physiology and metabolism, grazing management systems, abiotic and biotic stressors in plant-animal systems, and integrated forage crop-livestock systems. The candidate will be expected to collaborate with existing scientists and should have demonstrated experience working in integrated research-Extension teams. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct animal research at outlying Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station research centers located throughout the state that is relevant to stakeholder needs. The candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in animal feeding and nutrition, ruminant nutrition, and forage production and utilization.