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Position Title: Assistant Professor of Animal Genetics
Part/Full:Full Time
Date Available:8/15/2017

Assistant Professor of Animal Genetics
Department of Animal Science
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
University of Wyoming

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Department of Animal Science at the University of Wyoming is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Professor of Animal Genetics. This 9-month tenure track position will have 60% research, 30% teaching, 5% advising and 5% service responsibilities. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a nationally recognized, externally funded research program that generates and/or uses genomic data to identify and explain trait variation. Research would be expected to target questions with the potential to improve production efficiency in food animals. Participation in interdisciplinary efforts to enhance the Department’s research in additional focus areas of ruminant nutrition, reproductive physiology, or meat science is encouraged. Opportunities for collaboration exist with the Department’s Center for the Study of Fetal Programming, the Veterinary Science and Molecular Biology departments, and the University’s Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences, Biomedical Sciences and Reproductive Biology Interdisciplinary programs. Teaching/advising responsibilities would include the undergraduate course in animal breeding and genetics, other courses consistent with the successful candidate’s expertise/interests and needs of the department and undergraduate advising. Preference will be given to applicants that desire to develop a dynamic graduate training program.

Excellent research facilities that house a flock of approximately 250 breeding ewes, a herd of 250 beef cows and multiple laboratory animal housing facilities are provided by the Laramie Research and Extension Center (LREC). This Center, located approximately 5 miles from campus, has group feeding facilities and a Grow Safe system for individual intake data collection with sheep and cattle. These facilities are supplemented by a multipurpose research unit equipped with metabolism and surgery facilities to support intensive research investigations. Furthermore, the Center for Fetal Programming, a unit of LREC, has additional and unique resources available. Well – equipped research laboratory space and excellent technical support that is provided by research staff accompany this position. A modern, well-staffed meat laboratory is also available within the Animal Science Department to support research and teaching endeavors. In addition to a range of Campus Core Facilities to support research, the UW Advanced Research Computing Center ( provides access to world-class computational resources.

The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. Wyoming is investing in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and is a cultural center for the state. Located on a high plain between the Laramie and Snowy Range mountain ranges, Laramie has more than 300 days of sunshine a year and is near year-round outdoor activities that include skiing, hiking, camping, bicycling, fishing, hunting and climbing. The University of Wyoming enrolls approximately 14,000 students which includes 3,000 graduate students. The Animal Science department consists of approximately 15 faculty members and 250 undergraduate students.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS include: An earned doctorate in Animal Science or related field with emphasis in quantitative or molecular genetics of animals; Documented interest in integration of quantitative and molecular genetics applications; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Evidence of ability and desire to teach undergraduate students.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS include: Post-Doctoral experience; Record of publishing research in refereed Journals; Evidence of desire and capacity and obtain extramural funding for research; Experience in molecular genetic and genomic applications to the whole animal; Knowledge of and interest in food animal agriculture; Evidence of potential to build and sustain a nationally competitive research program; Evidence of ability and desire to train graduate students; Exhibit promise in interdisciplinary and collaborative research efforts

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should complete the on-line application and include a letter of application/statement of interest, description of the applicant’s experience and goals in research and teaching, curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional references (include name, title, address, phone, and email). Please go to to apply. For more information regarding the position please contact Dr. Mike Day, Search Committee Chair (; 307-766-6309). Screening of applications will begin on January 15, 2018 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. Please see We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Company/Institution:University of Wyoming
City, State:Laramie, WY
Zip Code:82071

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