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Position Title: Asst/Assoc Professor- Animal Nutrition and/or Gut Microbiome
Part/Full:Full Time

Clemson University: College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences: Animal & Veterinary Sciences
Assistant Professor- Animal Nutrition and/or Gut Microbiome

Location: 125 Poole Agricultural Center, Clemson, SC 29631

Asst/Assoc Professor of Animal Nutrition and/or Gut Microbiome (poultry/swine emphasis)

The Clemson University, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department (AVS) "is the only University-level program in the state of South Carolina to focus all of its efforts on serving animal agriculture and its allied industries" through all three Land Grant Missions (i.e., teaching, research and extension/outreach) provided for by the Morrill (1862), Hatch (1887) and Smith-Lever (1914) Acts of the United States of America. In support of these missions, AVS awards the BS, MS and PhD degrees in Animal and Veterinary Sciences, conducts research aimed at improving animal productivity, health and product quality/safety and provides expert continuing education/training opportunities for animal agricultural production and management professionals, policy makers and veterinarians. AVS is committed to cultural diversity and inclusiveness. As such, our programs attract students and scientists from all over the world to learn and conduct research in basic and applied technologies aimed at improving animal agriculture, processing and health. AVS emphasizes collaboration not only within the department, but also with other disciplines in the university such as biology, wildlife ecology, plant and soil science, food science, nutrition and packaging sciences, and others who contribute in our effort to improve animal production and health in one of the top 25 public universities in the nation according to US News and World Report.

Job Summary: Clemson University's Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track faculty position with emphasis in Animal Nutrition and/or Gut Microbiome (poultry/swine emphasis). The anticipated start date is August 2018. Expectations for the successful candidate will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise (e.g., basic/applied animal nutrition, nutrient utilization, digestive physiology/metabolism, gastrointestinal microbiology). AVS is highly regarded for its undergraduate training and thus, a strong commitment to teaching effectiveness and innovation and participation in undergraduate advising, on-campus extra-curricular activities (e.g. student clubs/organizations) and other department-related assignments are expected. AVS looks to recruit a dynamic scientist with a strong commitment to the application of nutritional science and/or gastrointestinal microbiology toward improving the health and productivity of poultry and/or swine. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independently funded and internationally recognized research program focused on providing experiential learning opportunity for undergraduates, training graduate students (MS, PhD), advancing science and solving stakeholder problems.


PhD in Animal Science, Nutrition or Microbiology with a strong commitment to improving animal productivity and health in the poultry and swine industries is required. Excellent interpersonal skills, exceptional oral and written communication proficiency and strong interest in collaboration with faculty, students, staff and public within the department, college, university, and community are required. Evidence supporting excellence in teaching, the ability to secure extramural funding and to publish in top tier journals is preferred.


All applications and requested supporting material must be submitted through Clemson's Faculty job board: Applicants should submit a letter of intent stating how their contributions would: 1) be relevant at the national and international levels; 2) strengthen the current CU-AVS Departmental initiatives; and 3) have a positive impact on the poultry and/or swine industries in South Carolina, the nation and internationally. In addition, their vita, transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement, representative teaching materials (if available) and three letters of reference should also be made available.

Applications received by February 15, 2018 will be assured full consideration. Questions can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Glenn Birrenkott, at or Dr. James R. Strickland, AVS Department Chair, at Application materials should be received by February 15, 2018. Applications will be reviewed as received and continue until a suitable candidate is identified and hired. Review Begin Date: 2-15-2018 Projected Start Date: 08-15-2018

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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Company/Institution:Clemson University
City, State:Clemson, SC
Zip Code:29631
Country:United States

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