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Iowa State University Lush Endowed Chair in Animal Breeding and Genetics in Ames, Iowa

Faculty Position Information:

Position Title:Lush Endowed Chair in Animal Breeding and Genetics

Appointment Type:Faculty

Job Description:Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Department of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa seeks applicants for the Lush Endowed Chair in Animal Breeding and Genetics. This position is a 9-month, tenured position at the associate or professor rank with responsibilities described as 70% research, 25% teaching, and 5% service. Candidates should be recognized international leaders in animal breeding and genetics or related fields. Candidates are expected to continue or establish a research program of international stature in Animal Breeding and Genetics and Genomics at Iowa State University. Candidates must seek and get competitive, external research funding to support their research program, Possible areas of focus can include the use of novel genomic, phenomic, and reproductive technologies, epidemiological genetics, and computational methods for precision breeding and farming. The position is not tied to any one species and could go across species. Candidates are expected to contribute to graduate education and/or the proposed undergraduate minor and on-line graduate programs in animal breeding and genetics, and to research mentoring in their field of expertise. Ample opportunities exist to collaborate with faculty in related disciplines and through participation in interdisciplinary graduate programs in genetics and genomics, bioinformatics, and computational biology. The position includes dedicated operating funds.

This position requires a desire to collaborate with a diverse group of stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff, and external constituents. Key to success will be cultivating relationships with stakeholders that are mutually beneficial for the department, college, and university. Exceptional oral and written communications are essential, as well as the ability to communicate with diverse audiences.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

A PhD in the animal sciences or related discipline, with concentration in quantitative genetics and/or genomics of food animals.

Additionally, candidates must demonstrate an excellent record of competitively-funded research and internationally recognized scholarship commensurate with the ranks of associate or full professor and meet the department, college, and university standards for appointment to the rank of associate or full professor with tenure.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with genetics and with demonstrated research productivity.

Demonstrated evidence of the ability to effectively teach and advise in higher education.

Experience engaging with industry stakeholders to provide solutions to issues through research partnerships.

Department/Program & College Description:

The Department of Animal Science is a leader nationally and internationally. Over the past decade, the Department has demonstrated its ability to expand and enhance the quality and range of its research activities in nutrition, genetics, physiology, meat science, and microbiology. The strong support offered to new faculty, the breadth and depth of its scientific capabilities, the balance among research, teaching, and extension, and the collegial environment makes the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University an excellent location for faculty to enhance their academic careers.

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Proposed Start Date:August 16, 2021

Number of Months Employed Per Year:09 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:00 (Faculty)

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) A full curriculum vitae

2) Statements on research interests and outlook, and on teaching philosophies, and on perspectives on the University’s Principles of Community (,

3) The names and complete contact information for three to five references (including at least one outside the applicant’s current institution)

Applications will be accepted immediately and will continue until the position in filled. Review of applications begins May 1, 2021

For more information, contact Dr. Daniel Thomson, Department Chair, at or 515-294-2160.

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date: February 25, 2021

Posting Close Date:September 29, 2021

Job Requisition Number:R4255

Iowa State University ( is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities ( AAU ), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community ( .

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email .

If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485 . Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485 . TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942 .

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