Assistant Professor- Animal Nutrition

Auburn University, Auburn, AL
October 14 2019
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Full Time
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The Department of Animal Sciences at Auburn University ( is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Professor – Animal Nutrition.  The position is a nine-month, tenure track at the rank of assistant professor.  The successful candidate will have a 60% research and 40% instruction appointment. The projected start date is August 16, 2020.

Responsibilities:  The individual will be expected to develop a strong research and instructional program in animal nutrition focused on protein/amino acid metabolism with an emphasis on food-animal production efficiency and animal health. The successful candidate will develop and maintain a nationally and internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program on proteins/amino acids in nutritional, metabolic and physiological processes within food animals at cellular, organ/tissue and/or whole-animal levels of organization. The candidate will be expected to collaborate with other scientists within, but not limited to the Colleges of Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and/or Human Sciences in research on protein/amino nutrition and metabolism that directly impacts efficiency of food-animal production systems and animal health. The incumbent will teach an undergraduate-level foundation course in animal nutrition and metabolism, and a graduate-level course in protein/amino metabolism. A strong graduate-student and postdoctoral training program is expected.

Qualifications:  Minimum qualifications include: 1) an earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Animal Science or related field at the time employment begins; 2) experience and training in modern research tools of protein/amino acid nutrition and metabolism, and ability to independently develop and conduct research in this area; 3) demonstrated or potential ability to teach college-level classes and mentor graduate students; 4) documented evidence of extramural funding efforts and publication in refereed scientific journals; 5) proficiency in English, including strong written and oral communication skills. The candidate must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment.

Desired qualifications:  Postdoctoral experience and record of successful grantmanship.

Application:  Applicants must apply for this position by visiting the following link:  and attach the following: 1. Cover letter that addresses the experience pertinent to the position’s responsibilities 2. Current curriculum vita, 3. Copies of all academic transcripts 4. Statement of research interests and accomplishments 5. Statement of teaching philosophy. When prompted during the on-line process, please provide names, email addresses and phone numbers for three (3) professional references.  Only completed application materials will be considered.  To ensure consideration for the position, applicants are encouraged to apply by December 1, 2019.  The search will continue until the position is filled.  Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Russ Muntifering, Search Committee Chair, E-mail:; Phone: 334-844-1533.

Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2019, it was ranked 52nd among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctoral degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2018 enrollment of 30,440 students includes 24,628 undergraduates and 5,812 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, positive work environment, student engagement, and beautiful campus.  

Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers.