The University of Wyoming seeks to hire an Assistant Professor with joint appointments in the Departments of Animal Science and Zoology & Physiology. The candidate will establish a robust internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program in mammalian female reproductive physiology preferably integrating nutrigenomics and/or metabolic regulation with reproductive biology. Obesity and under nutrition both have a profound negative impact on reproductive success. Each contributes to the development of a host of reproductive diseases, decreases the quality of life while increasing morbidity/mortality in humans, and diminishes livestock production. The candidate will enhance existing interdisciplinary efforts in areas of reproductive physiology, nutrition, cellular and molecular biology, and functional genomics to advance an understanding of human/animal health and disease.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Understanding the integrative mechanisms by which metabolic syndrome, nutrients, and the environment alter the genetic landscape to regulate reproductive processes has become crucial for human and animal reproduction and animal production systems. Equally important, this interdisciplinary candidate would provide synergy among existing research expertise across the College of Agriculture, Life Sciences, and Natural Resources (CALSNR) departments of Physiology, Animal Science, Molecular Biology and Veterinary Sciences. This position, when combined with existing expertise in reproductive biology at UW, will solidify a research area of importance to the state both in terms of human health and animal production systems. The candidate will be expected to participate in the existing campus-wide Program in Reproductive Biology. Essential to this position is the expectation of contributing to the teaching mission in both departments through the development of new undergraduate and/or graduate level courses that align with the candidate’s area of expertise. While the candidate will be expected to participate in both the Zoology & Physiology and Animal Science departments, the physical home will be based on the candidate’s research and teaching expertise.
The candidate will be required to participate in appropriate service activities including, but not limited to, serving on departmental, college and university committees, graduate committees, search committees, among others. These service functions are in addition to discipline-related service activities at the national and international levels.