Open Faculty Positions

July 18, 2014

July 18, 2014

The Department of Animal Sciences announces four open faculty positions. Click on a title below for a PDF document with description and application information.

Description: The Department of Animal Sciences in the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University seeks to fill a 9-month, tenure - track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank in Meat Science to begin  in January 2015. This position will have a teaching emphasis and will contribute to the instruction and advising within our large undergraduate teaching program and will have primary responsibility for teaching courses related to food animal products, growth and development, and meat science. The Department of Animal Sciences contains a federally inspected meat science laboratory and meat processing center. The research expectations include the development of an extramurally funded, nationally recognized program in meat science that supports the meat animal industry and the University’s Discovery Themes initiative in Food Security and Production, and Human Health. Potential research topics may include, but are not limited to: food safety, product development, functional foods, or muscle physiology and biochemistry.

Description: The Department of Animal Sciences in the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University seeks to fill a 9-month, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank in Intestinal Microbiology to begin in Autumn 2015. This position is being pursued as part of a cluster-hire in the Department of Animal Sciences to enhance the Department’s activities in research, teaching, and outreach programs in the area of economically sustainable and environmentally friendly production of food animals and their resulting products. This position will have a research emphasis. Candidates with research interests in understanding the complex microbial ecosystems present in the digestive tract of animals and humans, with an emphasis on understanding the microbial ecosystem that underpins nutrient utilization and host health in both ruminant and non-ruminant species are encouraged to apply. Potential research topics may include, but are not limited to: the microbial ecology of the digestive tract; the interaction of microorganisms with their hosts and feed; the role of microbial diversity and community structure in health and disease; the relationship between microbial community structure and microbial activity /functionality; the microbial metabolism of dietary components and functional foods/feed additives; molecular mechanisms of interactions between complex microbial populations and their host on intestinal mucosal surface; and the detection of potentially pathogenic microbial invasion.

Description: The Department of Animal Sciences in the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University seeks to fill a 9-month, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank in Non-ruminant Nutrition to begin in Autumn 2015. This position is being pursued as part of a cluster-hire in the Department of Animal Sciences to enhance the Department’s activities in research, teaching, and outreach programs in the area of economically sustainable and environmentally friendly production of food animals and their resulting products. This position will have a research emphasis. Candidates with research interests in optimizing growth efficiencies and animal productivity to produce sustainable, wholesome, and healthful animal products are encouraged to apply. Potential research topics may include, but are not limited to: maximizing nutritional efficiency of energy and protein, optimizing micronutrients in rations, and exploring use of alternative feeds in rations for swine and poultry.

Description: The Department of Animal Sciences in the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University seeks to fill a 9-month, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank in Ruminant Nutrition to begin Autumn 2015. This position is being pursued as part of a cluster-hire in the Department of Animal Sciences to enhance the Department’s activities in research, teaching, and outreach programs in the area of economically sustainable and environmentally friendly production of food animals and their resulting products. This position will have a research emphasis. Candidates with research interests in optimizing growth efficiencies and animal productivity to produce sustainable, wholesome, and healthful animal products are encouraged to apply. Potential research topics may include, but are not limited to: maximizing nutritional efficiency of stored forages and grains, utilizing pasture-based forage systems, optimizing micronutrients in rations, and exploring use of alternative feeds in rations for beef and sheep.