University of Missouri-Columbia

Assistant/Associate Professor in Ruminant Nutrition (Dairy Cattle), Tenure Track

Posted on June 20, 2024
University of Missouri-Columbia

Position Overview

The University of Missouri invites applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor in Dairy Cattle Nutrition in the Division of Animal Sciences, an academic unit of the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources. This tenure‐track, 9‐month position will have 55% research, 35% teaching, and 10% service responsibilities.


The selected candidate is expected to develop a nationally recognized independent and collaborative research program in dairy cattle nutrition that can obtain extramural support. Research emphasis should have both whole‐animal and basic components related to dairy cattle nutrition, which may include ruminal fermentation, nutritional physiology, metabolism, biochemistry, microbiology, and/or growth or lactation biology related to any phase of the dairy industry. Concomitantly the candidate is expected to become involved in collaborative, interdisciplinary projects in the Division and University. The successful candidate will be expected to teach nutrition or dairy cattle‐related courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, while developing and contributing to an active graduate student training program.


Minimum Qualifications: 
•	Ph.D. in Animal Science, Dairy Science, or related field by time of appointment.

Candidates will be evaluated on:
•	Demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching related to dairy cattle, ideally in an area that will complement existing Division programs
•	Ability to communicate with faculty, staff, students, and the various constituency groups of the Missouri and U.S. dairy cattle industries
•	Demonstrated success in obtaining extramural funding for research, publishing results in appropriate journals, and training graduate students
•	Demonstrated success teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels

How to Apply

To view full position announcement and apply for this position, visit, Job ID 52000, and submit: a letter of interest addressing the applicant’s qualifications, a comprehensive curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and objectives, and of teaching philosophy, academic transcripts, and address, phone number, and email address of 4 references. 

Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2024 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Specific inquiries regarding this position may be directed to the search committee chair, Jim Spain, at

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