University of Tennessee Seeks Tenure-Track Faculty (Animal Science)

Posted on May 6, 2022
University of Tennessee Seeks Tenure-Track Faculty (Animal Science)
Position Title                                                                                                                                     506017_1651778019116_UTIAstackedColor300x200
Tenure-track faculty (Animal Science)
Position Summary 
The University of Tennessee, Department of Animal Science in Knoxville, TN invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Endowed Associate or Full Professor.
Earned doctoral degree in Animal Science or a closely related field. Has an interest in Precision Beef systems with emphasis on herd health, environmental sustainability, and/or climate resilience. Possesses advanced training or experience in statistics and/or data science. Individual must demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills, have or be willing to develop a passion for animal science-related research and statistical applications in agriculture. To be considered for the rank of endowed associate or full professor, the candidate must have a proven record of scholarly publications in peer-reviewed journals, successes in obtaining extramural grant and contract funding to support research efforts, a passionate teacher, and effectively mentoring graduate students that are worthy of the respective rank. All applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. on a long-term basis.
Responsibilities and Expectations:
• 9-month, tenure-track position with 85% Research and 15% Teaching responsibilities
• Establish an independent, nationally recognized research program (basic and/or applied) in the area of Precision Beef Systems with emphasis on herd health, environmental sustainability, and/or climate resilience, which would benefit Tennessee, US, and global livestock industries
• Form collaborative research partnerships with faculty within and outside the university, especially in association with the new Hickman Precision Agriculture Technology Unit and Precision Livestock Farming Program (
• Develop an extramurally funded, nationally recognized research program
• Be prolific in scholarly publications and presentations
• Successfully mentor undergraduate and graduate student research assistants
• Teach one graduate level course on Experimental Design (ANSC 571) per year
• Participate in other activities of the Department of Animal Science such as committee service and recruitment
Research efforts may integrate any type of experimental data or techniques related to applicant's interests, possibly including sensor development & deployment, "omics" data, high-throughput phenotyping, or machine learning, into data-driven solutions for beef production systems. Research can focus on a variety of beef-related challenges such as herd health, genetic improvement, precision management, environmental sustainability, and/or climate resilience. Individuals having interests in an area including but not limited to Animal Genomics, Reproduction, Nutrition, Health-Epidemiology, Data Science, Statistics, or Bioinformatics would fit well within existing groups of Animal Science faculty. Teaching responsibilities include serving as primary instructor for a graduate level statistical methods course in experimental design and analysis of biological.
Additional information and a link to apply via Interfolio can be found here:
Please direct questions to: Dr. Troy Rowan (Search Committee Chair), Dr. Lannett Edwards (Search Committee Co-Chair: or

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law.