Assistant Professors - Animal and Food Sciences Ė Newark, DE


Positions: Integrative Food Animal Biologists (3 positions)

Date Available: Immediately

Location: Department of Animal and Food Sciences
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716-2150

Rank and Salary: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor; academic year; tenure track; salary commensurate with training and experience. Laboratory space and an attractive start-up package will be offered.

Qualifications: Ph.D. with postdoctoral training in biology, food science, animal science or applied mathematics

Position Description: The Department of Animal and Food Sciences within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources invites applications for up to three tenure-track positions in Integrative Food Animal Biology. The successful applicants will develop and lead externally-funded research programs utilizing innovative approaches to study the systems biology of domestic animals or the production, safety and quality of animal food products. Systems of interest include but are not limited to: genetics, reproduction, lactation, growth and development, metabolism, immunity, food/muscle quality, microbiology, and applied mathematics. Successful candidates are expected to organize and participate in collaborative teams of Department, University and external partners to develop systems-based, multi-disciplinary approaches to these problems. Research programs should incorporate the use of genetics, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and/or biostatistics. The Department offers excellent laboratory space and extensive shared facilities and equipment for molecular biology, genomics, proteomics, bio-imaging, bio-statistics and for animal and food production.

Teaching responsibilities will include a primary role in developing and delivering an undergraduate course integral to the Department‚
€™s curriculum as well as an advanced undergraduate or graduate course in the appointee‚€™s discipline. The individuals will also be responsible for academic advisement of undergraduate students and mentoring of graduate students and post-doctoral research associates. Candidates are expected to participate in the University‚€™s nationally recognized undergraduate student research program.

Application: Applicants should electronically submit a letter of application addressing the required qualifications, a curriculum vita, representative reprints, and statements of research interests and teaching philosophy to and Applicants should also arrange to have three professional letters of reference sent to:

Dr. Larry A. Cogburn and Dr. Kali Kniel, Search Committee Co-Chairs
Department of Animal and Food Sciences, 044 Townsend Hall, University of Delaware,
Newark, DE 19716-2150
E-mail:,, FAX: (302) 831-2822
Closing Date: August 15, 2010

The UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members and Women.

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