Assistant/Associate Professor of Epigenetics
Texas A&M University
Department of Animal Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
POSITION: An Assistant/Associate Professor with an emphasis in mammalian epigenetics. This is a full-time 9-month, tenure-track or tenured position with research (65%), teaching (25%), and service (10%) responsibilities. Estimated start date is June 1, 2020.
GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop and lead an independent, extramurally-funded, internationally-recognized research program in the field of epigenetic mechanisms regulating production, health, and disease of livestock. The candidate will be expected to enhance a multidisciplinary faculty to lead the nation into this transformational era of livestock production. The strategic hiring of an epigeneticist will complement and extend current research initiatives and strengthen an already strong faculty in the Department of Animal Science. This position will serve a critical need for the Department of Animal Science in its effort to achieve excellence in five Areas of Excellence: 1) Cattle Adapted to Tropical and Subtropical Environments; 2) Pregnancy and Developmental Programming; 3) Quantifiable Animal Performance; 4) Student and Stakeholder Engagement; and 5) Safety, Quality, and Nutrition of Food Products. The appointee will develop a graduate course in epigenetics and assist in undergraduate education associated with the recently revised curriculum. Investigators that utilize domestic livestock species and/or laboratory animals as research models for mammalian health and animal production are encouraged to apply. Applicants demonstrating significant success in research productivity and accomplishments may also be eligible for the Burkhart Endowed Professorship for Beef Cattle Research. Distributions from this endowment must be used in accordance with the terms of the agreement and in accordance with University guidelines in the Department of Animal Science within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
RESOURCES: Texas A&M University is a public, land-grant institution with many high-quality academic units conducting research with small and large animal models. The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary, startup package and laboratory space with shared equipment, and access to animal facilities and core laboratories operated by the Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The candidate will have opportunities to collaborate with a broad range of TAMU System researchers who participate in several interdisciplinary programs, including the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Genetics, Interdisciplinary Faculty of Reproductive Biology, the Texas A&M Institute of Neuroscience, the Texas A&M Institute of Genome Sciences and Society, the Global One Health Initiative, and individuals within the Department of Animal Science, the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and the TAMU College of Medicine.