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Assistant/Associate Professor of Precision Mammalian Gene Editing

Department of Animal Science
College Station, Texas
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Mar 24, 2023

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Precision Mammalian Gene Editing

Department of Animal Science

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Texas A&M University

POSITION:  The Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time Assistant/Associate Professor with an emphasis in mammalian gene editing. This is a 9-month, tenured or tenure-track position with research (65%), teaching (25%), and service (10%) responsibilities with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2023.

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop and lead an independent, extramurally-funded, internationally-recognized research program in the field of mammalian genomics and gene editing that will contribute to advances in human and animal health, as well as improvements in production traits, and resistance to diseases and parasites in livestock. The successful candidate will enhance a multidisciplinary faculty to lead the nation into this transformational era of livestock production. The strategic hiring of a specialist in mammalian gene editing will complement and extend current research initiatives and strengthen an already strong faculty in the Department of Animal Science. This position will meet a critical need for the Department of Animal Science regarding 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. Emphasis will be placed on developing and implementing technologies for genome editing in ruminant species (both large and small) to ensure that Texas A&M University maintains its global leadership in solutions for improvement of ruminant production systems through significant contributions that leverage the Department’s Reproduction and Biotechnology Center approved by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents and in the design phase of construction.  The successful candidate will develop a teaching program that may include a graduate course in gene editing and contributions to undergraduate education. Investigators who utilize domestic livestock species and/or laboratory animals as research models for mammalian health and animal production are encouraged to apply.

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 School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The candidate will have opportunities to collaborate with a broad range of Texas A&M University System researchers who participate in several interdisciplinary programs, including the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Genetics, Interdisciplinary Faculty of Reproductive Biology, Texas A&M Institute of Neuroscience, Texas A&M Institute of Genome Sciences and Society, Global One Health Initiative, and individuals within the Department of Animal Science, the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and the School of Medicine. Additionally, Texas A&M University has a growing genome editing research community, including the Texas A&M Institute for Genomic Medicine and Crop Genome Editing Laboratory.

REQUIREMENTS: A Ph.D. in Animal Science, Genomics/Genetics, or related field with emphasis on mammalian gene editing is required. Evidence of past experiences with ruminants and/or other livestock species and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Evidence of outstanding research potential is required for consideration for appointment at the Assistant Professor rank. Prior faculty-level experience, evidence of successful grantsmanship, and outstanding research accomplishments are required for appointment at the Associate Professor rank. A demonstrated ability or potential to maintain a strong graduate program is required.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants should submit the following: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a personal statement to include philosophy and plans for research, teaching and service, as applicable; and 4) contact information for five individuals who can provide a critical evaluation of the applicant’s qualifications for the position.

Applications will only be accepted through Interfolio at:

Review of applications will begin April 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. For questions, email enquiries to: Dr. Fuller W. Bazer, Search Committee Chair, Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-2471, via Ms. Amy Carwile, e-mail: (

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore has a Dual Career Program and implements policies that contribute to work-life balance.



The Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University remains one of the largest of its kind in the United States, offering degree programs leading to B.S., M.Ag., M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Animal Science, Animal Breeding, and Physiology of Reproduction. Additionally, our faculty are members of Intercollegiate Faculties capable of granting degrees in Nutrition, Food Science and Technology, Biotechnology, and Genetics. The mission of the Department of Animal Science is to improve lives through discovery, integration, dissemination and application of science-based knowledge of animals and animal products. Areas of Excellence have been identified and developed to more effectively fulfill the mission of the Department of Animal Science. The goals for these Areas of Excellence are to provide focused areas of scholarship within the Department. The Areas of Excellence align with the missions of both the Department and College, as well as the strategic pillars of the University: (1) Transformational Education for all students, (2) Discovery and Innovation for the world, (3) Impact on the state, the nation and the world. Our dedication to these goals have formed the evolution of our programs and remains a driving priority.


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