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Associate/Professor in Swine Nutrition

Iowa State University
Iowa, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jan 26, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa seeks applicants for a 12-month tenure-track Associate Professor/Professor rank with an emphasis in swine nutrition. Position responsibilities are approximately 65% in research, 17.5% in Extension and Outreach, 12.5% in teaching, and 5% service. It is expected that responsibilities in these areas to be closely supportive of each other. The successful candidate will be expected to have a nationally recognized research program that supports the swine sector. This will include conducting impactful, applied and basic research, while developing and training graduate students employable by swine sector stakeholders, along with an effective Extension and Outreach effort working closely with the Iowa and U.S. pork sector. The successful candidate will also contribute to swine related teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in alignment with departmental needs.

The incumbent will be the inaugural recipient of the Dr. John Patience Chair in Applied Animal Nutrition. Opportunities exist to collaborate with scientists in a variety of disciplines within the Department of Animal Science, the Iowa Pork Industry Center, and with faculty in other Departments and Colleges, as well as nearby federal agencies.

 All faculty members have a common responsibility to support and sustain our Principles of Community, are expected to convey good citizenship within department, college, and university activities, to interact collegially and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student, staff, and community members. We encourage applications from individuals who identify as members of traditionally underrepresented groups, including but not limited to African American or Black, Asian American, First Nations, Indigenous, Native American, and Latinx populations. We are committed to the retention of new faculty and as such the successful candidate will be provided with a faculty mentor within the department of Animal Sciences.

Review of applicants will begin on February 28th, 2022, and applications must be received before then for guaranteed consideration. However, the position will remain open until filled.


Required Qualifications:

Applicants are required to have an earned doctorate in animal science, nutrition or a related discipline with emphasis in swine nutrition and meet the qualifications for tenure at ISU. Candidates will be considered for associate professor or professor rank based on previous experience relative to the ISU policies for tenured faculty.


Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates should address each of the following in their application materials to demonstrate their current ability or potential ability to develop:

(1) Ability in swine nutrition research as evident by a scholarly publication record or impact on the swine sector,

(2) Understanding of and interaction with the swine sector,

(3) Creation and delivery of outreach and/or education programs in pork production and management systems,

(4) Demonstrated effectiveness in a team-based, collaborative environment to solve problems, 

(5) Ability to establish an extramurally funded research program,

(6) Track record of placing trainees into positions of influence in the swine sector, 

(7) Effectiveness in teaching and training students,

(8) Ability to articulate a strong vision for an effective swine nutrition program.


To apply for this position, please go to the following webpage and click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application.

The application should include:

  • Letter of application and a full curriculum vitae.
  • In one document please include statements on the following: a) research interests, teaching and outreach philosophy, b) vision for a swine nutrition program at Iowa State University and c) commitment to the University’s Principles of Community.
  • The names and complete contact information for 3-5 references. Applicants will be notified prior to contacting references.

 For more information, contact Dr. Jason Ross, Search Committee Chair, at or 515-294-8647. 

Department Details:

The Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University is a recognized leader in its field, both nationally and internationally, with balanced emphasis on research, teaching, and extension. The Department enjoys strong support and interactions with the livestock industries in the State, in particular with the swine sector, which is the largest in the US. We boast state-of-the-art research facilities in swine nutrition and ruminant nutrition and have teaching farms in the areas of swine, sheep, beef, poultry, dairy and equine. Its collegial environment, embedded in a strong livestock sector, makes the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University an excellent base for faculty interested in pursuing a rewarding and impactful career in the animal sciences. We take pride in integrating science, practice and innovation to serve the needs of citizens and animal industries.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

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