Assistant/Associate Professor Dairy/Livestock Genomics Specialist
Department: CAFES-Animal Science (100400)
College/Division: CAFES-College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
Salary Range: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Cal Poly State University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and nominations of all qualified individuals. EEO
ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR - DAIRY/LIVESTOCK GENOMICS SPECIALIST
The Animal Sciences Department in the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, academic year (9-month) position. Starting date is negotiable, but on or before September 12, 2019, is preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in dairy genetics/genomics and general domesticated animal genomics, as well as other topics related to the individual's expertise and the department's needs.
The successful candidate may contribute to the selection strategies for department dairy and other livestock herds. Duties may also include, but are not limited to, supervision of undergraduate senior projects, graduate student research and student advising. The successful candidate is expected to participate in scholarly activities (i.e., research, publications, presentations) as part of his/her professional development. Service activities will include participation on department, college, and university committees and instructionally-related activities.
Minimum Qualifications (Staff Only):
A doctorate in Animal Science, Dairy Science or a closely related field is required. Practical experience in utilizing genomic resources in dairy and/or beef cattle selection systems is essential. A background with emphasis in genomics applied to genetic improvement of livestock and expertise in bioinformatic and computational genomic applications is preferred.
The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching, effective communication, and interpersonal skills. The ability to work independently and to be a well-organized and productive team player who interacts well with peers, students, farm personnel, industry representatives, regulatory agencies, and the general public is essential. Candidates must demonstrate a positive commitment to diversity.
Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong interests in undergraduate and graduate teaching are required. Particular attention will be afforded to candidates who have productive records of teaching, scholarly activity and student-involved research that would strengthen current department activities.
Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
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About Us Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university. Founded in 1901, the 6,000-acre campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, along California's scenic central coast and midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With a budget of $168.5 million, the university has a student enrollment exceeding 17,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. Cal Poly is part of the 23-campus California State University system.
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Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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About California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university, with approximately 17,500 undergraduate, 120 post-baccalaureate, and 900 graduate students. The Cal Poly community fosters teaching, scholarship, and service in a learn-by-doing environment where students, staff, and faculty are partners in discovery. Cal Poly has built an exemplary reputation on its learn-by-doing approach to the preparation of undergraduate and graduate students. It is a distinctive learning community offering academically focused students a hands-on educational experience that prepares them for today's scientific and technical world. Cal Poly provides a balanced education in the arts, sciences, and technology, while encouraging cross-disciplinary and co-curricular experiences. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Cal Poly #1 among public master's universities in the western United States for 24 consecutive years. The University values free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. As a campus, we welcome and nurture a rich array of different perspectives, ideas and cultures. We encourage international an...d multi-cultural education in order to prepare students for successful participation and competition in a diverse world and a global workforce. We believe that diversity of our students, faculty, and staff enlivens and enriches Cal Poly’s educational environment.