Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Animal Science

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Agricultural Sciences
Animal Science


POSITION: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Animal Science. STARTING DATE: December 1, 2017 or as negotiated. LOCATION: Department of Animal Science, College of Agricultural Sciences. Responsibilities: Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with extension, research and teaching responsibilities, with a primary emphasis on extension. The extension responsibilities include developing educational materials to be used in extension education programs that contribute to improving the efficiency of Pennsylvania’s swine industry, including collaboration as an active member of the Extension Livestock Team. The successful candidate is expected to conduct a robust, federally-funded applied research program independently and collaboratively with colleagues in the department, with possible areas of focus including one or more of the following: nutrition, herd health, behavior, nutrient management or reproductive biology. The College houses a world-class nutrient management research program and the department includes a strong group of reproductive biologists who represent the nucleus of the university-wide Center for Reproductive Biology and Health. Research will be conducted independently and collaboratively with colleagues in the Department, other appropriate academic units, other Universities, and/or industry. Teaching responsibilities will include teaching or co-teaching undergraduate courses in swine production and management and other areas of animal science consistent with the successful candidate’s expertise. The successful applicant will be involved in advising undergraduate and graduate students. As a member of the Extension Livestock Unit, the incumbent will be responsible for developing and implementing meaningful educational programs using modern on-line tools and face-to-face formats. The individual will be expected to engage in extension activities that are consistent with the new Extension Business Model. This will include using and contributing to all capabilities of the “Atlas Platform” (http://agsci.psu.edu/atlas). He or she will also proactively plan, conduct and evaluate extension/outreach activities. Qualifications: Individuals must have either a DVM/VMD or Ph.D. in Animal Sciences or other related field. The successful candidate will be expected to make important, cutting-edge scholarly contributions in their area of expertise. Applicants shall have strong indications of potential for excelling in undergraduate teaching and student advising. Candidates should possess strong leadership, writing, and communication skills to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, peers and industry clientele. An ability to relate to a diverse population of faculty, staff and students is required. Salary: Competitive, commensurate with background and experience. An attractive benefits package is available. Applicants should upload a letter of application, including a summary of how they meet the qualifications, resume, academic transcripts, a brief statement of extension and research interests, and the name, address, telephone number and email address of at least three references. Inquiries may be directed to Robert Mikesell, Chairperson of the Search Committee at rem9@psu.edu. Reviews of applications will start on April 30, 2017 and continue until the position has been filled.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088