Purdue University — Assistant Professor of Animal Sciences, Applied Ethology

The Department of Animal Sciences at Purdue University is seeking an Assistant tenure-track 9-month faculty position in Applied Ethology with emphasis on research (primary) and teaching (secondary). The successful applicant will establish a nationally and internationally recognized research program in Applied Ethology that is relevant to livestock and poultry. The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses related to their area of expertise and help fulfill the Department’s needs. Teaching expectations may include undergraduate courses in Animal Behavior and /or Ethics, and the opportunity to develop and teach additional courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Online instruction may be required with this position. The successful applicant will be expected to mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and participate in student club activities, and career advising.

A Ph.D. in animal sciences, biological sciences, applied ethology, or a related area is required, with interest, training or experience in livestock and/or poultry behavior. Demonstrated interest in, and capacity for teaching, and/or evidence of teaching competence is required.

A background check is required for employment in this position. Candidates should submit the following materials: 1) a cover letter (maximum of two pages); 2) a statement of diversity and inclusion (see below); 3) a detailed curriculum vitae; 4) a one-page research statement detailing research goals and objectives; 5) a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; and 6) the names of three individuals who can provide letters of reference.

Purdue University’s Department of Animal Sciences is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. Purdue is an ADVANCE institution – https://www.purdue.edu/advance-purdue/

Purdue University, the College of Agriculture, and the Department of Animal Sciences are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom.

These materials should be sent electronically (as a single PDF file) to https://careers.purdue.edu/job-invite/22919/. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. For additional information, please contact Dr. Greg Fraley (gfraley@purdue.edu).

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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