ASSISTANT/ ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Agricultural Research Station
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The incumbent will be an integral member of the animal science multi-disciplinary team conducting pasture research investigations utilizing cool-season and warm season perennial grasses, forbs, hays, and crop residue for meat-goat production. Research areas include development of low-input forage systems for year-round grazing, production, and use of alternative forage and browse species for goats, pre and post harvest forage quality and grazing studies with small ruminants. The incumbent will be expected to work closely with other scientists in small ruminants and plant science programs to enhance the marketability and profitability of meat-goat production. The incumbent will prepare scientific articles for publications and present research results at professional society conferences and other appropriate meetings. The successful candidate will also disseminate research findings through scientific journals and other peer-reviewed publications; contribute to development and implementation of appropriate undergraduate and graduate programs at Virginia State University; and participate in department, school, and University service and outreach.
Ph.D degree in Animal Science or related field with experience working with small ruminants. Other requirements include computer literacy, excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to work independently and collaboratively.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Virginia State University will accept applications through the online Recruitment Management System (RMS) at https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov. E-mailed, mailed and faxed applications will not be accepted. Resumes do not substitute for a completed online state application. Interested persons must attach a letter of interest, a current resume/vita, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses (if available) of three professional references. Please visit our web site at www.vsu.edu for full position descriptions.
Copies of transcripts and three (3) letters of references must be attached to online application or mailed to:
Office of Human Resources
Virginia State University
1 Hayden Drive, Box 9412
Petersburg, Virginia 23806-9412
Your name and the position number (#GO426) must be clearly identifiable on each item submitted. Official transcripts and three (3) letters of reference will be required prior to employment. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Screening of applications will commence immediately.
The selected candidate must pass a criminal background check, including fingerprinting, and must complete a Statement of Economic Interest as a condition of employment, if applicable.
VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AND VETERANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.