Position Announcements

The Department of Animal Sciences is seeking a highly qualified individual for a tenure-track position at the assistant or associate professor level within the broad fields of antimicrobial resistance in livestock ecosystems. Antimicrobial resistance is a biologically complex global problem that will require a multi-pronged response to reduce levels of antimicrobial resistant bacteria. This is a major challenge in animal production as there is a need for reducing antibiotic use. Therefore, the successful candidate will develop a nationally and internationally recognized program to develop innovative strategies to understand, prevent, control, or reduce antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic usage in animal agroecosystems. The training and research background of the successful candidate may arise from one of the following various fields of study, including but not limited to, bacterial physiology, bacterial host interactions, microbial ecology/evolution, genomic/genetic approaches, animal management, epidemiology, or bioinformatics. Graduate and undergraduate student advising and training is expected. Furthermore, collaborative research activities that address foundational or emerging issues in the integration of multi-omic and large-scale high-throughput phenotypic datasets is strongly encouraged. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in their areas of expertise. Potential exists for teaching distance courses. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to mentor undergraduate students through undergraduate research projects, club activities, and career advising.  Apply here. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

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.  Apply here. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Animal Sciences at Purdue University is seeking a Clinical Assistant Professor non-tenure-track 9-month faculty position in Animal Sciences with responsibilities for teaching and academic advising.  This is an academic year appointment, with summer appointment possibilities, primarily focused on innovative instruction of undergraduate courses in the department. A second responsibility will involve undergraduate career advising and mentorship of student organizations. Learn more information here.

The Farm Animal Research Technician is a seasoned individual who works independently to achieve day to day objectives with limited supervision.  This position at the dairy unit is necessary to fulfill the research, teaching, and outreach activities of the Department. In addition, this person will monitor animal health and environment conditions, assist faculty with various research projects and clinical instruction of students, maintain health and performance records, and provide tours of research facilities to students, general public, research personnel, etc. Learn more information here.

The successful candidate will develop a nationally ranked livestock judging program. In addition, the successful candidate will serve as the judging team coordinator for the Department of Animal Sciences. As the judging team's coordinator, the successful candidate is expected to recruit, advise and train coaches for the other judging teams in the Department as needed. In addition, the successful candidate will work to develop a strategic plan for the judging programs that result in coordinated efforts focused on recruiting and developing future leaders in agriculture. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses associated with the livestock judging team and other courses critical to the Department's mission. The successful candidate will be expected to recruit team members, work with 4-H and FFA programs, develop summer camps, and fundraise to support judging programs. Apply here.

The USDA-ARS Livestock Behavior Research Unit is hiring a Research Animal Scientist/Physiologist. The incumbent serves as Research Animal Scientist/Physiologist (ANML) in the Livestock Behavior Research Unit, Midwest Area, West Lafayette, Indiana. The incumbent conducts research on how stress and management practices of poultry, dairy cattle, and/or swine affect behavior and physiology and its relationship to animal welfare and productivity. The incumbent initiates and develops research toward understanding the relationship between stress, behavior, and on-farm management practices. Learn more information here.

The Teaching Laboratory Coordinator’s primary responsibilities will involve overseeing instructional space for multiple laboratory-based undergraduate courses within the Department of Animal Sciences. The successful candidate will coordinate with instructors to procure inventory and maintain laboratory materials, including standard laboratory consumables, custom dissection specimens, and shared instructional equipment. Learn more information here.