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Department: Animal Science

College of Agriculture

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming is searching to fill the position of Professor and Head, Department of Animal Sciences. This is a full-time tenured position with responsibility for guiding the department's research, teaching, and outreach activities. The Department of Animal Science is a strong research department, attracting several million dollars annually in research funds. The department's activities have resulted in a ranking in the top 10 Animal Science Departments in the U.S. The department shares its graduate and undergraduate curricula with the Department of Veterinary Sciences and has over 200 majors. Departmental focus is on enhancing the efficiency, profitability and sustainability of the livestock industry of Wyoming and the region through a combination of basic and applied studies. The Department consists of 15 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 7 professional and office staff, and 5 academic professionals. Major activities center on genetics/genomics, livestock production, meat/muscle biology, reproduction and ruminant nutrition. Additionally, multidisciplinary and multifunctional dual biomedical and agricultural purpose (animal and human health) programs are conducted with emphasis on developmental programming of offspring. Extensive field and animal resources are available through the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station Research and Extension Centers. The University of Wyoming enrolls ~13,500 students, including ~3,000 graduate students. Laramie is located in the Rocky Mountain region of southeastern Wyoming, about 120 miles from Denver. In addition to opportunities for academic excellence, the University of Wyoming and Laramie offer a small college-town environment with extraordinary cultural and outdoor recreational opportunities. To be considered, applicants must have attained a PhD in animal sciences or closely related field with demonstrated excellence in research with additional expertise in resident instruction and/or extension education, and demonstrated administrative ability. The candidate must be qualified for a tenured appointment at the rank of full professor, have strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively with faculty, students, staff, administrators, and various stakeholder groups. An understanding of and commitment to the goals of a Land Grant University is essential. Experience with public and private funding sources is necessary.

We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.
The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. Please see


Application Materials Required:

Applicants are requested to provide a letter of application/statement of interest including the applicant's experience/philosophy of administration, research, teaching, and extension, a curriculum vita, and contact information for three (3) professional references (include name, title, address, phone, and email) to Dr. Stephen Ford, Search Committee Chair via e-mail (, or for questions regarding the application process, please contact Karyn Bercheni ( All documents must be submitted as a single pdf file, and all requested information must be submitted for the application to be given full consideration. Screening of applications will begin on November 1, 2014 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.




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