Research Associate Professor (Ruminant Nutritional Physiology)

  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Prairie View, TX, USA
  • Mar 30, 2023
Full time Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology

Job Description


Prairie View A&M University

Research Associate Professor (Ruminant Nutritional Physiology)

Job Title
Research Associate Professor (Ruminant Nutritional Physiology)

Prairie View A&M University

Adloc Cooperative Agriculture And Research Center

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Prairie View, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

This position may pay more than the minimum proposed salary listed above, depending on experience and/or qualifications of the selected candidate.

This position is responsible for developing an active research program in ruminant nutritional physiology with an emphasis in small ruminants. The research objective for the incumbent is to develop an innovative, transformative and translative, and extramurally funded research on nutritional systems physiology to enhance nutritional efficiency of sustainable small ruminant production and product quality. Areas of interest include but not limited to molecular and cellular events related to feed efficiency, nutrient utilization/metabolism, interactions between the host genome/epigenome and nutrients, diets and host immune physiology, and host and gastrointestinal microbiome.

The ideal candidate must demonstrate the ability to utilize advanced techniques in cell and molecular biology and have a record of outstanding scholarly research and professional accomplishments related to ruminant nutrition. This position will also further develop undergraduate and graduate course work in the area of expertise.

This is a 100% budgeted research position that utilizes USDA Evans-Allen formula funding. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Continued employment in this position is contingent on research-based performance metrics, including generation of external funding, and continuation of USDA Evans-Allen funding.


  • Conceptualizes, develops, and maintains an independent program of research in the Animal Sciences with emphasis on small ruminant nutrition.
  • Directs ongoing laboratory work; supervises and guides specific activities of research support personnel; and conducts regular laboratory meetings and participates in program development and program enhancement.
  • Participates in research and manages the GrowSafe/Vytelle system for residual feed intake.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary research and collaborates with other scientists constituting the animal systems group; and writes and publishes research reports documenting laboratory activities and findings; engages in grantsmanship to increase external support for programmatic activities.
  • Participates in professional/scientific meetings and disseminates research to various CAHS stakeholders and observes University and CAHS administrative policies to insure full compliance with mandated training and implementation of the institutional program for animal care and use.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education, Licensure, and Experience:

  • Ph.D. in applicable field or discipline.
  • Four years or more of related experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of appropriate laboratory and technical equipment.
  • Knowledge of statistical analyses and statistical analyses software.
  • Knowledge of research in practical and/or basic sciences and scientific publications.
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Ability to present information clearly and concisely.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with GrowSafe/Vytelle systems for residual feed intake analysis.
  • Commitment to student development
  • Interest in multidisciplinary research and collaborations as well as in outreach/extension

Job Posting Close Date:

  • Open Until Filled - Review of applications will begin on January 16, 2023 and the position will remain open until filled.

Required Attachments:

Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter

Application Submission Guidelines:

All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.

The required documents listed in the above "Required Attachments" section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or should you need assistance with the online application process.

Background Check Requirements:

All positions are security sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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About Us
For more than 140 years, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has been igniting passion in its students. With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools. The University has an enrollment of more than 8,500 students. Designated an institution of “the first class” in the Texas Constitution, PVAMU is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state and a member of The Texas A&M University System. The University is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service.

PVAMU is conveniently located near the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor. The developing Northwest Houston Corridor offers newly developed suburban communities, a variety of shopping and dining near the Houston Premium Outlets and is a short, 35-minute commute into downtown Houston. For more information, visit Your career opportunities with a “University of the first class” begins here!

Prairie View A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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