Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor - Meat Biochemist
Department Animal Science-0830
Requisition Number F210161
Posting Open Date 10/08/2021
Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all
application materials before review date) 12/06/2021
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work
The Meat Biochemist contributes to the integrated (extension, research, and
teaching) land-grant mission of the Department of Animal Science and the
Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR), as an effective
scholar and citizen, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science
The Meat Biochemist uses proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomics, and/or
transcriptomics to investigate meat at a molecular level to define biological
mechanisms impacting the quality and/or nutritional value of meat. The Meat
Biochemist contributes to systems-wide beef research to help connect the
impacts of genetics, environment, management, and societal considerations on
quality and nutritional value of beef products as part of the Nebraska
Integrated Beef Systems Hub. Graduate student training is an integral part of
the duties and engaging undergraduate students in research is strongly
encouraged. As appropriate to the appointment, the incumbent has a high-
impact, nationally and internationally recognized research and teaching
program in Animal Science; seeks and establishes effective disciplinary and
transdisciplinary collaborations which could include effective integration
with faculty in Meat Science, Animal Science, Biochemistry, Food Science and
Technology, Biological Systems Engineering, Nutrition and Health Sciences
and/or other scientists within the Stress Biology and Healthy Humans
communities. Collaborations throughout the University of Nebraska system,
including the UN Medical Center, and with external partners are also
encouraged. The Meat Biochemist connects with stakeholders, agency, and/or
industry partners to strengthen research and/or educational programming;
effectively obtains and leverages external and internal support (grants, fee
revenue, etc.) for research and teaching activities; publishes in high-
quality, high-impact peer-reviewed journals; and participates in scientific
meetings and other relevant professional activities.
The incumbent instructs graduate and/or undergraduate courses in the
Department of Animal Science or other related departments commensurate with
their teaching appointment. The Meat Biochemist teaches ASCI 917- Advanced
Meat Science and graduate or undergraduate courses related to area of
expertise that complements the needs of the department. Specific course
assignments may be changed over time based on Animal Science departmental
In addition to the above-described duties, the individual accepts committee
assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments
as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and/or
Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances
creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of
Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and Animal Science are committed to
creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that
are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage
applications from and nominations of qualified individuals from
underrepresented groups including racial and ethnic minorities, women, sexual
minorities, persons living with disabilities, and veterans.
As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment
without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy,
sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic
information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See
https:// www. unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications
Ph.D. in Meat Science, Animal Science, Food Science, Biochemistry, or
relevant field of study.
Research experience in meat science and experience with complex
biochemical techniques such as proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomics,
and/or transcriptomics to meat and/or animals.
Capability to teach related courses at the graduate and undergraduate
Extensive ability to engage in collaborative research.
Experience writing competitive federal grants.
Experience and demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching .
Experience in course design, development, and management at the graduate
and undergraduate level.
Excellent oral and written communication skills with emphasis on
communication with a variety of stakeholders.
Evidence of work with diverse or underrepresented communities or groups.
Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required
Criminal History Background Check Required
How to Apply
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Job Type 9 Month
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