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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 562935
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Animal Science Department Anr 10002063
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Tenure System Faculty, Agriculture, Research/Scientific, Non-Union

Working/Functional Title

Assistant Professor-Muscle Biology

Position Summary

The Departments of Animal Science and Food Science and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University (MSU) are seeking applicants for a 9-month, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level (70% Research, 25% Teaching, 5% Service).

The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain an internationally-recognized, extramurally-funded research program with specific research area(s) that may include but are not limited to fundamental muscle biology, molecular and/or cellular aspects of muscle or adipose tissue development, pre- or post-harvest technologies that impact fresh meat quality and the conversion of muscle to meat, or relationships of management or other factors to growth and/or meat quality.  Responsibilities will also include teaching an undergraduate/graduate growth and musculoskeletal biology course and co-teaching a lecture/laboratory meat processing course. It is expected that the person will train graduate students in Animal Science and/or Food Science and may teach a course in their area of expertise at a graduate level if desired. 

The successful candidate will join a vibrant, diverse and growing faculty team engaged in scholarly activity pertaining to muscle biochemistry, meat animal genetics, animal production, animal behavior and welfare, meat processing, meat product safety, and process optimization. The program is supported by modern USDA-inspected processing facilities, and state-of-the-art research laboratories and campus core facilities for genomics, metabolomics, proteomics, and other support services.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Animal Sci., Food Science, Meat Science

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must have a PhD in Animal Science, Food Science, Meat Science or related discipline.  Preference will be given to candidates with post-doctoral experience, and clear potential for, or demonstrated commitment to, excellence in research and teaching.  Candidates should have knowledge of meat industry trends and research priorities.   Evidence of collaboration and ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary research team are also requirements of the position. Candidates must be knowledgeable of student learning outcome assessment and effectively use assessment data.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Application Materials

Please provide a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a research statement outlining current research and future research goals, a teaching statement including philosophy for undergraduate and graduate teaching, a paragraph on commitment to diversity, equity and inclusivity, and the names and contact information for three references.

Special Instructions

For questions about the application process, please contact Robbyn Davenport, 517-884-7853,  For questions about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Dale W. Rozeboom, 517-355-8398,

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Summary of Health Risks

Work with animals.


MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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