Wyoming Sheep Specialist Position Open

The Department of Animal Science at the University of Wyoming is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Professor, Sheep Specialist (#1118). This 11-month, tenure track position will have 50 percent extension, 30 percent research, 15 percent teaching/advising and 5 percent service responsibilities. The State of Wyoming currently ranks fourth or greater in all categories of production of sheep and wool in the United States, with an active and progressive industry. The individual will be expected to develop a relevant and impactful extension program in sheep that is aimed at increasing sustainability and profitability of this industry. In research, expectations are that the successful candidate will develop a nationally recognized program of sheep research with emphasis in translational and/or applied science. Several collaborative opportunities exist with current Animal Science and College of Ag and Natural Resources faculty to address sheep production questions ranging from emphasis in molecular techniques to production and management issues including end products and marketing. Research discipline of the individual in this position is flexible, however, the expectation is their research would contribute to one or more of our focus areas of reproduction - ruminant nutrition, genetics, meat science or fetal programming. Teaching responsibilities would primarily entail a sheep production and management course.

Complete details about the position and the application process are available at www.uwyo.edu/hr/hremployment/showjob.asp?jobid=13549. Screening of applications will begin on March 1 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.