Livestock Nutritionist -Assistant Professor

Livestock Nutritionist -Assistant Professor

  • 527780
  • Palmer, Alaska, United States, 99645
  • Faculty Full-time
  • On Campus
  • UNAC Grade 30
  • UAF Institute of Agr Nat Res & Ext

A research faculty member is needed to build an active livestock nutrition research program in Alaska. The individual is expected to build, conduct, and lead research pertinent to ruminant production in Alaska, and will be able to deliver research results to diverse clients. They will effectively collaborate with professionals on and off campus in research and outreach.

This position is responsible for developing an active research program in animal nutrition with an emphasis on ruminant herds. 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 ruminant production and product quality. Areas of interest include but are not limited to the lifecycle of the herd, matching forage availability and nutritional resources, and enhancing forage utilization. This nine month, term-funded position is based in Palmer, Alaska with a responsibility to the whole state in research and service. This individual is encouraged to obtain external funding for up to a 12 month contract.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to build an active research program that meets stakeholder needs, uses advanced techniques in cell and molecular biology, and has a record of outstanding professional accomplishments. The work of this candidate will support the identified needs to improve the food security and independence in Alaska through increased livestock production.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. Degree (at time of employment) in Animal Science or related field with an emphasis in animal (ruminant) nutrition.
A valid driver license or the ability to obtain one.

Position Details:

This position is located in Palmer Alaska. This is a full-time, exempt faculty position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. New hire salary is based on education and experience.

Applications will be accepted for review on March 11, 2024, to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time on DAY BEFORE REVIEW DATE March 10, 2024.


This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).

This position is term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Kenna Metivier, Signers' Business Office, Assistant HR Manager at or 907-474-1847

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