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Requisition ID:  22919

Assistant Professor of Animal Sciences


Assistant Professor of Applied Ethology


Tenure-track faculty position (academic year) at the rank of Assistant Professor of Applied Ethology with emphasis in research (60%) and teaching (40%).


The successful applicant will establish a nationally and internationally recognized research program in Applied Ethology that is relevant to livestock and poultry. The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses related to their area of expertise and help fulfill the Department's needs. Teaching expectations may include undergraduate courses in Animal Behavior and /or Ethics, and to develop and teach additional courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Online instruction may be required with this position. The successful applicant will be expected to mentor graduate and undergraduate students, participate in student club activities, and career advising.

Rank and Salary

Assistant Professor, Academic Year (9-month) appointment. Opportunities for summer salary exist. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.


Ph.D. in animal sciences, biological sciences, applied ethology, or a related area is required, with interest, training or experience in livestock and/or poultry behavior. Demonstrated interest in, and capacity for teaching, and/or evidence of teaching competence is required.

The Department and College

The Department of Animal Sciences is housed in the Hobart and Russell Creighton Hall of Animal Sciences. The Department provides 90,000 ft2 of state-of-the-art facilities for teaching, extension, and research. Also connected to Creighton Hall is the Land O’Lakes, Inc. Center for Experiential Learning and Purina Pavilion that provides an abattoir, meats and sensory laboratories, and a 7,800 ft2 pavilion. The Department consists of 30 faculty, 28 professional staff, 708 undergraduate students, and 84 graduate students. Animal research and teaching facilities for aquaculture, beef, dairy, poultry, sheep, and swine are located 11 miles from campus.


The Department is an integral part of the College of Agriculture, one of the world’s leading colleges of agricultural, food, life, and natural resource sciences and ranked eighth in the world in the 2022 QS World University Rankings. The College is deeply committed to the three land-grant missions (teaching, research, and extension), to international activities and perspectives that span all missions, and to excellence in all we do.  The College has 11 academic departments and includes 302 faculty, 2,823 undergraduate students, and 689 graduate students. The College’s current strategic plan can be accessed at Strategic Plan (


Resources at Purdue

Opportunities for collaboration with other faculty and scientists across the Purdue campus exist, as well as opportunities for interdisciplinary research with the Center for Animal Welfare Science (, and the USDA-ARS Livestock Behavior Research Unit (


Located in West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue University has various community and professional resources, such as Purdue’s Cultural and Resource Centers (, the Bindley Bioscience Center (, the Purdue Institute for a Sustainable Future (, and the Integrative Data Science Initiative (, among others. In addition, Purdue University is close to natural parks and hiking trails.



Candidates should submit the following materials:  1) a cover letter (maximum of two pages); 2) a statement of diversity and inclusion (see below); 3) a detailed curriculum vitae; 4) a one page research statement detailing research goals and objectives; 5) a one page statement of teaching philosophy; and 6) the names of three individuals who can provide letters of reference.


Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Purdue University's Department of Animal Sciences is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. Purdue is an ADVANCE institution -


All materials must be combined into one pdf and submitted electronically via this site: A background check is required for employment in this position.


Purdue University, the College of Agriculture, and the Department of Animal Sciences are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom.


Review of applications will begin February 1, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. For additional information, please contact Dr. Greg Fraley (


Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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