Open Meat Science Positions

Open Meat Science Positions Monday, November 22, 2021

Graphic listing open positions
Graphic listing open positions

We are excited to have announced three positions in Meat Science. If you are interested in being part of a dynamic department with a rich history in Meat Science, please consider joining our team.

The Animal Science Professor of Practice is a 9-month (academic year), non-tenure track, 100% teaching appointment. This position is is committed to excellence in teaching, actively engaged in innovative activities related to instruction and capable of utilizing methodologies appropriate for teaching both resident and distance-based courses. The Professor of Practice serves as the instructor for Animal Science or College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) courses which could include ASCI 210: Animal Products; ASCI 201: Professional Development Seminar; ASCI 395: Experiential Learning for Career Development in Animal Sciences – Industry Experiences; and SCIL 101: Science and Decision-making for a Complex World. 

The Meat Biochemist is a 9-month (academic year), tenure-track appointment with an apportionment of 75% research and 25% teaching.  This position will use 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 will contribute to systems-wide collaborative beef research to 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. 

Extension Meat Specialist is a 9-month (academic year), tenure-track appointment will develop and lead a dynamic extension and research program providing science-based education/training and technical support for meat and poultry packers/processors, livestock producers, and allied industries across the state of Nebraska. The apportionment is 70% extension and 30% research. 

Specific duties for this position include: 

  • Create a dynamic extension platform directed at providing science-based content and guidance for livestock producers, meat and poultry packers/processors and various allied industries across the state of Nebraska. 
  • Provide hands-on and technical expertise to provide and propagate information to stakeholders related to USDA regulatory compliance and serve as a resource to regulatory compliance. 
  • Develop an externally funded collaboratively based research program generating peer-reviewed publications and provide training for graduate students in extension and research endeavors. 
  • Contribute to the meat science and muscle biology program and the Department of Animal Science undergraduate and graduate teaching programs.

Review of applications will begin on December 6, 2021 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. To view details of the position and create an application, go to Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach 1) a letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job, anticipated contributions, and the value you place on diversity and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters (2 page maximum; see for guidance in writing this statement); 2) your curriculum vitae; and 3) contact information for three professional references

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

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