The University of Tennessee, Department of Animal Science in Knoxville, TN invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Endowed Associate or Full Professor.


Earned doctoral degree in Animal or Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Data Science, Statistics, Computer Science, or a closely related field at the time of employment at the University of Tennessee. Interested in developing or applying precision technologies to beef cattle systems. Research program emphasis in the areas of beef cattle production, such as herd health, environmental sustainability, climate resilience, genetic improvement, or precision management. Possesses advanced training in data science or experience in statistics. Individual must demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills. They should also have or be willing to develop a passion for beef cattle-focused research and applications of statistics and data science to animal agriculture. To be considered for the rank of endowed associate or full professor, the candidate must have a proven record of scholarly publications in peer-reviewed journals, successes in obtaining extramural grant and contract funding to support research efforts, a passionate teacher, and effectively mentoring graduate students that are worthy of the respective rank. All applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. on a long-term basis.

About University of Tennessee


What began in 1794 as a small college in the Southwest Territory has grown into Tennessee’s flagship university and premier public research institution. UT Knoxville, which includes the UT Space Institute and the UT Institute of Agriculture, serves the state by educating its citizens, enhancing its culture, and making a difference in people’s lives through research and service. We embody excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement.

Animal Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is focused on the mission of the land-grant system: education, research, and outreach. Our faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students all participate in these focus areas in part or in whole. Our teaching is directed toward assisting students with their career aspirations or providing direction for another path if needed. Our research involves all parties of the department, from our dedicated faculty and staff to our outstanding graduate and undergraduate students. With the entirety of Animal Science providing solutions to today’s animal agriculture and human health questions, we continue to generate science-based information for our stakeholders, including students. With our excellent Extension specialists, we are able to discuss and demonstrate to our producers and county agents with science-based information the potential changes and improvement that will impact their financial situation. Involving graduate and undergraduate students in each part of our mission of teaching, research, and outreach continues to move Animal Science at the University of Tennessee forward in our goal to help producers globally provide a safe and healthy product.