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Assistant Professor rank in Nutritional Immunology - Department of Animal Sciences
The Department of Animal Sciences in the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University seeks to employ a 9-month, tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor rank in Nutritional Immunology to begin in Autumn 2021 semester or when a suitable candidate is found. All application materials must be received before an application will be considered. The anticipated position split will be 80% Research and 20% Teaching. The position is associated with the Foods for Health Discovery Theme (https://discovery.osu.edu/foods-health).
Assistant Professor in Forest Ecology and Restoration - School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR)
The successful candidate will develop a research and teaching program with an emphasis on the ecology and restoration of forest ecosystems. The essence of the position is the discovery and sharing of new knowledge concerning the ecological basis for forest ecosystem restoration. For applicants appointed as an Assistant Professor this will be a 50% Research, 50% Teaching; full-time, tenure-track, 9-month appointment.
The School of Environment and Natural Resources is committed to addressing the lack of gender, racial and ethnic diversity in forestry and restoration science. As a result, we are particularly interested in applications from individuals with diverse life experiences and whose research demonstrates evidence of engaged, field-based scholarship with diverse forest restoration stakeholders. This could include research that addresses forest management and restoration issues affecting and prioritized by women, indigenous people, and marginalized minorities. Examples could include, but are not limited to, research on traditional ecological knowledge or ethnobotany in forest restoration; using forest restoration to enhance the economic and social well-being of under-privileged communities; the role of indigenous people in structuring reference conditions for forest restoration.
The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences has over 300 faculty members, enrolls nearly 3,200 undergraduate students and 500 graduate students on the Columbus and Wooster campuses. These students take courses and/or conduct research in one or more of the nine academic units in the College:
•Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership
•Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics
•Food Science and Technology
•Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering
•Horticulture and Crop Science
•School of Environment and Natural Resources
In addition, the Food Animal Research Program is a nationally known program focused on protecting and enhancing animal and public health with research focused on pathogenesis, epidemiology, prevention, and control of animal disease. The College also is a key member of the interdisciplinary Environmental Science Graduate Degree Program (ESGP). The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster is the largest agricultural experiment station of its kind in the US. OARDC scientists have been leaders in agricultural research for over a century. It provides more than 4,000 acres for field research in addition to other facilities such as the Secrest Arboretum, the Biomass and Bioproducts Research Center, the Compost Research Center, a rubber processing pilot plant, weather stations, greenhouses, and one of only two University BSL-3 level research facilities in the US. The OARDC facilities in Wooster are powered by an Anaerobic Digestor that renewably provides more than 30% of its electrical energy demand.
"What I really like here is that in one campus, we have everything. This really promotes collaboration and makes us more efficient as a team. Our instrumentation facilities are among the best in the world and we have easy access to them." - Emmanuel Hatzakis, Food Science and Technology
Ohio State University Extension extends the knowledge resources of CFAES and the broader University to the people of Ohio through an educational process focused on local issues and needs. Supported by an annual budget of approximately $70 million, Ohio State University Extension helps communicate relevant research in a way that improves quality of life for Ohioans. Extension employees are located in all of Ohio’s 88 counties and on the Ohio State University in Columbus.
The Ohio State Agricultural Institute (ATI), located in Wooster, is an associate degree-granting program within the College where students participate in a curriculum that includes general and basic studies, hands-on experience, and a paid industry internship. ATI is the largest institution of its kind in the country, offering 32 programs of study.
"CFAES has a reputation of being one of the best colleges of agriculture in terms of innovation and engagement to help tackle the challenges affecting our constituents. It is a place I can see myself growing and developing as a professional in my field through the mentorship and collaborations available around the college." - Mary Rodriguez, Assistant Professor, Community Leadership