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Montana State University Assistant Professor of Equine Reproductive Physiology in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 24016

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Carl Yeoman


Classification Title

Working Title Assistant Professor of Equine Reproductive Physiology

Brief Position Overview

The Department of Animal & Range Sciences at Montana State University seeks candidates for a tenure track faculty position focused on large animal reproductive physiology with significant experience in equine. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognized and regionally relevant research program in reproductive physiology and provide an engaging educational experience in equine and non-equine reproductive physiology to our graduate and undergraduate studentship in contribution to the teaching outputs of the department. The successful candidate will develop a research program in the field of reproductive physiology with the aim of improving reproductive efficiency of equines and/or other livestock species. The Department of Animal & Range sciences, and Montana State more broadly provides a highly collaborative and supportive environment and the candidates tenure aspirations will benefit from opportunities to collaborate with national and international leaders in nutritional and gastrointestinal physiology, microbiology, genetics, molecular biology, reproduction, and much more. The Department of Animal & Range Sciences maintains a Quarter Horse broodmare herd, adult horses, cow herds, and ewe flocks that are available for research and teaching, along with a farrier school and riding arena.

Faculty Tenure Track Yes

Faculty Rank TT

Position Number 4A3344

Department Animal & Range Sciences

Division College of Agriculture/MAES

Appointment Type Faculty

Contract Term Academic Year


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Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications.

Contract Type MUS

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The ideal candidate will have knowledge and expertise in molecular, cellular, and/or physiological aspects of reproduction with interest and experience in equine. Additionally, the candidate is expected to use both in vitro and in vivo approaches to provide Montana’s stakeholders with evidence-based information on reproductive management practices. Teaching expectations will include undergraduate courses in equine reproduction and emerging reproductive technologies in livestock, as well as one graduate course that meets the needs of the department and students (alternate years). This is a tenure-track position, and the selected candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in scholarship, teaching and service with the ability to integrate no less than two of the three.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Animal and Range Sciences seeks a talented individual who is, passionate about improving reproductive physiology in equids and other livestock species to the benefit of Montana, National, and International producers and the Livestock Industry at large, and about educating animal science students and developing the next generation of faculty, researchers, and leaders by:

  • Providing instructional leadership and oversight of undergraduate and graduate reproductive physiology courses.

  • Advising undergraduate students in our Animal Science program.

  • Developing an independently focused, but collaborative research/scholarship program that addresses the needs of regional producers and industry stakeholders.

  • Seeking and securing external funding to sustainably support research efforts.

  • Engaging and mentoring graduate students in your research/scholarship program.

  • Engaging with and being responsive to producers and industry stakeholders throughout Montana.

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Ph.D. in animal science or a closely related field with an emphasis in reproduction.

  • Experience conducting independent research.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Effective interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate successfully with faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders.

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Previous research experience in reproductive physiology and/or equine science.

  • Strong history of quality publication(s) in refereed journals relative to academic stage.

  • Experience in securing extramural funding.

  • Demonstrated teaching experience.

  • A Passion for graduate and undergraduate education.

    The Successful Candidate Will

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

AY. Benefits include retirement, group health and life insurance plans, voluntary tax-sheltered annuity programs, Social Security, worker’s compensation, unemployment compensation, University wellness program, and sick leave.

Physical Demands

The Program

The Department

The Department of Animal & Range Sciences is part of the College of Agriculture at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT. The Department of Animal and Range Sciences offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Animal Science (options include Science, Equine Science, and Livestock Management and Industry) or Natural Resources and Rangeland Ecology (options include Rangeland Ecology and Management, and Wildlife Ecology and Management) to approximately 400 undergraduate majors. Housed in the Animal Bioscience Building ( ABB ), the Department of Animal & Range Sciences contains state-of-the-art teaching and research resources and oversees 15,000 acres of animal research facilities located as close as 1 mile from the ABB at the Bozeman Agricultural Research and Teaching Farm, and within 40 mins at our Red Bluff Research Ranch, and Ft. Ellis Research Farm facilities.

The College

Montana State University was founded in 1893 as an 1860 Land Grant University and is composed of eight academic colleges and a graduate school and boasts a friendly, supportive faculty and campus environment. Currently, the University hosts an enrollment of over 16,000 students, including approximately 2000 graduate students. MSU is recognized as one of 106 U.S. Research Universities representing the top tier of the Carnegie Foundation rankings.

MSU is located in Bozeman, Montana, an extended community of about 70,000 nestled in the Rocky Mountains in southwestern Montana. In addition to providing access to an extraordinary ecosystem for teaching and research programs, Bozeman is renowned for year-round recreational and cultural opportunities to include access to world class ski areas, multiple blue ribbon trout streams and the Gallatin National Forest. The local airport is served by four national airlines and is the busiest airport in the state.

Named an All-American City, Bozeman boasts high-quality medical facilities, a very low crime rate, many fine restaurants, acclaimed public and private schools, a symphony orchestra and choir, an annual opera, and nationally known events such as the Sweet Pea Festival of the Arts held in early August of each year. Powder Magazine identified Bozeman, with “three distinctly different” major ski resorts within an hour’s drive, as the number one place to live and ski in its November 2010 Magazine. ranked Bozeman #2 on the list of American Dreamtowns – small towns that offer the best quality of life without metropolitan hassles. The K-12 educational system, growing reputation of Montana State University, and pristine natural environment of the area combine to make Bozeman one of America’s most desirable university towns. Bozeman is located in the beautiful Gallatin Valley, 90 miles north of Yellowstone National Park.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search.

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023,and continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Special Instructions

To apply, submit all the following:

(1) A letter of application addressing the candidates each of the above required and preferred qualifications listed and each qualification specifically addressed, (note: if this format is not followed the application will not be reviewed, and

(2) A current curriculum vita, and

(3) College Transcripts, and

(4) The names, addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) current professional references.

An application package including all the above items as listed is highly encouraged. Missing materials and/or information may not be requested and may result in your application not being considered for the position.

For additional information, contact Tim DelCurto, Search Committee Chair, Telephone (406) 994-3708; email:

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

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