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Posting Date: April 13, 2021                                                                                                                                         Posting End Date:  June 13, 2021

Position: Research-Extension Instructor/Associate in Meat Science      Location: COA, Environment & Nutrition Sciences/Extension/GWCAES

Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Special Qualifications
In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University becoming an “Outcomes-Oriented University,” the ideal Research-Extension Instructor/Associate in Meat Science will possess the willingness to use their expertise to assist in the University’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct innovative research on the chemical and microbiological stability of meat and meat products. This research group has a special interest in beef, chevon, and associated product development.
  • Prepare a detailed plan of operation for the TU Red Meat Processing Facility to include project activities and implement said plan accordingly.
  • Monitor and guide graduate and undergraduate students and project-related staff.
  • Collect and analyze research and extension data, and prepare manuscripts for journals and extension publications, such as fact sheets, research highlights, bulletins, and technotes.
  • Coordinate day-to-day research and extension activities of the facility: planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Plan, advertise and organize training sessions, workshops, and field days.
  • Collect and compile daily accomplishments and prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual progress reports.
  • Perform quarterly, annual, and final impact assessments/evaluations of the project in a timely manner.
  • Prepare a comprehensive final report of the project.
  • Participate in relevant meetings, seminars, and conferences, and present the project results and outcomes as necessary.
  • Additional teaching opportunities are possible to compliments the faculty member's area of expertise. 
  • Additional extension opportunities are possible to compliments the faculty member's area of expertise.
  • Ability to conduct impact assessments and prepare progress reports
  • Carry out other relevant activities as directed by the Dean, Associate Deans, and Department Head.

Qualifications

  • Graduated with a Ph.D. in the area of animal sciences, meat sciences, food sciences, or their equivalents.
  • Certification(s) in food safety training, including but not limited to 1) SPCA Preventative Controls for Animal and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • A strong background in meat science and product development to include that associated with red meat animals, particularly goats and/or cattle
  • Knowledgeable of red meat processing facilities
  • Experience with the development of research dissemination programs
  • Extensive experience in evaluating antimicrobials to determine their effect on microbes in commercial meat products.
  • Experienced with inoculation techniques of microbes onto meat products while maintaining aseptic conditions in compliance with federal regulations.
  • Able to isolate and maintain cultures to perform microbial confirmation procedures.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to work with faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders
  • Ability to work with stakeholders, particularly those of the Red Meat Processing Facility, including, but not limited to producers, county staff, etc.
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions independently.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently with little supervision and a good team player.
  • Excellent communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Skills in using Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher) and data analysis packages as well as those related to the field of meat science and technology.
  • Experience in organizing training, seminars, workshops, meetings, and/or field days.

Salary
Commensurate with education, training, and experience. Position is contingent on outsde funding.

Additional Position Information:

  • This position will require you to travel for conferences.

**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility.  It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. ** 

Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of 3 letters recommendation (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position.  The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints. Application packets with missing information will be considered incomplete and will not be processed. Application packets with missing information will be considered incomplete and will not be processed.

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