Colorado State University Assistant or Associate Professor - ARBL Large Animal Reproduction in Fort Collins, Colorado

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Assistant or Associate Professor - ARBL Large Animal Reproduction

Posting Number 201800318F

Proposed Annual Salary Range 80,000-90,000 depending on rank (assistant or associate)

Position Type Faculty

Work Hours/Week 40

Description of Work Unit

Leadership in biomedical research, education and outreach is the driving force behind the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Housed within the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science, the unit is an interdisciplinary department including over 30 faculty with strong international reputations, excellence in extramural support, and a history of educational program development and outreach. The department is the home of both undergraduate and graduate majors and delivers anatomy and physiology teaching to professional veterinary medical students. Undergraduate and graduate students participate in cutting-edge biomedical research in three areas of focus – cardiovascular physiology, neurobiology, and reproductive physiology. The Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory (ARBL) is recognized as a Program of Research and Scholarly Excellence (PRSE) at Colorado State University. This internationally recognized program has an administrative home in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, but also includes faculty members from other departments in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) and the College of Agricultural Sciences. A team approach is used to identify problems, determine approaches and conduct research. The ARBL is devoted to helping animals, people and the planet and champions the CVMBS values of accountability, collaboration, respect, innovation and transparency. The ARBL service centers (Morphological Services: Light and Electron Microscopy, Reproductive Endocrinology Diagnostics, and Large and Small Animal Care) and the clinical and research programs of the Equine Reproduction Laboratory (ERL) are world class. The ARBL also manages care and housing of hundreds of large research animals (bison, camels, cattle, goats, horses, pigs and sheep) on the CSU Foothills Campus. The ERL is a program of international excellence within the ARBL. Graduate student funding opportunities are supported at the ARBL through competitive research grants, USDA National Needs Fellowships, several scholarships and clinical income. Additional information on the ARBL/ERL and the Department of Biomedical Sciences can be found at: The Department of Biomedical Sciences houses strong and diverse research programs in reproductive biology, neuroscience and cardiovascular physiology, with outstanding resources and opportunities for collaboration. The clinical programs in CVMBS are among the best in the world. Depending on research interests the successful candidate may have the opportunity to participate in the C. Wayne McIlwraith Translational Medicine Institute – a new $65M facility with the primary goal of fostering diverse collaborations to innovate human and animal medical discoveries.
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Tenure/Tenure Track? Yes

% Research 55

% Teaching 40

% Service 5

% Administration 0

Open Posting Date

Open Until Filled Yes

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 01/04/2019

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date

Position End Date

Position Summary

The Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMS) and the Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory (ARBL) seek to fill a tenure-track or tenured position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Preference will be given to candidates with a research program in the area of large animal reproduction. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an independent, extramural-funded research program and participate in the departmental teaching mission. Opportunities for collaboration exist with faculty in multiple basic science and engineering departments across campus including those associated with the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Core facilities available include Next Generation Sequencing and Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics Facility, Central Instrument Facility, and Microscopy Imaging Network. The primary expectation for this faculty member is that they will conduct and supervise basic and applied research related to large animal reproduction, which is the primary research emphasis within the ARBL and its equine reproduction program, the Equine Reproduction Laboratory (ERL). Successful applicants will be expected to sustain an extramurally funded research program in one of the primary ARBL research groups that focus on sperm, egg, and embryo development (SEED), healthy baby/healthy mother (HBHM), Reproductive Neuroendocrinology (RN) and Translational Reproductive Biotechnology (TRB) using state-of-the-art technical and laboratory approaches. Demonstrable expertise in gene editing approaches such as CRISPR-Cas would be a strength. This person may study translational genomics as well as impact of nutrition, infection and/or aging on fertility and pregnancy outcomes. Leadership is expected in seeking and obtaining extramural funds and private donations for research and clinical activities and fostering a broader public awareness of the ARBL, BMS, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences, and Colorado State University. The person hired into this position will be expected to contribute to undergraduate, graduate and/or DVM teaching. Effective mentoring and advising of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows is also expected. Teaching responsibilities will be in the general area of physiology, endocrinology or reproductive biology. BMS and ARBL engage in extensive service and outreach activities which the successful candidate could contribute to depending on interests. This is a 9-month appointment with a primary academic appointment in the Department of Biomedical Sciences.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Required Job Qualifications

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent and postdoctoral experience in large animal reproduction.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants with a strong publication record and evidence of competitiveness for independent national-level funding for research in large animal reproduction. Experience with teaching mammalian reproduction, endocrinology or physiology will be preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter which addresses how professional experiences align with identified required and preferred qualifications of the position, a curriculum vitae, teaching and research narratives, and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of four (4) professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

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Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Instruction, Advising & Mentoring


This position will be expected to coordinate and teach a primary course focused in whole or in part on human and animal reproductive biology in biomedical sciences (3 credit hours). Contributing teaching in other related biomedical sciences courses also will be expected. Experience with teaching mammalian reproduction, endocrinology or physiology will be preferred. Teaching will include curriculum development, lecture and exam development and delivery, supervision of teaching laboratory resources and facilities.

Percentage Of Time 40

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity


This position will be expected to collaborate with basic science research programs within BMS, CVMBS and CSU in general, while also conducting independent research in the reproductive sciences with the expectation of intramural and extramural grants and peer reviewed publications. Collaboration will be expected with basic and applied science research programs within BMS and CVMBS.

Percentage Of Time 55

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category University/Professional/Public Service & Outreach


Provide service at the departmental, college, national and international levels.

Percentage Of Time 5

References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested 4

Maximum Requested 4

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

  • Statement of Research Philosophy

Optional Documents