Job Description

Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences (AVS) in the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences at Clemson University invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position with emphasis in forage-livestock production systems. This is a key position for our signature program in grazinglands and animal development, and represents a reinvestment in forage expertise research (60%) and Extension (40%). The anticipated start date is spring 2020. The successful candidate will have interest in the plant-animal interface with expertise in, but not limited to: chemical, physical, and botanical characteristics of forage plants; forage establishment, fertilization, pest management, harvest, and storage; grazing management; soil-plant interactions; alternative forage crops; and integration of livestock with crop and forest systems.

This AVS faculty member will join 28 faculty and staff located at the Edisto Research and Education Center (EREC) near Blackville, S.C. In addition, they will be an integral member of AVS faculty and Extension staff located at Clemson and Columbia, S.C. Our EREC contains 2,354 acres of row crop, pasture, and forested land in the coastal plain of South Carolina, providing the ability to investigate many diverse areas of agriculture. Current cattle resources include a crossbred cow herd, replacement heifer development program, and facilities for additional animals. In addition, EREC is home of the annual Clemson Forage Bull Test, which has a capacity to develop approximately 80 bulls in a 168-day pasture-based test. Greenhouses, plots, and laboratories are available on-site for intensive forage studies. Excellent opportunities for collaboration exist with EREC faculty that have established expertise in precision agriculture and remote sensing.

The successful applicant will be required to develop a well-funded research and Extension program based on quality science that impacts stakeholders in South Carolina and beyond. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills will be required. Collaboration with faculty, students, staff, and public constituents is expected.

University Furlough Information: Clemson University is currently operating under a mandatory furlough program developed in coordination with the South Carolina Division of State Human Resources. Please visit the Furlough FAQ for more information.

PhD in Animal Science, Agronomy, Range Science, or a closely related field is required. Postdoctoral experience, evidence of collaboration, and the potential to secure extramural funding are preferred characteristics.

To apply, send a letter of intent stating how candidate contributions would strengthen Clemson University’s AVS department, impact the agricultural industry in the state of South Carolina, and be relevant at national and international levels. In addition to a letter of intent, please include curriculum vitae, transcripts, Extension philosophy, research philosophy, and contact information for at least three references. For consideration, all application materials must be uploaded to InterFolio (

If you have questions, please contact Search Committee Chair Dr. Matias Aguerre at; or Dr. Charles Rosenkrans, Jr., AVS Department Chair at .

For full consideration, please apply by January 31, 2020. Review will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified and hired.


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