Assistant Professor in Aquaculture Nutrition
Kentucky State University - Frankfort, KY

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Kentucky State University
Job Code/Title: 5215/ Assistant Professor in Aquaculture Nutrition
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The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.


The Division of Aquaculture invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Aquaculture Nutrition. This is a full-time, 12-month appointment with 75% research and 25% teaching responsibilities. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The primary mission of the Division of Aquaculture is to integrate research, teaching, and Extension functions to enhance aquaculture development in Kentucky, the U.S., and the World. The candidate will report to the Chair of the Aquaculture Division.


1. Develop and teach at least one course in the Aquatic Animal Nutrition.
2. Work closely with other KSU Aquaculture researchers and extension personnel to develop a successful research program in the evaluation of the nutritional requirements of emerging species.
3. Develop and maintain a project budget as well as disseminate results through publication of refereed journal articles and professional presentations.
4. Engage and work closely with key personnel in the industry.
5. Perform laboratory experiments in the field of agricultural / scientific research.
6. Analyze data from experiments; prepare graphics and text for presentation and publication.
7. Review up-to-date scientific literature extracting information relevant to ongoing, proposed, or possible research projects.
8. Assist in developing written progress reports, publications, and securing grants.
9. Other related duties as required.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Aquaculture, Aquaculture Nutrition, or a closely related field. The applicant should have documented experience in teaching, research, and/or outreach related to aquaculture. Documented evidence of individual and collaborative research and a demonstrated ability to secure grants is needed. Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to interact with diverse audiences are required.

  • Experience within Aquaculture and Aquaculture Nutrition.
  • Knowledge of scientific literature search processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge of research techniques, methods and procedures
  • Knowledge of data interpretation and analytical methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of industry and government standards regarding laboratory techniques and safe handling of hazardous materials.
  • Knowledge of data presentation and organization methods and techniques.
  • Ability to interpret experimental data accurately.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain concise and accurate records.
  • Ability to understand and write highly technical data.
  • Ability to operate and maintain laboratory equipment.
  • Ability to perform experiments.
  • Ability to set up laboratory experiments.
  • Ability to work within the guidelines of specific projects to gather and interpret experimental data.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
NOTE: Please fill out the application located in the employment section on and submit a letter of interest, official transcripts, three letters of recommendations, and academic vita in Microsoft Word format to: . Mail official transcripts to: Kentucky State University, Attn: Human Resources Department, 400 East Main Street, Frankfort, KY, 40601.
REVISED: June 3, 2013

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