Candidates for Nancy Cameron Endowed Chair Coming to MSU for Interviews


 Three individuals will be traveling to Montana State University to interview for the Nancy Cameron Endowed Chair – Beef Physiology position.

According to the job postings, the Endowed Chair in Beef Physiology will be a tenure-track faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences at Montana State University. The appointment will be 60{f75e9bc95454961d27ea60375533d5bd3793c6b31aa68057771d9b5363a8de8e} Research, 30{f75e9bc95454961d27ea60375533d5bd3793c6b31aa68057771d9b5363a8de8e} Teaching, and 10{f75e9bc95454961d27ea60375533d5bd3793c6b31aa68057771d9b5363a8de8e} Service funded by the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station and the College of Agriculture, with emphasis on fundamentals of systems physiology of beef cattle production in Montana and the region.  

The Montana Stockgrowers Association Research, Education and Endowment Foundation and the MSU Alumni Foundation also worked together to raise $1 million for graduate student fellowships in animal and range sciences. The fellowships, which will cover tuition and other fees for graduate students, will enhance with the newly established Nancy Cameron Faculty Chair in animal and range sciences, supporting research tied to the livestock industry.

“Nancy Cameron’s gift provided important, initial funds for a dedicated faculty researcher focusing on cattle production in Montana,” said John Grande, chairman of the Montana Stockgrowers Research, Education and Endowment Foundation.  “As a group, we want to help bolster this generous gift by raising additional support for dedicated graduate fellowships.  Our state needs faculty and graduate students to lead industry-driven projects that directly benefit the Montana livestock industry.”

MSU alumna Nancy Cameron made a $3.5 million gift to the MSU Foundation to endow the faculty research chair, three scholarship funds and a business professorship at MSU. Cameron is descended from a pioneering ranching family with a 125-year history in the state. The family ranch was southwest of Great Falls.

MSU’s College of Agriculture Interim Dean Glenn Duff said, “Together, these graduate fellowships and the Cameron faculty chair will allow us to attract an outstanding faculty leader who will in turn attract the best graduate students.  Research is a cornerstone at MSU and it’s more important than ever for the college to work closely with producers on finding new and innovative short and long term solutions to challenges facing the industry.  The college is very excited to partner with Montana Stockgrowers to make that happen.”



Interview Dates:  

Dr. Timothy DelCurto, March 21-22

Currently an Associate Professor, Director, and Program Head, Eastern Oregon Agriculture & Natural Resource Program, Burns & Union Stations, Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences, 

Dr. Edward Webb, March 24-25

Currently the Head of Department for the Department of Animal and Wildlife Sciences, University of Pretoria

Dr. Reinaldo Cooke, April 6-7

Currently Associate Professor – Beef Cattle Specialist at Oregon State University – Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center in Burns, OR


See CV's and Itineraries attached below.  



Source:  Montana State University

Photo courtesy of Montana NRCS

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