Summary of Job Duties/Responsibilities:
Full time, 9 month, tenure-track position. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching a wide array of undergraduate and graduate courses in food animal sciences and for participation in other scholarly activities (i.e. research, grant writing, publications, presentations, etc.) as a part of his/her professional development. Public service, student mentoring and advising are further requirements for the position. Other duties may include supervising undergraduate research and student organization advising.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
PhD in Animal Science or closely related field. ABD will be considered with an appropriate plan of completion by August 2018. Effective teaching, organization, and communication skills are necessary. The successful applicant should have a working knowledge of production systems for the major food animal species. Essential skills include the ability to be an effective team player and to interact well with peers, students, constituent groups, and the general public.
Preference will be given to applicants with significant expertise in poultry production, swine production, and/or meat science.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Initial review of applicants will start on June 6th, 2018. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vita, official transcripts of all university work, and three letters of recommendation to the online application portal provided below.
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