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Academic Advisor & Livestock Judging Coach
Michigan State University

Date Posted Feb. 14, 2020
Title Academic Advisor & Livestock Judging Coach
University Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI, United States
Department Department of Animal Science
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
    Faculty Associate
  • Animal Science
    Agricultural - General

Academic Advisor & Livestock Judging Coach
Michigan State University, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Animal Science

Academic Specialist/Advisor in the Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University, annual year, 12 month, 100% time position.

Michigan State University is the Pioneer Land Grant University and is an international leader in agricultural instruction. The Department of Animal Science is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning, as well as, high quality farm centers and livestock.

This position is an equal split of 50-50 between academic advising and responsibilities associated with teaching livestock evaluation and coaching the intercollegiate livestock judging team.

Serve as academic advisor to undergraduate students in the Department of Animal Science. Work with faculty and students to develop professional mentoring relationships for juniors and seniors. Participate in both new student orientation and recruiting programs throughout the year. Assist students with internships and job placement.

This individual will be active in instructing undergraduate livestock and carcass evaluation educational courses and programs. The position will be responsible for coaching the Michigan State University Collegiate Livestock Judging Team. The successful applicant will be encouraged to foster relationships with the livestock industry, high school counselors and teachers, youth livestock educators, and diverse communities throughout Michigan.

Master of Science in an agricultural-related discipline
Teaching and/or advising experience
Livestock and/or meats judging team experience

Experience in student teaching and advising at the collegiate level
Experience with teaching livestock selection and carcass evaluation courses
Experience with academic and career planning assistance
Experience in recruitment and student retention
Experience in program management and evaluation

Competitive, commensurate with background and experience. An attractive benefit package is available.
APPLICATION: To apply, applicants must submit an application at the MSU Human Resources site at, posting #632576, or and upload the following:

Letter of application, including a summary of relevant experiences and accomplishments;
A detailed curriculum vita;
A summary of teaching activities and/or statement of teaching philosophy;
Official academic transcripts;
Names and contact information for three references

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Joe Domecq or Ms. Jessica Kiesling, Search Committee Chairs, Department of Animal Science, 474 S. Shaw Ln. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, or

For questions about the application process, please contact Ms. Robbyn Davenport, 517-884-7853,

Review of applications will begin March 13, 2020, and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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