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Assistant Professor Position in the College of Agriculture Animal Science Program
California State University, Chico

Date Posted Dec. 13, 2022
Title Assistant Professor Position in the College of Agriculture Animal Science Program
University California State University, Chico
Chico, CA, United States
Department Agriculture
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Animal Science

Assistant Professor Position in the College of Agriculture Animal Science Program

Job No: 521751
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Agriculture

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system, which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 13,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.

Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, veterans, and those with bilingual and/or diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.

The Position: Assistant Tenure-Track Professor

Position Starts: Fall 2023

College: Agriculture

Department/School: Agriculture

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience. (Anticipated hiring range: $75,000 - $78,000 per year).

Initial Review Date: 1/25/2023; complete applications received after that date may be considered.

Minimum Qualifications:

The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a terminal degree in Animal Science or related area such as Range Science, Dairy Science or another related field. Candidates nearing completion of the terminal degree may be considered; however, all requirements for conferral of the degree must be met no later than the start date of the position. Additional qualifications include demonstrated ability and experience in undergraduate education and applied research, excellent written and oral communication skills, experience in animal nutrition, nutritional modeling, livestock production systems, grazing management systems, precision technology in livestock systems, and/or organic livestock production.


This tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching undergraduate courses, scholarship (research in field of interest, grants, dissemination of research), and service (student advising, committee work, allied partner groups). Specifically, developing an active research program involving undergraduate students; serving as an advisor to undergraduate students; connecting research and instructional program to the University Farm; participating in outreach and recruitment activities; serving on appropriate College and University committees and being an active member in appropriate professional organizations and associations. Teaching assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the department.

How to Apply:

Applicants must provide a current cover letter (including how you have addressed, or plan to address teaching to diverse student groups), a CV, and contact information of three professional references. Additional information may be requested at a later time. All applicants must apply online, applications submitted via email or in-person to the department will not be considered.

The College:

The College of Agriculture includes 23 full-time tenured/tenure track faculty, 18 full or part-time lecturers, and approximately 900 undergraduate students and offers programs leading to bachelor's degrees in Agricultural Science (options in Agricultural Science and Education and Agricultural Communications and Leadership), Agricultural Business, Animal Science, and Plant and Soil Sciences (options in Crops and Horticulture and Land and Soil Resource Management). The Animal Science program has approximately 400 majors and is currently the tenth largest major at the university. The faculty represents a wide range of interests, and the hallmark of our program is an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to undergraduate education. Central to this approach is the incorporation our 800-acre University Farm and 240 acres of native rangeland. Animal enterprises include beef, organic dairy, sheep, swine, and a USDA meats facility.

Job-related questions should be directed to:
Dr. Celina Phillips, Search Committee Chair
College of Agriculture: PLMS 210; 530.898.4147

Mandatory Vaccinations:

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully immunized against COVID-19 or have received a medical or religious exemption. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement.

Benefits Information:

This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible). California State University, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). For more information, please visit

Additional Information:

All work must be performed within the State of California.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

For disability-related accommodations, please call the ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-5959.

All positions are contingent on funding.

About Chico State:

Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, "Today Decides Tomorrow," is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that Chico State stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land, the flora, the fauna, and the waters that run through campus. We are humbled that our campus resides upon sacred lands that since time immemorial have sustained the Mechoopda people and continue to do so today.

Chico State is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status and only employ individuals authorized to work in the U.S.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: CLICK TO APPLY

California State University, Chico employs only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. California State University, Chico is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Americans with Disabilities Act employer. An annual security report disclosing crime statistics for California State University, Chico can be obtained by contacting the California State University Police Department (530) 898-5555 or by accessing the following web site:

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