Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Animal Science

Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 03, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


Located on more than 27,000 acres in northwest Georgia in a setting of great natural beauty, Berry College has an enrollment of about 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students. The college is located in Rome, Georgia, 75 miles northwest of Atlanta and 75 miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee. As a comprehensive liberal-arts college with a distinctive mission and purpose, Berry unites a challenging academic program with practical work experience in a context that nurtures spiritual and moral growth, including significant service to others.

We seek faculty who are committed to excellence as teachers-scholars-mentors and staff who are also committed to serving as mentors and supervisors for students who work on campus. Although not required, more than 90 percent of our students participate in our premier student work program. Employee benefits are competitive.



The Department of Animal Science at Berry College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Animal Science at the assistant professor level.    Experienced candidates with credentials appropriate for appointment at the associate or full professor level also are encouraged to apply. This is a 9-month academic year appointment with an anticipated starting date of August, 2021. 

The Department of Animal Science is offering a 9-month academic year, tenure-track appointment to support the continued growth of the department. This is an excellent opportunity for animal scientists with a passion for teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply, and all applicants should provide a statement of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to describe how they will help recruit and support students from underrepresented groups.  The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses within their area of expertise, as well as introductory courses within the animal science curriculum. Faculty members are also expected to establish and maintain a productive research program that includes undergraduate student participation where feasible. Support for research is available, and there are opportunities for interdisciplinary and collaborative research.

The Department of Animal Science currently consists of seven, full-time faculty members and one half-time faculty member serving approximately 240 animal science majors. The construction of a new, modern animal science building that includes departmental offices, teaching and research laboratories, and classrooms began in Summer 2020 with expected occupancy in Fall 2021. A separate Animal Science Teaching and Research Building is available for comfortable animal housing and research support.  The department has access to the Rollins Ruminant Center as operational headquarters for the beef cattle unit, a working dairy facility, and a sheep unit. The Gunby Equine Center is headquarters for the equine program and is also utilized for teaching and research purposes. In addition to pasture for livestock, approximately 3,000 acres are operated as a wildlife refuge, and 19,000 acres as a wildlife management area in co-operation with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.



A Ph.D. in Animal Science or a closely related field is required.  The ability to work directly with both large domestic livestock and companion animals is essential. Willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds are essential.



Berry is a selective, independent college of 2,100 undergraduate students located adjacent to Rome, GA, midway between Atlanta, GA, and Chattanooga, TN.  Berry's educational approach deliberately unites challenging academic programs with practical work experience in a residential campus community that encourages faith and emphasizes caring for the needs of others above self.  This commitment to an "education of the head, heart and hands" remains as relevant today as when our founder instilled this ethic more than a century ago. 

Nationally recognized for quality of learning and quality of life, Berry offers first-rate undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts and human sciences, as well as undergraduate and master's level opportunities in business and teacher education.  The College's stunning 27,000-acre campus affords opportunities that cannot be duplicated elsewhere.  Berry's ongoing commitment is to provide exceptional educational experiences to talented students from a wide range of social, racial, and economic backgrounds.

An Equal Opportunity Institution, Berry complies with all applicable laws and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies. Berry respects the essential dignity of all individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without regard to matters of personal identity such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation.

Berry College is committed to ensuring facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to everyone, including those seeking employment at Berry College.  Inquiries about interview or workplace accommodations are welcomed and can be directed to Wayne Phipps, Director of Human Resources, at 706.290.2698.  

Berry College provides benefit options with no employee costs for medical, dental, disability, and life insurance, including spouse and dependents at a reduced rate.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.



Applicants should apply at https://berry.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=125954, provide a letter expressing their qualifications and interest in the position, a CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research philosophy and interests, a statement of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion that includes a declaration of experience with, and/or commitment to, teaching a diverse student body, and three letters of recommendation. 

Only applicants that provide all the required documents will be considered. Review of applications will begin on 11/16/2020 and continue until the position is filled.