Lecturer in Animal Sciences – Meat Science (70925)

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The Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Florida is seeking applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, non-tenure track lecturer faculty position. This is a 100% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences) appointment within the Department of Animal Sciences, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. The primary responsibilities of this position will be the coordination and delivery of lecture and laboratory-based classes in Meat Science and expand enrollment in the department’s meat science curriculum. Specific courses may include, but are not limited to, The Meat We Eat, Livestock and Meat Evaluation, Meat Selection and Grading, and Meat Processing. Development and delivery of new and relevant courses for the Meat Science program will be encouraged where the need is warranted. Assisting with student development, including undergraduate club advising, departmental recruitment and advising is expected, and supervising undergraduate and graduate creative work is expected. The successful candidate will engage in scholarly activities related to instruction including publishing teaching-related scholarship, producing learning tools, and engaging in professional development activities related to teaching and advising. Faculty are encouraged to support and participate in the CALS Honors Program, distance education, and international education. Because of the IFAS land-grant mission, all faculty are expected to be supportive of and engaged in all three mission areas—Research, Teaching and Extension—regardless of the assignment split specified in the position description.

Background Information :

Florida boasts large and vibrant beef, dairy and horse industries that have strong ties to research, teaching and extension programs within IFAS. The Department of Animal Sciences has an emphasis on the forage consuming species, particularly cattle and horses, and their products useful to humankind. Recently, significant investment in the animal sciences by the State of Florida has resulted in substantial growth in the Department of Animal Sciences. There are significant strengths in the Department in the areas of physiology, nutrition and genetics that will serve as fertile collaborative potential for the incumbent to this position. The Department also has substantial farm facilities for housing beef and dairy cattle, horses, sheep and pigs for use by faculty in research, teaching and extension efforts.

Required: A Master’s degree (foreign equivalent acceptable) in animal science, or other related discipline. Demonstrated experience with livestock production and meat science is required. Candidates will also have demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication and interpersonal relationships. Candidates must be supportive of the tripartite teaching, research and extension mission of the Land-Grant system, and have a commitment to IFAS core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability.

Preferred: Ph.D. degree is desirable.

For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit materials by 28 March 2021. The position will remain open until a viable applicant pool is determined.


Nominations are welcome. Nominations need to include the complete name and address of the nominee. This information should be sent to:

Please refer to Position # 00036491

Dr. Jason Scheffler

Lecturer in Animal Science Search and Screen Committee Chair

University of Florida

Department of Animal Sciences

P.O. Box 110910

Gainesville, FL 32611-0910

Telephone: 352-392-2454

Facsimile: 352-392-7652

Email: jmscheff@ufl.edu

Application Information

Individuals wishing to apply should go online to http://apply.interfolio.com/84692 and submit:

  • Cover letter that states applicant’s interest in the position and qualifications relative to the credentials listed above
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information (including email addresses) for 3 individuals willing to write letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcripts

Selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) .

Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under Florida Sunshine and Public Record laws.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.


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