Instructor/Swine Laboratory Manager

Murray State University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Jun 3, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management, Marketing & Sales
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach 6 hours per semester in swine, livestock management, or livestock evaluation classes or laboratories. Manage daily operations, students, and customers for the Murray State Swine Lab, while instructing the students enrolled in courses that operate labs in swine operations.

• Teach 6 hours per semester
• Manage a team of dedicated student leaders and volunteers
• Work with instructors and students involved in operations and practicum courses
• Schedule and present labs, demonstrations, and tours
• Provide for the daily care and management of all lab animals
• Coordinate sales and exhibition of lab animals throughout the year
• Coordinate the media and public relations initiatives for the lab
• Market show pigs produced at the lab and manage the customer service and sales process
• Plan animal nutrition requirements in consultation with faculty
• Plan animal health and veterinary needs in consultation with faculty and the herd veterinarian
• Maintain lab facilities in proper working condition
• Maintain animal and site records in accordance with IACUC, USDA, PQA, and KYDoW policies
• Be available and on-call for evening and weekend emergencies and student worker support
• Safely operate farm equipment and train students to do the same

Minimum Education Requirements:  
• Bachelor’s degree required.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:
• Experience with farm management operations
• Experience breeding and marketing livestock for exhibition
• Equipment operation experience
• Experience in supervision
• Promotion and public relations demonstrated ability

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications:  
• Master’s degree preferred.
• Experience in teaching, extension or outreach
• Experience breeding and marketing show pigs
• Background in competitive livestock evaluation

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.

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