Assistant Professor, Animal Science

Murray State University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 23, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences, Biology & Life Sciences, Other Science & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Full-time, nine-month Assistant Professor position to begin either January 15 or August 15, 2022.

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in animal science including (but not limited to) nutrition, reproduction and animal breeding with specific emphasis on core classes. Successful applicant will have academic advising, student recruitment and course development responsibilities. The successful candidate will also be expected to serve as advisor to student clubs and organizations, to work closely with equine and livestock managers, to interact with an industry advisory committee and develop a working relationship with industries relevant to the programs. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to engage in a focused program of scholarly activity resulting in peer-reviewed publications and presentations. Participation in professional development activities and service/leadership to the school, university, industry and state, regional, and national professional organizations will be included as a part of position responsibilities. Actual teaching assignments will be based on the specific strengths of the successful candidate and the curricular needs of the school.

Minimum Education Requirements:
Ph.D. in Animal Science is required.  ABD with a documented plan of completion by start date will be considered.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:
Demonstrated competence in the area of Animal Science is required. The ability to teach and work in a multidisciplinary School of Agriculture is expected.

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications:
Previous teaching experience at a college or university in food animal science is preferred. Experience working with graduate students and graduate programs and experience with competitive teams (judging teams, Quadrathalon, etc.) is also preferred.

 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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