- Ph.D. in Animal Science or a closely related field at the start of the appointment. Applicants who have finished course work and are still working on their dissertation may be considered for a conditional appointment and must complete their Ph.D. within one year of the date of appointment.
- Undergraduate teaching as a primary career objective with interest in and demonstrated ability to teach college-level courses in Animal Science, particularly animal genetics, principles of animal breeding, and other courses offered by the department based on areas of expertise and interest.
- Strong interest in and ability to teach a course focused upon a designated species that would include equine, beef cattle, swine, dairy cattle, or companion animals.
- Strong interest in and ability to provide academic advising to undergraduate students.
- Ability to advise co-curricular activities such as student organizations, internships, and/or undergraduate research.
- Well developed and effective oral and written communication skills.
- Ph.D. completed by date of appointment.
- Demonstrated interest and/or experience in developing collaborations with North American commercial animal industry partners.
- Demonstrated interest in applied and undergraduate student research, and a desire to promote or develop international experiences for undergraduate students
- Interest and ability to coach judging and evaluation teams.
Online applications are REQUIRED at: https://jobs.uwrf.edu/
Materials not submitted electronically cannot be considered and will be shredded.
- Curriculum vitae (resume)
- Letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (cover letter)
- A three-part statement, (listed as Other Document in the on-line application) not to exceed 3 pages, covering
- your primary and secondary teaching interests, experience in classroom, and any evidence of successful teaching at the college level
- your experience in developing collaborations with commercial animal industry partners in North America.
- your plans to engage in scholarly activity
- An unofficial transcript (official copies of transcripts will be required if hired).
- Provide the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references who can specifically comment on your teaching ability, experience and professional preparation (references).
Inquiries should be addressed to:
Dr. Steve Kelm, Search Chair
Department of Animal and Food Science
Deadline to Apply: Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by March 1, 2017. A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates.
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