| The Department of Agriculture and Biological Sciences at Cameron University invites applications for a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty member in animal science at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2017. The area of expertise for this position is in animal science and the department is interested in attracting a broadly trained animal scientist to complement its existing faculty. The department has recently undergone a restructuring, including a merger between the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Biological Sciences. The combined department offers a B.S. in Agriculture with concentrations in agronomy and animal science and options in environmental science and agriculture business management, and a B.S. in Biology with options in cell and molecular biology, organismal biology, and medical laboratory science. In addition, the department offers an A.S. in Allied Health Sciences, and an A.A.S. in Respiratory Care. Additional information about the department can be found online at http://www.cameron.edu/ag_bio. |
Description of Duties – The duties of this position will include teaching lower division and upper division courses that support the animal science concentration, and teaching other courses in the department as determined by the expertise of the finalist. Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track requires possession of an earned Ph.D. or other terminal degree in animal science or a closely related discipline from an accredited university. If the doctoral degree has not been completed it must be in hand on or before August 1, 2017. Evidence of successful college-level teaching experience is desired. Experience in livestock management is preferred. The department oversees the operation of the Cameron University Farm, which includes a full-time farm operator and has dedicated facilities for instruction in plant science, along with maintenance and storage facilities. Native and improved pasture is available on University-owned and leased land, and animal handling and care equipment is available. The Cameron University Farm presently maintains cattle, hogs, and sheep, and has capacity to add other species to support the new faculty member’s research interests.
Promotion and Tenure - Promotion and tenure require demonstrated experience in teaching effectiveness, scholarship, and service. Teaching effectiveness is demonstrated through multiple means, including but not limited to student evaluations, peer evaluations, course and curriculum development, development or incorporation of innovative teaching approaches/materials, and continued intellectual development. The department embraces scholarship in all of its forms, including the scholarship of discovery, the scholarship of integration, the scholarship of integration, the scholarship of application, and the scholarship of teaching. Development of a program of scholarly study that involves undergraduate students is especially valued. The department’s long history of collaboration with the staff of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge provides unique opportunities for conducting research. Service includes service and leadership to the department and the university, and service to the public or the profession. Faculty members at Cameron University have a 24-hour annual teaching load (12 hours per term) including laboratory instructions that typically counts 0.75 load hours per scheduled contract hour. Faculty members are expected to actively participate in academic advising, general education and program assessment, program improvement activities, departmental recruitment and retention efforts, departmental governance, and identified university activities.
Institution: Cameron University (www.cameron.edu) is a state-supported regional institution located in Lawton, Oklahoma, that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. Dedicated to excellence, the university provides a wide range of economic, cultural, and educational opportunities for the betterment of all citizens. Master's-level graduate degrees are offered in business, behavioral sciences, and education; baccalaureate programs are offered in more than forty disciplines, and associate degrees are offered in many others. The close proximity of Fort Sill contributes to an area rich in cultural diversity and provides the opportunity for frequent cooperative efforts. The combined community of Lawton/Fort Sill has a population of more than 100,000 and is located adjacent to the picturesque Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. A copy of the University’s Annual Security Report, listing crime statistics and university policies, is available by contacting the Office of Public Safety or by accessing the report online at http://www.cameron.edu/ops. Application Procedure: Application materials must be submitted online (https://cameron-openhire.silkroad.com/) and must include (1) a significant cover letter, (2) C.V. or resume including a list of three to five professional references with contact information, (3) transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable at this time), (4) statement of research interests, and (5) statement of teaching philosophy. Transcripts must be combined into a single PDF before uploading. References will not be contacted without the applicant’s permission. Finalists must satisfactorily complete a background check and have all official transcripts sent directly to the university before the beginning of the contract period. The position will begin August 1, 2017. Questions about the search should be directed to Dr.Terry Conley, Interim Chair of the Department of Agriculture and Biological Sciences at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EEO/AA Employer/VETS/Disability