Job Opening

Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor in Animal Science
Part/Full:Full Time
Date Available:8/1/2018

The School of Agribusiness and Agriscience at Middle Tennessee State University invites applications for a 10-month, tenure-track position in Animal Science at the assistant or associate professor level. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Animal Science, Dairy Science, or a closely related field by the start date of August 1, 2018. The preferred applicant should have a working knowledge of dairy production. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching a wide array of undergraduate-level courses in the animal sciences and participate in scholarly activities (i.e., research, grant writing, publications, presentations) as part of his/her professional development. Public service and student mentoring are further requirements for this position. Duties may also include supervision of undergraduate research projects and student organization advising. Effective teaching, organizational, and communication skills are essential. The ability to be a productive team player and to interact well with peers, students, constituent groups, and the general public is essential. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated excellence in undergraduate education, applied research, and public service. The School serves approximately 500 undergraduate students and offers baccalaureate programs in animal science, plant and soil science, and agribusiness. Agricultural education concentrations are available for each of these programs. The School also offers graduate degrees in Horse Science (M.S.) (concentrations in equine education, equine physiology, and industry management) and Administration and Supervision (M.Ed.) with a concentration in Agricultural Education Leadership. The MTSU Farm Laboratories includes over 750 acres and offers experiential learning opportunities for our students and faculty. The Farm Laboratories include a state of the art Dairy unit, progressive Beef and Swine units, Crops unit, Garden and Apiary unit, and a dynamic Creamery operation which includes a newly established bottling enterprise and bag in the box operations. More information about the School of ABAS and Farm Laboratories can be found at http://www.mtsu.edu/abas. MTSU seeks candidates committed to using integrative technologies in teaching. MTSU, a culturally diverse university, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational institution and employer. Women, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Application materials must be submitted electronically at http://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu, referring to POS #109360. Applicants should submit a letter of application, referencing the position title and number; curriculum vitae; and a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests. Official transcripts (not issued to student) of all college degrees and three letters of reference specific to the position will be required of candidates selected for an on-campus interview. Candidates must meet requirements for oral and written English proficiency. For additional information about this position contact Dr. Kevin Downs, Search Committee Chair, at kevin.downs@mtsu.edu or (615) 898-5217. MTSU is an EO/AA/ADA employer. Review of applications begins November 6, 2017.

Company/Institution:Middle Tennessee State University
City, State:Murfreesboro, TN
Zip Code:37132
Country:USA
E-mail:kevin.downs@mtsu.edu

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