Job Opening

Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Animal Science
Part/Full:Full Time
Date Available:7/1/2019

Summary: Colorado State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences Dept. of Animal Sciences seeks a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor. Requirements include Ph.D. in Animal Science or closely related field or DVM from accredited institution by start date and evidence or demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching, student interaction/engagement, and student support. Read full job description and apply by full consideration of 12/30/18: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/62401. CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Assistant or Associate Professor of Animal Science – tenure-track, 9-month appointment (55% instruction, 35% research, 10% service; final distribution is negotiable).

Introduction: The Department of Animal Sciences has the unique mission of serving Colorado’s large and diverse livestock industries. Research, teaching, and extension outreach activities in the Department of Animal Sciences focus on developing industry leaders and improving profitable production of horses and food animals through the application of science and technology, resource management and food product enhancement, with emphasis on addressing societal issues concerning food safety, product quality and value, animal care and management, and environmental impacts of animal agriculture. The Department of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University is responsible for educating approximately 1,000 undergraduate and 60 graduate students. Courses are offered to students majoring in either Animal Science or Equine Science. The primary species of emphasis include beef cattle, dairy cattle, and horses. However, research activities and courses include material relevant to additional livestock species. The CSU main campus sits at the eastern base of the Rocky Mountains one hour north of metro Denver, and offers excellent access to transportation, all outdoor interests, and a wide cross-section of livestock industries and their trade organizations.

Position: This faculty member will possess high quality teaching skills and be an enthusiastic team player who is willing to teach a variety of undergraduate courses in the core Animal Science curriculum at CSU. The successful candidate will motivate students to learn and engage in the department by fostering interaction and learning, including through use of hands-on, experiential, and interactive teaching methods. Courses to be taught will include existing undergraduate introductory-level courses and will be consistent with the faculty member’s expertise and interest. Depending on departmental needs, the broad spectrum of courses may include: introductory animal science, introductory large animal physiology, introductory animal reproduction, beef seedstock merchandising and sale management, introductory livestock production and management (various species), and additional applied or hands-on courses.

Research activities are expected in this position, which should consist of applied research that complements teaching and outreach activities and is consistent with the successful candidate’s area of expertise. Opportunities to develop collaborative research projects are available via partnerships with existing discipline-specific faculty groups in the department, including: Beef and Dairy Management Systems, Physiology, Breeding and Genetics, Meat Safety and Quality, Ruminant Nutrition, and Animal Well-being/Welfare. Efforts in grantsmanship and graduate student training will be expected in this position. Additional opportunities exist to collaborate with other departments in the College of Agricultural Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and Warner College of Natural Resources.

The successful candidate will also be expected to engage with, and provide service to, Colorado’s food animal production industry, in addition to providing service within the Department of Animal Sciences and College of Agricultural Sciences.
For teaching and research purposes, this position will have access to all departmental experimental animal herds, facilities, and laboratories. Animal facilities include the campus-based Agricultural Research, Development, and Education Center (ARDEC, Fort Collins, CO) consisting of 150 purebred Angus and Hereford seedstock cows that graze under center-pivot irrigation, a research feedlot with fifty-one 10-head pens, a 190-head feed intake unit equipped with GrowSafe technology, and a small student-managed sheep flock and swine herd; Beef Improvement Center (BIC, Saratoga, WY) consisting of 400 purebred Angus seedstock cows at high elevation; Eastern Colorado Research Center (ECRC, Akron, CO) comprising 350 commercial cows and a 600-head research feedlot; and Maxwell Ranch (Livermore, CO) which includes a 300-head Angus-Hereford commercial cowherd.

A competitive start-up package will be provided for use within the first 3 years; however, acquisition of external funds – including via grantsmanship, gifts, and fees – will be necessary for long-term support of research activities.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications and is based on a 9-month appointment, but is competitive with typical 12-month appointments. Although a 9-month appointment, the potential exists to provide an additional two months of summer salary and benefits. The start-up package can be arranged to include summer salary during the first 3 years of the appointment.

Required qualifications:
• Completed Ph.D. degree in Animal Science or closely related field or DVM from an accredited institution by start date.
• Evidence of, or demonstrated potential for, excellence in undergraduate teaching, student interaction/engagement, and student support.
• Evidence of the ability to teach innovative and effective courses, including integration of technology and experiential learning into course materials.
• Possess high quality verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to conduct research and work as part of a research team.
• Demonstrated understanding of U.S. food animal production systems.
• Evidence of versatility in the ability to teach Animal Science courses across several disciplines and willingness to serve as an integral part of the teaching faculty.
• Successful candidate must be legally eligible to work in the United States by time of appointment start.
• Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.

Preferred qualifications:
• Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.
• Documented professional development in pedagogy.
• Capability to effectively advise and mentor graduate students.
• Show promise in team-building skills and potential to manage multidisciplinary education and research projects.
• Evidence of, or potential for, grantsmanship and the capability to obtain extramural research funding.
• Demonstrated potential for a strong scientific publication record.

Full consideration deadline: December 30, 2018.

Link: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/62401

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications and is based on a 9-month appointment, but is competitive with typical 12-month appointments. Although a 9-month appointment, the potential exists to provide an additional two months of summer salary and benefits. The start-up package can be arranged to include summer salary during the first 3 years of the appointment.

Application Procedure: To apply, please submit materials online that include: 1) cover letter addressing all required and preferred qualifications; 2) comprehensive CV; 3)academic transcripts for all degrees (unofficial transcripts are acceptable for initial application); 4) statement of teaching philosophy (including approach to student learning and student interaction, strategies to address student retention and ensure a diverse student population, and courses of interest) limited to 2 pages single spaced; and 5) contact information for three references who may be contacted by the search committee. References will not be contacted without prior notification to applicant.

Background Check Policy Statement: Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.


Company/Institution:Colorado State University
City, State:Fort Collins, CO
Zip Code:80523-1171
Country:US
E-mail:jason.ahola@colostate.edu

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