Job Opening

Position Title: Assistant Professor Beef Cattle Production
Salary:commensurate with experience
Part/Full:Full Time
Date Available:8/26/2019

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
Department of Animal and Food Science

Assistant Professor – Beef Cattle Production

The University of Wisconsin - River Falls, a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located in scenic west central Wisconsin, 30 miles from the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic cities of Minneapolis and St Paul. Year-round arts, cultural and recreational events are easily accessible from River Falls. UWRF's 6,100 undergraduate and graduate students pursue degrees in four colleges: Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; Arts and Science; Education and Professional Studies; and Business and Economics.

The University provides an excellent environment for learning, emphasizing the importance of faculty-student interaction in classrooms, laboratories, academic advising, and co-curricular activities. A favorable student-faculty ratio affords opportunity for meaningful interchange between faculty and students. Strong interests in teaching, research and community service are highly valued. More information about UWRF can be found at:

The Position:
This is a nine-month, full-time academic, tenure-track undergraduate faculty position (100% teaching) at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal and Food Science. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong interests and ability to teach undergraduate courses in animal science with an emphasis on beef cattle production and management. Opportunities exist for optional summer employment through teaching, research grants, internship supervision, and other funding sources. Appointment date: August 26, 2019.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
• Teach undergraduate courses in animal science with an emphasis on beef cattle production and management. Other teaching opportunities may include introductory animal science courses, or other courses in the core animal science curriculum depending on departmental needs, the individual’s interest, educational background and skill level.
• Serve as academic advisor to undergraduate students and advisor to student organizations and clubs within the department such as the Beef Management Team or Block and Bridle Club.
• Participate in and conduct department sponsored events such as coaching the Meat Animal Evaluation Team or organizing Academic Quadrathlon or youth livestock judging contests.
• Establish and maintain affiliations with industry groups at the state, regional and national levels.
• Participate in faculty governance and service activities at the departmental, college and university levels.
• Engage in scholarly activity. Such activities are broadly defined and may include the scholarship of teaching, the scholarship of research, or similar activities.

Qualifications Required:
• Ph.D. or ABD in Animal Science or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment. ABD candidates may be considered for a conditional appointment and must complete their Ph.D. within one year of appointment date;
• Professional priority for achieving excellence in undergraduate teaching;
• Interest in, and demonstrated ability to teach courses in cow-calf and feedlot management;
• Willingness and ability to teach other courses as needed by the department;
• Experience and industry contacts within the beef cattle sector of North American animal agriculture;
• Provide leadership and supervision to management of the beef cattle herd at the University’s Laboratory Farm, including student livestock managers;
• Strong interest in academic and club advising;
• Well-developed and effective oral and written communication skills;
• Ability to positively interact and collaborate with faculty, staff, and students across campus.

Qualifications Preferred:
• Background and interest in teaching and coaching livestock evaluation/judging;
• Individuals with training and experience in the disciplines of breeding/genetics, meat science, or nutrition will be given preference;
• Familiarity with U.S. animal agricultural practices;
• Demonstrated interest in and ability to advise co-curricular activities such as student organizations, internships, and/or undergraduate research and global experiences.

Materials not submitted through cannot be considered.
• Curriculum vitae (resume)
• Letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (cover letter)
• A three-part statement, not to exceed 3 pages, covering
o your primary and secondary teaching interests, experience in classroom, and any evidence of successful teaching at the college level
o your beef cattle production experience, and
o your applied research and scholarly activity agenda. (other document)
• 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:
Justin Luther, Professor and Search Committee 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 January 20, 2019. A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

Company/Institution:University of Wisconsin-River Falls
City, State:River Falls, WI
Zip Code:54022
Country:United States

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