Assistant Professor Animal Science Equine Management and Production
University of Wisconsin - River Falls
March 9, 2018
River Falls, Wisconsin
Type & Experience Level:
Full Time - One to seven years
The University of Wisconsin – River Falls invites applications for an Assistant Professor position. This is a full-time, 9-month, 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 equine management and production. Other teaching opportunities may include courses in the core animal science curriculum such as physiology, animal breeding, genetics, nutrition, or animal behavior depending on departmental needs, the individual’s interest, educational background and skill level. Opportunities exist for optional summer employment through teaching, research grants, and other funding sources.
The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. Opportunities exist for optional summer employment through teaching, research grants, internship supervision, and other funding sources. Appointment date is August 27, 2018. More information about the college and department can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu/CAFES/
Deadline to Apply: Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by April 15, 2018. Please see the University’s website for the application process, complete position description and qualifications at https://jobs.uwrf.edu
The University of Wisconsin – River Falls is part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul statistical area. Women/Minorities/Disability/Vet AA/EEO.
Ph.D. in Animal Science or a closely related field, or a DVM with a graduate degree related to Animal Science is required at the time of appointment
Primary educational/professional expertise in equine science
Education and experience in one of the following disciplines: genetics, monogastric nutrition, or reproduction physiology
Professional priority for achieving excellence in undergraduate teaching
Interest in and demonstrated ability in teaching college-level courses in Animal Science
Strong interest in and ability to provide academic advising to undergraduate students.
Interest in and ability to advise co-curricular activities such as student organizations, internships, and/or undergraduate research.
Well-developed and effective oral and written communication skills
Experience, contacts, and involvement in the North American equine industry
Familiarity with U.S. animal agricultural practices
Documented evidence of successful teaching at the college level
Deadline to Apply: Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by April 15, 2018. A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates.
About University of Wisconsin - River Falls
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 Sciences, Business and Economics; and Education and Professional Studies.
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: http://www.uwrf.edu/workhere/.