Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Faculty Posted On: Wed Apr 17 2019 Job Description:
The Department of Agriculture is seeking applications for a nine-month, full-time position for the 2019-2023 academic years, as an Instructor in Animal Science. The position will be for a three years term and renewable based on performance and availability of funds. The candidate is expected to have an interest and experience in various livestock industries, including cattle, small ruminants, and/or swine. Candidates should be passionate about teaching and advising undergraduate students. Candidates are expected to be interested in leadership development of students through involvement in student clubs and organizations within the Department of Agriculture, across campus, and in the associated animal industries. The successful candidate will be required to assist with student recruitment and make a determined effort to interact with local, state, and national livestock industries and associations. The Department is committed to educating our students concerning equity and diversity in a multicultural society. Reduction of the teaching load through reassignment of duties is possible with administrative approval. Service activities may include service to the department, college, university, industry, and professional groups; and outreach to the surrounding community.
Candidates will be expected to teach animal science, livestock production, and livestock evaluation. Applicants should demonstrate experience and commitment to mentoring all students including female students, students of color and students with disabilities. This candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills, along with the ability to operate effectively in a diverse multi-ethnic/multicultural environment. Candidates must be able to function in a highly collaborative student centered environment. This position requires a strong commitment to teaching, student advisement, and the professional development of students at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate must be willing to promote multicultural education and awareness.
Educational requirements include a M.S. degree in Animal Science or Agriculture with a focus on Animal Science.
Candidates must have a substantial knowledge and background in livestock production, including experience in bovine, small ruminant, and/or swine production.
Candidates must have extensive knowledge and experience judging livestock and will be expected to coach a livestock judging team.
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
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