Assistant Professor of Animal Welfare Epidemiology
The Department of Animal Science in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting an Assistant Professor of Animal Welfare Epidemiology. This is an academic year (9-month), tenure track, Assistant Professor position that includes the expectation of mission-oriented research and outreach relevant to the California Agricultural Experiment Station (AES).
The Department of Animal Science is building world-class expertise in animal welfare by hiring faculty in the disciplines that contribute to this field. We are seeking applicants who will use an epidemiological approach to investigate risk factors, including aspects of housing and management, associated with the health and/or behavior of domestic, agricultural or captive animals. The successful candidate will coordinate with existing departmental faculty having expertise in microbiology, immunology, nutrition, modeling, genetics and genomics, physiology, behavior, reproduction, and food science.
The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program that includes collection and analysis of health and/or behavioral data, as well as working with large, existing datasets. The appointee will be responsible for teaching an average of 2.5 courses per year as assigned by the department chair. This teaching load will be comprised of two annual undergraduate upper division courses on 1) animal health ANS 150 Animal Health and Disease and 2) a new statistics course to meet the teaching needs of the departmental curriculum, as well as a graduate course taught every other year. Mentoring of graduate students, undergraduate student advising, curriculum development, participation in and development of outreach programs, and performance of departmental and university service are expected. The appointee is expected to work with Cooperative Extension specialists and advisors, partners in allied industries or other appropriate public stakeholders.
The resulting appointment will be at the Assistant rank, regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by December 20, 2019.
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