Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Faculty Posted On: Wed Dec 11 2019 Job Description:
The Department of Agriculture is seeking applications for a nine-month, full-time position starting in the Fall 2021, for an Equine Instructor. The position will be for a two year term and renewable based on performance and availability of funds. The Department is committed to educating our students concerning equity and diversity in a multicultural society. The selected candidate will be expected to teach twelve hours during each semester of the regular academic year and assist with an equestrian team. 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.
Western Kentucky University has excellent equine facilities located four miles from the main campus. Equine Facilities consist of a new 40-stall barn with a classroom, laboratory, tack room, feed storage, and graduate student office. There is a 100 x 300 indoor riding arena that is outfitted for hosting shows. There are 40 acres of pasture dedicated to horse operations, complete with sacrifice lots and run-in sheds. There are 24 horses in the equine program and two miniature horses (mini stallion and broodmare). There is a student rental barn on the facility offering full care boarding and lessons in the Dressage discipline. The successful candidate will assist with the management of the equine facilities and associated personnel, including an equine technician and student workers.
Educational requirements include an M.S. in Equine Science or related discipline with experience in the equine industry, including equine farm management, animal comfort and well-being, and knowledge about maintaining a safe working environment around horses. The candidate will be expected to teach courses such as basic and advanced horsemanship, equine anatomy, conformation and judging, reproduction and foaling, farrier science, equine management, equine enterprise classes, and various courses within the equine science concentration. Candidate will be expected to network with the equine industry and community groups, recruit students, and assist local and regional 4H chapters and equestrian team events.
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all candidates. Western Kentucky University will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) at (270) 745-5121.
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