Assistant Professor Animal Science Companion Animal Biology and Management
Department of Animal Science Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 48824
The Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University is seeking applicants for a 9-month, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level (70% Teaching, 25% Research, 5% Service). The successful candidate filling this position will join a diverse group of over 45 faculty dedicated to scholarship through teaching, research, extension and public service, and who support an enthusiastic and dynamic population of over 500 undergraduate students engaged in a wide range of activities. The successful candidate will contribute to the teaching mission of the department by teaching or co-teaching approximately 2 courses per semester including leading an introductory undergraduate course in companion animal biology and management, and instructing and contributing to teaching of other animal science courses as appropriate, such as introductory animal science, behavior and welfare, anatomy and physiology, or nutrition. The successful candidate will conduct and publish research in the scholarship of teaching and learning in STEM disciplines with a focus on the animal sciences, including student learning outcomes and assessment, as well as participate in collaborative research in animal science. Establishment of a competitively funded program to support scholarly work is expected. The candidate will also engage in co-curricular activities including undergraduate research. Advising and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students is expected, as well as service in the form of outreach and leadership activities within the university, greater community and profession.
Candidates must possess a PhD in animal science, zoology or closely related field, or a DVM, and have expertise in companion animal biology. Demonstrated experience and training in teaching and the scholarship of teaching and learning is required. Candidates must be knowledgeable in and have the ability to assess and use student learning outcomes data within the department. Candidates must also have excellent communication skills and be able to lead and work within teams of animal scientists with various disciplinary foci.
To apply, applicants must submit an application at the MSU Human Resources site at http://www.careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/498017/assistant-professortenure-system and upload a letter of application including statement of teaching and research qualifications, a vision statement outlining goals and philosophy for undergraduate teaching, copies of graduate school transcripts, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references.
For questions about the application process, please contact Robbyn Davenport, 517-884-7853, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions about the position, please contact, Dr. Karen L. Waite, 517-432-0383 email@example.com.
To ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by December 15, 2017 Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.
Michigan State University is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.