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Visiting Assistant Professor-Animal Science


University of Wisconsin-River Falls


The Position: Visiting Assistant Professor Animal Science Monogastic Nutrition

Description: Visiting Assistant Professor position (100% undergraduate teaching) in the Department of Animal and Food Science. Initial one-year appointment, may be extended up to two additional years upon satisfactory performance. The normal teaching load is equivalent to 12 contact hours per semester. This is a nine-month, full-time academic position. Opportunities exist for optional summer employment through teaching, research grants, and other funding sources.

Duties: Teach undergraduate courses in animal science based on departmental needs, educational background, and interests. Position responsibilities include:
- Instruction within multi-species nutrition courses that focus on principles of nutrition and digestive physiology, applied feeds and feeding, and cellular metabolism;
- Instruction within meat animal or companion animal management courses, as well as introductory animal science courses;
- Participation in departmentally sponsored events such as Academic Quadrathlon and judging contests;
- Serving as academic advisor to undergraduate students and advisor to student organizations;
- Participation in faculty governance and service at the departmental, college or university levels.

Depending on skill level and interest, there may be opportunities to develop new courses in monogastric nutrition and/or companion animal nutrition. Faculty are also expected to engage in some form of scholarly activity. Such activities are broadly defined and may include the scholarship of teaching, the scholarship of research, or similar activities.

Job Environment: The department serves approximately 500 majors, including 220 Animal Science Equine majors, 130 Animal Science Meat Animal majors, and 130 Dairy Science majors. The department currently has eleven full-time faculty/academic staff members with teaching responsibilities in Animal and Dairy Science. The department is one of five within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences that has a total enrollment of 1300 undergraduate students.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and academic qualifications.

Date of Appointment: August 22, 2011

Qualifications (Required): The following items are required:
- Ph.D. or ABD in Animal Science or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment;
- Strong interest in and ability to teach courses in applied nutrition and digestive physiology;
- Strong, effective oral and written communication skills;
- Sensitivity to diverse student populations and ability to contribute to the University's commitment to enhancing student awareness and appreciation of diverse ethnic and cultural heritages.

The following attributes are highly desirable:
- Industry experience in the field of animal nutrition;
- Familiarity with U.S. animal agricultural practices;
- Demonstrated experience/interest in monogastric nutrition applied to swine or companion animal species.

To Apply: Online applications are required at:
Please submit the following items:
- Resume (or curriculum vitae).
- Letter of interest specifying: 1) qualifications, 2) statement of experience, 3) statement of undergraduate teaching philosophy
- Diversity statement, including ability to contribute to the enhancement of student awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures.
- Unofficial transcript (official copies will be required if hired).
- Names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three references who can specifically comment upon your teaching ability, experience, and professional preparation.

The names of all nominees and applicants who have not requested confidentiality in writing, and identities of all finalists must be released upon request.

Deadline to Apply: Review of Applications will begin on April 20, 2011, for full consideration please submit your application and supporting materials by this date.

UW - River Falls is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer subject to all state and federal regulations pertaining to non-discrimination based upon sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, age, arrest and/or conviction record, veteran status, and membership in the national guard, state defense force, or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or the State of Wisconsin. All persons, especially women, persons of color, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of your identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act. For a copy of UW-River Falls campus safety information see or call Public Safety at (715) 425-3133 for a paper copy. This material includes crime statistics (Annual Security Report) and information on crime prevention, sexual assault and drug/alcohol issues.


Agricultural Sciences


Animal Science


Visiting Assistant Professor-Animal Science


University of Wisconsin-River Falls


Minneapolis/St. Paul Metropolitan Area


River Falls


Full Time

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University of Wisconsin-River Falls

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