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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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