The University of Wisconsin River Falls, a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located in scenic west central Wisconsin, 30 miles from the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic cities of Minneapolis and St Paul. Year-round arts, cultural and recreational events are easily accessible from River Falls. UWRF's 6,100 undergraduate and graduate students pursue degrees in four colleges: Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics; and Education and Professional Studies.
The University provides an excellent environment for learning, emphasizing the importance of faculty-student interaction in classrooms, laboratories, academic advising, and co-curricular activities. A favorable student-faculty ratio affords opportunity for meaningful interchange between faculty and students. Strong interests in teaching, research and community service are highly valued. More information about UWRF can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu/workhere/.
This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track undergraduate faculty position (100% teaching) at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal and Food Science. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong interests and ability to teach undergraduate courses in animal science with an emphasis on equine management and production. Other teaching opportunities may include courses in the core animal science curriculum such as physiology, animal breeding, genetics, nutrition, or animal behavior depending on departmental needs, the individual’s interest, educational background and skill level. Opportunities exist for optional summer employment through teaching, research grants, and other funding sources. More information about the college and department can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu/CAFES/ Appointment date is August 27, 2018.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Teaching Duties (100%)
Teach undergraduate courses in animal science with an emphasis on equine management and production. Other teaching opportunities may include introductory animal science courses, and other courses in the core animal science curriculum such as physiology, animal breeding, genetics, nutrition, or animal behavior depending on departmental needs, the individual’s interest, educational background and skill level. Additional responsibilities include serving as academic advisor to undergraduate students and advisor to student organizations and clubs within the department. Other responsibilities include participating in and conducting department sponsored events such as the Academic Quadrathalon and judging contests, or coaching competitive teams such as Intercollegiate Horse Evaluation teams, and establishing and maintaining affiliation with industry groups at the state, regional and national levels. The University requires participation in faculty governance and service activities at the departmental, college and university levels. Faculty members are also expected to engage in scholarly activity. Such activities are broadly defined and may include the scholarship of teaching, the scholarship of research, or similar activities.
Ph.D. in Animal Science or a closely related field, or a DVM with a graduate degree related to Animal Science is required at the time of appointment
Primary educational/professional expertise in equine science
Education and experience in one of the following disciplines: genetics, monogastric nutrition, or reproduction physiology
Professional priority for achieving excellence in undergraduate teaching
Interest in and demonstrated ability in teaching college-level courses in Animal Science
Strong interest in and ability to provide academic advising to undergraduate students.
Interest in and ability to advise co-curricular activities such as student organizations, internships, and/or undergraduate research.
Well-developed and effective oral and written communication skills
Experience, contacts, and involvement in the North American equine industry
Familiarity with U.S. animal agricultural practices
Documented evidence of successful teaching at the college level
Deadline to Apply: Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by April 15, 2018. A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
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