Assistant Professor of Animal Science

  • Texas A&M University - Kingsville
  • Kingsville, TX
  • Apr 21, 2021
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences

Job Description

 Job Title
Assistant Professor of Animal Science

Agency
Texas A&M University - Kingsville

Department
Department of Animal Science & Veterinary Technology

Proposed Minimum Salary
Commensurate

Job Location
Kingsville, Texas

Job Type
Faculty

Job Description
Texas A&M University Kingsville
Animal Science and Veterinary Technology Department
Position Announcement

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Animal Science
Department: Animal Science and Veterinary Technology
Job Close Date: Open until filled
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Job Location: Kingsville, Texas
Job Type: Faculty

Job Description:
Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK), a Member of The Texas A&M University System, invites applications for a highly energetic tenure-track Assistant Professor in Animal Science. This position is a nine-month appointment, with 25% research and 75% teaching (nine credit hours each in the spring and fall semesters) responsibilities. The successful candidate is expected to develop a nationally recognized, externally funded, multidisciplinary research program in livestock genetics/breeding, nutrition, physiology, behavior, and/or health and well-being. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain close-working relationships with food-animal industry stakeholders, mentor graduate students, and teach an undergraduate course in animal breeding and genetics, along with additional undergraduate and graduate courses related to their area of expertise in the Department of Animal Science and Veterinary Technology (ASVT). A competitive negotiable salary and benefit package will be offered that will be commensurate with the candidate's level of expertise. Available for employment by the Fall 2021 semester is expected.

Minimal Qualifications:
Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Animal Science, Dairy Science, Poultry Science, or a closely related field from an accredited university. Evidence of successful teaching and basic and(or) applied research experience in livestock breeding and genetics, nutrition, physiology, behavior, animal well-being, production management, animal health, or related research areas are preferred. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential, and candidates should have evidence of scholarly achievement in teaching and research. Other requirements include a commitment to high standards of academic professionalism and a positive attitude for teamwork.

The Department:
The Department of ASVT at Texas A&M University-Kingsville is an integral part of the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. In addition to awarding Bachelor of Science degrees in Animal Science, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, and Animal-Wildlife Veterinary Technology and a Master of Science degree in Animal Science, the ASVT Department is home to the only four-year accredited Veterinary Technology program in Texas and the renowned King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management. The Department of ASVT is the largest academic department on the picturesque campus of Texas A&M University-Kingsville, with 14 faculty, 15 graduate and approximately 450 undergraduate students. The 650-acre Texas A&M University-Kingsville Farm houses beef cows, meat goats, hair-sheep, and a swine operation where students receive hands-on training in basic food animal production management and techniques. The Department of ASVT values innovative teaching, experiential learning, global and historical perspectives, and encourages collaborative endeavors. Additional information about Texas A&M University-Kingsville can be accessed at www.tamuk.edu, the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at www.tamuk.edu/agriculture/index.html, and the Department of ASVT webpage is www.tamuk.edu/agriculture/departments/asvt/index.html.

Application Instructions:
Interested applicants must submit an application packet containing:
  • A letter of application stating interest in the position and qualifications relative to the credentials outlined in the Job Description;
  • A single page teaching philosophy;
  • A single page research statement outlining their research interests;
  • Resume or curriculum vitae (CV);
  • Copies of transcripts; and
  • Names and contact information of three references
All application materials should be submitted electronically via Workday (www.tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/TAMUK_External) to ensure full consideration. Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2021 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. A background check is required prior to employment for this position. In addition, the selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript(s) from each degree granting institution before an offer can be made. Degrees earned from institutions outside of the United States are required to be evaluated and certified for equivalency to a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree, and other higher education degrees.

Questions can be addressed to:
Dr. Michelle Garcia, Chair
Search Committee
206 Howe Agriculture Building
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
Phone: (361) 593-3197
Email: michelle.garcia@tamuk.edu

Texas A&M University-Kingsville is an Equality Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans employer, and all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity, disability, age, genetic information, protected veteran status are encouraged to apply.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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