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Assistant/Associate Professor of Animal Science

Company: Louisiana Tech University
Location: Ruston
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Thank you for your interest in employment with Louisiana Tech University. The School of Agricultural Sciences & Forestry at Louisiana Tech University is seeking an Animal Scientist at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful candidate will join the ranks of an active agriculture program with the focus on training undergraduate students for entry-level animal agriculture positions or entry into advanced degree programs (MS, PhD, DVM). This is a 9-month tenure track position that is 60% teaching, 25% service and 15% research. Louisiana Tech University uses the quarter system with 9-month faculty teaching during the fall, winter, and spring sessions. School laboratories include anatomy, nutrition and physiology, meat sciences, and geospatial technology. Additionally, greenhouses, a horticulture garden, arboretum, farm salesroom, species-specific farm units (equine, beef, small ruminant, and swine) provide numerous experiential opportunities for teaching, research, and service. Teaching expectations include primary responsibility for at least six credit hours of undergraduate courses per quarter based on the candidate's field, shared responsibility for other departmental courses, and academic advising. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a nationally recognized research program in one or more areas of food and fiber animal science. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills with students, faculty, staff, peers, and administrators. Agricultural Sciences faculty members support youth agricultural organization activities such as state and regional FFA Programs, 4-H, and other local community-based groups supporting the agriculture industry. Interacting with industry professionals and individuals on a local, state, and regional level is vital for this job position. Participation in departmental, college, or university committees and recruiting activities is a shared component of all Louisiana Tech University faculty members.QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. in Animal Science or related field pertaining to agriculture animals.SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Louisiana Tech University has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options.APPLICATIONS: Review of applications begins November 15, 2021 and continues until position is filled.Louisiana Tech University is a Tier 1 National Research University committed to quality in teaching, research, creative endeavor, public service, and economic development.The University campus is located in Ruston, Louisiana, (population -25,000) with centralized access to the larger metropolitan areas in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi. The School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry has 19 faculty members, 2 laboratory supervisors, 3 support staff, and approximately 420 students. Applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a detailed research plan, a teaching experience and philosophy statement, the contact information for three current references and unofficial academic transcripts.Louisiana Tech University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer and places a high priority on the creation of an environment supportive of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.Contact information:Search Committee Chair, Rebecca McConnico, DVM, PhDRMcConn@latech.eduPosting Close Date: This position will remain open until filled.Please Note: Applications must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on the Job Closing Date to ensure consideration.Note to Applicant:Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications in their cover letter. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.This position may require a criminal background check to be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions at the Louisiana Tech University may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

Keywords: Louisiana Tech University, Shreveport , Assistant/Associate Professor of Animal Science, Education / Teaching , Ruston, Louisiana

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