Assistant Professor in Animal Behavior and Well-Being

The Ohio State University in Ohio

Deadline December 15, 2013
Date Posted December 2, 2013
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

Animal Science: Position Description: This search is for a 9-month tenure-track assistant professor with an 80% Extension and 20% teaching joint appointment. The Extension educational program will promote best animal management practices and serve as a resource to members of the Agricultural and Food industries with regard to animal well-being. The faculty member will work closely with campus-based colleagues, County Extension Educators, Area Specialists, and industry toward a common goal of providing support for the state's animal industries. This will include development of fact sheets, workshops, in-service training opportunities and participation in a Community of Practice. Additional expectations include teaching a course in Animal Behavior and Well-Being, contributing to other courses taught in the Department, and advising undergraduate students. The new faculty member will work closely with other faculty colleagues in the Department of Animal Sciences and the College of Veterinary Medicine. Opportunity exists to address complex questions that impact the sustainability and vitality of the food animal industries in Ohio. Expectations: The new hire would be expected to establish a novel scholarly program in Extension while also contributing to teaching and applied research. Significant potential exists for interaction and collaboration with scientists across a large University. This position request addresses the national Food Animal Integrated Research 2012 priority of One Health. Qualifications: Requirements include a Ph.D. in animal science, animal behavior, animal ethology or a closely related field. Documented interest and experience in one or more food animal industries is required. Applicants must have a strong interest in developing and providing Extension educational programs; possess strong interpersonal and communication skills; and the ability and desire to work with others in a collegial team environment. Leadership and academic excellence should be evident in the application. Salary/Support: Competitive and commensurate with education and experience. The Ohio State University offers one of the most comprehensive benefits packages in the nation, which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; tuition authorization; paid vacation and sick leave; ten paid holidays; and State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS) or an Alternative Retirement Program. A start-up package, including discretionary funding, will be provided. Application Procedure: Candidates should submit a letter of application, official academic transcripts and comprehensive Curriculum Vitae that includes background, education and experience. Candidate should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Henry Zerby, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University, 110 Animal Science Building, 2029 Fyffe Court, Columbus, OH 43210-1095; E-mail, Application deadline: December 15, 2013, or until a suitable candidate is identified. To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, veterans and women. EEO/AA employer.

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