Assisant/Associate Professor in Animal Well-being

Purdue University-Animal Sciences in Indiana

Deadline August 15, 2014
Date Posted May 16, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Tenure-track faculty position in animal well-being (extension and teaching appointment). Assistant/Associate Professor (academic year appointment). Responsibilities: The successful applicant must develop a record of nationally recognized and extramurally funded scholarship in extension, which includes applied research. Teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate students is expected. In addition to teaching an undergraduate course in animal welfare, the successful candidate is expected to develop new courses to strengthen the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. The successful candidate will also be expected to establish an active relationship with other Extension faculty and county-based Extension educators, leaders in animal agriculture, the general public, and special interest groups to provide information and leadership related to well-being issues in animal agriculture. Opportunities for collaborative activity exist within many departments and colleges across the University, including the Purdue Center for Animal Welfare Science and the USDA-ARS Livestock Behavior Research Unit. Qualifications: Ph.D. in Animal Sciences or related field, or equivalent degree, with an emphasis in animal well-being is required. Experience in the scholarship of extension and teaching is desirable. The ability to work as part of a team and to interact with students, government agencies, livestock industries, commodity groups, media and the general public is essential. Candidates with postdoctoral and livestock industry experience are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin August 15, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position. Candidates should submit the following materials: a detailed curriculum vitae; a cover letter that includes a brief narrative summary outlining experience, goals, and qualifications for this position; a one page statement of teaching philosophy; a one page statement of extension philosophy; all official transcripts; and the names and contact information for three individuals from which we may solicit letters of reference. These materials should be sent electronically (as a PDF file) to Additional inquiries should be directed to Dr. Ryan Cabot, Search Committee Chair, Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University, 915 West State St, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-1746,

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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