Lecturer and Livestock Judging Program Coordinator
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Location: Knoxville, TN
Internal Number: 113509
The University of Tennessee, Department of Animal Science in Knoxville, TN invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure-track faculty position at the rank of a Lecturer to also serve as the Livestock Judging Coach.
Responsibilities and Expectations:
12-month, non-tenure track position
Oversee, coach, and develop a nationally recognized, active collegiate livestock judging program
Identify and recruit students with a vested interest in the livestock judging team
Serve as Co-chair of the Animal Science Recruiting Committee
Coordinate all necessary travel to contests and practice workouts
Network with current UT Livestock Judging Team Donors and Alumni and recruit new donors and supporters
Assist with UT-sponsored livestock shows and clinics as necessary
Co-instruct the livestock section of Food Animal and Equine Evaluation (ANSC 360)
Teach undergraduate level courses on Advanced Livestock Evaluation (ANSC 461) and Livestock Merchandising (ANSC 361)
Assist with departmental purchase of livestock for teaching purposes
Evening and weekend work is expected
Out of state travel to contests and practice is required
Participate in other activities of the Department of Animal Science such as committee service and recruitment
Assist in management of the Brehm Animal Science Arena
Contest and practice schedule for the livestock judging team will be at the discretion of the coach. Youth outreach opportunities are required, but type and frequency are flexible depending on the individual's interests. Teaching responsibilities include serving as a co-instructor and primary instructor for an undergraduate level livestock evaluation courses (ANSC 360 and ANSC 461, respectively) as well as an undergraduate level livestock merchandising course (ANSC 361).
About the University, Animal Science Department, AgResearch & Institute of Agriculture The University of Tennessee at Knoxville has an enrollment of more than 31,000 students and is located near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation. The Institute of Agriculture houses the Land Grant component of the university and consists of UT AgResearch, Hebert College of Agriculture, UT Extension, and College of Veterinary Medicine. Academic departments include Animal Science; Agricultural & Resource Economics; Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications; Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science; Entomology and Plant Pathology; Food Science; Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries; and Plant Sciences. Translational research addressing problems in production of food, fiber, energy and environmental/agricultural sustainability is prioritized. The Department of Animal Science is a diverse blend of applied and basic life sciences, ultimately focused on enhancing the efficiency, profitability and sustainability of the domestic animal industries. The department's activities are accomplished by its 22 faculty members and 11 professionals and support staff on the Knoxville campus and at locations across Tennessee. Approximately 500 undergraduate students are enrolled in the department's Bachelor of Science degree program with academic concentrations in Animal Industries, BioSciences, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, and combined BS-MS (4+1). Encouraging undergraduate participation in research, creative achievement, and real-world experience is a departmental goal. There are approximately 35 graduate students enrolled in the department's M.S. and Ph.D. programs.
Research, Teaching, and Extension programs in the department serve the areas of animal health and well-being, nutritional physiology, genomics, reproductive physiology, and precision livestock farming technology. Extensive field and animal resources are available through UT AgResearch and Education Centers throughout Tennessee. These resources include over 1,000 head of beef cattle and multiple forms of precision livestock farming technologies. UT Extension also leads adult and 4-H youth programs in beef cattle, dairy cattle, goats, horses, poultry, sheep, swine, and environmental management. Departmental programs encompass the full range of the land grant university mission (teaching, research, and service) and are administered by the Herbert College of Agriculture, UT AgResearch, and UT Extension. Opportunities abound to form collaborative and interdisciplinary activities with the College of Veterinary Medicine, Smith Center for International Sustainable Agriculture to facilitate international partnerships or collaborations, Tennessee Department of Agriculture, the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory, commodity and industrial partners, other university units, and regional industries. Additional information about the Department can be found at https://animalscience.tennessee.edu/. Faculty are also active in four recently developed centers/initiatives including the UTIA Genomics Center for the Advancement of Agriculture (https://utiagenomics.tennessee.edu/), Precision Livestock Farming Initiative (https://plf.tennessee.edu/), the University of Tennessee One Health Initiative (https://onehealth.tennessee.edu/), and UT Beef and Forage Center (https://utbeef.tennessee.edu/).
Earned Master's degree in Animal Science or a closely related field at the time of employment at the University of Tennessee. Applicant must have collegiate livestock judging experience. Have an interest and previous experience in evaluation of cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs. Must demonstrate evidence of teaching experience in formal and informal settings. Previous collegiate coaching experience is highly preferred. Individual must demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills. All applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. on a long-term basis.
Salary: Commensurate with education, experience, and qualifications.
Review of applications will begin on September 20, 2022 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Expected start date of December 1 to January 1 is desired. Applicants should apply online, via Interfolio.
Please direct questions to: Aaron Fisher (email@example.com) or Neal Schrick (firstname.lastname@example.org) Department of Animal Science The University of Tennessee 2506 River Dr. Knoxville, TN 37996-4574 Phone: 865-974-7282
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