This is a nine-month, full-time academic, tenure-track faculty position (60% research and 40% teaching) at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal and Food Science. The standard full-time teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester (4.67 credits per semester for this 40% teaching appointment). The successful candidate will demonstrate strong interests and abilities to conduct research and teach courses in dairy and/or animal science with an emphasis on dairy animal health and management. Opportunities exist for optional summer employment through research grants, teaching, or other funding sources. Anticipated appointment date: August 21, 2023 (earlier start date may be negotiable).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
PhD in Dairy Science, Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine/Science or closely related discipline. Applicants who have finished course work and are still working on their dissertation may be considered for a conditional appointment and must complete their PhD by August 21, 2024, or within one year after their date of appointment.
Primary educational/professional expertise in dairy cattle.
Professional priority for achieving excellence in dairy cattle health and management research.
Experience in conducting research as evidenced by writing scholarly articles, peer-reviewed publications, and acquiring external grants.
Education and experience in dairy cattle health, or dairy herd management, or dairy epidemiology, or dairy herd automation and monitoring.
Strong interest in and desire to teach college-level courses.
Well-developed and effective oral and written communication skills.
Familiarity with North American animal agricultural practices.
Qualifications (Preferred): The following attributes are highly desirable within potential candidates:
A veterinary medical degree (DVM, VMD, BVSc, BVM, or equivalent).
Knowledge of the North American dairy industry.
Ability to teach in the core disciplines of dairy science at the college level.
Strong interest in and ability to provide undergraduate students: 1) leadership and mentoring in research; 2) academic advising; and 3) advising of co-curricular activities such as student organizations.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants are required to apply online. UWRF will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Applicants are required to provide:
Letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (cover letter)
A three-part statement, not to exceed 3 pages, covering
your dairy health and management research experience,
your primary and secondary teaching interests, experience in classroom, and any evidence of successful teaching at the college level,
your applied research and scholarly activity agenda. (Other Document)
An unofficial transcript (official copies of transcripts will be required if hired).
Provide the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references who can specifically comment on your teaching ability, research experience, and professional preparation (references).
Inquiries should be addressed to: Professor Bonnie Walters – Search Chair