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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 12:08 AM



Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted January 2, 2018
Type Non tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time
The Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University invites applications for an Instructional Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist with an emphasis in animal science and expertise in swine production. This is a 12-month, non-tenure track position with responsibilities for teaching (65%), extension (225%) and service (10%).

Teaching responsibilities will include instruction at the undergraduate level, which will involve working closely with Animal Science teaching faculty to implement a new undergraduate curriculum by revitalizing swine production and management courses (Discipline Focus Courses). The individual will also work with the US Pork Center of Excellence ( to enhance opportunities for learning in the pork industry and aid students in conducting high impact learning experiences (such as swine research, pork industry internships, and other experiences). The incumbent will develop online course sections to address the needs of undergraduate students at West Texas A&M University who have an interest in swine production and for non-major Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences undergraduate students. This individual will also be part of the teaching faculty cadre to instruct students in the new Animal Science Capstone courses. The incumbent's Extension role will focus on leading statewide responsibilities in swine Extension activities, including providing education for commercial swine producers in Texas.

The successful applicant is expected to contribute to the service reputation of the Department through involvement in the swine industry.

The successful candidate will be provided with a competitive salary and startup package. The incumbent will have opportunities to interact and collaborate with a broad range of faculties across the Texas A&M University System, including individuals within the Department of Animal Science, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and West Texas A&M University.

Ph.D. in animal science or closely related field, with documented evidence of expertise in swine production. A demonstrated desire and ability to teach and develop a strong program in undergraduate education is required. The successful applicant must have demonstrated interest and/or expertise in working with swine producers and the swine industry overall. Understanding of the job responsibilities of an Extension Specialist is required, along with adequate training to conduct, interpret and publish translational research with direct application to the swine industry. Demonstrated ability to effectively work with people and utilize a systems approach to problem solving, variety of modern education delivery and research methods, and a willingness to respond to policy, administration and supervision. Applicant must be proficient in oral and written communications and must have human relations skills to work closely with the dairy industry. Computer efficiency is required.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, two-page statement of teaching and Extension plans relative to the position, and contact information for three individuals who can provide a critical evaluation of the applicant's qualifications for the position. Individuals may apply by sending materials to: Dr. Sarah White, Search Committee Chair, via Grace Glenn, Administrator ( Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Position will be available on or before September 1, 2018.

The Texas A&M University System is an equal opportunity employer, is committed to building a diverse work environment and fosters a culture that values diversity in all its forms.

• Location: Houston

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