College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
Department of Animal and Food Science Assistant Professor – Companion Animal
The University of Wisconsin – River Falls invites applications for an Assistant Professor position. This is a full-time 9-month tenure-track undergraduate teaching position in the Animal and Food Science Department in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES). The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong interests and ability to teach undergraduate courses in animal science with an emphasis on companion animal management, behavior, and the human-animal bond. Other teaching opportunities may include introductory animal science courses, and other courses in the core animal science curriculum such as physiology, genetics, nutrition, or animal behavior depending on departmental needs, the individual’s interest, educational background, and skill level
The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. Opportunities exist for optional summer employment through teaching, research grants, internship supervision, and other funding sources. Appointment date is August 27, 2018. More information about the college and department can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu/CAFES/
Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2018. Please see the University’s website for the application process, complete position description and qualifications at https://jobs.uwrf.edu
The University of Wisconsin – River Falls is part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul statistical area. Women/Minorities/Disability/Vet AA/EEO.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ph.D. in Animal Science or a closely related field, or a licensed DVM with either a relevant graduate degree or at least 5 years relevant work experience at the time of appointment, or ABD candidates may be considered for a conditional appointment and must complete their Ph.D. within two years of the date of the appointment.
Primary educational/professional expertise in companion animals.
Professional priority for achieving excellence in undergraduate teaching.
Interest in and demonstrated ability in teaching college-level courses in Animal Science.
Strong interest in and ability to provide academic advising to undergraduate students.
Well developed and effective oral and written communication skills.
Experience, contacts, and involvement in the companion animal industry.
Education and experience in one of the following disciplines: animal behavior or physiology.
Familiarity with U.S. animal agricultural practices.
Documented evidence of successful teaching at the college level.
Interest in and ability to advise co-curricular activities such as student organizations, internships, and/or undergraduate research and global experiences.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls, a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located 30 miles from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul in scenic west central Wisconsin. Year around arts, cultural and recreational events are easily accessible. UWRF’s 6,900 undergraduate and graduate students pursue degrees in four colleges: Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Science; Arts an...d Sciences; Education and Professional Studies; and Business and Economics. The University provides an excellent environment for learning, emphasizing the importance of faculty-student interaction in classrooms, laboratories, academic advising, and co-curricular activities. A favorable student-faculty ratio affords opportunity for meaningful interchange between faculty and students. Strong interests in teaching, research and community service are highly valued. More information about UWRF can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu. More information about the Animal and Food Science Department is available at http://www.uwrf.edu/ANFS/