Lecturer/Instructional Assistant Professor – Meat Judging Coordinator
Department of Animal Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Texas A&M University
POSITION: A 9-month, full-time, non-tenure track appointment (80% teaching/20% service appointment), with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2021.
GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The incumbent will be expected to advise, coordinate, and fund-raise for the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Meat Judging Team and provide undergraduate animal science instruction including general meat science classes. The incumbent will work closely with other Department of Animal Science teaching faculty to deliver the new undergraduate curriculum. The incumbent will also be expected to aid students in conducting high impact learning experiences through industry internships, undergraduate research, and other experiences. In addition, the incumbent will assist with youth extension and meat judging programs, and be active in recruiting for the Department of Animal Science. The successful applicant will have access to all Department of Animal Science facilities. The incumbent may also be expected to serve as an advisor for extracurricular activities or clubs.
REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of a M.S. degree in Animal Science or closely related field if the position is to be filled at the lecturer rank. A Ph.D. degree in Animal Science or closely related field if the position is to be filled at the Instructional Assistant Professor rank. Evidence of outstanding teaching or strong indication of teaching potential is required. Evidence of excellent communication skills (written, verbal, interpersonal). Evidence of strong leadership and team-building skills that is commensurate with experience working with meat science industries. Applicants will be considered for the titles of Lecturer or Instructional Assistant Professor depending on experience and qualifications.
Additional Requirements: Experience competing on and/or coaching competitive intercollegiate meat judging teams. A candidate who has demonstrated experience in teaching courses in meat science.
RESOURCES: Texas A&M University is a public, land-grant institution. The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary and benefits package.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants must submit: 1) letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) two-page statement of teaching plans relative to the position, and 4) contact information for three individuals who can provide a critical evaluation of the applicant’s qualifications for the position. The application materials must be submitted online at: http://apply.interfolio.com/85079 Review of applications will begin April 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. For questions, email inquiries to: Amy Carwile e-mail: [email protected].
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About Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University
The Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University remains one of the largest of its kind in the United States, offering degree programs leading to B.S., M.Ag., M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Animal Science, Animal Breeding, and Physiology of Reproduction. Additionally, our faculty are members of Intercollegiate Faculties capable of granting degrees in Nutrition, Food Science and Technology, Biotechnology, and Genetics. The mission of the Department of Animal Science is to improve lives through discovery, integration, dissemination and application of science-based knowledge of animals and animal products. Areas of Excellence have been identified and developed to more effectively fulfill the mission of the Department of Animal Science. The goals for these Areas of Excellence are to provide focused areas of scholarship within the Department. The Areas of Excellence align with the missions of both the Department and College, as well as the strategic pillars of the University: (1) Transformational Education for all students, (2) Discovery and Innovation for the world, (3) Impact on the state, the nation and the world. Our dedication to these goals have formed the evolution of our programs and remains a driving priority.