Twelve month undergraduate teaching and management position in the Department of Animal Sciences and Veterinary Technology and the Agricultural Center, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Proposed employment date is November 1, 2019 or until successful candidate is identified.
Teaching and related service: Teach undergraduate courses (15 hours per academic year) in animal science related to meat science, meat judging, and other appropriate courses in service to the undergraduate teaching mission of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The successful candidate will also work with faculty and graduate assistants to assist the meat judging program and provide instruction to team members. The successful candidate may be required to deliver courses at off campus sites and/or using alternative delivery methods. The successful candidate will develop and implement an effective teaching program, using appropriate methodology, technology and other tools; remain current in his/her discipline and appropriately update course content to reflect current levels of knowledge in the discipline; develop a system for ongoing evaluation of both teaching and learning, including expectations of student competency and student learning outcomes. Other duties include recruitment of students, advising undergraduate and graduate students, advise student organizations and teams, development of internship programs, and placement of graduates. The successful candidate will be expected to assist with animal science events on campus and in the local community, including 4-H and FFA judging contests, seminars and other events as appropriate. Meats Laboratory Manager: This position will be responsible for daily operation and maintenance of the meats laboratory. Duties will include scheduling, processing, inventory control, providing products to the merchandising laboratory, etc. This position assists the Department Head and Agricultural Center Manager in managing administrative and technical functions of the meats laboratory and associated facilities, including budget and personnel. Additionally, the meats laboratory manager collaborates with and provides support to department and college faculty in laboratory preparation, the conduct of research, and other needs.
Administrative Relationships: The individual selected will be a member of the faculty in the Department of Animal Science and Veterinary Technology at Tarleton State University and will report to the Department Head. The candidate will work in partnership with immediate supervisor and the Agricultural Center Manager through a formal system of evaluation of instruction, management, and service to identify strengths and weaknesses and identify appropriate professional development activities.
Application Procedure and Deadlines: Applications must be submitted electronically at https://www.tarleton.edu/jobs and will be accepted until a qualified candidate is identified. Prospective candidates should submit an application consisting of a letter of interest, transcripts, statement of professional goals and philosophy of teaching, research and service, and a curriculum vita with names (including telephone numbers and addresses) of five professional references.
Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. As a member of The Texas A&M System, Tarleton will provide equal opportunity for employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity through The Texas A&M System.
M.S. in Animal Science or closely related discipline, with an emphasis in meat science and experience in meat plant operations and meat judging.
Internal Number: R-024703
About Tarleton State Universuty
Tarleton State University's Department of Animal Science and Veterinary Technology strives to prepare students for life after graduation with quality classroom instruction, hands-on experience in livestock production units and industry interaction through field trips, cooperative education and internships. The faculty and staff are responsible for over 800 students pursuing two undergraduate degrees and a Master of Science in Animal Science. The Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science with six concentrations: pre-veterinary medicine; science; production; business; meat and food science; and range and ranch management. Each concentration can be tailored to meet the career interests of individual students. The Equine Certificate Program provides additional emphasis for students interested in the equine industry regardless of concentration. All students complete similar general education requirements, required by State and University regulations. In addition, the department also offers a Bachelor of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology.