The Department of Animal Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) is seeking applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice in Animal Science. This is a 9-month (academic year), non-tenure track, 100% teaching appointment.
The Animal Science Professor of Practice is committed to excellence in teaching, actively engaged in innovative activities related to instruction and capable of utilizing methodologies appropriate for teaching both resident and distance-based courses. The Professor of Practice serves as the instructor for Animal Science or College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) courses which could include ASCI 210: Animal Products; ASCI 201: Professional Development Seminar; ASCI 395: Experiential Learning for Career Development in Animal Sciences – Industry Experiences; and SCIL 101: Science and Decision-making for a Complex World.
The incumbent serves as the departmental undergraduate experiential learning coordinator and collaborates with Animal Science faculty for advancement of undergraduate student career readiness skills, including, but not limited to, critical thinking, leadership, teamwork, confidence, and communication. The Animal Science Professor of Practice serves as an undergraduate academic advisor and contributes to mentoring students on academic probation. In addition, the Professor of Practice focuses on student success, including student retention, matriculation success, and narrowing the equity gap.
In addition to the above-described duties, the individual will be expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and/or university level.
Required qualifications for this position are:
Ph.D. in Meat Science, Animal Science, Food Science or relevant field of study.
Experience and demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduate courses focused on food animal production.
Proven ability to communicate effectively with students, professionals, and the general public.
Preferred qualifications for this position are:
Commitment to experiential education.
Experience in program development.
Experience teaching both traditional and non-traditional college students in face-to-face and online courses.
Experience in course design, development, and management at the undergraduate level.
Excellent oral and written communication skills with emphasis on communication with a variety of stakeholders.
Evidence of work with diverse or underrepresented communities or groups.
Experience with advising and/or mentoring undergraduate students.
Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and Animal Science are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of qualified individuals from underrepresented groups including racial and ethnic minorities, women, sexual minorities, persons living with disabilities, and veterans.
Review of applications will begin December 6, 2021 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. To view details of the position and create an application, go to http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_210163. Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach 1) a letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job, anticipated contributions, and the value you place on diversity and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters (2 page maximum; see https://ianr.unl.edu/tips-writing-about-commitment-to-deib for guidance in writing this statement); 2) your curriculum vitae; and 3) contact information for three professional references (or arrange to have reference letters sent to email@example.com).
As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
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