Assistant Professor of Animal Science

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is a residential state college located in Tifton, Georgia.
Mar 09, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, a state college of the University System of Georgia, is seeking applications for a faculty position as Assistant Professor of Animal Science.

This is a 10-month tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor. Duties include:

* Instructing courses in livestock management to potentially include Introduction to Animal Science, Livestock Practicum, courses in discipline (ex.: nutrition, physiology, meats), Livestock Evaluation and Selection, as well as forage management systems.

* Prefer someone comfortable with equine use; may be responsible for advising the Equestrian Club

* Teaching responsibilities include four classes with laboratories each semester.

* Student academic advisement; Bachelor and Associate degree seeking agriculture students.

* Committee assignments at the Department, School and College level.

* Expect active involvement in livestock industry by working with organizations such as Farm Bureau, Agribusiness Council, Young Farmers, GA Cattlemen’s Association.

* Work with other faculty and staff members to utilize the ABAC Farm facilities for educational purposes.

* Other duties associated with the advancement of the Department of Agriculture, School of Agriculture & Natural Resources, and ABAC.

Position is open until filled.

The School of Agriculture and Natural Resources includes two departments; Forest Resources and Agriculture. The Department of Forest Resources offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) and a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in natural resource management. The Department of Agriculture offers Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science degree programs in Agriculture as well as Environmental Horticulture. Students in all degree programs are highly encouraged to participate in at least one engaged learning opportunity such as internship, mentored research or study abroad. Twenty-five full-time faculty members provide instruction in agriculture, agribusiness, agricultural engineering, agronomy, animal science, forestry, wildlife and horticulture. School staff members include a senior administrative assistant, an academic & career coordinator, farm manager, golf course superintendent and five technicians. The college’s 200-acre farm and 91-acre, 9-hole golf course provides excellent laboratory experiences for the school’s students. Sixteen student professional organizations are supported by the school to provide extracurricular activities associated with our majors.

Location: Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is a residential state college located in Tifton, Georgia. Tifton is a progressive community known for its quality of life environment and was recently named as one of the 100 Best Small Towns in America. The college has a student body of approximately 3400 students and a teaching faculty of approximately 100. The campus adjoins the University of Georgia Tifton Campus and USDA-Tifton.

* Ph.D. in Animal Science or related field with a minimum of 18 graduate semester credit hours related directly to the major.

* College teaching experience is preferred, but evidence of teaching ability is required.

* The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate ability in written and oral communication; up-to-date technology in support of instructional activities and teaching laboratory skills.

* Primary interest in and firm commitment to undergraduate education.

* Ability to work cooperatively with students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

* Ability to work effectively with alumni and industry to develop partnerships, donations and other support for our academic mission.