Assistant Professor of Animal Science (Food Science/Meat Science). Nine month tenure-track position.

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Required:  Earned doctorate in Animal Science with a focus on food science/meat science.  PhD candidates who are near completion will be considered. Must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and possess excellent communication skills; be technically current; be an enthusiastic team player who is willing to work in a multidisciplinary program; and have demonstrated skills in leadership.

Primary Responsibilities:  Candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in meat science, food science, and animal science. These teaching opportunities may include courses in the core animal science curriculum, or graduate level courses depending on departmental needs, the individual’s interests, educational background and skill level. Additional responsibilities include overseeing the SRSU meat lab operations; participation in and helping conduct departmental sponsored events; participation in faculty governance and service activities at the departmental, college and university levels; and engagement in scholarly activity. Such activities are broadly defined and may include the scholarship of teaching, research, or similar activities.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:  It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job‑related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry.  Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary.  Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times. Position is Security Sensitive.

Start date of September 1, 2017 – filling the position will be contingent upon state-appropriated funds availability.

Other Information: Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER  No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored by Sul Ross State University on any basis prohibited by applicable law, including but not limited to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.




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Job No: Summer teaching possible.
Posted: 4/18/2017
Application Due: 6/17/2017
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Salary: $47,500/nine months with the opportunity for summer teaching and research support.