Animal Science Instructor

Sheridan, Wyoming
Dependent on qualifications
Feb 27, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Community College

Job Summary:

The Animal Science Instructor is a full-time faculty position on the Sheridan College campus of the Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD). This faculty will be actively engaged in education to complement the current degree programs in the Agriculture Department. Duties will include the following: (1) Develop, teach and assess courses that directly relate to animal science. (2) Identify resource needs and opportunities with other faculty to help guide program outcomes, structure and connectedness. (3) Encourage and utilize community partnerships and collaborations that support the program. (4) Maintain relationships and articulations with University of Wyoming and other transferable higher education institutions. (5) Participate in Agriculture department functions and activities that promote the agriculture programs and Sheridan College to prospective students, parents, and other interested parties. (6) Maintain and pursue professional development opportunities that build on agriculture departmental strengths and contributes to NWCCD’s mission and goals. Faculty members are expected to engage with students inside and outside the classroom, to participate in collegial activity with peers, to participate in on-going professional development, and to be involved with the governance process. This position may be tied to a livestock judging team.  Potential for supervising interns or work studies. Monitoring and maintaining safety of animal science facilities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required by the Position:


  • Knowledge of animal, livestock and/or equine production.
  • Familiarity with experiential learning and learner-centered educational philosophies.
  • Commitment to the community college mission.
  • Courses required for teaching and/or development (not limited to): livestock production, beef production, livestock reproduction, feeds and feeding, principles of meat animal evaluation, artificial insemination, livestock pathology, equine anatomy and locomotion, equine nutrition, livestock health
  • Other courses may be taught that complement other agriculture degree programs.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to teach courses in animal science. 
  • Ability to use a variety of teaching methods and materials that assist student learning.
  • Ability to work with a broad spectrum of student abilities.
  • Ability to support and expand community outreach and collaborations.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team with shared responsibilities and agreed upon objectives

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree or higher in an academic discipline focused toward animal science or related area and/or a master’s degree with 18 graduate level credits in animal science.

Valid driver’s license.

Acceptable driving record and able to pass a background check.


  • Experience overseeing student projects and interns.
  • Work, research or outreach experience in animal science.
  • Experience working with industry, community groups, agriculture businesses, educational institutions, and/or governmental agencies.
  • Livestock judging experience preferred but not required.
  • Teaching experience, preferably at the undergraduate level.
  • Work, research, or outreach experience in animal science.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

Standard faculty schedule; some teaching assignments may be scheduled for evenings and weekends.

Limited travel may require delivering students to academic programs and/or field settings that may sometimes require traveling in adverse weather conditions.

Employee Benefits:

  • Employer paid retirement plan (16.37% employer paid;  .25% employee paid)
  • Group Health, Dental and Life Insurance, including Flex Benefits
  • Four days per year paid personal leave
  • Paid medical, emergency and bereavement leave
  • Employee and family tuition waivers
  • Three free meals per week in modern campus dining facility
  • Free easy-access parking
  • Collaborative work environment
  • Onsite fitness center and walking track
  • Verizon, Microsoft, Dell and HP employee discounts
  • Professional development

About NWCCD:

Sheridan College is located in historic Sheridan, WY at the foot of the beautiful Big Horn Mountains, minutes away from a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Sheridan is ranked "America's Top Western Town" by True West magazine and is a vibrant community. Sheridan College is a vital component in the community.

Gillette College is located in Gillette, WY, the county seat of Campbell County. Located midway between the Big Horn Mountains to the West and the Black Hills of South Dakota to the east. Gillette is a growing, family-friendly community and enjoys a very strong economy due to energy-related industries located there.