Assistant Teaching Professor

Feb 28, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID 25614
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia

Job Description

The University of Missouri-Columbia invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Teaching Professor in the Division of Animal Sciences, an academic unit of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. The position is a 12 month appointment with 100% teaching responsibilities. The selected candidate will be broadly trained in animal sciences, and expected to contribute to existing undergraduate coursework, including responsibilities for lecture and laboratory courses. The opportunity to develop new courses in the candidate's area of expertise also exists. Preference will be given to individuals with experience with multiple species and expertise in nutrition, animal products, or animal behavior.


Qualifications include:
  • PhD in Animal, Dairy, or Poultry Science
  • Training in livestock production and management
  • Desire to deliver high quality experiential learning opportunities
  • Evidence of ability as an outstanding teacher

Other Information

The position is located in Columbia, a family-friendly community of 120,000 half-way between St. Louis and Kansas City. The Division of Animal Sciences has 29 ranked faculty members, and approximately 50 graduate students and 450 undergraduate students. The Animal Sciences Research Center has state of the art classroom and teaching laboratory facilities. University Farms housing beef and dairy cattle, horses, swine, sheep and poultry are within 12 miles of campus. These farms are actively involved in the teaching mission of the Division.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Application Materials

Applications should include: a letter of interest addressing the qualifications, a comprehensive curriculum vitae and the names and contact information (physical addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses) of three references. References will be contacted when appropriate.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Trista Strauch, Search Committee Chair, at or by phone at (573) 882-2644.

Review of applications will begin 2/15/2018. The position is open immediately, with an expected start date no later than 8/1/2018.


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