Assistant Professor- Animal/Poultry Science: Behavior, Welfare or Stress/Environmental Physiology

Location
Clemson, SC
Posted
May 30, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Clemson University: College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences: Animal & Veterinary Sciences
Assistant Professor- Animal/Poultry Science: Behavior, Welfare or Stress/Environmental Physiology

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The Clemson University, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department (AVS) "is the only University-level program in the state of South Carolina to focus all of its efforts on serving animal agriculture and its allied industries" through all three Land Grant Missions (i.e., teaching, research and extension/outreach) provided for by the Morrill (1862), Hatch (1887) and Smith-Lever (1914) Acts of the United States of America. In support of these missions, AVS awards the BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Animal and Veterinary Sciences, conducts research aimed at improving animal productivity, health and product quality/safety and provides expert continuing education/training opportunities for animal agricultural production and management professionals, policymakers and veterinarians. AVS is committed to cultural diversity and inclusiveness. As such, our programs attract students and scientists from all over the world to learn and conduct research in basic and applied technologies aimed at improving animal agriculture, processing, and health. AVS emphasizes collaboration not only within the department but also with other disciplines in the university such as biology, wildlife ecology, plant and soil science, food science, nutrition and packaging sciences, and others who contribute in our effort to improve animal production and health in one of the top 25 public universities in the nation according to US News and World Report.

Job Summary: Clemson University's Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track faculty position in Animal Science with a focus in animal behavior, welfare or stress/environmental physiology. AVS is highly regarded for its undergraduate training and thus, a strong commitment to teaching effectiveness and innovation and participation in undergraduate advising, on-campus extra-curricular activities (e.g. student clubs/organizations) and other department-related assignments are expected. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in the subjects of animal welfare and behavior. An opportunity to develop and teach other undergraduate and graduate courses also exist. AVS looks to recruit a dynamic scientist with a strong commitment toward improving animal health and productivity. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independently funded and internationally recognized research program focused on providing an experiential learning opportunity for undergraduates, training graduate students (MS, Ph.D.), advancing science and solving stakeholder problems.


QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements: Ph.D. in Animal Science with a strong commitment to improving productivity and health of domestic animals. An interest in contributing to the scientific understanding of factors affecting animal behavior, welfare, stress and/or response to environmental influences if preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills, exceptional oral and written communication proficiency and a strong interest in collaboration with faculty, students, staff and public within the department, college, university, and community are required. Evidence supporting excellence in teaching, the ability to secure extramural funding and to publish in top-tier journals is preferred.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Application Process: All applications and requested supporting material must be submitted through Clemson's Faculty job board: http://www.clemson.edu/employment/prospective/findjobs.html. Applicants should submit a letter of intent stating how their contributions would: 1) be relevant at the national and international levels; 2) strengthen the current CU-AVS Departmental initiatives; and 3) have a positive impact on the domestic animal industries in South Carolina, the nation and internationally. In addition, their vita, transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement, representative teaching materials (if available) and three letters of reference should also be made available. Applications received by July 31, 2018, will be assured full consideration.

Questions can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Glenn Birrenkott gbrrnkt@clemson.edu or Dr. James R. Strickland, AVS Department Chair, at jrstric@clemson.edu.


Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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