Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist

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Vacancy Type Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Is Internal Transfer Only No Working Title Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist Salary Range Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with experience Position Number 00062895 Work Schedule Monday - Friday / 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (some evenings and weekends required) Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.00 Department 110701 - Animal Science Department Animal Science Job City & State Raleigh, NC Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Animal Science is the largest academic program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and provides instruction to over 800 undergraduate students, 80 agricultural institute students, and 90 graduate students. The Department is also a leader in Extension and engagement programs to farmers, allied industry and the public, and conducts internationally recognized research into the nutrition, genetics, reproduction, health and management of domesticated animals.

Essential Job Duties

The Department of Animal Science at North Carolina State University is pleased to announce recruitment for a tenure-track faculty position in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the rank of Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist with formal appointments in Academic Teaching (70%) and Extension (30%).

This faculty position will be expected to teach and conduct Extension and applied research programs with a primary focus on sheep and meat goat (small ruminants) production. This position will teach Small Ruminant Management (ANS 408) with lab sections in both fall and spring semesters. This position will also develop and teach a new Small Ruminant Production course with lab sections for the Agricultural Institute (Associate of Applied Science degree program) in spring semesters. Advising undergraduates and mentoring graduate students is expected.

As an Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist, this position will serve as the Faculty Liaison for the Small Ruminant Educational Unit which maintains both sheep and goats for teaching, research and Extension programs. This position will be responsible for developing a comprehensive extension and applied research program in Small Ruminant management. Key responsibilities include conducting applied studies and demonstrations on commercial farms and working with extension field faculty and other extension specialists in support of their education and research programs. Peer-reviewed publications documenting accomplishments will be expected.

Inclusiveness and diversity are academic imperatives and university goals. The successful candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is welcoming of all groups. The Department, as well as NC State University, are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their experience, research, teaching and/or service.

Other Work/Responsibilities

This position will be part of a team of animal scientists that is expected to enhance the Department and College’s overall teaching, extension, and research programs. Collaboration with others across the department and university as well as animal industries is expected. In addition, the successful candidate will provide service to the department, college, university and the profession of animal science.

Minimum Education/Experience

Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate degree is required.

ABD Candidates who are very close to completion of their PhD, and will complete all requirements of their PhD prior to the anticipated start date for this position, will be considered.

Departmental Required Skills

Possess extensive knowledge of small ruminant production systems with demonstrated expertise in management.

Must demonstrate the ability to clearly and effectively communicate with students, faculty, and staff as well as stakeholders and general audiences.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

The successful candidate should have a degree in Animal Science or an appropriate discipline and strong and demonstrated interest in sheep and or goats.

Preference will be given to candidates with a willingness to collaborate with the animal industry and documented success in teaching and in cooperative extension programs.

Required License or Certification

While driving a vehicle is not an essential function of this position, we believe it is necessary to have a valid NC driver’s license to perform the essential functions of the job. This position will need to travel off-site on occasion, alone and must independently be able to travel from location to location without reliance on others or the advanced notice that is often required of alternative means of transportation. Due to limitations in funding, the College cannot afford the high costs that would be required in attaining the services of transportation services such as taxis or car services. Should a viable candidate be identified from the recruitment without a license, which we believe to be necessary, we will engage your office and OIED in considering potential alternative solutions that may emerge from a request for a reasonable accommodation.

Special Instructions

Please upload the following documents to your application:
1) Cover Letter
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) Contact information for three professional references
4) Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Job Open Date 05/03/2019 Anticipated Closing Date Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No Proposed Hire Date 08/01/2019 AA/EOE

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you selected "Other" for the previous question, please provide the source you learned about this opportunity from.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have (or will have by date of hire) a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate degree?
    • Yes
    • No
Application Materials Required Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
  4. Brief Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Research Interests
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 5/4/2019
    Application Due: 6/15/2019
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