Assistant Professor- Animal Systems Extension Specialist

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Vacancy TypeTenured/Tenure-Track FacultyIs Internal Transfer OnlyNoWorking TitleAssistant Professor- Animal Systems Extension SpecialistSalary RangeAnticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate with ExperiencePosition Number00000427Work Schedule8:00 am – 5:00 pm / Monday - Friday (weekend and other hours as required)Full Time Equivalent (FTE)1.00Department110701 - Animal ScienceDepartmentAnimal ScienceJob City & StateRaleigh, NCPrimary 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 850 undergraduate 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. North Carolina is one of the largest and most progressive areas of food animal agriculture in the world and offers excellent opportunities for collaborations with industry scientists and producers.

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 and Extension Specialist with formal appointments in Extension (80%) and Teaching (20%). This faculty position will be responsible for developing comprehensive, nationally recognized and extramural funded systems-level Extension programs and applied research by evaluating the wider socioeconomic impacts of food animal production and management and its integration into the total food and farming system. Food animal Extension programs are part of a larger integrated and interdisciplinary farming system. As we address important issues of farmers on a local, national, and international level, it is imperative that we integrate information collected at multiple scales along the farming and food system supply-chain to inform decision-making and research. Leveraging modern technologies to collect and integrate new and relevant data to address critical issues of the industry is a top priority for this position. The incumbent will have a strong background in animal agriculture and will actively engage with stakeholders and commodity organizations to provide practical knowledge that will facilitate precision livestock management and inform decision-making to improve environmental sustainability, animal health and welfare, productivity, food security and rural communities. This position will interconnect professionals from many disciplines to improve overall production systems. In addition, training of students as future leaders and scientists in data sciences and animal systems is an important objective of this position and the successful candidate is expected to develop a senior and graduate level course in this topic area.

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

Minimum Education/Experience

A Ph.D. in animal science, agricultural economics, agriculture engineering, or equivalent terminal degree in a closely related field, and experience in animal agriculture is required.

Departmental Required Skills

Must demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills and a documented record of applied research, extension, and teaching.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Preference will be given to candidates with a willingness to collaborate with the industry and documented success in cooperative extension programs and teaching as demonstrated by publications, presentations and a record of extramural funding.

Prefer candidates with knowledge and experience in environmental impact assessment (such as carbon footprint and life cycle assessment), techno-economic assessment, data collection, management, and analytics, and a solid understanding of animal management and production.

Peer-reviewed publications documenting accomplishments in extension programs, research, and teaching are expected.

Required License or Certification

Driver’s License

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 Extension Philosophy (2 page limit) – upload to Other Document 1.
5) Statement of Teaching Philosophy (2 page limit)

Job Open Date06/04/2019Anticipated Closing DateIs this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoProposed Hire Date08/01/2019AA/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 learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have (or will have by date of hire) a Ph.D. in animal science, agricultural economics, agriculture engineering, or equivalent terminal degree in a closely related field and experience in animal agriculture?
    • Yes
    • No
Application Materials RequiredRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other Document (1)
  4. Contact Information for References
  5. Teaching Statement
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 10/17/2019
    Application Due: 12/16/2019
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