Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice

Tucson, AZ
Dec 24, 2020
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Animal&Biomedical Sciences-Ins

Department Website Link:

Medical Sub-Speciality:


Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences seeks an Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice. This successful candidate will also hold the Chair of Racetrack Industry Emphasis title. This is a Full-Time 1.0 FTE fiscal appointment, non-tenure eligible faculty, 50% Instruction, 40% Administration and 10% Service. The Race Track Industry is one of four emphases in the Animal Science Bachelor’s degree. This emphasis prepares students to work in business or animal management within the race track industry.

The School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences supports Inclusive Excellence. The University diversity strategic initiative is designed to engage every member of the university community in diversity and inclusiveness. Candidates are encouraged to support the department’s diversity and inclusiveness efforts and to be especially supportive of underrepresented communities including women and minorities.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

Instruction (50%) will involve teaching or co-teaching courses such as:
ACBS 142: Introduction to Animal Racing Industry (3credits)
ACBS 340: Race Track Management and Media relations (3 credits)
ACBS345: Introduction to Animal Racing Laws and Enforcement (3 credits)
ACBS370: Form, Function Equine (3 credits)
ACBS 442: Race Track Business and Financial Management (3 credits)
ACBS 444:Development and Management of Racing Animals (3 credits)

Other non-traditional classroom teachingduties may include coordination of:
ACBS 497A: RTIP Speakers SeriesWorkshop
ACBS 499: Independent study and undergraduate projects
ACBS 498B:RTIP Senior Capstone Project
ACBS 493: RTIP Internship

Administration (40%) will consist of leading the University of Arizona Racetrack Industry (RTI) emphasiswith the responsibility for moving the program's strategic plan forward as wellas constantly refreshing this plan yearly as the environment warrants. Expectedoutcomes/goals of the Chair include, but are not limited to:

1) Develop anannual budget and management within the budget
2) Continue to implement thesuccessful "Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming" each year, theindustry's largest conference (annual attendance approximately 550)
3) Maintainthe revenues that fund the program associated with the Global Symposium
4) Ensurethe financial security of the program through effective collaboration with the CALSDevelopment Office for fundraising and prudent operational management.

The Chair will also identify future opportunities to expand the academicprograms available for students and service projects for the Racetrack Industry. Additionally, the RTI Chair will oversee development of new onlinecourses, explore the possibility of creating a UA Global Bachelor's degree in RacetrackIndustry/Management and resurrect or recreate the RTI MS degree. The Chair willmaintain and enhance the visibility of the program in the industry throughoutthe world and will actively recruit students for the RTI emphasis.

The Chair will also keep the curriculum current with industry trends andemployer's needs. The Chair will work closely with ACBS Academic AdvisingOffice for assistance with student advising, placement and mentoring ofinternships for students as necessary. The Chair will be required to attend racingand equine meetings around the U.S. and world are essential for studentrecruitment, raising the extramural funds necessary to continue to operate thisundergraduate program, and continuing education to keep the program relevantfor the student and industry.

Service (10%) will include active participation on committees at the unit. college,university levels as well as on national professional societies as warranted.Service should be equated with citizenship and functioning in a collectivesetting to effect change that is visionary and results in a positive outcomefor faculty, staff, students, and/or constituency in the animal industry. Additionalduties may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Animal Science, Equine Science or related field; OR alternative to master’s degree.
  • Must have demonstrated prior success in a racing industry related program for at least 10 years.
  • Must be able to communicate successfully with a variety of audiences including students, faculty, staff, community members, industry leaders, and philanthropic donors through written, oral, visual, and electronic means.

Preferred Qualifications:

Rank :

To be Determined

Tenure Information:

Non-Career-Track (NTE)



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:


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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:


Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Munerra Muhammad
[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.