Assistant Professor of Animal Science

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Instructions to applicants:

Submit letter of interest, curriculum vita, transcripts, contact information for three references.

Job Title:

Assistant Professor of Animal Science




Animal Science

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$50,000 - 60,000


Earned doctorate in Animal Science or closely related field. Areas of interest include but are not limited to experience in physiology, production animal management, exercise physiology, breeding management, and farrier training. Must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education with excellent communication skills and be an enthusiastic team player who is willing to work in a multidisciplinary program.


Strong preference will be given to candidates with equine experience.

Primary Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include but not limited to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in animal science. These teaching opportunities may include horse production, anatomy and physiology, equine breeding management, lameness and rehabilitation, animal behavior, other courses in the core animal science courses, or graduate level courses depending on departmental needs, the individual’s interests, educational background and skill level.

Additional responsibilities include participation in and conducting departmental sponsored events. Participation in faculty governance and service activities at the departmental, college and university levels are also expected. Faculty members are also expected to engage in scholarly activity. Activities are broadly defined and may include the scholarship of teaching, research, or similar activities

Other Information:

At Sul Ross, we believe you learn by doing. That is why you get hands-on experience through the Animal Science degree programs.

The Animal Science program features an expert faculty across a variety of concentrations, from meat science to animal health/nutritional management to reproductive physiology. Here, students are immersed in the art and science of managing animals and preparing for a career in the animal agricultural industry. Currently, the Animal Science department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in animal production, science, and pre-veterinary medicine and a Bachelor of Agriculture degree in agricultural education, agricultural systems, ag business, and sustainable ranch management. We offer a Master of Science in Animal Science with thesis (in-residence) and a Master of Agriculture in Animal Science non-thesis (online) degree options.

The Department of Animal Science is housed in the Everett E. Turner Range Animal Science Center (RAS) on East Highway 90, about a mile east of the main campus. RAS has specialized laboratories and facilities for animal health/nutritional management, animal production, equine science, and meat science, to name a few. The University also maintains animals for teaching and research, including a herd of registered horned Hereford cattle.

A variety of student clubs and organizations are available for students to participate in, including Collegiate FFA, Block and Bridle-Pre-Vet Club, Ranch Horse Club, Rodeo Club, and Range and Wildlife Club.
For further position information, please contact Dr. Jamie Boyd at 432-837-8413 or via email at [email protected]

Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.

It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

About SRSU:

Sul Ross State University, located in Alpine, Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students on campus in Alpine.

At an elevation of 4,480 feet in the scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountain State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park and Guadalupe National Park are all within one to three hours’ driving distance from Alpine.




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Posted: 4/22/2021
Application Due: 7/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time