Research-Extension Instructor in Animal Science

Posting Date: May 7, 2021 Posting End Date: July 7, 2021

Position: Research-Extension Instructor in Animal Science Location: College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences/DAES

Status: Full-Time (Exempt)

Special Qualifications
In keeping with the President's commitment to Tuskegee University becoming an "Outcomes-Oriented University," the ideal Research-Extension Instructor will possess the willingness to use their expertise to assist in the University's efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Qualified candidates will bring new approaches, tools, and techniques to animal and veterinary sciences (AVSC) while maintaining scientific illustration principles to their teaching. A total of 12 credits of AVSC or related courses are to be taught each term of the academic year - examples listed below – along with academic advising and career-oriented activities, including club advisement, etc. Additional teaching opportunities are possible to compliments the faculty member's area of expertise. Additional extension and/or research opportunities are possible to compliments the faculty member's area of expertise.
  • APSC 201 – Introduction to Animal, Poultry and Veterinary Sciences (multiple sections)
  • APSC 402 – Seminar I in Animal Sciences
  • APSC 403 – Seminar II in Animal Sciences
  • Plan, advertise and organize training sessions, workshops, and field days.
  • Collect and compile daily accomplishments and prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual progress reports.
  • Perform assessments/evaluations of the project in a timely manner.
  • Prepare a comprehensive final report of relevant projects.
  • Participate in relevant meetings, seminars, and conferences, and present the project results and outcomes as necessary.
  • Additional research and extension opportunities are possible to compliments the faculty member's area of expertise.
  • Carry out other relevant activities as directed by the supervisor.
  • Qualifications

    • A Master of Science or Ph.D. degree in animal sciences or closely related discipline.
    • A strong background in animal, poultry, and/or veterinary sciences
    • Experience teaching in higher education
    • Experience mentoring undergraduate or graduate students as well as K-12 youth

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Teaching experience in higher education.
    • Ability to teach in an interdisciplinary setting
    • Knowledge of animal, poultry, and veterinary sciences as related to the field of agriculture and related areas
    • Experience in animal production and related areas
    • Ability to work with faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders
    • Ability to solve problems and make decisions independently.
    • Demonstrate the ability to work independently with little supervision and a good team player.
    • Excellent communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills.
    • Skills in using Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher) and data analysis packages
    • Experience in organizing training, seminars, workshops, meetings, and/or field days
    • Ability to conduct impact assessments and prepare progress reports

    Commensurate with education, training, and experience

    **The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **

    Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of (3) letters of recommandation (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position. The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints. Application packets with missing information will be considered incomplete and will not be processed.

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