Assistant/Associate or Full Professor of Ranch Management and Clint Josey Endowed Chair for Sus...

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Instructions to applicants:

Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, teaching philosophy, research program, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references.

Job Title:

Assistant/Associate or Full Professor of Ranch Management and Clint Josey Endowed Chair for Sustainable Ranch Management

Location:

Alpine

Department:

Natural Resource Management

Posting Date:

01/03/2022

Until Filled:

Yes

Appointment Date:

01/20/2022

Salary:

Salary Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

Required:

Doctorate in Ranch Management, Range Science, Animal Science, Agricultural Business or a closely related field with a focus on applied ranch management. Ph.D. candidates who are near completion will be considered. Research funding ($25,000 per year) is available for three years to cover summer salary and some research expenses if the applicant will continue a long-term grassland monitoring research project near Marfa Texas. Applicant must have a commitment to sustainable ranching practices including planned and/or rotational grazing, soil health, fiscal responsibility, and social responsibility.

Must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and possess excellent communication skills; be technically current; be an enthusiastic team player who is willing to work in a multidisciplinary program; and have demonstrated skills in leadership.

Preferred:

Degrees and/or experience in a range of fields related to ranch management. Practical knowledge and experience working in the ranching industry.

Primary Responsibilities:

Candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in ranch management and associated courses in other fields such as range management, based on their knowledge and credentials. These teaching opportunities may include courses such as Ranch Skills, Sustainable Ranch Management, Sustainability in Agriculture, Watershed Management, and Animal Husbandry. There may also be additional teaching of graduate level courses depending on departmental needs, the individual’s interests, educational background and skill level. Additional responsibilities include serving as an advisor for the Cattleman’s Club; participation in and helping conduct departmental sponsored events; participation in faculty governance and service activities at the departmental, college and university levels; and engagement in scholarly activity. Such activities are broadly defined and may include the scholarship of teaching,

Other Information:

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

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
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 Alpine Campus is in the Scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students of campus in Alpine, Texas. At an elevation of 4,480 feet, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountains State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park, and Guadalupe Mountains National Park are all within one to three hours driving distance from Alpine. The SRSU campuses in Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Uvalde comprise Rio Grande College. RGC offers upper-level courses leading to bachelor’s degrees as well as master’s degree programs and works closely with its partner institution, Southwest Texas Junior College, to provide a seamless transition to RGC for their students. All RGC students hold an Associate degree from an accredited institution or they have completed 42 semester credit hours of transferrable work. More information is available regarding Sul Ross State University and position openings See http://www.sulross.edu our website.

Organization

Working at Sul Ross State University

Called "Possibly the most underrated little university west of the Mississippi" by CBS's Dan Rather, Sul Ross State University in West Texas boasts a combination of small class sizes, an appreciation of both fine arts and the sciences and popular professional programs in a relaxed, friendly environment.

Who Is Sul Ross? Where is Sul Ross?
The university's name honors Lawrence Sullivan "Sul" Ross, the son of a pioneer Waco, Texas, family and a popular soldier, governor, educator and humanitarian. Founded in 1917 as a teacher college, Sul Ross continues to offer teacher education as one of its most popular programs. Others in high demand are business, criminal justice and agricultural and natural resource sciences. Sul Ross achieved university status in 1969.

The university, comprising 647 acres in Alpine, Texas, boasts a beautiful 93-acre main campus of exquisitely-detailed buildings and enjoys perhaps the most temperate climate in the state. Its situation in the Davis Mountains overlooks the center of the city below, yet it remains within easy reach of many local stores and restaurants. The university also has a 468-acre working ranch that serves its animal science programs.

Located in Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Uvalde, the Middle Rio Grande Campuses offer upper level and graduate courses.  Our professors provide hands on learning in ways that relate to our students and their passion for higher education.  Courses are accessible via interactive television, online learning communities, and face to face classes

Sul Ross State University is part of The Texas State University System, the largest college system in the state after the University of Texas and Texas A&M systems.

A Small Size, But Plenty to Do
With an enrollment of about 2,000 students on the main campus in Alpine, class sizes are small, guaranteeing a much higher level of personal attention from instructors and the university's support staff. But there's plenty for students to do in their free time: lots of student clubs and organizations, a thriving arts community and a strong athletic tradition.

The SRSU men's basketball team won the conference championship five times in the past 20 years, including the 1999 American Southwest Conference championship. The women's basketball team has also won five conference championships and played in eight national playoffs, even making it to the Final Four.

Similarly, the Lobos football and baseball teams have won five conference titles each in the past 20 years, including American Southwest Conference championships in the late 1990s. The Lady Lobos volleyball team has won nine conference championships in all.

Rodeo is significant part of the Sul Ross program, and the university is the birthplace of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Many team members have gone on to become world champions, and 1951 graduate Harley May is a charter member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Hall of Fame.

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Website
Telephone
432-837-8243
Location
Box C-13
Alpine
Texas
79832
United States

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