Assistant Professor, Animal Equine ScienceAbout Murray State:
Murray State blends educational opportunities found at research institutions with collaborative interactions among students, faculty and staff found at smaller universities. Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Murray State University places our highest priority on student learning and excellent teaching, blending the range of educational opportunities often experienced at research institutions with the nurturing student-teacher interactions usually found at smaller universities.About Murray State Benefits:
Located in the West Kentucky region, Murray State University is a public, comprehensive University which offers a low cost of living, low property taxes, and a four-season climate. Murray has a friendly, small-town atmosphere with locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants, an acclaimed community theater, art guild and award-winning public schools. The area is home to Kentucky Lake and Land Between the Lakes, a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area, which offers a wide-range of activities and amenities for residents and visitors alike. Located in close proximity to major cities and nearby access to Interstate 24, Murray is just a few hours from Nashville, St. Louis, Louisville and Memphis. Learn more about Careers at Murray State University.
Faculty and staff of Murray State University have access to a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement, tuition waivers, generous paid holidays, vacation, sick, and paid parental leave, as well as many other benefit offerings. Please refer to the Murray State Benefits page for more information.Equal Opportunity Employment/Diversity Information:
Murray State embraces diversity in the workplace and values attracting, developing and maintaining a diverse, high-quality faculty, staff, and student body. The University endeavors to create and promote a culturally diverse community to be accepting of and sensitive to diversity in its many varied forms. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.Type of Employment:
Regular Full-TimeWork Location:
Murray, KYEmployment Term:
Academic YearPosition Type:
Animal and Equine ScienceSummary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Full-time, nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin January 2024.Minimum Education Requirements:
The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching courses in animal and equine science, including basic undergraduate, upper-level undergraduate, and graduate level. Actual teaching assignments will be based on the specific strengths of the successful candidate and the curricular needs of the school, but will focus on food animal science and support equine science. The successful applicant will have academic advising, student recruitment, and course development responsibilities, and will be expected to serve as an advisor to student clubs and organizations. They will also need to work closely with equine and livestock farm managers, and to develop a working relationship with industries relevant to the programs. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in research and professional development activities. Involvement in service/leadership activities to the school, university, industry and state, regional, and national professional organizations will be included as a part of position responsibilities.
Ph.D. in Animal or Equine Science, or related field is required. ABDs with a documented plan of completion by appointment date will be considered.Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:
Effective teaching, organization, and communication skills are required, as are the ability to be an effective team player and to interact positively with peers, students, constituent groups, and the public.Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications:
Previous teaching experience at a college/university and/or work or farm management experience in food animal science, particularly beef cattle, is preferred. experience working with graduate students and graduate programs, and experience with competitive teams (judging teams, Quadrathalon, etc.) is also preferred.Posting Date:
08/03/2023Open Until Filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Along with the application, the following items must be included:
- Letter of application
- Curriculum Vitae
For best consideration, please submit a completed application along with all required materials by September 5, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.