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Assistant or Associate Professor of Animal Care & Behavior (Remote)

Husson University

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Social Sciences, Psychology & Behavioral Science
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details


Husson University’s College of Science and Humanities invites applications for a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor of Animal Care and Behavior. The ideal candidate will have the academic background and experience to help lead Husson’s new online programs in Animal Care. The successful candidate will teach online Bachelor’s- and Master’s-level courses, which may include Animal Behavior, Health, Nutrition, Disease, and Animal Welfare, among other topics. This is a fully remote, 12 month position, with expectations of online teaching plus other disciplinary and departmental responsibilities.

Husson University is a private institution of approximately 3100 undergraduate and graduate students located in Bangor, Maine. The University is dedicated to offering premier professional programs face to face and online designed to maximize experiential learning opportunities and student success.

Examples of Duties

The primary responsibilities of this position include teaching online courses for undergraduate students in the Animal Care and Behavior major as well as graduate students in the Masters of Animal Behavior and Welfare. The successful candidate will also fulfill faculty expectations for participation in departmental service such as oversight and assessment of these growing programs and the development of online courses. The position requires teaching 24 credits of online courses per year scheduled in coordination with the Online Director.

Essential Functions:

  • Deliver online animal care and behavior courses plus other courses as assigned.
  • Implement appropriate pedagogical techniques for the online environment, including facilitating student engagement and providing student feedback and support.
  • Support development and assessment of online courses and curricula as assigned.
  • Conduct scholarship at a regional or national level, resulting in publication in peer-reviewed professional journals, delivery of papers at professional association meetings, coordination and implementation of research programs, or actively engage in professional service.
  • Professionally represent Husson University in all university activities including teaching, scholarship, and outreach.
  • Use innovative Teaching and learning modalities and incorporate appropriate technology to engage students in an online environment.
  • Guide capstone projects in assigned programs as needed.
  • Participate in the life of the University and faculty governance as assigned.
  • Support students with networking and career development.

  • Typical Qualifications

    Requirements for the position include an earned doctoral degree in Animal Behavior, Biology, Ecology or a related field; ABD considered. The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to effective online teaching and student learning, and possess strong communication skills. Preference will be given to applications with previous higher education online teaching experience.

    Supplemental Information

    Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. A complete application must include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references (at least one must be able to discuss online teaching potential).



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    Mission Statement:

    Husson University inspires and prepares students for professional careers in current and emerging fields within the context of an education informed by the sciences and humanities.

    The University
    Located in beautiful Bangor, Maine, Husson University is a small school that makes a big impact. With 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students and an average class size of 18, Husson University prides itself on being an institution where everyone focuses on the student. Our students are more than just a number here at Husson.

    We have a long-standing commitment to providing affordable and accessible education. Our faculty members are some of the leading experts in their fields. They include Fulbright scholars and numerous leaders of honorary and professional societies.

    Husson University dining hallWe have a strong focus on experiential learning. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranked Husson as one of the top 10 institutions in the country for student participation in internships. (2013 and 2014)

    Combined, these attributes have made Husson the “University of Choice” for professional careers in current and emerging fields where students succeed, experiential learning is championed and global understanding is promoted. All of our programs are designed to help students achieve career success. With 54 degree programs and 10 graduate professional programs to choose from, you’ll find Husson graduates in organizations devoted to business, information technology, criminal justice, hospitality, education, healthcare, communications, pharmacy and much more.

    Our warm, welcoming campus community is part of Maine’s third largest city. Bangor is located along the banks of the Penobscot River and is part of the Maine Highlands. It offers local residents the perfect balance of arts, culture, shopping, dining, and entertainment, in a town with one of the lowest urban crime rates in America. Husson is easy to access from I-95 and Bangor International Airport.

    And if you love the great outdoors, Husson offers you four seasons of adventure. Acadia National Park, Baxter State Park, Moosehead Lake Region, and the Camden Hills area are all just a short drive away. Everything from a relaxing day at the beach, to a thrill-packed mountain bike ride in fall foliage, to world-class skiing, is within reach.Husson University dining hall

    If career growth and quality of life are important to you, and if you have a passion for educating the next generation of leaders by transforming students’ lives, then we invite you to learn more about Husson University.

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