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Post Date: 12/09/2016
Close Date: 03/31/2017
North Dakota State University

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$50,000 - $69,999

Fargo, ND

Job Description:
Instructor, Animal Sciences

100% teaching

North Dakota State University invites applications for an Instructor of Animal Science. This is a 12- month, non-tenure track, undergraduate instructor position in the Department of Animal Sciences; an academic unit of the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources. The Department of Animal Sciences is seeking a quality individual to join the 30 members of the Animal Sciences faculty whose expertise and discipline interest areas encompass reproduction, physiology, nutrition, genetics, livestock management, and meat science. The Animal Sciences Department has the largest undergraduate student population in the College with over 400 total students in three undergraduate degree designations: Animal Science, Equine Science, and Veterinary Technology.

Teaching Responsibilities:
1) Coach the NDSU Livestock Evaluation and Meat Animal Evaluation Teams
2) Develop and teach innovative courses related to livestock evaluation
3) Teach additional courses consistent with the successful applicant’s expertise and departmental needs
4) Advise undergraduate students and student organizations
5) Provide leadership for departmental undergraduate recruiting efforts

Service Responsibilities:
1) Enhance the department’s outreach mission by expanding youth engagement and providing recruiting opportunities for the department
2) Participate in professional development opportunities that enhance personal and professional effectiveness related to the duties of the position
3) Develop appropriate professional relationships with livestock organizations and commodity groups in the state and region
Application must be submitted online at www.ndsu.edu/jobs to be considered.
Screening will begin 3/31/17.
As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.
North Dakota State University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Required Qualifications:

1) Minimum of a M.S. degree in animal science or a related field
2) Experience teaching animal science related coursework
3) Experience coaching livestock or meat animal evaluation
4) Demonstrated commitment to enhancing student success through livestock and meat animal evaluation activities
5) Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work in a diverse team atmosphere
6) An appreciation for the mission of a modern Land Grant university
7) Valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain one
Preferred Qualifications:

1) Knowledge and experience in livestock management and animal husbandry
2) Demonstrated commitment to excellence in coaching livestock evaluation
3) Demonstrated commitment to excellence in classroom instruction and capability to develop innovative, effective methods of teaching undergraduate courses
4) Ability to reach youth audiences through creative outreach efforts

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