Specialist - Teacher-Continuing

Job Description

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Work type:Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Animal Science Department Anr 10002063
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location:East Lansing
Categories:Agriculture, Continuing System Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

The successful candidate will have academic training and expertise in animal behavior and welfare and contribute to the instructional mission of the Animal Science department. They must be able to effectively instruct and provide a high-quality instructional experience for undergraduate and graduate students in the department. The individual is expected to teach courses in animal behavior and welfare, ethical issues in animal science, and assist with instruction of other courses including introductory animal science and other courses as needed. They will also lead an education abroad program and serve as an advisor for student clubs. The successful candidate will also be responsible for coordinating departmental program assessment, accreditation and academic program review.

The individual must effectively interact with faculty, staff, and students including those of different demographic, ethnic, gender, and cultural backgrounds; develop innovative instructional approaches; and have a commitment to on-going professional development in their assignment. An understanding of and commitment to experiential learning and the land grant mission are essential for success.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Masters -Animal Science

Minimum Requirements

An earned Master’s degree in Animal Science or a closely related field with training and expertise in animal behavior and welfare. A demonstrated record of teaching experience relevant to the position.

Desired Qualifications

Preferred candidates will have experience in teaching at the college level, and experience in program evaluation and assessment.

Required Application Materials

Letter of interest that includes qualifications for the position

Current curriculum vita

Official academic transcripts

Statement of teaching philosophy that highlights your experience and alignment with our desired qualifications (2?page maximum)

A description of how you will contribute to our diversity, equity and inclusion goals

Contact information for three professional references.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Special Instructions

For consideration, submit your application online at http://careers.msu.edu 

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Department Statement

The MSU Department of Animal Science has approximately 35 faculty dedicated to scholarship through teaching, research, Extension and public service, and who support an enthusiastic and dynamic population of nearly 600 undergraduate students engaged in a wide range of activities. Areas of research excellence include reproductive biology, genetics & genomics, animal nutrition, and animal behavior and welfare. Faculty research is supported by a diverse portfolio of funding from federal agencies, foundations and industry sources, and faculty are strongly committed to training of graduate students and postdoctoral scientists.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised:Mar 9, 2023 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:Mar 9, 2025 Eastern Daylight Time

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