School of Agriculture
Assistant Professor - Animal Science

Job Details:
Assistant Professor in Animal Science (9-month, tenure track). The start date for this position is August 19, 2014.

Qualifications:
Doctorate in Animal Science with specialization in ruminant meat animal production completed by the start date. Excellent communication and organizational skills, demonstrated experience in research or teaching undergraduates, enthusiasm for professional engagement with students in a variety of settings, an energetic personality with a positive attitude, ability to effectively work and communicate with a variety of people, ability to develop and deliver effective presentations and experiential learning activities, and demonstrated ability to define and assess desired learning outcomes are required.

Responsibilities:
Engagement in teaching and advising undergraduate students as well as providing leadership in our livestock and meat animal program. Teaching responsibilities include courses emphasizing meat animal production (particularly ruminants), which may include beef management, principles of meat and introductory animal science courses, not to exceed 12 credit hours per semester. Additional responsibilities include participation in professional and scholarly activities, international study programs, mentoring student organizations, working with state organizations and producers in the animal industry, and providing expertise to the teaching mission of Pioneer Farm.

Department Information:
The School of Agriculture, resides in the College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture, and has approximately 35 faculty and staff and over 800 students. We offers majors in agricultural education; agribusiness; animal science; ornamental horticulture; reclamation, environment and conservation; and soils and crop science. Our 430 acre farm is available for teaching, demonstration, and systems based research.

Campus Information:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Special Notes:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, seeks to build a diverse faculty and staff and encourages applications from women and persons of color. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request. Employment will require a criminal background check.

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To Ensure Consideration:
Review of applications will begin January 2, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

To Apply:
Candidates should submit (i) a letter of application demonstrating how they meet all position qualifications, (ii) resume including work experience, (iii) a separate philosophy of teaching and learning statement (maximum one page), (iv) a separate statement describing a history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization, (v) university transcripts, and the (vi) names and contact information for three professional references. Only complete applications will be given full consideration. For questions phone 608-342-1393 or Email soa@uwplatt.edu.

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