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Animal Well-Being Faculty Position, Department of Animal Sciences (003063-2014)

Position: Tenure-track faculty position in animal well-being (extension and teaching appointment).

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extension education program that addresses current and emerging issues in animal well-being. The successful candidate must develop a record of nationally recognized and extramurally funded scholarship in extension, which includes applied research. Teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate students is expected. In addition to teaching an undergraduate course in animal welfare (ANSC 40400-Animal Welfare), the successful candidate is expected to develop new courses to strengthen our graduate and undergraduate curriculum. The successful candidate will also be expected to establish an active relationship with other extension faculty and county-based extension educators, leaders in animal agriculture, the general public, and special interest groups to provide information and leadership related to well-being issues in animal agriculture. Opportunities for collaborative activity exist within many departments and colleges across the University, including the Purdue Center for Animal Welfare Science at http://www.ansc.purdue.edu/CAWS/ and the USDA-ARS Livestock Behavior Research Unit at http://www.ars.usda.gov/mwa/lafayette/lbru.

The College: The Department is an integral part of the College of Agriculture, one of the world’s leading colleges of agricultural, food, life, and natural resource sciences and ranked number 8 globally in the 2014 QS World University Rankings. The College is deeply committed to the three land-grant missions (teaching, research, and extension), to international activities and perspectives that span all missions, and to supporting a diverse and inclusive environment focused on excellence in all we do.Purdue is an ADVANCE institution – http://www.purdue.edu/dp/advance.The College has 11 academic departments and includes 320 faculty, 2704 undergraduate students, and 690 graduate students. The College’s strategic plan can be accessed at https://www2.ag.purdue.edu/Pages/strategicplan.aspx.

Rank and Salary: Assistant or Associate Professor, Academic Year (9-month) appointment. Opportunities for summer salary exist. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Animal Sciences or related field, or equivalent degree, with an emphasis in animal well-being is required. Experience in the scholarship of extension and teaching is desirable. The ability to work as part of a team and to interact with students, government agencies, livestock industries, commodity groups, media and the general public is essential. Candidates with postdoctoral and livestock industry experience are encouraged to apply.

Applications: Review of applications will begin August 15, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position. Candidates should submit the following materials:  a detailed curriculum vitae; a cover letter that includes a brief narrative summary outlining experience, goals, and qualifications for this position; a one page statement of teaching philosophy; a one page statement of extension philosophy; all official transcripts; and the names and contact information for three individuals from which we may solicit letters of reference. These materials should be sent electronically (as a PDF file) to anscjobs@purdue.edu, addressed to: 

 Ryan Cabot, Search Committee Chair
Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University
915 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054
Phone: (765) 494-1746, Fax (765) 494-9346
Email:  rcabot@purdue.edu  
URL:  http://www.ag.purdue/edu/ansc

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