Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice - Animal Science

University of Nebaraska-Lincoln

United States

December 6, 2021


Position Information Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice - Animal Science

Department Animal Science-0830 Requisition Number F210163 Posting Open Date 10/08/2021 Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date) 12/06/2021 Posting Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Description of Work

The Animal Science Professor of Practice position (1.0 FTE) contributes to the innovative teaching mission within the Department of Animal Science and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR), as an effective faculty member and citizen, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy.

The Animal Science Professor of Practice is committed to excellence in teaching, actively engaged in innovative activities related to instruction and capable of utilizing methodologies appropriate for teaching both resident and distance-based courses. The Professor of Practice serves as the instructor for Animal Science or College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) courses which could include ASCI 210: Animal Products; ASCI 201: Professional Development Seminar; ASCI 395: Experiential Learning for Career Development in Animal Sciences – Industry Experiences; and SCIL 101: Science and Decision-making for a Complex World.

The incumbent serves as the departmental undergraduate experiential learning coordinator and collaborates with Animal Science faculty for advancement of undergraduate student career readiness skills, including, but not limited to, critical thinking, leadership, teamwork, confidence, and communication. The Animal Science Professor of Practice serves as an undergraduate academic advisor and contributes to mentoring students on academic probation. In addition, the Professor of Practice focuses on student success, including student retention, matriculation success, and narrowing the equity gap.

In addition to the above-described duties, the individual will be expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and/or university level.

Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and Animal Science are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of qualified individuals from underrepresented groups including racial and ethnic minorities, women, sexual minorities, persons living with disabilities, and veterans.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https:// www.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Meat Science, Animal Science, Food Science or relevant field of study.
  • Experience and demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduate courses focused on food animal production.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with students, professionals, and the general public.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Commitment to experiential education.
  • Experience in program development.
  • Experience teaching both traditional and non-traditional college students in face-to-face and online courses.
  • Experience in course design, development, and management at the undergraduate level.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with emphasis on communication with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Evidence of work with diverse or underrepresented communities or groups.
  • Experience with advising and/or mentoring undergraduate students.
  • Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required Criminal History Background Check Required Posted Salary How to Apply

    Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach the following documents:

  • A letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job, anticipated contributions, and the value you place on diversity and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters (2 page maximum; see https: // for guidance in writing this statement).
  • Your curriculum vitae.
  • Contact information for three professional references (or arrange to have reference letters sent to:
  • For questions or accommodations related to this position contact

    Jennifer Dush

    Job Category Job Category (old) Faculty Non-Tenure Leading Job Type 9 Month Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? No If Temporary, indicate end date Planned Hire Date Appointment End Date

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  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of References
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