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
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. unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications
Ph.D. in Meat Science, Animal Science, Food Science or relevant field of
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.
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
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
How to Apply
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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: // ianr.unl.edu/tips-writing-about-commitment-to-deib for guidance in writing this statement).
Your curriculum vitae.
Contact information for three professional references (or arrange to have reference letters sent to: email@example.com).
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Job Category (old) Faculty Non-Tenure Leading
Job Type 9 Month
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