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Assistant Professor of Animal Science

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Recruitment Details

Position Details and Department Information

Recruitment Number FA0114
Posting Period

Review of completed applications will begin January 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Working Title Assistant Professor of Animal Science
Class Title Instructional Faculty
Level/Range/Grade 3
Salary Range (From $ to $) Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Department College of Agriculture
Number of Positions 1
FLSA Code Exempt
Status Tenure-Track
Full-time/part-time (if part-time, indicate time base) Full-Time
Shift Varies
Pay Plan Academic Year
CBU/MOU R03 - CFA Faculty
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Position Summary

Postion Information

CSU, Chico and the College of Agriculture seek candidates whose teaching, research, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. EO/M/F/Vet/Dis

The College of Agriculture is searching for a tenure track, academic year assistant professor in Animal Science beginning August 2018. The position includes the expectation the incumbent will be involved in sponsored research consistent with his or her teaching assignment. California State University, Chico is seeking faculty who are competent in their field, collaborative with colleagues and staff, and committed to student success. Position is contingent on funding. Recruitment ID# FA0114

Minimum Education and Experience

The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is an earned Ph.D. or equivalent in animal science or related field. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate may be considered; however, all requirements for conferral of the doctorate must be completed prior to start of employment.

Additional qualifications:
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Demonstrated ability and experience in undergraduate education
• Demonstrated ability and experience in applied research
• Experience in livestock production in at least 1 major domestic livestock species (beef, sheep, swine, dairy, equine) or meat science
• Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds

Additional Requirements and Responsibilities for this position

Teaching undergraduate courses in Animal Science as required; development of an active research program; serving as an advisor to student organizations; advising undergraduate students; participate in applied research programs at the Agricultural Teaching and Research Center; participate in outreach conferences, activities, and programs within the College of Agriculture relative to attracting and retaining undergraduates; serve on appropriate College and University committees; be an active member in appropriate professional organizations and associations.

Recruitment Preferences

• Recent experience in undergraduate Animal Science or Agriculture instruction
• Ability to teach courses in animal science including such disciplines as nutrition, anatomy & physiology, reproductive physiology, genetics, agriculture research design, grazing management, forage production, range management, animal health and disease, production courses (beef, dairy, sheep, meat goat and swine) and agricultural issues (writing proficiency course).
• Evidence of publications, grants, or other creative scholarship
• Knowledge of western United States agricultural production practices
• Student advising and other types of college/university service
• Participation in professional service activities in agriculture

Contact & Special Recruitment Information

Letters of recommendation and job related questions should be directed to the search committee chair

Dr. Cindy Daley, Chair of the Animal Science Search Committee
College of Agriculture
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA. 95929-0310

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CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). Eligibility for standard CSU benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.

Eligibility for Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits is based on an appointment of at least three-quarter time, hired to work a minimum of 130 hours per month over the course of the appointment or works an average of 130 hours or more per month during the measurement period. The ACA guidelines provide for health coverage or FlexCash only. ACA does not provide dental or vision plan coverage.

Benefits Information

This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

About the University, Hiring Department and Community

The College of Agriculture includes 15 full-time faculty and approximately 950 undergraduate majors and offers programs leading to bachelor’s degrees in Agriculture, Agricultural Business, and Animal Science. The B.S. in Animal Science has approximately 390 majors. The faculty represents a wide range of interests and the hallmark of our program is an integrated interdisciplinary undergraduate curriculum. College academic programs are enhanced by the 800-acre Paul L. Byrne Memorial Agricultural Teaching and Research Facility and 240 acres of range land. Animal enterprises include beef, organic dairy, a USDA meats laboratory, sheep/meat goat and swine. Campus support services, such as library, distance education facilities, and student computer laboratories are easily accessible.

California State University, Chico is one of the first campuses in the nation to sign a long-range commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and become “climate neutral” in its effect on the environment. The commitment to sustainable policies and practices provides us the opportunity to integrate this into our educational and scholarly activities.

You can receive detailed information about the University at this link.

As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment. We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the University’s 6th Strategic Priority that focuses on sustainability, stewardship, and the environment – view information on Sustainability at CSU, Chico on this site.

California State University, Chico is committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom and the workplace. It strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students, faculty, and staff.

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Posting Details

Open Date 10/02/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Information

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover letter stating candidate's teaching & research experience & interest and that addresses the duties and qualifications in the position description
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Complete Set of Transcripts (unofficial acceptable)
Optional Documents
  1. REQUIRED - Three Letters of recommendations to be submitted to the email address listed in posting instructions.