POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Department of Animal Science, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences University of California Davis

Open Position: Equine Science Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment

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The Department of Animal Science invites applications for a full-time Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE) in the area of equine science. This position is comparable to a tenure-track assistant professor appointment. LPSOE faculty are Academic Senate faculty members whose expertise and responsibilities center on undergraduate education, and scholarly analysis/improvement of teaching methods. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching both lower and upper division undergraduate equine science lecture and laboratory courses such as ANS 115 (Advanced Horse Production), ANS 125 (Equine Exercise Physiology), ANS 126 (Equine Nutrition), ANS 127 (Advanced Equine Reproduction), and ANS 141 (Equine Enterprise Management). The appointee will have a leadership role in the scholarship of teaching and learning, work with other faculty to develop, implement and assess new pedagogical initiatives, support student internships at the department equine facilities, and develop a successful discipline-based educational research program with a primary focus on equine science. Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. in Animal Science or Equine Science or a related discipline, preferably with postgraduate experience.

Other preferred qualifications include documented success in areas related to equine instruction such as teaching large undergraduate classes, equine education research including experiential learning, the use of evidence-based teaching practices, modern instructional technology, or strategies for effective teaching of diverse student populations.

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Closing date: open until filled, but all application materials must be received by July 15, 2017 to be assured full consideration. Applicants should submit materials online at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01659. Please include your curriculum vitae, a description of your research background (not to exceed two pages), statement of current and proposed teaching and science education research (not to exceed four pages), and a statement describing your past experience and future plans for activities that promote diversity and inclusion. Applicants should provide the names and contact information of 4 references. For more information on this position and UC Davis in general, please visit the following web site: http://animalscience.ucdavis.edu/Positions/index.htm or contact the search committee chair, Professor Russ Hovey, at rchovey@ucdavis.edu.

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