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The School of Agricultural Sciences & Forestry at Louisiana Tech University seeks an Animal Scientist at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful candidate will join the ranks of an active agriculture program with an emphasis on training undergraduate students for entry-level animal agriculture positions or entry into advanced degree programs (MS, PhD, DVM). This is a 9-month tenure track position that is 60% teaching, 25% service and 15% research. Louisiana Tech University uses the quarter system with faculty teaching during the fall, winter, and spring sessions. School laboratories include anatomy, nutrition and physiology, meat sciences, and geospatial technology. Our comprehensive agricultural facility features a working farm, greenhouses, horticulture garden, arboretum, farm salesroom, and species-specific farm units (equine, beef, small ruminant, and swine), which collectively provide unparalleled opportunities for experiential learning, research, and outreach. https://ans.latech.edu/research-outreach/tech-farm-labs/
RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching expectations include primary responsibility for at least six credit hours of undergraduate courses per quarter based on the candidate’s field, shared responsibility for other departmental courses, and academic advising. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a nationally recognized research program in one or more areas of food and fiber animal science. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills with students, faculty, staff, peers, and administrators. Agricultural Sciences faculty members support youth agricultural organization activities such as state and regional FFA Programs, 4-H, and other local community-based groups supporting the agriculture industry. Interacting with industry professionals and individuals on a local, state, and regional level is vital for this job position. Participation in departmental, college, or university committees and recruiting activities is a shared component of all Louisiana Tech University faculty members.
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Animal Science or related field pertaining to agriculture animals.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Louisiana Tech University has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options.
APPLICATIONS: Review of applications begins November 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a detailed research plan, a teaching experience and philosophy statement, the contact information for three current references and unofficial academic transcripts.
CONTACT: Search committee chair Dr. Rebecca McConnico; RMcConn@latech.edu
ABOUT: Founded in 1894, Louisiana Tech University is a Tier 1 National Research University of approximately 11,000 students, and is committed to quality in teaching, research, creative endeavor, public service, and economic development. The School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry is home to 15 faculty, 3 laboratory supervisors, 3 support staff, and 5 farm/facility staff serving approximately 420 students enrolled in Agricultural Business, Animal Science, Forestry, and Geographic Information Science degree programs. Located in the rolling hills of northern Louisiana, Ruston (population ~22,000) is a vibrant, culturally-rich college town surrounded by farms, forests, lakes, and streams. Major airports, shopping centers, and other metropolitan services are located nearby in Monroe (~30 miles) and Shreveport (~66 miles).
Louisiana Tech University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer and places a high priority on the creation of an environment supportive of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.