External Positions

The positions below are posted here as a courtesy to employers external to the Department of Animal Science, University of Minnesota.


Project Coordinators
Midan Marketing
Chicago, IL

Summary: Midan Marketing is seeking 3 Project Coordinators to fill positions in their Chicago office. Candidates for this position are required to have an agribusiness, meat or animal science degree as well as livestock production experience. Project Coordinators work directly with clients and liaise with the market research and creative teams to ensure all marketing messaging strategies remain on target and project objectives are met. As a Project Coordinator’s career progresses, they become more involved with clients’ marketing strategies and execution of the same. View the full job description here. Please submit your resume to work@midanmarketing.com.

POSTED 6/16/17


Equine Science Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment
Department of Animal Science
University of California, Davis

Summary: 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 academic year, 9-month 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. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities: The Department of Animal Science is seeking applicants who 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.

Qualifications: PhD 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.

Applications: Application materials must be submitted via https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/ (JPF01659). The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by July 15, 2017. Required application materials include: 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. Additional inquiries should be directed to Professor R.C. Hovey, Recruitment Advisory Committee Chair, Department of Animal Science, One Shields Avenue, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, rchovey@ucdavis.edu.

The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities.

POSTED 6/7/17


Professor and Department Head
Department of Animal & Veterinary Science
University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

Position summary: The University of Idaho seeks applicants for the position of Department Head of Animal and Veterinary Science. This is a 9-month position with competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. A summer administrative stipend will also be included in the overall compensation. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to represent and convey the land- grant mission of teaching, research, and extension/outreach to varying audiences and stakeholders, provide effective leadership and management of multidisciplinary programs, be a strong advocate for all aspects of the department, and provide leadership for the continuing development of outstanding regional, national, and international programs. The successful candidate will have credentials for appointment as a tenured, full professor. Position is available August 1, 2017.

Job description:

Administration – The Department Head serves as the principal representative of the department with authority and responsibility for administrative decisions. The Department Head reports directly to the Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), and interacts with senior leadership of the College, as well as the CALS Development and Communications unit to promote programs and fundraise for the department. The Department Head will lead a diverse faculty and oversee the administration of all academic, research, and extension staff on-campus and several locations off-campus. The Department Head will recruit, hire, and retain outstanding faculty and staff and assign responsibilities, evaluate performance, promote faculty and staff development, manage and administer departmental budgetary and financial matters, and provide oversight for development and fundraising in the procurement of financial and other resources.

Teaching – The Department Head will promote quality instruction in undergraduate and graduate programs and work with faculty to identify existing and emerging opportunities and develop strategies to enhance the teaching and learning environment. The Department Head will evaluate, counsel, communicate, and promote professional development of students and assist with recruiting and retention of talented students within the department.

Research/scholarship – The Department Head is responsible for facilitating the research and scholarship of the faculty in the department. Current research areas include: animal genetics, reproduction, growth and development, nutrition, lactation, meat and milk quality, and animal health. The Head is expected to create an environment that fosters collegiality and teamwork, and assist in generating extramural support.

Extension/outreach – In collaboration with the Associate Dean/Director of Extension, the Department Head provides leadership for extension and outreach activities conducted within the department while ensuring priority needs as identified by stakeholders are addressed. The Department Head is expected to develop and maintain external relationships and oversee all service, outreach and Extension activities with departmental stakeholders in all aspects of the animal and veterinary science fields across the state and region. The Department Head will also communicate and foster relationships with clientele, including departmental alumni, and governmental leaders.

Required qualifications: PhD in Animal Science, Veterinary Sciences, or a closely related discipline. Qualifications to meet tenure at the rank of professor in an academic unit within the college. Demonstrated strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research and extension. Experience in nationally peer-reviewed grant administration. Possess outstanding leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to promote the Department and increase its national and international distinction. Ability to communicate effectively and coordinate with diverse groups such as faculty, industry personnel, and government officials and experience in evaluating priorities and adapting to a changing environment with creativity and innovation. Understanding of and commitment to program-wide diversity and serving underrepresented stakeholders.

Additional preferred qualifications: Previous administrative experience or evidence of administrative skills required to lead a large academic department. Experience in teaching, research, extension and/or international programs at a land grant university. Demonstrated work experience in animal agriculture, animal sciences, livestock production, or veterinary sciences. Fiscal management skills or experience in administering grants and/or department budgets. Leadership skills and experience to implement the University, College, and Department Strategic Plans.

Application: Confidential review of applications will begin May 25, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. To apply and submit your resume and cover letter, visit http://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/17540. FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE POSITION, CONTACT Christopher McIntosh, search at mcintosh@uidaho.edu (208-589-4485). Or the search coordinator Marty Lunt at martyl@uidaho.edu (208-885-7759).

POSTED 5/23/17


Cow/Calf Extension Field Specialist
Animal Science Department
College of Agriculture & Biological Sciences
SDSU Extension

Summary: SDSU Extension is offering an exciting career opportunity as a Cow/Calf Extension Field Specialist. We are looking for an individual to join us in growing our regional extension center located in Watertown, SD. This is a 12-month, full-time, non-faculty exempt position. SDSU actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty and staff. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with qualifications.

Purpose of position: To provide strong regional and statewide leadership in delivering research-based programming in the Competitive Livestock capstone area. The Cow/Calf Field Specialist will be responsible for development and dissemination of research-based programming and resources in support of the cattle industry across South Dakota. They will travel extensively to build strong relationships with producer groups, agribusinesses, and governmental agencies to identify ongoing and emerging needs of commercial cow-calf and seedstock producers.

Responsibilities: This position requires strong knowledge and ability to conduct impactful programming based on needs assessments; commitment to development of emerging technology materials for program development and delivery; commitment to developing or leading learning communities; ability to collaborate on emerging issues; and developing relationships with pertinent stakeholders. This position also has a responsibility to secure programmatic funding, conduct evaluation, and successfully engage with the public by bridging research to practice. This position is accountable to the Animal Science Department Head and serves under the programmatic direction of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Director and will work collaboratively with other Competitive Livestock Field Specialists, State Specialists, and other faculty members in their respective department.

Required qualifications:Master’s Degree, completed by first day of employment. One degree in Animal Science or other closely related field required. Experience with cow-calf production systems. Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team member. Demonstrated use of technology in managing and/or delivering educational programs. Demonstrated ability or potential to plan, implement, and evaluate educational materials and direct effective programs. Valid driver’s license, or ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire, and willingness to travel. Demonstrated ability to generate grants and other outside funds and fiscal management of program budgets. Ability to effectively manage time and resources and adapt to changing priorities, situations, and day-to day demands.

Preferred qualifications: Has conducted impact programming based on local needs assessments. Demonstrated leadership in developing or leading learning communities. Demonstrated leadership and teamwork with stakeholders. Demonstrated collaboration in developing funding proposals to support new and/or enhanced programming. Experience in publishing extension materials and peer reviewed journals.

SDSU Extension: SDSU Extension is one mode of outreach utilized by South Dakota State University. It brings educational programs and research-based information to the citizens of South Dakota. The mission of SDSU Extension is “Growing South Dakota”. It works with academic departments and the Agricultural Experiment Station to provide unbiased, science-based knowledge focused on issues and needs. Extension has five capstone program areas: Competitive Crops Systems; Competitive Livestock Systems; Youth and Community Leadership; Food and Families; and Urban/Rural Initiatives which are part of the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences and College of Education and Human Sciences.

Department: The Animal Science Department includes 22 faculty instructing 400 undergraduate majors and strives to be a student-centered research department. The department faculty conduct cutting edge research that creates opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students. Our Extension Specialists and Field Specialists provide education and services to the livestock producers and other citizens of South Dakota and the upper Great Plains.

University/community: SDSU is a land grant institution and the state's largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 13,000 students. SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota, a community of approximately 23,657 near the east central border of South Dakota on Interstate 29. This position will be located in Watertown, SD. Watertown is located in northeastern South Dakota with a population of approximately 22,000 and boasts a vibrant mix of agricultural and industrial businesses, abundant retail opportunities, and an excellent educational system.

Application process: SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this posting.” The system will guide you through the electronic application form. The system will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement; resume; and reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with the electronic application process. Email applications will not be accepted. Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, a criminal background check. Position is open until filled with full consideration given to application materials received by July 1, 2017.

Contact: For questions on the position, contact Warren Rusche at Warren.Rusche@sdstate.edu or (605) 688-5452.

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and minorities are encouraged to apply.

POSTED 5/23/17


Animal Agriculture Peer Mentor (6 positions)
Minnesota 4-H - Speaking Up for Animal Agriculture
Minnesota State Fair

Purpose: The persons in this position will serve as mentors to selected Minnesota State Fair 4-H livestock exhibitors in all species (beef, dairy, sheep, swine, goats, poultry and rabbits). Peer mentors will work with 4-H exhibitors to send the public an accurate, positive message that 4-H members and their families produce wholesome food and care for their animals and the environment.

Duties/responsibilities: 1) Conduct a workshop for 4-H herdsman in all species to help them build skills to connect with consumers of livestock products through communication of the following points – Description of their family and their family farm; Description of their exhibit and showing experience; Reinforcement that their animal is raised for food and fiber and not as a pet; Reinforcement that the food produced by this animal is nutritious and safe; Clear communication that the animal has been cared for using best management practices; Assure consumers that animals are raised using different approved production methods, but the final products are indistinguishable from one another in regard to wholesomeness, food safety and nutritional value. 2)Monitor and encourage exhibitor conversations with fairgoers supporting key points included in the workshop. 3) Evaluate 4-H consumer education and promotion activities in each specie.

Mentor qualifications: College students, age 18 or over; Interest and or experience in 4-H and livestock exhibits; Communication, teaching and coaching skills; Ability to work with a variety of adults and youth; Available for in-service training before State Fair and mentoring activities during 4-H livestock week-end; Expertise in production, processing and promotion of one of more animal species; Experience as a livestock exhibitor and industry spokesperson; May not be a 4-H exhibitor at the 2017 State Fair.

Orientation and training: One-day orientation/training workshop; Written materials for review prior to the State Fair; Coaching and daily support by 4-H/ staff during State Fair.

Commitment: Five days of 4-H Livestock Weekend, Ausgust 23-27, exact hours to be determined; One day pre-service training before the fair; 4-6 hours of written materials review; Evaluation/debriefing session with 4-H staff following State Fair.

Compensation: $450 stipend per person; Fair entry tickets and meals (4-H dining); 4-H Housing (Bailey Hall) if needed.

To apply: Submit resume,transcript and a statement describing why you are interested in this position, detail industry knowledge, communication and leadership skills that you believe you bring to the position. Send completed materials to Juanita Reed-Boniface, Project Coordinator, 2462 Lake George Drive NW, Cedar, MN 55011. Ph. 763-753-4636; email AgriFolks@gmail.com. Application deadline is July 10, 2017 or until all positions are filled.

POSTED 5/16/17


Organic Dairy Farm Manager
Dirt Capital Partners
Livingston, NY

Description: Organic Dairy Farm Manager sought for startup grass only dairy operation in Livingston, NY. 40+ cow herd, growing to 140 milking. Competitive salary, benefits and profit-share on milking operation. Flexible start date in late summer or fall of 2017. For information about Dirt Capital Partners, please visit www.dirtpartners.com.

Application: For application instructions and a complete job description, see www.dirtpartners.com/s/Dairy-Farm-Manager-Job-Description-Final.pdf; also see www.dirtpartners.com/dairy-manager-inquiry. Application review begins June 1, 2017; however, applications will be accepted until filled.

Contact: For more information, please email Benneth Phelps at benneth@dirtpartners.com.

POSTED 5/5/17


Assistant/Associate Professor - Meat Food Safety
CAFES-Department of Animal Science
Cal Poly State University

Summary: The Animal Science Department (ASCI) within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA invites applications for a full-time, academic year, tenure track position with a split appointment in the ASCI Department and the Food Science and Nutrition (FSN) Department within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo, CA. Starting date is negotiable but preferred start date is September 7, 2017. Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected.

Position description: The position involves teaching courses in meat food safety, microbiology, HACCP, meat science, and disciplines appropriate to the expertise of the individual and needs of the departments. The establishment of a scholarly, externally-funded, applied research program is expected. The successful candidate will establish active collaborative relationships with other university faculty and researchers; leaders in the meat food industry, students, and the general public to provide information and leadership related to meat food safety issues. In addition, candidates should be able to provide practical experience and individualized student-learning opportunities such as experiential classes, undergraduate and graduate research projects and student internships. Duties may also include, but are not limited to, supervision of undergraduate senior projects, graduate student research, team teaching assignments, student advising, on- line courses and teaching graduate level courses and/or in a Master of Professional Studies or certificate program. The successful candidate is expected to participate in scholarly activities (i.e., research, grant writing, publications, presentations, scientific affiliation) as part of his/her professional development. Service activities will include participation on department, college, and university committees and instructional related activities. Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong interests in undergraduate and graduate teaching are required. Particular attention will be afforded to candidates who have industry experience.

Qualifications: Qualifications include a PhD in Meat Science, Food Science or related discipline. Other considerations include demonstration of excellence in teaching, and effective communication and interpersonal skills. The ability to be a productive team player and to interact well with peers, students, industry, government agencies, and the general public is essential. The ability to collaborate on research with faculty across the College, University, and industry is desirable.

Preferred qualifications: Candidates who demonstrate a commitment to diversity, and who have international experience or the desire to cultivate international links, is preferred.

Application: To apply, complete the required online faculty application at www.calpolyjobs.org and submit to Requisition #104326. Please attach a curriculum vitae, and a brief statement of teaching and research interests, unofficial transcripts, goals, and accomplishments. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing your application. Selected applicants will be required to submit sealed official transcripts of highest degree prior to appointment. Inquiries can be directed to Nicole Einfalt, Animal Sciences Department, (805) 756-7341, neinfalt@calpoly.edu.

California Polytechnic State University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and nominations of all qualified individuals. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

POSTED 5/1/17


Equine Lecturer
CAFES- Department of Animal Science
Cal Poly State University

Position description: The Animal Science Department within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at Cal Poly State University is seeking a full-time, Academic Year lecturer to teach undergraduate courses in equine management, equitation, and behavior modification. Duties may include, but are not limited to: teaching lecture and laboratory courses in equine science (and animal science as needed), equine behavior modification and training, supervising equine student enterprises, participating in departmental events, and assisting with the management of horses used in the equine teaching program. The position will be expected to establish and maintain relationships with the equine industry. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Preferred qualifications: The successful candidate must have a M.S. in Animal Science, Equine Science, or related field. Successful candidate must demonstrate skills in horse management, equitation instruction (both Western and English), and behavior modification and training of young horses. A demonstrated ability and interest in teaching at the undergraduate level is necessary and the ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written form is required. The position requires extensive interaction with students, horse owners, and industry groups. The successful candidate should also be capable of coaching a competitive equine judging team. In addition, he/she should have the skills to serve as adviser to competitive equestrian teams.

Application: To apply, complete the required online faculty application at www.calpolyjobs.org and submit to Requisition #104346. Please attach a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching and research interests, goals, and accomplishments. Be prepared to provide the name and emails of three references when you apply. Please mail official transcripts to Nicole Einfalt, Animal Science Department, Cal Poly, 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407. For questions, please call (805) 756-7341.

California Polytechnic State University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and nominations of all qualified individuals. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

POSTED 5/1/17


Laboratory Director & Poultry Pathologist
Salisbury Animal Health Laboratory
Maryland Department of Agriculture

Summary: The Maryland Department of Agriculture is recruiting for a Laboratory Director, Veterinarian IV, for the Salisbury Animal Health Laboratory. The laboratory is the primary poultry diagnostic laboratory for Maryland, serving the Delmarva poultry industry. The incumbent will oversee all Salisbury lab operations, which includes molecular, bacteriology and serology testing for primarily poultry testing with select livestock regulatory testing, and will provide pathology services primarily for poultry.

Duties: Establishes laboratory operational and diagnostic procedures. Supervises assigned laboratory staff. Responsible for managing the laboratory budget, assigned facilities, equipment and supplies. Provides management or oversight for regional poultry and livestock surveillance programs as assigned. Serves as lead agency Poultry Pathology Diagnostician. Establishes laboratory and field necropsy operational and diagnostic procedures. Uses the Laboratory Information Management System (VADDS) to prepare case reports for poultry companies.

Minimum qualifications: Possession of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or a Veterinary Medical Doctor's degree from a college or university accredited or recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Five years of post-doctoral experience in Veterinary Medicine, three years of which must have been in a Veterinary diagnostic laboratory specialty.

Application: Application instructions can be found on the job posting online at https://www.jobaps.com/MD/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=17&R2=003040&R3=0001. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Ms. Hazel Day, 410-841-8537 or hazel.day@maryland.gov.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

POSTED 4/6/17


Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Department of Poultry Science
Mississippi State University

Position: Mississippi State University Department of Poultry Science invites applications for a faculty position (Assistant or Associate or Full Professor) with expertise in environmental management of poultry. Depending on circumstances, tenure may be granted at hiring or time toward tenure reduced for prior years of service in a tenure track position. This position is a full-time, 9-month, 60% Research/40% Teaching appointment. Information about the department can be found at http://www.poultry.msstate.edu. Start date - August 16, 2017.

Responsibilities: The teaching responsibilities will include Commercial Layers or Broiler Production, Diseases of Poultry and rotational participation in the undergraduate seminar; an additional course in the area of expertise will be expected. The research focus may include housing/environmental factors (ventilation, lighting, stocking density, etc). Physiological, immunological and/or behavioral responses of layers or broilers may be included, with regard to welfare considerations. Although this position does not include an Extension component, outreach to the Mississippi Poultry Industry will be expected and encouraged. Participation in departmental, university, and professional society governance is expected as a normal component of a faculty position.

Qualifications: PhD in poultry science or related field with poultry expertise is required. The successful candidate will be expected to develop nationally recognized teaching and research programs in the subject discipline, pursue extramural funds in support of research aims, and publish results in peer-reviewed journals. In addition to the potential for maintaining an active research program, a strong emphasis will be placed on demonstrated ability to communicate and teach effectively, interact and collaborate with colleagues, and to operate as a member of a research team.

How to apply: All applicants must apply online and attach a cover letter, current CV, and the complete contact information for at least three professional references. The link to the position is http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/en-us/job/495391/assistant-professor. Additional information about Mississippi State University is also available at this site.

Contacts: For additional information, please contact Dr. Chris McDaniel, Search Committee Chair, 100 Hill, Poultry Science, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762. Phone 662-325-3416; email cmcdaniel@poultry.msstate.edu.

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

POSTED 4/6/17