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Tarleton State University Assistant Professor of Animal Science in Stephenville, Texas

Job Title

Assistant Professor of Animal Science


Tarleton State University


Animal Science & Veterinary Technology

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

Stephenville, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

Assistant Professor of Animal Science

Proposed hire date is September 1, 2021. Hiring is contingent upon current budget environment

Applications accepted only online at

Description: Tenure-track, 9 month undergraduate and graduate teaching and associated service (80%), research/scholarly activity (20%) position in the Department of Animal Science and Veterinary Technology.

Essential Functions

Teaching: Teach graduate and undergraduate courses, with the service associated with teaching, in animal science related to animal production and other appropriate animal science courses. The successful candidate will be expected to develop specialty and graduate courses in animal production and nutrition or genetics and may be required to deliver courses at off campus sites and/or using alternative delivery methods. The successful candidate will develop and implement an effective teaching program, using appropriate methodology, technology and other tools; remain current in his/her discipline and appropriately update course content to reflect current levels of knowledge in the discipline; develop a system for ongoing evaluation of both teaching and learning, including expectations of student competency and student learning outcomes.

Research/scholarly activity: The successful candidate will be expected to develop a sustainable research program in animal nutrition or animal breeding/genetics appropriate to industry and regional needs, and in an area of interest to the candidate.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Animal Sciences or closely related discipline, with an emphasis in Animal Nutrition or Animal Breeding and Genetics (ABD status may be considered as long as all degree requirements, including dissertation, defense of dissertation, and comprehensive examinations, have been successfully completed by time of appointment); Evidence of potential or actual success in teaching and research is required.

Administrative Relationships: The individual selected will be a member of the faculty in the Department of Animal Science and Veterinary Technology at Tarleton State University and will report to the Department Head. The candidate will work in partnership with immediate supervisor through a formal system of evaluation of instruction, scholarly activity and service to identify strengths and weaknesses and identify appropriate professional development activities.

Application Procedure and Deadlines: Applications must be submitted electronically and will be accepted until a qualified candidate is identified. Prospective candidates should submit an application consisting of a letter of interest, transcripts, statement of professional goals and philosophy of teaching, research and service, and a curriculum vita with names (including telephone numbers and addresses) of five professional references. Further information regarding the position or the application process can be obtained by contacting Dr. David Roper, Search Committee Chair ( or Dr. Frank Owsley, Department Head (

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Tarleton’s Vision

Tarleton State University will be the premier comprehensive regional university in the nation, dedicated to education, service and research. It is committed to being a university of opportunity for all students and believes it has a responsibility to drive regional innovation and job creation for all graduates.

About Tarleton State University

Tarleton’s innovative and transformative approach provides more than knowledge. Through real-world experiences and effective teaching, research, scholarship and service, students gain the know-how for promising careers, no matter their field of study.

Tarleton has evolved into the near-perfect model of size, academic scope and affordability. Founded in 1899 and part of The Texas A&M University System since 1917, it combines the resources of a major public institution — more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, cutting-edge academic facilities, faculty experts — with its own brand of personal attention, history and community to be a first-choice destination for students across North Texas and beyond.

Students can choose to study in one of seven colleges — Agricultural and Environmental, Business Administration, Education, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology.

The primary campus is in Stephenville, which consistently ranks as one of the best small towns in America. Additional locations are in Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and Bryan, complemented by a fully online Global Campus.

Students come to Tarleton from around the world, representing some 30 countries and nearly every state in the U.S., and leave as moral, ethical thinkers with civility and integrity who contribute meaningfully to a global society.

Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. If you need assistance applying for this job, please contact 254-968-9128.

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