Institution: Tennessee Tech University School of Agriculture Positions: 3 Job Types: Full-time, 9-month or 12-month, Lecturer or Tenure Track
Purpose: A three professor cluster hire to join the faculty in the School of Agriculture in developing an innovative animal/poultry science teaching, research and outreach program at Tennessee Tech University. Tennessee Tech is a state supported institution with an annual enrollment of approximately 10,000 located in Cookeville, Tennessee, a micropolitan area of Middle Tennessee with a population of 35,629 and a population growth rate of over 2% annually. The School of Agriculture has 15 faculty members and an enrollment of approximately 300 students, with approximately one-third of those students enrolled in the Animal Science or Pre-Veterinary Science concentrations. Available resources include:
Tennessee Tech Shipley Farm, a 300-acre working, teaching and research farm located 3 miles from campus which includes:
$2,000,000 poultry research and teaching barn with laboratory facility to be completed before August, 2021
Approximately 80 head of Simmental and Sim-Angus cows, 50 Dorper Ewes, and a swine operation
Tech Oakley Farm, an 1800-acre farm located 20 miles from campus, consisting of:
350 Angus and Angus cross cows
8,000 square feet greenhouse space for vegetable production
Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion, a multipurpose facility, located on Shipley Farm
Operated as a teaching facility Monday through Friday
Host to a wide variety of agricultural and non-agricultural public events on weekends
Open until filled. Employee start date is August, 2021
Two 9-month tenure-track or Lecturer positions with split appointments of teaching, research and outreach/service in animal science.
Teaching responsibilities may include undergraduate/graduate courses in animal science and poultry science.
Mentor undergraduate students
One 12-month tenure-track position with split appointments of teaching, research and outreach/service in poultry science.
In addition to teaching responsibilities, tenure track faculty are expected to:
Procure grants, contracts, and other funding to support scholarly research in their respective areas of expertise.
Provide leadership and strategic planning to establish a statewide outreach program through collaborative relationships and education programs with state producer groups, University of Tennessee Cooperative Extension, Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Tennessee Farm Bureau, USDA, other agencies and organizations.
Participate in the graduate program providing a Ph.D. in Environmental Science with a concentration in Agriculture.
Provide support and cooperation to respective producer programs in the surrounding counties and throughout the state.
Mentor students for competitive career placement within the livestock and poultry industries.
D. Animal/Poultry Science or closely related field.
Ability to deliver courses via distance/online learning platforms as needed.
Evidence of ability to conduct and collaborate in multiple disciplines related to the animal and poultry sciences.
Degrees in ruminant nutrition, animal physiology, or poultry science.
Demonstrated experience in conducting applied research that addresses current needs in livestock industries.
Demonstrated evidence of ability to disseminate current scientific information in animal science to stakeholder groups in a manner that can be understood and applied to the industry
Demonstrated ability to communicate and work with faculty, staff, students, alumni and stakeholders in poultry enterprises.
Demonstrated ability to facilitate experiential learning and provide effective academic and career advising to students.
Experience in program development and evaluation of program results.
Demonstrated skills in the ability to develop partnerships and collaborations.
Physical Demands: Those typical of any classroom-type environment or office environment.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants will be required to electronically upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts (official transcripts for all degrees conferred required upon hire), and provide email contact information for four references who will be contacted via email to provide a reference letter. Open until filled. Submission of materials is the applicant’s responsibility. Applications without all required documents are incomplete and will not be considered.
Additional Salary Information: The University offers a competitive benefits package. Benefits include the accumulation of one (1) sick leave day per month, thirteen (13) University holidays, and one (1) vacation day per month for the 12-month position only. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits.
Internal Number: 136040
About Tennessee Tech University
School of Agriculture, Tennessee Tech University. Complete position summary is available at https://jobs.tntech.edu. Applicants will be required to apply online and must electronically upload required information. Screening begins 90 days from posting; open until filled. Position to begin August 2020. Tennessee Tech University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, disability, age (40 and over), status as a protected veteran, genetic information or any other category protected by federal or state law. Inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.