Lecturer – Department of Animal Sciences

The Ohio State University

Lecturer – Department of Animal Sciences

  • Institution: The Ohio State University
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio

Lecturer – Department of Animal Sciences

  • The Ohio State University | Columbus, Ohio
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: October 16, 2023
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Job TitleLecturer – Department of Animal Sciences

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

Salary Range -

Location Columbus, Ohio

Application Deadline October 13, 2023

Contact Information

Contact Name Dr. Brooklyn Wagner, Search Committee Chair

Department Department of Animal Sciences

Email wagner.750@osu.edu

Phone US +1 (614) 247-1768

Job Description

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Lecturer – Department of Animal Sciences

The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH



The Department of Animal Sciences in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University is seeking a qualified lecturer to provide services to departmental faculty, staff, and students through excellent communication and organizational skills and promote the departmental mission to discover and communicate knowledge about animals and their products, including their role and impact on society and the environment.  The successful candidate will be expected to:


Develop and teach animal sciences subject content at the introductory, intermediate and/or upper levels. Specific course assignments will vary depending on the needs of the department, but the successful candidate will have a deep understanding of companion animal biology and will teach courses in this area; adapt teaching methods to the needs of diverse learners; and use existing and new technologies to deliver subject matter through both in-person and virtual formats.  The range of duties will include contact hours with students in class, recitation, and/or laboratories, and additional commitment to course preparation, student office hours, team meetings, grading, etc.


Provide leadership to the planning, coordination, execution, and evaluation of the Departments global education programs; serve as a liaison with global education hosts, university participants (faculty, staff, and students), and college and university global education leaders; and explore and cultivate new partnerships and programs.


Serve as an academic advisor for Animal Sciences undergraduate students along with other Departmental personnel. In this capacity, it is expected that the successful candidate will become and remain knowledgeable in department, college, and university academic policies and procedures, program and degree requirements, and other related academic information for successful student degree completion. Opportunities will also be available for advising student organizations and guiding extracurricular programs.


Minimum Education Required

Master’s Level Degree in animal sciences or related biological field


Additional Education Desired

Doctoral Degree in animal sciences or related biological field or equivalent combination of education and experience


Required Qualifications:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Ability to effectively function independently and as a member of a team; efficient and effective in managing multiple priorities and responsibilities; high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access). Ability to work with and build relationships with individuals of diverse backgrounds, including faculty, staff, and students and provide proactive communication. Knowledge of companion animal biology. Identifies with the mission and values of the department to discover and communicate knowledge about animals and their products, including their role and impact on society and the environment and develop students to become leaders and responsible world citizens with a knowledge base that includes an understanding of the economic, environmental, and social implications of animal production for food, fiber, recreation, and companionship.


Desired Qualifications:

Experience in higher education setting/academic environment. Cross-cultural competence and cultural sensitivity; ability to provide effective guidance on policy, practice, and global education program changes to unit leadership; and demonstrated skills related to facilitating group activities, including travel.


The Department of Animal Sciences:

Housed within the CFAES, the Department provides formal and informal learning opportunities, in and out of the classroom, to both undergraduate and graduate students. The Department guides students in achieving their goals and to become the next generation of industry and academic leaders. Undergraduate students can choose to minor or major in Animal Sciences. Major degree specializations, include Animal Biosciences, Animal Industries, and Veterinary Technology. The Department offers a robust graduate program (https://ansci.osu.edu/graduate/programs) that awards MS and PhD degrees. There are approximately 45 graduate students and 550 undergraduates enrolled in departmental majors. Research, Extension and education programs in the Department aim to increase the economic profitability of production animals and the quality of their products, improve animal welfare and food animal health, lessen the environmental impact of production animal systems, and foster human-animal relationships.


The Department employs 40 faculty and 85 staff members across the Columbus and Wooster campuses and the statewide research centers. The Department maintains herds and flocks of major food-producing animals for experimental studies. Excellent opportunities are available for collaboration with food-, veterinary-, medical-, animal-, and plant scientists on the Columbus and Wooster campuses; exceptional collaboration opportunities also exist with Extension agents located at each of the 88 Extension offices throughout the state. Additional information is available on the Department’s website, https://ansci.osu.edu/


Location:  The successful candidate will be based on The Ohio State CFAES Columbus Campus. The college is home to internationally known scientists that positively impact individuals and communities every day.


Columbus is the state’s capital, and all the state’s production animal commodity groups are based in the Columbus metropolitan area, offering opportunities to directly interact with stakeholder groups. Columbus is the largest and fastest-growing city in Ohio, with a vibrant blend of arts and culture; inspired culinary, fashion, music and entertainment scenes; exciting collegiate and professional sports; and an open, entrepreneurial spirit. With a flourishing downtown, lively urban districts, and a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods, it’s a city that invites exploration. Visit https://www.experiencecolumbus.com/


Commitment to Diversity:  The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment and encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. Our college’s Principles of Community (https://brand.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/campaigns/principles-community) affirms our conviction that racism has no place in CFAES. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.


Salary:  Competitive and commensurate with education and experience.


Application Procedure:  Review of applications will commence October 15th, 2023 and continue until a qualified candidate is identified. Qualified persons shall submit the following: 1. Cover letter, including examples of how their previous work reflects Ohio State’s Shared Values and might further advance institutional excellence. Teaching experience and philosophy must be clearly delineated. 2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae.


Application materials should be submitted as one combined PDF document at: https://osujoblinks.com/pfbj


Job opening: R73149; September 1st, 2023 through October 13th, 2023


Questions should be directed to:

Dr. Brooklyn Wagner, Search Committee Chair

Department of Animal Sciences

Email: wagner.750@osu.edu

Phone: 1+ (614) 247-1768


The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other basis under the law.

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