Job TitleLivestock Evaluation Program Coordinator
Position TypeFull Time
Job Category Faculty
Salary Range -
Location Columbus, Ohio
Application Deadline -
Contact Name Dr. Benjamin Wenner, Search Committee Chair
Livestock Evaluation Program Coordinator
Lecturer or Professional Practice Assistant Professor
Department of Animal Sciences
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
The Ohio State University
Description: The Department of Animal Sciences in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University seeks to employ an individual in a 12-month Lecturer or Assistant Professor of Professional Practice position that would provide leadership to the department’s livestock evaluation and selection program and serve as coach of the Ohio State Livestock Judging team. This position will have a teaching emphasis with the responsibility of teaching livestock evaluation approaches to undergraduate students. Instruction includes courses aimed at preparing students for livestock evaluation. Additional teaching responsibilities and student advising is expected and will depend on departmental needs and the applicant’s area of disciplinary expertise. Although there is no formal extension and research appointment, the successful candidate is expected to collaborate with other faculty and staff in youth extension programming. Animal herds and flocks are available at the Columbus, Wooster, and state-wide campuses to support the hands-on educational program of the department, and a meat harvesting/processing facility and arena space for visual appraisal of animals is located in the Columbus campus Animal Sciences building. This position is a 100% teaching position, including an expectation of 60% livestock evaluation and selection instruction and practice (including on-the-road collegiate practice and contests, and support of youth programming) and 40% departmental teaching and academic advising. Evening and weekend travel is required.
Expectations: The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the educational mission of the department through recruitment, teaching of undergraduate courses, and outreach education and will serve as coach of the Ohio State Livestock Judging teams. The successful candidate is also expected to collaborate with faculty and staff providing leadership for 4-H, FFA, and other youth programs in recruiting prospective students to the Ohio State College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Furthermore, the successful candidate is expected to provide oversight for strategic utilization and growth of endowed and non-endowed funds that provide the funding to support livestock judging team activities. Collaboration with the Ohio State ATI Junior Livestock Judging Team and engagement with industry stakeholders is also expected. Our college has a rich history of livestock judging alumni who were members of the Ohio State competitive judging teams, as well as other stakeholders, who value livestock evaluation experiences as an important aspect of the educational endeavors of the department and college.
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 530 undergraduates enrolled in departmental majors. Research, Extension and education programs in the Department collaborate to strengthen knowledge and train the workforce within the fields of animal development and physiology, nutrition and the microbiome, animal health and disease, and animal welfare and human animal interactions.
The Department employs 36 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, teaching, and educational outreach activities. 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 programmatic activities of 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. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. 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.
Qualifications: Applicants must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills in addition to the expressed ability and desire to collaborate with others in a collegial manner. Leadership and academic excellence should be evident in the application. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in livestock (beef cattle, sheep, goats, and swine) evaluation and selection academic programs is required and a commitment to create and sustain an inclusive and equitable educational environment is expected. Animal production and/or livestock industry experience is desirable. Requirements at the rank of lecturer include a MS in Animal Sciences or a closely related discipline. Applicants with an MS are eligible for a tuition benefit to take courses at Ohio State and advance their education. Requirements at the rank of Assistant Professor of Professional Practice include a Ph.D. in Animal Sciences or a related discipline.
Application Procedure: Review of applications will commence June 1, 2023 and continue until a qualified candidate is identified. Qualified persons shall submit the following: 1) a letter of intent stating professional goals and interests and the position (lecturer or assistant professor) applying to; 2) a statement of the applicant’s training, experiences, and qualifications to lead a livestock evaluation program; 3) a complete curriculum vitae; 4) a statement of approaches to and experiences working with or mentoring members of underrepresented groups; and 5) names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses, of three references. Initial nominations and inquiries will be kept confidential.
Application materials should be submitted as one combined PDF document at:
Applicants will apply at https://hr.osu.edu/careers/ Internals can apply directly from their Workday homepage, click on career icon, and search for position by requisition number.
Direct External Link: https://osujoblinks.com/wuq7
Job opening: R77119
Questions should be directed to:
Dr. Benjamin Wenner, Search Committee Chair
Department of Animal Sciences
222E Animal Science Bldg.
2029 Fyffe Ct.
Columbus, OH 43210
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