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Academic Professional Track (Non-Tenure): Open Rank-Lecturer

Animal Science

College Station, TX
Open Date
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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer – Livestock Judging Coordinator

Department of Animal Science

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Texas A&M University

POSITION:  This is a full-time 9-month, non-tenure track appointment (75% teaching/25% service appointment). Estimated start date is May 1, 2020.

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  The incumbent will be expected to advise, coordinate, and fund-raise for intercollegiate livestock judging and meat evaluation activities, provide undergraduate animal science instruction, including general animal science production systems and livestock evaluation classes and will also be part of the teaching faculty cadre to instruct students in new Animal Science Capstone courses.  The incumbent will work closely with other Department of Animal Science teaching faculty to deliver the new undergraduate curriculum. In addition, the incumbent will assist with youth extension and livestock judging programs, and be active in the recruiting for the Department of Animal Science. The successful applicant will have access to all Department of Animal Science herds, flocks, and livestock facilities. The incumbent may also be expected to serve as an advisor or coach for extracurricular activities such as the Saddle and Sirloin Club.


REQUIREMENTS:  A minimum of a M.S. degree in Animal Science or closely related field with an emphasis in production and management is required, but a Ph.D. is preferred.  Evidence of outstanding teaching or strong indication of teaching potential is required.  Evidence of excellent communication skills (written, verbal, interpersonal). Evidence of strong leadership and team-building skills that is commensurate with experience working with livestock industries.

PREFERRED:  Experience competing on and/or coaching competitive intercollegiate livestock judging and/or meat evaluation teams. Experience demonstrating potential for raising funds to support collegiate and youth livestock judging programs.

RESOURCES:  Texas A&M University is a public, land-grant institution.  The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary and benefits package.  Expected start date: May 1, 2020

Application Instructions

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants must submit: 1) letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) two-page statement of teaching and plans relative to the position, and 4) contact information for three individuals who can provide a critical evaluation of the applicant’s qualifications for the position.  The application materials must be submitted online at: http://apply.interfolio.com/70873. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

For questions, email inquiries to: Dr. Jason Cleere, Search Committee Chair, Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-2471, via Ms. Amy Carwile e-mail: carwile@tamu.edu.


Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore has a Dual Career Program and implements policies that contribute to work-life balance.