| The Animal Science program at SUNY Cobleskill is seeking an Assistant Professor of Animal Science with a proven commitment to excellence in the classroom. |
The Animal Science program offers both Associate and Bachelor degrees. Curricula throughout the Animal Science programs at SUNY Cobleskill underscore the management of major food producing species, including beef and dairy cattle, goats, sheep, poultry and swine. Equine and canine concentrations are also available options for our students. Students are prepared to excel in the animal industry sector as well as move on to Masters, PhD and DVM programs. Hands-on learning is strongly emphasized, with opportunities to participate in the day-to-day operation and management of animal facilities. State-of-the-art campus facilities, including a USDA meat and fish processing facility, provide students with a unique applied education. Cobleskill offers an appealing small college setting with strong Animal & Plant Science and Natural Science departments to support the student during their education.
Cobleskill offers an appealing small college setting with strong Animal Science and Natural Science departments to support the student during their education. The college maintains herds of horses, dairy and beef. Other livestock housed on the college farm include swine, poultry, sheep and meat goats. Modern chemistry and biology laboratories give students additional valuable hands-on experiences.
The successful candidate is expected to teach and develop courses in entry level and advanced animal nutrition related to dairy cattle, beef cattle, swine, sheep, dairy goats and meat goats. Knowledge and experience in companion animals and equine is preferred, but not required.
Applicant must have knowledge of current animal nutrition models and software systems, including ration balancing and formulation and forage analyses. Teaching and development of coursework in other areas of animal science is expected dependent on the knowledge and experience of the candidate.
This position will teach Associate and Bachelor's degree students in a variety of different focus areas and end career objectives. The incumbent will be involved in student advisement, program assessment and departmental, institutional and community service. Grant writing and related activities are encouraged with this position and institutional resources are in place to facilitate those activities that generate resources for research, outreach or program development activities. Furthermore, it is expected that the successful candidate will establish professional relationships within the agricultural community regionally and beyond.
Animal Science is a growing academic program area on the SUNY Cobleskill campus, serving over 500 students. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will contribute to the development of novel programming paradigms, including online courses that facilitate student success and foster further program growth.