Job DescriptionJob Purpose
Teach undergraduate/graduate classes in animal or poultry science, conduct rigorous research program in respective discipline, and disseminate results to clientele. 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.
Tennessee Tech provides impact through its engaged students, dedicated faculty, and career-ready graduates known for their creativity, tenacity, and analytical approach to problem solving. As a STEM-infused, comprehensive institution, Tennessee Tech delivers enduring education, impactful research, and collaborative service that creates, advances, and applies knowledge to expand opportunity and economic competitiveness.
Tennessee Tech is committed to a diverse workforce by fostering an inclusive work environment for students, faculty, and staff. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. Tennessee Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
• 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.
Master’s degree or higher from an accredited institution in Animal or Poultry Science or a related field; Master’s degree is required for the Lecturer position but not eligible for tenure-track; Earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Animal or Poultry Science or closely related field by start date required for Assistant or Associate Professor rank. Ability to deliver courses via distance/online learning platforms.
• 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.
Salary Commensurate with education and experience. Full-time, 9-month or 12-month, Lecturer or Tenure Track positions to begin August 1, 2021.
Tennessee Tech offers a competitive benefits package. Benefits include the accumulation of one (1) sick leave day per month and thirteen (13) University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits. Deferred income and benefits over 12 months.