Assistant Professor of Animal Welfare Epidemiology

Title: Assistant Professor of Animal Welfare Epidemiology.

The Department of Animal Science in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting an Assistant Professor of Animal Welfare Epidemiology, with an emphasis on an epidemiological approach to investigate risk factors, including aspects of housing and management, associated with the health and/or behavior domestic, agricultural or captive animals. This is an academic year (9‐month), Assistant Professor tenure‐track position with teaching, research, outreach/engagement and service responsibilities and includes the expectation that the appointee will conduct mission‐oriented research and outreach/engagement of relevance to the California Agricultural Experiment Station (http://caes.ucdavis.edu/research/agexpstn).

Responsibilities: The Department of Animal Science is building world‐class expertise in animal welfare by hiring
faculty in the disciplines that contribute to this field. We are seeking applicants who will use an epidemiological
approach to investigate risk factors associated with the health and/or behavior of domestic, agricultural or captive
animals. The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program that includes collection
and analysis of health and/or behavioral data, as well as working with large, existing datasets. The successful
candidate will coordinate with existing departmental faculty having expertise in microbiology, immunology,
nutrition, modeling, genetics and genomics, physiology, behavior, reproduction, and food science. The appointee
will be responsible for teaching two annual undergraduate upper division courses on 1) animal health “ANS 150
Animal Health and Disease” and 2) a new statistics course to meet the teaching needs of the departmental
curriculum as well as a graduate course taught every other year or as assigned by the department chair. Mentoring
of graduate students, undergraduate student advising, curriculum development, participation in and development
of outreach programs, and performance of departmental and university service are expected. The appointee is
expected to work with Cooperative Extension specialists and advisors, partners in allied industries or other
appropriate public stakeholders.

The resulting appointment will be at the Assistant rank, regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications. To
ensure consideration, applications should be received by December 20, 2019.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in epidemiology, animal science or animal ethology. Post‐doctoral
experience is preferred. Evidence of research excellence is expected. The candidate should have the ability to
develop and instruct undergraduate and graduate courses and the ability to develop and conduct extramurally
funded research in the assessment of animal welfare using an epidemiological approach.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications: Application materials must be submitted via the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu. The
position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by December 20,
2019.

Required application materials include: 1) curriculum vitae including publication list, 2) up to three publications, 3)
transcripts if the applicant is within five years of Ph.D. degree, 4) statement of research accomplishments, 5)
statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy, 6) statement of future research plans relevant to animal
welfare epidemiology, 7) Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and 8) the names, addresses, including e‐mail, of
four professional references. Additional inquiries should be directed to Professor Cassandra Tucker,
cbtucker@ucdavis.edu

Closing date: 20/12/2019

Further information can be found here.