Faculty position – Animal Welfare Specialist

Department: Animal Sciences
Position: Animal Welfare Specialist
Rank: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor
Location: Columbus, Ohio

Description: The Department of Animal Sciences in the College of Food, Agriculture, and
Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University seeks to employ a 9-month, tenure-track faculty
member at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank in Animal Welfare to begin in spring 2020 or
when a suitable candidate is found. This position will have an Extension emphasis, and the responsibility of
teaching an animal behavior and welfare course and providing guest lectures in other courses as
appropriate. The anticipated position split will be 65% Extension and 35% teaching. Although there is no
formal research appointment, the individual is expected to collaborate with other faculty for engaging in
research.
Animal herds and flocks are available in Columbus, Wooster, and research branch stations to support
programs, and a computer-based lab will be provided to support the program.

Expectations: The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the educational mission of the
Department through outreach education and teaching of undergraduate courses. Candidates will be
expected to develop and maintain an independent, extramurally funded Extension program that focuses
on relevant issues in the agricultural industry. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate
with other faculty for engagement in research relating to animal behavior/welfare. They will also be
expected to collaborate with current faculty to continue pursuing common themes within the
Department such as enhancing animal welfare, working with industry stakeholders in educating and
determining the impacts of implementing animal welfare measures and enhancing the economic
profitability of food animal production systems.

Qualifications: Requirements include a Ph.D. in Animal Science, or a closely related field. Demonstrated
commitment to outreach and academic teaching and innovative research.
Applicants must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills in addition to the ability and desire
to collaborate with others in a collegial team environment. Leadership and academic excellence should
be evident in the application. Industry experience is desirable. Preferred Qualifications: Experience
developing or working in interdisciplinary teams and experience in mentoring members of
underrepresented groups.

Location: The College Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (cfaes.osu.edu) is home to
internationally known scientists that positively impact individuals and communities every day. The
opportunities to make an impact in a chosen field are endless as a result of the university’s commitment to
transformational initiatives through our Discovery Themes: Food Production and Security; Health and
Wellness; and Energy and Environment. The college offers tremendous opportunities for collaborative
programs through its teaching, research and outreach programs located on two campuses (Columbus
and Wooster), through offices in each county, and through its network of research/laboratory facilities
across the state. The college’s strong and sustained partnerships with all levels of government, nonprofit
organizations, and industry partners provide enormous opportunities for scientists to build strong,
sustainable programs of excellence.
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with education and experience.
Application deadline: Application review will begin November 30, 2019.
Application Instructions: Candidates should submit a letter of intent stating professional goals and interests,
official academic transcripts, and a comprehensive Curriculum Vita that includes publications and
funding, a statement of teaching, outreach, and research interests, and a statement of ability and/or
interest to work with underserved populations.

Three letters of recommendation should be submitted to the Chair of the search committee:
Dr. Kelly George
Department of Animal Sciences
The Ohio State University
2029 Fyffe Court
102 Animal Sciences Building
Columbus, OH 43210
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Closing date: 30/11/2019