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Tarleton State University - Associate Professor/Professor of Animal Science
Title:Tarleton State University - Associate Professor/Professor of Animal Science
Tarleton State University
Associate Professor/Professor of Animal Science
Academic Career & Executive Search is pleased to assist Tarleton State University in their search for Associate Professor/Professor of Animal Science.
This is a unique and exciting opportunity to build a brand-new PhD program from the ground up at a University enjoying record, year-over-year growth. The next Associate Professor/Professor will serve a critical need in a large and rapidly-expanding Department of Animal Science at Tarleton State University.
The department, which currently serves over 900 students with its B.S and M.S. degrees, is planning to launch a PhD in Animal Science in the during the next 2 years. This position will play a pivotal role in the successful program launch and initial doctoral student recruitment, teaching, and research activities.
Animal Sciences, enjoying exponential growth of 100% in five years and the Master’s program having doubled in the past few years serves a diverse student population including many first generation students attending from both metroplex and rural areas.
This tenure-track, 9 month undergraduate and graduate teaching and research/scholarly activity position in the Department of Animal Science reports to department head in the Department of Animal Science.
  • Teaching (60%): Teach graduate and undergraduate courses within her/his area of expertise in animal science. The applicant will be expected to develop specialty and graduate courses in her/his area of expertise, develop and implement an effective teaching program, using appropriate methodology, technology and other tools.
  • Research/scholarly activity (40%): Develop a sustainable, nationally recognized, extramurally funded research program in her/his area of expertise, including but not limited to genetics, nutrition, physiology and ethology; serve as one of a small team of faculty launching in a new a doctoral program.
  • Ph.D. in Animal Science or closely related discipline
  • Experience as a faculty member in a department with a PhD in Animal Science
  • Success in service as committee chair of PhD student committee(s)
  • Evidence of a sustained, extramurally funded research program and success in graduate program development is essential
About Tarleton State University
Founded in 1899 and part of The Texas A&M University System since 1917, Tarleton State University combines the resources of a major public institution, cutting-edge academic facilities, and faculty experts with its own brand of personal attention, history and community. It has become a first-choice destination for students across North Texas and beyond. Tarleton State University offers the value of a Texas A&M University System education with its own brand of personal attention, individual opportunities, history, tradition and community.
As the second largest institution within the Texas A&M System, Tarleton State University has four locations, over 870 faculty and 716 staff serving over 13,000 students. The primary location is in Stephenville, which consistently ranks as one of the best small towns in America. Additional locations are in Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and Bryan, complemented by a fully online Global Campus.
Tarleton is a vibrant learning community with nearly 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a doctorate in education and criminal justice, within seven academic colleges including Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; Business; Education; Graduate and Global Studies; Health Sciences and Human Services; Liberal and Fine Arts; and Science and Technology.
Tarleton has extended the reach of state-supported, affordable education by expanding online undergraduate and graduate programs and classes in Waco, Midlothian, and Fort Worth. Students come to Tarleton from around the world, representing some 30 countries and nearly every state in the U.S., and leave as moral, ethical thinkers with civility and integrity who contribute meaningfully to a global society.
Recent additions to the main Stephenville location include a state-of-the-art Nursing Building, and a new $25 million living and learning residence hall for 500 students. Tarleton’s research centers include the renowned Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research and the Southwest Regional Dairy Center.
Tarleton’s Vision
Tarleton State University will be the premier comprehensive regional university in the nation, dedicated to education, service and research. It is committed to being a university of opportunity for all students and believes it has a responsibility to drive regional innovation and job creation for all graduates.
Living in the Area
With a population of over 20,000, Stephenville is located in Erath County and has become one of the best places to live in Texas. Stephenville's cost of living is 19.7% lower than the U.S including a lower-than-average sales tax and no income tax. The area also has lower-than-average unemployment and crime rates.
Stephenville was first patented by John M. Stephen on February 24, 1853. After over 160 years, this city has transformed into one of the fastest growing "college towns" in the State of Texas and has so much to offer its residents whether they be college students, senior citizens, or families. Tarleton State University is located in the Heart of Stephenville and has several outreach programs that give the community a special, close-knit feeling.
Uniquely located in rural Texas one-hour southwest of Dallas/Fort Worth for easy access to metropolitan amenities and a major airport, yet isolated from big city stress, Stephenville is an inviting, gracious community with a rich western heritage in a beautiful country setting along the Bosque River. There are several major manufacturing companies located in and around Stephenville, as well as small businesses, boutiques, and much more that offer ample job opportunities. The area offers amenities for all interests including restaurants, shopping, museums, galleries, outdoor activities and parks and family attractions.
To Apply
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Applications will be reviewed as they are received and should include a cover letter and curriculum vita. All applications are treated confidentially.
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Institution’s EEO Statement
Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. As a member of The Texas A&M System, Tarleton will provide equal opportunity for employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity through The Texas A&M System.

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