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Iowa State University Assistant Teaching Professor - Animal Science in Ames, Iowa

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Position Title:Assistant Teaching Professor - Animal Science

Appointment Type:Faculty

Job Description:Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Department of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa seeks applicants for a 9-month Term (non-tenure-track) Assistant Teaching Professor with 95% responsibilities in student advising and teaching and 5% service. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an effective teaching program with introductory courses and laboratory sections related to food animals and advanced food animal science courses where expertise permits. Further, the candidate will be expected to contribute robustly to undergraduate advising, student mentoring, student club advisement, and efforts related to student retention.

All faculty have a common responsibility to support and sustain our Principles of Community ( , are expected to convey good departmental, college, and university citizenship, interact collegially and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse students, staff, and community members. We encourage applications from individuals who identify as members of traditionally underrepresented groups, including but not limited to African American or Black, Asian American, First Nations, Indigenous, Native American, and Latinx populations. We are committed to retaining new faculty, and as such, the successful candidate will be provided with a faculty mentor within the department of Animal Sciences.

The review of applicants will begin on August 19th, 2022, and applications must be received before then for guaranteed consideration. However, the position will remain open until filled.

The proposed start date for the position is September 12. This position will be a three-year term with the possibility of renewal. Advancement in rank for term faculty is available as defined in the ISU Faculty Handbook. (

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants are required to have a Master of Science in Animal Science or a related discipline and practical experience in food animal production and/or companion animal sciences

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates should address each of the following in their application materials to demonstrate their current ability or potential ability to develop:

Evidence of effective teaching and communication skills;

Experience with career mentoring or academic advising of undergraduate students;

Demonstrated success in collaborative work environments;

Involvement in Animal Science related undergraduate clubs and activities;

To apply for this position, please go to the following webpage and click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application.

The application should include:

1) Letter of application.

2) Full curriculum vitae.

3) In a separate document, please include statements on the following: a) teaching philosophy, b) undergraduate student advising philosophy, and c) commitment to the University’s Principles of Community.

4) The names and complete contact information for 3-5 references. Applicants will be notified before references are contacted.

For more information, contact Dr. Jodi Sterle, Search Committee Chair, at ( or 515-294-8647. If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Department/Program & College Description:

The Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University is a recognized leader in its field, both nationally and internationally, with a balanced emphasis on research, teaching, and extension. The Department enjoys strong support and interactions with the livestock industries in the State. We boast state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities to support swine, sheep, beef, poultry, dairy, equine, companion animal and meat science programs. Its collegial environment, embedded in a strong livestock sector, makes the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University an excellent base for faculty interested in pursuing a rewarding and impactful career in the animal sciences. We take pride in integrating science, practice, and innovation to serve the needs of citizens and animal industries.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

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Proposed Start Date:September 12, 2022

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:May 15, 2025

Number of Months Employed Per Year:09 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Application Instructions:To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following: 1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter 3) Contact Information for Three References If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485. Why Choose ISU? Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work-life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as: • Retirement benefits, including defined benefit and defined contribution plans; • Generous leave plans; • Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa); • Life insurance and long-term disability; • Flexible Spending Accounts; • Various voluntary benefits and discounts; • Employee Assistance Program; • Wellbeing program.

Original Posting Date: August 5, 2022

Posting Close Date:

Job Requisition Number:R9297