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Assistant Professor of Animal Welfare Epidemiology at UC Davis

September 03, 2019

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Assistant Professor of Animal Welfare Epidemiology
in the Department of Animal Science

 

 

 

Job Summary

 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.
 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
8) the names, addresses, including e‐mail, of four professional references.
 
 
Additional inquiries should be directed to Professor Cassandra Tucker, cbtucker@ucdavis.edu
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all finalists for tenured positions. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant's previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University's Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for assistant/associate/full professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for positions with tenure or security of employment will be subject to reference checks.

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