Lecturer Position Non-Tenure Track University of Massachusetts Amherst
The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (VASCI) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a non-tenure track, calendar-year (12 month) Lecturer position.
Teach introductory and advanced undergraduate courses, including: (1) lab for Introduction to Animal Science (fall) and Introduction to Animal Management (spring), the year-long course sequence required for Animal Science and Pre-Veterinary Science majors, and (2) lectures and lab for Research Animal Management I (fall) and Research Animal Management II (spring), the year-long course sequence required for students in the Biotechnology sub-plan of the Animal Science major.
Additional responsibilities may include: academic advising, training and mentoring of teaching assistants, meeting with prospective students and their families, advising/coaching animal science students for team competitions/clubs, and serving on committees.
Summer duties will include academic advising, public outreach, and teaching a course in the candidate’s area of expertise.
Contributions to on-going summer courses may also be possible.
DVM and/or PhD in Animal Sciences or closely related field.
Minimum of 3 years of documented successful teaching in Veterinary Medicine, Animal Agriculture, Research Animal Management, or Biotechnology.
Applicants with substantial knowledge and hands-on on experience with the handling, husbandry, and health care of multiple species (large animals and small animals).
Familiarity with research animals preferred.
Passion for teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate students.
40 hours a week.
Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Along with your application, please provide the following in your application packets to be submitted electronically through the UMass-Amherst Career website: cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three professional references, statement of teaching philosophy and experiences, and a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The Diversity Statement should identify past experiences and future goals. These contributions may result from lived experiences, scholarships, and/or mentoring, teaching, and outreach activities.
Review of applications will begin on April 6, 2020 and continue until the position is filled with an anticipated start in September of 2020.
About UMass Amherst:
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth’s flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
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