Equine Lecturer/Equine Center Supervisor

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
8 months 4 weeks ago

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The Animal Science Department within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at Cal Poly State University is seeking a full-time, 12-month lecturer to teach undergraduate courses and to serve as supervisor of the Cal Poly Equine Center. Teaching assignments may include such courses as equine science, equine management, equine behavior modification, training of young horses, equine enterprise classes and various courses within the equine minor. This position is also responsible for a full range of management duties including but not limited to: oversight of herd health including preventative health care and medical treatments; oversight of farrier; assistance with reproductive maintenance of the herd; development and implementation of the annual budget; detailed computer record keeping of financial, registry, and production records; supervision of student employees; facility maintenance and housekeeping; and coordination of a grazing management plan. The position will also be expected to establish and maintain linkages with the equine industry, and assist with coordination of enterprise classes and equestrian team events. In addition, candidates should be able to provide practical experience and individualized student-learning opportunities such as experiential classes, supervision of undergraduate and graduate research projects and student internships. Duties may also include, but are not limited to, supervision of undergraduate senior projects, graduate student research, student advising, and teaching graduate level courses and/or in a Master of Professional Studies or certificate program. Service activities will include participation on department, college, and university committees and instructionally related activities. Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong interests in undergraduate and graduate teaching are required. Particular attention will be afforded to candidates who have productive records of teaching and scholarly activity that would strengthen current department initiatives. Required Qualifications / Specialized Skills B.S. in Animal Science, Equine Science, or related field. Demonstrated skills in managing a complex equine operation; Experience in day-to-day horse facility maintenance and management; Demonstrated ability to assist in the management of an equine reproductive program including broodmare, stallion, and foal management; Demonstrated ability and interest in teaching at the undergraduate level; Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written form; Ability to lift and carry 75 pounds. This position requires extensive interaction with students, horse owners, and industry groups. Preferred Qualifications / Skills The preferred candidate would have an M.S. or Ph.D. in Animal Science, Equine Science, or related field. The preferred candidate would have experience in reproductive technologies (i.e. collection, processing, and shipping of stallion semen; heat detection, artificial insemination, management of embryo transfer donors and recipients, and embryo transfer procedures). Also desired, demonstrated experience in behavior modification and training of young horses; and possess the skills to serve as advisor to competitive equestrian teams. The ability to collaborate on research with faculty across the College and University is desirable. Candidates who demonstrate a commitment to diversity, and who have international experience or the desire to cultivate international links, are preferred. Special Conditions (Staff) A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community. The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. May be required to complete a Supplemental Employment Application Questionnaire, which contains questions pertaining to conviction history, and submit it when requested by Cal Poly. This disclosure is confidential and will not necessarily preclude applicants from employment. Pre-Employment Conditions (Staff) Background / Fingerprint Benefits Eligible Yes Job Open Date 05-23-2018 Review Begin Date 06-25-2018 Internal Recruitment Only No Projected Start Date (Faculty Only) 09-01-2018 Department Information (Faculty) The Animal Science Department, includes over 800 students in the two majors, boasts the most comprehensive and the best undergraduate program in livestock production and management in the West. Through its faculty and students, the Department manages commercial herds and flocks of dairy and beef cattle, horses, sheep, swine, and poultry on a farm of some 6,000 acres with the support of several new facilities including a new state of the art, $6.5 million meat processing center and $6 million animal nutrition center. Recent gifts in excess of $10 million have been given to the Department to enhance these living laboratories where our students gain hands-on experience on our production units. Graduates of Animal Science and Dairy Science are prepared for meaningful careers in the animal industries, allied professions, and graduate studies. Cal Poly's College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES), the largest non-land grant agricultural program in the United States by a factor of three, awards nearly half of all baccalaureate agriculture degrees granted in California. The college is a leader providing students with real world skills based on learn by doing laboratory and field intensive curriculum, contemporary instructional technology, and uncommon access to senior faculty in small class settings. The college spans more than 6,000 acres of land adjacent to the campus core and consists of 10 departments, and approximately 160 faculty, 50 staff, and 3,700 students in 18 majors. In addition, the college is home to a number of unique enterprise projects, centers and institutes, and is responsible for the operation and maintenance of Swanton Pacific Ranch, a working ranch in Santa Cruz, California with over 3,300 acres of rangeland and cropland. Founded in 1901, Cal Poly is one of only five comprehensive polytechnic universities in the nation, with approximately 19,000 undergraduate, 120 post-baccalaureate, and 900 graduate students. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Cal Poly #1 among public master's universities in the western United States for 21 consecutive years. A primarily undergraduate university, Cal Poly offers academically focused students 66 baccalaureate degrees and 27 master's degrees. Operating on the quarter calendar system, Cal Poly takes pride in its "Learn by Doing" approach to teaching and learning, which has characterized Cal Poly since its founding. One of the 23 campuses of the California State University system, Cal Poly has a statewide mandate as a polytechnic university. Cal Poly is one of the largest land-holding universities in the nation and uses all of its land holdings in active support of its educational programs. Cal Poly is located in historic San Luis Obispo, a city of 44,000, 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean and midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on California's scenic Central Coast. With excellent public education resources, recreational facilities and an expanding dedication to the arts, the area is known for its scenic landscapes and extraordinary temperate climate

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