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Texas Tech Assistant Professor in Animal Behavior and Welfare
Jobs & Postdocs
Posted Feb 28

This is an academic year (9‐month), Assistant Professor tenure‐track position with teaching, research, outreach/engagement, and service responsibilities. This position is an integral part of one of the strategic areas for the growth of teaching and research within the department. The successful applicant will be expected to provide leadership in animal behavior and welfare with a focus on companion animal and other diverse species under a One Health and One Welfare framework. The individual will work with faculty members in the department, as well as other departments in the College and University, the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and the newly established School of Veterinary Medicine in Amarillo.

The appointment is for teaching (40%) and research (60%). Teaching responsibilities will include: 1) teaching undergraduate and graduate courses related to the care and management of animals, animal behavior, and welfare; 2) creating opportunities outside the classroom for development of leadership and analytical skills in both graduate and undergraduate students; 3) engaging in the recruiting, advisement, and placement of undergraduate students. Research responsibilities will include: 1) providing leadership in the development of One Welfare research efforts for domestic, agricultural, or captive animals, with an emphasis on companion animals 2) securing extramural funding to support research and teaching efforts; and 3) publishing research findings in scholarly journals with a focus on animal behavior, welfare and/or the human animal bond. The appointee will be responsible for teaching undergraduate upper division courses as assigned by the department chair. The candidate will be expected to conduct research in alignment with the One Health and Rural Resilience initiatives of TTU. In addition to teaching and research efforts, service to the department, college, university, public and engagement in outreach activities and professional organizations is an expectation for all faculty members. Extramural funding from Federal, NGO and industry organizations is expected. Excellence in teaching and service are also expected. The candidate is expected to bridge the gap 

between farm and companion animal faculty.