Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor – Veterinarian
Annual Salary/Hourly Rate Commensurate with education and experience
Benefits Category Full-Time Position Type Faculty Position Location Little Rock State Office Contact Person Dr. Tom Troxel Contact Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact phone/extension 501-671-2188 Contact fax 501-671-2251
The Assistant/Associate Professor – Veterinarian reports to the Department Head – Animal Science via the Associate Department Head. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing statewide leadership in the development and implementation of Extension veterinary educational programs designed to improve the health and bio-security of livestock. The position is 100% Extension with responsibilities in adult and youth education programs, within the Department of Animal Science and located at the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service State Office in Little Rock. Note: Review of applications will begin June 7, 2013 and continue until the position is filled or the search closes.
Will be required to collaborate with interdisciplinary teams of Extension faculty, research scientists and others to evaluate and deliver effective, integrated veterinarian educational programs. Educational programs will be directed to practicing veterinarians, producers, and professionals working with livestock producers and organizations.
The faculty member will serve as a resource person for county Extension faculty and program planning committees for veterinary programs and work with 4-H Program specialists in planning programs related to youth development and volunteer leader training. The candidate will have 4-H responsibilities and will direct the 4-H Veterinary Science Program. The Veterinary Science Program consists of lessons, activities and job training hours with veterinarians. The candidate will work with veterinarian associations, commodity committees and others to develop youth and adult educational programs and will serve in a liaison capacity between the Division of Agriculture and state agencies and organizations involved with animal health activities. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing effective Extension programs, factsheets, bulletins, articles for electronic news letters, developing web content, and other internet-based educational methods. Obtaining external funding is expected. This is a 12-month non-tenure track position.
Ability to obtain & interpret research information. Ability to anticipate changing trends in assigned discipline area & develop programs to address those changes. Knowledge of the principles & techniques of adult education. Knowledge of the program planning process. Ability to work effectively with a variety of professional & lay audiences. Ability to communicate & convey ideas effectively to faculty, stakeholder groups, & clientele. Knowledge of social, economic, political & cultural factors affecting adult & youth learning. Physical & mental ability to effectively perform the duties & responsibilities of the job, including long & irregular hours of work & frequent in-state & out-of-state travel.
Position requires a D.V.M. degree. The successful candidate must have the ability to work with adults, youth and 4-H leaders. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to work with groups as well as with individuals; to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; to obtain and interpret up-to-date information; and to be an effective team player. Experience with or willingness to learn new technology is essential. Must have transportation for use on the job with liability insurance in effect.
Large animal practice experience is preferred.
Does this position require frequent driving (once a week or more)? Yes
Background Check/Drug Screen Criminal Background Check Only
Work Hours M-F, work hours may vary
Closing Date 06/06/2013
Special instructions to applicants
The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service does not support permanent residency for employees.
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position.
A resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts and three letters of recommendation are required for consideration for this position. For those positions requiring recommendation letters, an email address for each reference must be provided at the time of application.
For questions, contact Human Resources at 501-671-2219 or email email@example.com