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Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor of Animal Science – Livestock at SUNY Cobleskill

February 23, 2016 |

Animal Science Professor Job Opening at SUNY Coblehill

SUNY Cobleskill currently has an opening for an academic year, tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Animal Science – Livestock. (Photo courtesy of SUNY Cobleskill)

There’s currently an opening for an academic year, tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Animal Science – Livestock at the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill.

SUNY Cobleskill has consistently been recognized among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report and has been named to President Obama’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for four consecutive years.

SUNY Cobleskill is seeking talented and innovative faculty to join the college community as we build a new vision for our second century as a college of agriculture and technology. Offering associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs, SUNY Cobleskill values innovative teaching and faculty committed to engaging pedagogies, collaborative and interdisciplinary endeavors, global perspectives, applied learning including internships and undergraduate research, and high levels of interaction with students.


SUNY Cobleskill’s 900-acre campus and farm serves as a living laboratory for our students, featuring a contiguous farm with a 27,000 square foot covered equestrian center, a 200-cow free-stall dairy facility, a new 85-head heifer barn , a 14,000 square foot livestock building that houses sheep and goats, a new 6,500 square foot beef barn, nearly 700 acres in crops and pasture, warm and cold water fish hatcheries, greenhouses, hi-tunnel greenhouses, and a USDA-inspected meat processing lab.

The recently completed 93,000 square foot Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources provides specialized classrooms and laboratories for multiple disciplines (soil science, plant science, drafting/landscape development, mammalogy, ornithology, herpetology, fisheries, and taxidermy), a 40,000 gallon cold water fish hatchery, a warm water fish hatchery, a greenhouse complex with a conservatory, and a larger USDA-inspected meat processing lab. The Center is built to LEED Gold standards and features low-emitting materials from the region, a high efficiency heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, and water conservation systems. The new facility enhances SUNY Cobleskill’s ability to engage students in both theoretical and applied learning experiences.

Job Description:

This is a 10 month, academic year, tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Animal Science – Livestock; begins August 2016.

The successful candidate will be engaged in teaching undergraduate courses emphasizing care and management of livestock (beef, dairy, sheep, goats, swine, horses and poultry), mentoring student organizations, working with state organizations and producers in the animal industry, and providing expertise to the management of the college’s livestock resources. Faculty expectations also include student advisement, internship supervision, assessment, service, scholarship, and professional development. Teaching assignments may include weekdays, evenings, weekends, and online.


  • Ph.D. in animal science or closely related field preferred; favorable review given to candidates with a master’s degree in animal science or closely related discipline who also have multiple years of successful applied experience in livestock care and management.
  • Technical skills and abilities to instruct and assist in the instruction of animal science courses, such as Introduction to Animal Science, Introduction to Livestock Production,
  • Swine, Beef and/or Poultry Production, and Livestock Evaluation
  • Depth of knowledge in dairy and/or livestock animal management, CAFO regulations and other programs associated with the modern production of farm animals
  • Understanding of regional differences in agriculture and trends in marketing livestock and livestock products.
  • Commitment to a technical education with the use of engaging pedagogies and diverse teaching modes
  • Excellent oral and written communication


  • Prior experience with marketing livestock products in multiple venues and/or managing a farm enterprise
  • Knowledge of meat animal processing and carcass evaluation
  • Knowledge of procedures and processes of successful internship preparation, placement and evaluation
  • Demonstrated excellence in college teaching and cultivation of faculty/student relationships that facilitate student success
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills with undergraduate students, the agricultural community and colleagues within and outside of the academic department; capacity to work successfully as part of a team
  • Interest in working as part of a team in grant and other external support opportunities and applied research

Additional Information


$50,000 – 55,000

  • This position offers full New York State benefits which are among the most comprehensive in the country. Salary and rank are commensurate with level of experience.
  • SUNY Cobleskill is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community for our students and employees. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of the background check.


Completed application consists of the following:

  • Letter of application, addressing qualifications, position responsibilities, and teaching philosophy
  • Copies of official transcripts (originals required if hired)
  • Current CV
  • Names, emails and phone numbers of at least three professional references
  • Completed application
  • Student evaluations if available

The application review process will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found; priority is given to applications submitted by March 15, 2016.

Paper submissions will not be accepted.  SUNY Cobleskill is an EEO/AA employer.

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