Animal Welfare Scientist Assistant/Associate or Full Professor
Department of Animal Sciences, Ohio State University
Description: Applications are invited for an Animal Welfare Scientist at the position of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in the Department of Animal Sciences in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University. This is a 9-month tenure-track position that is 70% education (distributed across classroom and Extension teaching, as negotiated) and 30% research. The anticipated start date is Autumn 2023 or once a suitable candidate is identified.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be an individual whose work focuses on animal welfare. The successful candidate will be a leader in animal welfare education, including both formalized classroom instruction and Extension education aimed at youth and adult audiences. The distribution of effort dedicated to classroom teaching and Extension education is negotiable and dependent on the strengths of the successful candidate. The successful candidate will work in cross-disciplinary teams to build on a culture of academic collaboration that advances the pursuit of knowledge within the Departmental themes, which include Animal Development & Physiology; Nutrition & the Microbiome; Animal Health & Disease; and Animal Welfare & Human-Animal Interactions. This position will have active engagement with the Center for Human-Animal Interactions Research and Education (CHAIRE). The successful candidate may serve as the center’s Director to advance the scientific study of animals and interrelationships between people, animals, and the environment.
Establishment of a sustainable research program that is nationally and internationally recognized is also expected. Candidates with expertise in animal welfare of swine, poultry, or cattle are preferred. Training and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students are required. All faculty are expected to be supportive of and engaged in all three mission areas of the Land Grant University (Research, Teaching and Extension). Faculty members have a shared responsibility to support and sustain the CFAES Principles of Community and function in a collegial fashion.