Assistant Professor of Practice in Companion Animal
Science (Non-Tenure Track Position)
Department of Animal and Food Sciences, Texas Tech University
This is an academic year (9‐month) non-tenure track appointment. This position contributes to the university's mission through teaching in an area of expertise, mentoring students in professional and career preparation, serving as liaison with professional contacts and entities on behalf of the department or program, and service responsibilities.
This position will support the companion animal science concentration in animal science by providing unique training instruction and opportunities to students to prepare undergraduates for companion animal industry jobs in animal behavior/training, animal shelter management, and animal welfare. Teaching responsibilities will include: 1) providing hands-on animal training instruction based on latest scientific research that incorporates ethics and animal welfare, 2) supervising students engaged in animal training as part of independent study, 3) teaching new or established courses within the companion animal degree program, and 4) providing undergraduate career and academic advising to companion animal students. In addition to teaching efforts, service to the department, college, university, public and engagement in outreach activities and professional organizations is an expectation for all faculty members. The appointee will also be responsible for supporting the companion animal research program by supporting and supervising research to enhance student learning outcomes.