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Assistant Professor of Animal Science Instruction

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: Animal & Food Sciences, Full Time

Continuing Track Assistant Professor of Animal Science

Department of Animal and Food Sciences

Job description:

The Department of Animal and Food Sciences at the University of Delaware invites applications for a continuing, non-tenure track Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2020. This position is 75% teaching and 25% service. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in support of majors in pre-veterinary medicine, animal biosciences, animal sciences, and the minor in equine science, including Functional Anatomy and three other related courses, depending on interests, qualifications, and departmental priorities and programming. The candidate is also expected to participate in undergraduate student recruitment, advisement, and mentoring. The remaining 25% service responsibility will be as Staff Veterinarian for the University of Delaware’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) program in the office of the Vice President for Research, Scholarship and Innovation (VPR). Service responsibilities include: oversight of agricultural animals used in teaching and research; training of undergraduate and graduate students in animal care and use guidelines; regular review and revision of programmatic standard operating procedures and documents; and semiannual inspection of agricultural research facilities. These service duties primarily provide administrative/regulatory oversight of animals used in research and teaching programs within the context of a Doctoral University-Very High Research Activity (R1), as designated under the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Clinical veterinary service to UD agricultural animals would not be expected of the candidate.


Successful candidates will have a DVM/Ph.D. or DVM/VMD degree from an accredited veterinary school, significant training and experience in agricultural animals and agricultural animal medicine, and will be licensed or eligible to be licensed to practice veterinary medicine. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience teaching animal science and/or equine science at the post-secondary education level, as well as candidates with prior experience with policies and procedures related to the institutional care and use of animals in teaching, research, and service.

Additional institutional information:

The Department of Animal and Food Sciences ( is one of the four departments in UD’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR), with 23 full-time faculty focused in the areas of animal sciences and food sciences located in Newark and Georgetown, DE. The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources includes a 350-acre agricultural experiment station and teaching farm, Allen Laboratory (biosafety level 3), and the Lasher Diagnostic Laboratory. The primary research and teaching laboratory building (Worrilow Hall) is currently undergoing a $38-million renovation and will reopen in late 2020, providing state-of-the-art laboratories and core facilities for use by the successful candidate. Departmental programs cover a wide range of scientific disciplines that support the safe and economical production of domestic livestock and quality foods, as well as the care, health, and use of companion animals. In the field of animal science, disciplines include virology, physiology, nutrition, microbiology, immunology, molecular biology, engineering, biochemistry, genomics, and animal management. In food science, the department covers the disciplines of food safety (microbiology), chemistry and engineering, and culinary aspects of food production. The department is highly collaborative across college, department, and institutional lines and is integrated with Cooperative Extension. University of Delaware’s attractive main campus is in Newark, DE, which is within one hour of Philadelphia and Baltimore, and two hours of New York and Washington, D.C. An Amtrak station is located 0.4 miles from the Department of Animal and Food Sciences’ building. The University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Engaged University. The University of Delaware is a well-endowed, state-assisted institution with selective admissions and a student body of more than 19,000 undergraduate and 4,000 graduate students.


University of Delaware salaries and fringe benefit packages are highly competitive. Salary is commensurate with experience and licensure.


Applications must be received by March 1, 2020.


For more information, contact Dr. Tanya Gressley (, ANFS Faculty Search Committee Chair, Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.

Application instructions:

To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and three confidential letters of reference. Application materials submitted via email will not be considered. Submitted documents will be shared with departmental faculty. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members and women. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude a candidate from employment. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Applications close: Eastern Standard Time

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