The University of Missouri Seeks Instructor (Animal Sciences)
Posted on April 19, 2022
Instructor, Animal Sciences
The University of Missouri-Columbia invites nominations and applications for the position of Instructor at the University of Missouri’s Equine Teaching Facility in the Division of Animal Sciences, an academic unit of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. We are seeking a qualified candidate to manage the equine operation and assist with the undergraduate teaching mission of the Division of Animal Sciences. This instructor position is a 12-month appointment with 50% facility management responsibilities, 40% undergraduate teaching, and 10% advising responsibilities. The selected candidate will report to the Division of Animal Sciences Director and be expected to collaborate with the faculty supervisor of the equine facility.
The University of Missouri equine unit includes the Equine Teaching Facility (ETF), Sorenson Equine Division (SED), and Student Boarding Barn (SBB) all located just a few miles from each other and about 7 miles from the main university campus. The ETF is comprised of approximately 50 acres of fenced pasture, a 12-stall barn, 3 turnout paddocks, an indoor demonstration arena, and a breeding lab. The equine unit contracts about 20 client mares each spring for breeding services and intensive foaling management. We partner with the MU Veterinary Health Center clinicians to offer breeding management including the use of shipped semen. The SED currently houses program stallions and is comprised of approximately 15 acres of fenced pasture, a 5-stall barn, and an indoor arena. The SBB is comprised of a 24-stall barn, 6 turnout paddocks, a calf roping chute, and an outdoor arena. The SBB is currently a self-care facility, with boarders responsible for daily care of their own horses but with the University supplying and feeding hay twice daily.
• M.S. in Animal Science or a closely related field by the time of appointment
• Minimum of two years of experience in equine care and management
View full announcement and apply online via MU Human Resource Services, Job ID 41433.