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Open Rank Faculty Position in Animal Science (Tenure Track)

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Job Description:

The Department of Animal Science at Berry College invites applications for a tenure-track open-rank faculty position in animal science, to begin in August 2024. We seek candidates with expertise in dairy or beef cattle production/management, or whose work is relevant to the animal health industry. We are especially interested in candidates who have experience working with businesses related to animal health or nutrition and can mentor animal science majors seeking careers in a broad range of fields.

Successful candidates are expected to establish a strong research program involving undergraduate students. Berry College has a working dairy, equine center, beef and sheep units, which are used in teaching and research. In addition to a commitment to high quality teaching and scholarship, the successful candidate should also possess a strong interest in service to the college community, including the mentoring of students in a residential college environment.

Our collegial department of eight faculty members strives for excellence in teaching animal science and mentoring students from a wide range of backgrounds. The candidate should share our department's commitment to student engagement inside and outside of the classroom. The candidate will have opportunity to work with the student-run Berry Enterprises (https://www.berry.edu/studententerprises/farms ) and the Campbell School of Business. Berry and the Animal Science Department are also committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff. We welcome applications from all groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position.


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in animal science, or a closely related field, with postdoctoral experience preferred.

Additional Information:


Berry is a selective independent college of 2,200 undergraduate students located adjacent to Rome, GA, midway between Atlanta, GA, and Chattanooga, TN. Berry's educational approach deliberately unites challenging academic programs with practical work experience in a residential campus community that encourages faith and emphasizes caring for the needs of others above self. This commitment to an "education of the head, heart and hands" remains as relevant today as when our founder instilled this ethic more than a century ago. Nationally recognized for quality of learning and quality of life, Berry offers first-rate undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts and human sciences, as well as undergraduate and master's level opportunities in business and teacher education. The College's stunning 27,000-acre campus affords opportunities that cannot be duplicated elsewhere. Berry's ongoing commitment is to provide exceptional educational experiences to talented students from a wide range of social, racial, and economic backgrounds.


Berry College is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse faculty and staff. An Equal Opportunity Institution, Berry complies with all applicable laws and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies. Berry respects the essential dignity of all individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without regard to matters of personal identity such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation. Berry College is committed to ensuring facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to everyone, including those seeking employment at Berry College. Inquiries about interview or workplace accommodations are welcomed and can be directed to Wayne Phipps, Director of Human Resources, at (706) 290-2698.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit the following: a letter of application describing the candidate's interest in this position, commitment to the Berry mission, and approach to inclusive teaching and learning; a curriculum vitae; a teaching statement that should articulate the candidate's teaching approach, experience, and goals; a statement of research plans; unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and names and contact information of three references.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Specific questions about the position may be sent directly to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Jay Daniel at jadaniel@berry.edu .

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