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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Jobs at UW

University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 97130-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Instructional, Research, Scientific

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Working Title:

Professor of Animal Sciences

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 19, 2019



Advertised Salary:

ACADEMIC (9 months)

Degree and area of specialization:

Ph.D. in Animal Sciences or related field with an emphasis on animal welfare and/or animal behavior associated with livestock, dairy, and poultry species.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

1. Evidence of excellence in teaching at the college/university level. As a minimum, documented teaching experience while in a Ph.D. program or during post-doctoral training is acceptable.
2. Evidence of established scholarship including a strong record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals.
3. Excellent written and oral communication

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Position Summary:


The Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks an outstanding instructor-researcher in the area of animal welfare and/or applied animal behavior at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence, and fundamental components of a positive, enriching learning and work environment for students, faculty and staff.


The successful candidate will be expected to develop a teaching program at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to develop a national and international reputation for scholarly advancements in teaching and learning in the field of animal welfare or animal behavior. The candidate will also develop an innovative, extramurally funded research program in agricultural animal welfare and/or applied animal behavior. A desirable focus could be the biological and societal implications for animals managed by humans.

Teaching duties include primary responsibility to develop a new undergraduate course in Animal Behavior and Well-being. In addition, teaching in the Introduction to Animal Sciences course, teaching in the capstone course for senior Animal Sciences majors, and participation in advising Animal Sciences undergraduates are expected.

The position carries a commitment to resident instruction, research, and outreach/service, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to the position and rank.

Additional Information:

The Department of Animal Sciences has resources for research programs with livestock and poultry species along with facilities to house these species for research on and off campus. In addition, housing for small animal laboratory species exists within the Animal Science Building. The new Meat Science and Animal Biologics Discovery (MSABD) facility provides excellent opportunities for efforts focused on animal welfare and animal behavioral research during the pre-harvest and its impact on postmortem physiology, food safety, and meat quality.

The Teaching Academy at UW-Madison has excellent programs for faculty on how to implement proven strategies for engaging students, design of class to utilize blended or on-line approaches yet have assessable goals and outcomes, and development of teaching as a scholarly activity so that it can form a basis for tenure.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.


Hasan Khatib
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to Applicants:

To ensure consideration, application must be received by March 15, 2019.

How to Apply:

Apply online at "Jobs at UW" (, under job number 97130. Applications must be received through UW-Madison's online application system.

To begin the application process, please click on "Apply Now."

Applicants will be asked to upload the following materials:
1) a cover letter indicating your interest in the position and a brief description of your research and teaching accomplishments, goals, and philosophies; and
2) curriculum vitae.

Additionally, applicants will be asked to provide the names and contact information of three professional references.

The review process will begin March 15, 2019, and continue until position is filled.

Questions about this opportunity may be directed to:
Hasan Khatib Ph.D.
Search Committee chair

Additional Link: Full Position Details
  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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