Faculty position in Animal Science-Veterinarian

State University of New York at Cobleskill

FACULTY POSITION in Animal Science-Veterinarian


COLLEGE VALUES                              

SUNY Cobleskill is seeking talented and innovative faculty to join the college community as we build a new vision for our second century as a college of agriculture and technology. Offering associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs, SUNY Cobleskill values innovative teaching and faculty committed to engaging pedagogies, collaborative and interdisciplinary endeavors, global perspectives, applied learning including internships and undergraduate research, and high levels of interaction with students. 


Tenure-track, 12 month appointment as Assistant Professor of Animal Science – Veterinarian.


SUNY Cobleskill’s 782-acre campus serves as a living laboratory for our students, featuring a contiguous farm with a 27,000 square foot covered equestrian center, a 200-cow free-stall dairy facility, a new 85-head ClearSpan heifer barn , a 14,000 square foot livestock building that houses sheep and goats, almost 700 acres in crops and pasture, warm and cold water fish hatcheries, greenhouses, hi-tunnel greenhouses, an aquaponics greenhouse, and a USDA meat processing lab.


In Fall 2014, the College will open a new 93,000 square foot Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources that will provide specialized classrooms and laboratories. The state of the art facilities will include stand-alone laboratories for multiple disciplines (soil science, plant science, drafting/landscape development, mammalogy, ornithology, herpetology, fisheries, and taxidermy), a 50,000 gallon cold water fish hatchery, a warm water fish hatchery, a greenhouse complex with a conservatory, and a larger USDA meat processing lab. The Center is being built to LEED Silver standards and features low-emitting materials from the region, a high efficiency heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, and water conservation systems. This new facility will enhance SUNY Cobleskill’s ability to engage students in both theoretical and applied learning experiences.


The successful candidate will be engaged in teaching undergraduate courses. Course content addresses food and fiber animals, companion animals (especially canine), and wildlife.  Successful candidates will also provide services to the college farm animal resources, assist in development of coursework, mentor student organizations, work with state organizations and producers in the animal industry, and provide expertise to the management of the college’s farm and animal resources. Faculty expectations also include student advisement, especially students focused on careers in veterinary medicine, assessment, service, scholarship, and professional development. Teaching assignments may be weekday, evenings, weekend, and online.


  • A minimum of a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and five years of field practice.  The candidate will be required to secure NYS licensure within one year of hire and maintain licensure through their time of employment at the College.

  • Technical skills and abilities to instruct and assist in the instruction of animal science courses, such as Animal Health, Animal Pathology, Animal Anatomy and Physiology, Animal Parasitology, Small Animal Management, Canine Management, Animal Nutrition, Animal Reproduction, and Animal Ethics and Welfare

  • Commitment to a technical education with the use of engaging pedagogies and diverse teaching modes.

  • Excellent oral and written communication


  • Technical skills and abilities to perform necropsy of animals, advanced procedures in animal reproduction such as artificial insemination, ultra sound and embryo transfer.

  • Depth of knowledge in equine, dairy and/or livestock management

  • College level teaching experience with the technical skills and abilities for interdisciplinary and collaborative instruction.

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in the cultivation of faculty/student relationships that facilitate student success

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills with undergraduate students, the agricultural community and colleagues within and outside of the academic department; capacity to work successfully as part of a team

CLOSING DATE          

The application review process will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found; priority is given to applications submitted by April 1, 2013.



Completed application consists of the following:

  1. Letter of application, addressing qualifications, position responsibilities, and college values

  2. Copies of official transcripts (originals required if hired)

  3. Current CV

  4. Names, emails and phone numbers of at least three professional references

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