Full-Time Equine Lecturer
The Animal Science Department within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at Cal Poly State University is seeking a full-time, Academic Year lecturer to teach undergraduate courses in equine management, equitation, and behavior modification. Duties may include, but are not limited to: teaching lecture and laboratory courses in equine science (and animal science as needed), equine behavior modification and training, supervising equine student enterprises, participating in departmental events, and assisting with the management of horses used in the equine teaching program. The position will be expected to establish and maintain relationships with the equine industry.
The successful candidate must have a M.S. in Animal Science, Equine Science, or related field. Successful candidate must demonstrate skills in horse management, equitation instruction (both Western and English), and behavior modification and training of young horses. A demonstrated ability and interest in teaching at the undergraduate level is necessary and the ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written form is required. The position requires extensive interaction with students, horse owners, and industry groups.
The successful candidate should also be capable of coaching a competitive equine judging team. In addition, he/she should have the skills to serve as adviser to competitive equestrian teams.
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
To apply, complete the required online faculty application at WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG and submit to Requisition # 104346. Please attach a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching and research interests, goals, and accomplishments. Please mail three letters of reference and official transcripts to Nicole Einfalt, Animal Science Department, Cal Poly, 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407. For questions, please call (805) 756-7341. A review of applications will begin 4/17/2017; applications received after that date may be considered until an acceptable candidate is secured.
The Animal Sciences Department, includes over 800 students in the two majors, boasts the most comprehensive and the best undergraduate program in livestock production and management in the West. Through its faculty and students, the Department manages commercial herds and flocks of dairy and beef cattle, horses, sheep, swine, and poultry on a farm of some 6,000 acres with the support of several new facilities including a new state of the art, $6.5 million meat processing center and $6 million animal nutrition center. Recent gifts in excess of $10 million have been given to the Department to enhance these living laboratories where our students gain hands-on experience on our production units. Graduates of Animal Science and Dairy Science are prepared for meaningful careers in the animal industries, allied professions, and graduate studies.
Cal Poly's College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES), the largest non-land grant agricultural program in the U.S., awards nearly half of all baccalaureate agriculture degrees granted in California. The college is a leader in providing students with real world skills based on Learn by Doing laboratory and field intensive curriculum, contemporary instructional technology, and uncommon access to senior faculty in small class settings. The college spans more than 6,000 acres of land adjacent to the campus core, as well as an additional 4,000 acres throughout the state. It is comprised of nine academic departments and approximately 170 faculty, 80 staff, and 4,000 students in 15 majors. In addition, the college is home to a number of unique enterprise projects, centers and institutes. A major renovation of current equine facilities is underway with a completion date of December 31, 2017. Renovation includes a 140'x300' covered arena and multiple new barns.
Founded in 1901, Cal Poly is one of only five comprehensive polytechnic universities in the nation, with approximately 19,000 undergraduates, 120 post-baccalaureates, and 900 graduate students. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Cal Poly #1 among public master's universities in the western United States for 21 consecutive years. A primarily undergraduate university, Cal Poly offers academically focused students 66 baccalaureate degrees and 27 master's degrees. Operating on the quarter calendar system, Cal Poly takes pride in its "Learn by Doing" approach to teaching and learning, which has characterized Cal Poly since its founding. One of the 23 campuses of the California State University system, Cal Poly has a statewide mandate as a polytechnic university. Cal Poly is one of the largest land-holding universities in the nation and uses all of its land holdings in active support of its educational programs.
Cal Poly is located in historic San Luis Obispo, a city of 44,000, 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean and midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on California's scenic Central Coast. With excellent public education resources, recreational facilities and an expanding dedication to the arts, the area is known for its scenic landscapes and extraordinary temperate climate.