Assistant Teaching Professor in Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Science

University of Rhode Island

Job Title Assistant Teaching Professor in Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Science

Job Description Summary, Duties and Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications 

The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by April 25, 2024. Applications received after April 25, 2024, may be reviewed depending on search progress and needs, but are not guaranteed full consideration.


The Department of Fisheries, Animal & Veterinary Science at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor in Animal and Veterinary Science starting in the Fall of 2024.

The teaching load is 12 credits per semester (3-4 courses per semester), which may include curriculum development based on the applicant’s area of interest and expertise.


The duties of the Animal Science Assistant Teaching Professor will include teaching undergraduate courses in animal science, including but not limited to the following courses: Animal Nutrition (AVS 412), Feeds and Feeding (with laboratory; AVS 212, Introduction to Animal Science (AVS 101), and Animal Diseases (AVS 332). Typical enrollment for these courses is 50-100 students.


In addition to the above teaching duties, the Assistant Teaching Professor will assist in course management and the development of pedagogies to enhance student learning and retention. This may include curriculum development, experiential learning opportunities and supervision of undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants. Additional responsibilities include: advise/mentor undergraduate students, assist with supervision of student clubs and organizations, and participate in other activities (e.g. student recruitment) supportive of the Department of Fisheries, Animal & Veterinary Science and the College of the Environment and Life Sciences.


1. Earned Master of Science degree in Animal Science or closely related area by December 2023.

2. Demonstrated teaching experience and responsibilities at the college or university level as an instructor, lecturer, or teaching assistant in animal science.

3. Demonstrated content expertise in livestock nutrition.

4. Demonstrated skills in interactive teaching including hands-on demonstrations and active learning.

5. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups of students and faculty.

6. Demonstrated ability to function independently and collaboratively in a complex academic environment

7. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

8. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

9. Authorization to work in the U.S. on a long-term basis.


1. Earned doctorate in Animal Science or a closely related field or title of Doctor in Veterinary Medicine by July 1, 2024

2. Minimum two years of experience with independent teaching of one or more undergraduate course(s) in animal science at a college or university.

3. Demonstrated content expertise and experience in teaching and/or research in ruminant nutrition.

4. Demonstrated expertise in animal health and diseases as demonstrated by teaching or research experience.

5. Demonstrated experience using on-line teaching tools and learning management systems at the college level.

6. Demonstrated experience with curriculum development and learning outcomes assessment.


Union AAUP – American Assoc of Univ Professors

Status Academic Year, Full-time, Non-tenure-track, Limited

End Date of Restriction or Limitation 

The position is full-time, academic year, non-tenure track, limited to 06/28/2025 with anticipated renewal.

Department Fisheries,Animal&VeterinarySci


Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at: (

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Campus Location Kingston

Grant Funded 

Extension Contingent on Funding Date 

Special Instructions to Applicants 

Please attach the following 4 (PDF) documents to the online Employment Application:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Cover letter addressing the qualifications for the position. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, advising, and service. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter, or address in a separate statement, information about how they will further this goal
  3. One page description of teaching philosophy and a brief description of courses taught and role/responsibility in the course.
  4. Contact information for three references

Position Number 109223

Posting Number F00414

Posting Date 03/22/2024

Closing Date

Open Until Filled No

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