Animal Science, Cornell University

Position ID:Cornell-Animal Science-LECTUREREXTENSIONASSOCIATE [#8779, WDR-00009764]
Position Title: Lecturer / Extension Associate (Department of Animal Science) – Ithaca, New York
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Animal Science / Animal Science
Animal Biology
Equine Biology
Appl Deadline:2017/04/07* finished (posted 2017/01/25, finished 2018/01/10, listed until 2017/04/07)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Lecturer / Extension Associate
Department of Animal Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
Cornell University

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is the second largest undergraduate college at Cornell University and the third largest college of its kind in the United States. Our teaching and research facilities are among the finest available anywhere, and the College's educational programs are designed to ensure that every student's education is geared to contemporary, real-world issues. Through teaching, research, and extension -- the three components of our land-grant mission -- we strive to help people improve their lives, to enhance the environment, and to improve the nation's food supply and maintain its safety. 

The Department of Animal Science offers undergraduate and graduate programs on the biology and management of food, laboratory, and companion animal species.  Our research programs advance our understanding of animal biology and address local and global issues facing animal industries today. Our goals are to discover and develop new techniques and information to benefit animals, agriculture, and human health.  The Department’s 15 faculty members, many internationally recognized, have diverse interests in animal management, breeding, genetics, physiology, nutrition, growth biology, and microbiology.

Lecturer Effort (50%)

The primary teaching responsibility will be an introductory 3-credit course in equine biology and management. In the alternate semester, the appointee will also be expected to develop a new class in companion animal biology or animal behavior and to contribute to existing courses in the Animal Sciences curriculum. Advising and mentoring of undergraduate students is expected.

Extension Associate Effort (50%)

The successful applicant would have expertise in youth and adult horse education with a practical understanding of the horse industry.  A strong commitment to volunteer-based extension programming and a working knowledge of web-based applications and electronic communications are essential.  The candidate will be responsible for directing the New York State 4-H youth and adult horse extension programming. The appointee would develop relationships with campus faculty and county-based staff who can contribute to 4-H and extension outreach. S/he may be called upon to assist with K-12 curriculum assessment, Cornell Cooperative Extension educator professional development, program evaluation, program delivery, communication, and events.

This position is full-time 12-month appointment and will be located in Ithaca, New York. This is a three-year term with possible extension depending on funding and performance.

Required Qualifications:

PhD or DVM in any aspect of equine biology.  Applications are welcomed from individuals trained in animal behavior, exercise physiology, genetics, growth and development, nutrition, or reproduction. Experience in equine management and knowledge of the horse industries are highly desirable. Experience working with adult volunteers and/or youth development programs targeting school-aged children is highly desirable. A demonstrable commitment to excellence and experience in teaching and outreach is required.

Salary and Benefits:

Commensurate with training and experience; an attractive fringe benefits package is available.


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Qualified applicants should submit a complete Curriculum Vitae, transcripts, a statement of teaching goals and experience, and the names of at least three individuals who will provide letters of reference.

Applications will be reviewed as received, continuing until a suitable applicant is identified. For more information, please contact Donna Wakeman at

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Knowledge with Public Purpose

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Cornell University
Department of Animal Science
149 Morrison Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

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