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Instructor/Assistant Professor of Meat Science

Start Date

May 2024

Listed On

May 9, 2024

Position Type

11 month 9-, 11-, or 12- month position (negotiable, depending on duties added)

Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Job Summary

Teaching Meat Science classes and coaching Meat events.

Responsibilities

  • Teach 27-30 credit hours (Fall and Spring) for the Meat Science program.
  • Establish and manage a high-impact meats program that is focused on value-added muscle food innovation and value added product development.
  • Coordinate a combination of teaching and workforce training that may include courses in live animal and meat evaluation and muscle-food product development as well as develop outreach activities in consumer/community education
  • Advise students in the major.
  • Serve on university and other committees as assigned.
  • Supervise academic progress of all Meats Judging members.
  • Recruit students to the College of Agriculture, Science, and Nursing programs and Meat Judging Team by visiting schools/campuses, attending camps and national livestock shows, and utilizing internet-recruiting initiatives.
  • Must have a strong work ethic and lead by example.
  • Must be a professional, credible and respected representative of the institution internally and in the community.
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to act ethically and socially responsible.
  • Must be able to lift more than 50-lb. objects; frequent bending, stooping, and walking.
  • Can be exposed to a variety of weather conditions for periods of time. Ability to communicate in a courteous manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of the College of Agriculture, Science, and Nursing or designee.
  • Coach collegiate meats judging team(s).
  • Coordinate meats judging workouts and practices.
  • Prepare entry forms and travel requests for contests.
  • Supervise academic progress of all Meats Judging Team members.
  • Officiate Meats judging contests, judging fairs, and livestock shows.
  • Recruit students to the College Agriculture, Science and Nursing programs and Livestock Judging Team by visiting schools/campuses, attending camps and national livestock shows, and utilizing internet recruiting initiatives.
  • Must be a professional, credible, and respected representative of the institution internally and in the community.

Qualifications

  • Experience in competitive Meats Judging at the collegiate level.
  • The ability to relate with students personally yet maintain professional relationships.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Experience in competitive Meats Judging on the collegiate level (required).
  • Knowledge of collegiate Meats Judging rules and other events.
  • Experience in Meats competitions and protocols.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • The ability to relate with students personally yet maintain professional relationships.

About Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OPSU): OPSU is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is the first public Hispanic Serving Institution in Oklahoma. The university is a baccalaureate degree granting institution located in Goodwell, Oklahoma. Rooted in “Progress through Knowledge,” OPSU is committed to promoting excellence in the preparation of students for success in a global community. Our university achieved multiple rankings by the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings: #3 Best Value Regional Colleges West; #8 Top Public Colleges for the Western Region; and #17 Best Regional Colleges West. U.S New and World Report also recognized OPSU as one of the top ten universities in Oklahoma, standing out of our affordable tuition rates.