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Instructor/Assistant Professor of Animal Science

Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Last Updated: 6/16/22

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: Teaching Animal Science classes. Additional duties may be assigned, depending on qualifications and experience.


  • Teach 27-30 credit hours (Fall and Spring) for the Animal Science program.
  • Advise students in the major.
  • Serve on university and other committees as assigned.
  • Supervise academic progress of all Livestock Judging members.
  • Efficiently manage herds/flocks and coordinate livestock activities at the OPSU school farm using best management practices.
  • Recruit students to the College of 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 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
  • 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.


Possibly serve as the Livestock Judging Coach and/or Livestock Superintendent

The omission of specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


  • The ability to relate with students personally yet maintain professional relationships.
  • Valid driver’s license.


  • Required: Master’s degree required in Animal Science or related field.
  • Must have 18 graduate hours in Animal Science or closely related field.
  • Preferred: Ph.D preferred

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Goodwell, Oklahoma, United States
OPSU is a baccalaureate degree granting institution located in Goodwell, Oklahoma. General governance of the institution is in the hands of the Board of Regents for the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges. Academic programs and financial support are authorized and coordinated through the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.