LOR Equine Sciences Instructor

Updated: about 8 hours ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 16 Apr 2023

Posting Details
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Working Title LOR Equine Sciences Instructor
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Work Location Position is fully in-office/in-person
Posting Number 202300093F
Proposed Annual Salary Range $60,000-75,000. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Employee Benefits
Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: https://hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility/ and https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/ .
Position Type Faculty
Work Hours/Week 40
Description of Work Unit
The Department of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University supports Colorado’s vast and diverse equine and livestock industries and is responsible for educating approximately 900 undergraduate and 60 graduate students annually. Programs of study are offered to students majoring in Equine Sciences and Animal Sciences. The Equine Sciences major is supported by nationally recognized teaching, research, and outreach programs and consists of 11 faculty members and over 350 undergraduate and graduate students. The CSU main campus sits at the eastern base of the Rocky Mountains one hour north of metro Denver. The CSU Equine Teaching and Research Center is located on 50 acres just west of main campus and is where this position will reside. This location offers excellent access to transportation, all outdoor interests, and a broad cross-section of equine and livestock industries and their trade organizations.
Tenure/Tenure Track? No
% Research 0
% Teaching 80
% Service 20
% Administration 0
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 04/16/2023
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date 08/01/2023
Position End Date
Position Summary
This 9-month, fulltime, non-tenure track faculty position will serve the Equine Sciences program in the Department of Animal Sciences by leading teaching efforts related to providing a solid foundation in young horses on the ground and under saddle with a focus on the preparation for sale. CSU is seeking an individual with extensive teaching and horse training experience, specifically in group settings, with the ability to engage a diverse group of students in experiential learning opportunities as they develop their knowledge of horse training methods and techniques. The successful candidate will apply science-based best practices to enhance student learning and ensure horse wellbeing as they lead and coordinate the daily care of horses used in relevant courses. Additionally, the successful candidate will integrate their teaching and training activities into the Equine Sciences curriculum and collaborate with other faculty members in their efforts to conduct relevant research projects. Lastly, this position requires a commitment to engage with equine industry stakeholders and effectively communicate with faculty, staff, and students.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Required Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Animal or Equine Sciences, or related field
  • Demonstrated experience instructing groups of 3 or more riders on horseback
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional horse training experience
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Previous experience in starting young horses and preparing horses for sale and competition
  • Demonstrated ability to create an environment that promotes safety and welfare of both horse and rider
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Advanced Degree in Science, Education, or related field (MS, PhD, DVM)
  • Five or more years of demonstrated experience instructing groups of 3 or more riders on horseback
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with equine industry stakeholders
  • Experience collaborating in research and education projects
  • Experience with undergraduate teaching and mentoring
  • Ability to advance the Department of Animal Sciences’ diversity, inclusion, equity and justice efforts through research, teaching, and outreach with relevant programs, goals, and activities
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for full consideration, all materials must be received by Sunday, April 16, 2023. Applicants should upload the following:
  • Cover letter stating interest and describing qualifications.
  • Resume or CV
  • Statement of Teaching philosophy including vision of how to incorporate horse training efforts into the Equine Sciences curriculum at Colorado State University (2-page max)
  • Statement of Horse Training philosophy, highlighting candidate’s approach to horse and rider safety and welfare (2-page max) under “other”
  • Contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
EEO Statement
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu .
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu .
The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu .
Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education .
Diversity Statement
•Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.
Search Contact Corrie Oleson corrie.oleson@colostate.edu

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching
  • Lead teaching efforts associated with Horse Training and Sale Preparation courses (ANEQ 340 and 341) and other relevant course offerings in the Equine Sciences curriculum, including Preparation of Horses for Western Competition (ANEQ 201A).
Percentage Of Time 80
Job Duty Category Service
  • Daily management (feeding decisions, veterinary care, welfare, exercise, training) of horses consigned to the Legends of Ranching sale.
  • Engage with internal and external equine industry stakeholders to successfully support teaching and outreach activities.
Percentage Of Time 20

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