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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 632576
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Animal Science Department Anr 10002063
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Continuing System Academic Staff, Advising/Counseling, Agriculture, Education/Training, Non-Union

Working/Functional Title

Academic Advisor

Position Summary

Michigan State University is the Pioneer Land Grant University and is an international leader in agricultural instruction. The Department of Animal Science is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning, as well as, high quality farm centers and livestock.

This position is an equal split of 50-50 between academic advising and responsibilities associated with teaching livestock evaluation and coaching the intercollegiate livestock judging team.

Serve as academic advisor to undergraduate students in the Department of Animal Science.  Work with faculty and students to develop professional mentoring relationships for juniors and seniors.  Participate in both new student orientation and recruiting programs throughout the year.  Assist students with internships and job placement.

This individual will be active in instructing undergraduate livestock and carcass evaluation educational courses and programs. The position will be responsible for coaching the Michigan State University Collegiate Livestock Judging Team. The successful applicant will be encouraged to foster relationships with the livestock industry, high school counselors and teachers, youth livestock educators, and diverse communities throughout Michigan.

Required Degree

Masters -Agricultural related discipline

Minimum Requirements

Master of Science in an agricultural-related discipline

Teaching and/or advising experience 

Livestock and/or meats judging team experience

Desired Qualifications

Experience in student teaching and advising at the collegiate level

Experience with teaching livestock selection and carcass evaluation courses

Experience with academic and career planning assistance

Experience in recruitment and student retention

Experience in program management and evaluation

Required Application Materials

  1. Letter of application, including a summary of relevant experiences and accomplishments;
  2. Detailed curriculum vita;
  3. Summary of teaching activities and/or statement of teaching philosophy;
  4. Official academic transcripts;
  5. Names and contact information for three references

Special Instructions

For questions about the position, please contact  Dr. Joe Domecq or Ms. Jessica Kiesling, Search Committee Chairs, Department of Animal Science, 474 S. Shaw Ln., Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, or

For questions about the application process, please contact Ms. Robbyn Davenport, 517-884-7853,

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Summary of Health Risks

Work with animals. 


MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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