Utah State University

Equine Lecturer

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 months ago(3/4/2022 7:00 PM)
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College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Animal Dairy & Veterinary Sciences
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The Department of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences at Utah State University invites applications for a 9-month academic year, non-tenure track appointment as an Equine Lecturer.  The role assignment for this position is 95% teaching and 5% service.


Estimated start date is August 1, 2022


As a faculty member at USU, the successful candidate will be responsible for teaching Basic Horsemanship Skills, Beginning Riding Fundamentals, Intermediate Riding Fundamentals, Horse Production Practices, Special Topics, other courses (based on their expertise) at the modern USU Sam Skaggs Family Equine Education Center that includes a heated indoor riding arena (150’ x 300’), an outdoor riding arena (150’ x 300’), two breeding/foaling barns, two stall barns for show horse/yearling preparation (a 19-stall barn and a new 50-stall barn with two wash bays, three tack rooms and multiple tie areas), and a classroom building furnished with state of the art technology that opened in 2015.  The successful candidate will work with colleagues to refine and shape the program to create a positive and impactful educational experience for USU students.


In addition to teaching and mentoring students in all aspects of equine management; other responsibilities will include assisting the Equine Center Manager with horse and facility care, serving as the Coach of the English Equestrian Team, overseeing the Equine Industry Internship element of our program and having the flexibility to work after hours and/or to travel as needed. The USU Equine Science and Management curriculum offers courses in equine health, equine reproduction, colt starting, equine business management, Equine-Human Science, horsemanship and other specialized areas of advanced training. The USU equine program maintains approximately 90 horses for instructional purposes for approximately 240 students across all years of the curriculum.


Utah State University strives to provide its graduates with the knowledge and skills to become contributing members of the equine industry in their future careers. In addition to the Logan-based equine facilities noted above, USU Extension operates the Bastian Agricultural Center in Salt Lake County that includes extensive equine facilities and an events center that can be utilized for equine outreach activities and hosting regional/national equine events.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Animal Science, Equine Science or related field.
  • Five years of professional experience in the equine industry.
  • Experience teaching foundation skills of Western and English disciplines to beginner level riders.
  • Ability to ride, train and school a wide variety of horses (Western/English/colts/etc.).
  • Successful as a competitor in individual area(s) of interest.
  • Familiarity with current, successful, Western performance horse bloodlines.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, volunteers, donors, community members, co-workers and administration.
  • Willingness to work and travel weekends, holidays and summer as required.
  • Ability to obtain a valid Driver’s License to preform essential job functions.
  • Competent in Microsoft Office or similar program.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS degree in Equine Science, Animal Science or related field.
  • University or curriculum development experience.
  • Demonstrated involvement within professional organizations such as AQHA, APHA, IHSA, USEF, etc.
  • Event planning experience.
  • Ability to safely and effectively handle weanlings, yearlings and colts under saddle.
  • Experience handling stallions and with the reproductive management of mares and stallions.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 04/18/2022


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