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.
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