Assistant Professor of Equine Science and Equine Extension Specialist

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of Agricultural Sciences
Animal Science


Position: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Equine Science and Equine Extension Specialist. Starting Date: July 1, 2017 or as negotiated. Location: Department of Animal Science, College of Agricultural Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. Responsibilities: This position has an 80% adult extension and 20% teaching responsibility. The extension component of the position will include conducting adult extension educational programs in equine science that are highly relevant, innovative and high impact. Areas of focus could include environmental stewardship/nutrient management, production/management, nutrition and pasture management, and biosecurity or related area. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a productive and externally funded extension program that is nationally and internationally recognized, including collaboration as an active member of the Extension Equine Team. The extension programs conducted will be undertaken independently and collaboratively with colleagues in the Department, other appropriate academic units, other Universities, and/or industry. Teaching responsibilities will include teaching or co-teaching courses that relate to undergraduate courses in equine production and management and other areas of animal science consistent with the successful candidate’s expertise. The successful applicant will be involved in advising undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to engage in appropriate collaborative and interdisciplinary activities within and outside the department. As a member of the Extension Equine Team, the incumbent will be responsible for developing and implementing meaningful educational programs using modern on-line tools and face-to-face formats. The individual will be expected to engage in extension activities that are consistent with the new Extension Business Model. This will include using and contributing to all capabilities of the “Atlas Platform” ( He or she will also proactively plan, conduct and evaluate extension/outreach activities.QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in Animal Science and/or Equine Science, experience in horse production and management and a working knowledge of the equine industry. Experience in equine extension, education and/or industry is essential. Candidates should possess strong leadership, communication skills to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, peers and industry clientele. An ability to relate to a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students is required. SALARY: Competitive, commensurate with background and experience. An Attractive benefits package is available. Applicants should upload a letter of application, resume, academic transcripts, a brief statement of extension and research interests, and the name, address, telephone number and email address of at least three references. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Terry D. Etherton, Department Head, at Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2017 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,104 $23,748 $31,392
B $17,712 $26,124 $34,524
C $19,152 $28,728 $38,304
D $21,072 $31,620 $42,156
E $23,604 $35,400 $47,196
F $26,436 $39,660 $52,872
G $29,136 $44,412 $59,712
H $33,192 $50,616 $68,040
I $37,848 $57,696 $77,580
J $42,444 $65,772 $89,136
K $49,236 $76,308 $103,392
L $57,120 $88,524 $119,928
M $66,240 $102,672 $139,116
N $78,168 $121,152 $164,148
O $90,768 $142,968 $195,168
P $107,124 $168,696 $230,280
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088