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Professional Practice Instructor/Assistant Professor - Director of Equine and Human Services
Utah State University

  • Jun. 22, 2017
  • Professional Practice Instructor/Assistant Professor - Director of Equine and Human Services
  • Animal, Dairy & Veterinary Sciences
  • Utah State University
    Logan, UT
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Assistant Professor
  • Veterinary Behavior
    Equine Medicine/Surgery
    Veterinary Medicine - General
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Professional Practice Instructor/Assistant Professor – Director of Equine and Human Services
Requisition: F1700262
Open Date: 05/30/2017
Review Date: 06/30/2017
Job Category: Faculty
Department: Animal, Dairy & Veterinary Sciences
College/Unit: College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
Location: Logan Campus
Posting Duration: Open Until Filled

Position Summary:
The Department of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences (ADVS) in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences (CAAS) seeks qualified candidates for the position of a Professional Practice Instructor, or a Professional Practice Assistant Professor, and Director of Equine and Human Sciences. This is a full-time, 12-month, fiscal year, non-tenure track appointment in which the incumbent will have overall development, strategic and operational responsibilities within the broad area of Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) in CAAS and human/animal bond in the School of Veterinary Medicine at Utah State University.


  • Follow established policies and procedures for development of an EAAT academic curriculum (undergraduate and graduate) and EAAT community service program.
  • Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial planning.
  • Supervise support staff for the EAAT program.
  • With input from stakeholders, develop a mission statement for the ADVS Equine and Human Sciences Community program.
  • Develop long-range strategic goals relating to mission statement and make consistent and timely progress on said goals.
  • Promote active and broad participation of community and university volunteers, staff and participants.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations and maintain official records and documents.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices, including developing and adhering to a program budget.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field of EAAT.
  • Report progress and condition of the program and all important factors influencing it to ADVS Department Head.
  • Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community, other university departments and professional association groups and organizations.
  • Represent the activities and points of view of the program to agencies, organizations and general public.
  • Under the Direction of ADVS Department Head, recommend recruitment and employment of all personnel, develop job descriptions, and perform evaluations for all staff.
  • Maintain a climate that promotes a healthy working environment.
  • Work with College Development Officers to seek out fundraising opportunities as well as write grants for research and to fund on going programing.

Dept/College Highlights:
The mission of the Department of Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences (ADVS) is to conduct teaching, research, extension and professional service activities that benefit the citizens and animal industries of Utah, the surrounding region, the nation, and the international community. Our goal for undergraduate education is to provide classroom, laboratory and field learning experiences incorporating the latest scientific principles culminating with a BS degree in Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences in one of four emphasis areas: Animal and Dairy Science; Bioveterinary Science; Biotechnology; and Equine Science and Management. Research programs within ADVS include animal nutrition; animal molecular genetics; reproduction and development; animal management; animal health and disease; and toxicology that are important not only for the cutting-edge research being performed, but also for providing exciting opportunities for graduate students seeking MS and PhD degrees in these disciplines. ADVS teaching and research activities are augmented by the activities of Extension Specialists in beef, dairy, equine, poultry, veterinary medicine, and toxicology who serve individuals, commodity groups and other stakeholders throughout the state.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • For Professional Practice Instructor, BS degree in a related field (psychology, rehabilitation counseling, education, etc.) with 1-3 years of managerial experience.
  • For Professional Practice Assistant Professor, MS degree in a related field (psychology, rehabilitation counseling, education, etc.) with 1-3 years of managerial experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of active experience (at least half-time employment) developing and providing EAAT programming.
  • Demonstrated experience riding, training, and evaluating equines in an EAAT program.
  • Certified equine specialist and therapeutic riding instructor; or an advanced therapeutic riding instructor qualified to become an equine specialist within one year.
  • Experience working with military veterans and/or people with disabilities.
  • Effective leadership experiences with the ability to demonstrate specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth.
  • Experience with community-based issues.
  • Demonstrated experience with data driven program evaluation.
  • Ability to manage and develop high-performance teams; set and achieve strategic objectives; within the confines of a public university budget and resource allocation.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to program planning.
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven and self-directed.
  • Track record of applying for and receiving competitive grants or willingness to learn.
  • Deep understanding of local, state and federal services used by program participants. Become familiar with local organizations who serve the populations targeted by clinic.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD degree with a Mental Health License and/or equivalent profession with 1-3 years of experience.
  • Experience conducting Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy as a mental health professional.
  • Experience teaching in higher education.
  • Ability to manage and develop high-performance teams; set and achieve strategic objectives; and manage a budget.
  • Strong marketing, public relations and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.

Opportunity Type: Full-Time w/benefits package
Percent of Time or Hours per Week: 100%
Advertised Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

See for more information and to apply online.

  • Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Utah State University is an AA/EO Employer and encourages gender and ethnic diversity.

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