College/Division: CAFES-College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
Salary Range: Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
FULL TIME 12-MONTH LECTURER IN MEAT SCIENCE. The Animal Science Department within the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences at Cal Poly State University is seeking a full-time, 12-month lecturer beginning August 30, 2019, through August 31, 2020. The position involves teaching ASCI 211 Meat Science, and other courses deemed appropriate to the expertise of the individual and needs of the department. This position will also assist in the management of the Cal Poly Meat Processing Center, and act as faculty advisor to the State FFA meat judging competition, Meats Quiz Bowl team or other student extracurricular meat science activities as needed.
The successful candidate will establish an active relationship with other university faculty and researchers; leaders in the meat processing industry, students, and the general public to provide information and leadership related to meat science and processing. In addition, candidates should be able to provide practical experience and individualized student-learning opportunities such as experiential classes, undergraduate and graduate research projects, and student internships.
Under the general supervision and coordination with the Department Head and Meat Processing Center Manager, this position is responsible for assisting with the management and operations of the Cal Poly Meat Processing center (MPC) facility, including assisting with the management of the MPC's Federal Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) program. In a facility that utilizes equipment with the potential to cause serious injury, the position would also share the responsibility for safety training, maintenance of safety standards, boiler operations, and harvest practices.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, assisting boiler oversight and oversight of student employees; assist in following all federal and state regulations and university policy; assist in the record maintenance associated with the operations of a federally inspected meat plant; performance of fabrication of carcasses into wholesale retail cuts of meat; supervise and/or perform the further processing of meat into value-added products such as sausage and smoke items.
Service activities will include participation on department, college, and university committees and instructionally related activities.
Minimum Qualifications (Staff Only):
Qualifications include a M.S. degree in Animal Science, Meat Science, or related discipline.
Boiler operations certification, or the ability to obtain certification within the first three months of employment.
Other considerations include demonstration of excellence in teaching, and effective communication and interpersonal skills. The ability to be a productive team player and effectively interact with students, faculty, and staff, animal industries, government agencies, and the general public are critical.
Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to diversity.
Thorough knowledge of livestock anatomy and operation of a harvest and meat processing establishment, and state and department regulations for the harvest, processing, marketing and sale of meat products.
Preference will be given to candidates with any of the following: commercial meat processing experience; teaching experience in meat science.
An understanding of current knowledge of federal regulations; HACCP-based inspection procedures and plant operations; fundamental practices of meat operations including multi-species harvest techniques, carcass cutting and fabrication; operation and maintenance of equipment; smokehouse operation and further processing techniques; packaging techniques and systems; plant sanitation; and carcass meat storage techniques is preferred.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
May be required to complete a Supplemental Employment Application Questionnaire, which contains questions pertaining to conviction history, and submit it when requested by Cal Poly. This disclosure is confidential and will not necessarily preclude applicants from employment.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
About Us Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university. Founded in 1901, the 6,000-acre campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, along California's scenic central coast and midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With a budget of $168.5 million, the university has a student enrollment exceeding 17,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. Cal Poly is part of the 23-campus California State University system.
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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About California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university, with approximately 17,500 undergraduate, 120 post-baccalaureate, and 900 graduate students. The Cal Poly community fosters teaching, scholarship, and service in a learn-by-doing environment where students, staff, and faculty are partners in discovery. Cal Poly has built an exemplary reputation on its learn-by-doing approach to the preparation of undergraduate and graduate students. It is a distinctive learning community offering academically focused students a hands-on educational experience that prepares them for today's scientific and technical world. Cal Poly provides a balanced education in the arts, sciences, and technology, while encouraging cross-disciplinary and co-curricular experiences. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Cal Poly #1 among public master's universities in the western United States for 24 consecutive years. The University values free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. As a campus, we welcome and nurture a rich array of different perspectives, ideas and cultures. We encourage international an...d multi-cultural education in order to prepare students for successful participation and competition in a diverse world and a global workforce. We believe that diversity of our students, faculty, and staff enlivens and enriches Cal Poly’s educational environment.