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Assistant Professor of Equine Studies Director of TRAC


Assistant Professor of Equine Studies
Director of TRAC

The Equine Studies Department at Centenary University in New Jersey invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Equine Studies beginning July 1, 2019. This is a 12-month faculty position. Applicants must have a minimum of a BS in Equine Studies or related field, Masters preferred. Must be a PATH Advanced Instructor, Master Instructor preferred. Must be qualified as a PATH Lead Evaluator. The position requires teaching the following classes: Teaching Therapeutic Riding I and II, Practicum in Therapeutic Riding I and II, and other courses as required by the Equine Studies Department. This position will also require supervision of the Therapeutic Riding at Centenary (TRAC) Program. PATH Advanced or Master Level Instructors with a BS or advanced degree in Equine Studies or related field are encouraged to apply.

Centenary University is a vibrant, growing and innovative independent, applied liberal arts University with a student body of over 2000, which includes students from 21 states and 13 foreign countries. Our main campus in Hackettstown, NJ is located in the heart of northwest New Jersey’s historic Skylands Region, about 50 miles from New York City and about 25 miles from Pennsylvania.

Centenary is a private, co-educational and close-knit University community — an environment where every professor and staff member is invested in our students’ success. We offer nationally accredited bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degree programs, as well as professional certificate programs. With online, evening and accelerated courses, Centenary students have the flexibility to build their studies around their lives. Our diverse student body thrives in a demanding, yet collaborative learning environment. With a 17 to 1 student to faculty ratio, our professors know their students. They provide the individualized attention needed to ensure success — from academic support to career development, including internships with some of New Jersey’s top employers.

Centenary also upholds a tradition of promoting service to others as a critical component of higher education — a core principle since our founding in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church. We develop professionals that employers desire, and leaders that communities need. Centenary University has entered its 150th year of providing high quality liberal arts and professional studies while helping students gain the skills and connections they need to prosper in today’s world.

Centenary University offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits for employees and an innovative, individualized curriculum for students. The University offers students strong academic programs designed to focus on specific learning outcomes to ensure that each student succeeds. Centenary has a strong commitment to interdisciplinary general studies that supports a high-quality liberal arts education and affordability in tuition and other student costs. This is a nine-month position and some courses may be offered at off campus locations. Faculty teaching load is 12 credits per semester. Additional duties include student advising and committee participation. Faculty compensation and related matters are handled through the Office of Academic Affairs.

Centenary University is proud of our comprehensive compensation and benefits package for employees.

Responsibilities Include
1. Teach 10 credits per semester, 2 credit release, including but not limited to Teaching Therapeutic Riding I and II and Practicum in Therapeutic Riding I and II.
2. Serve on campus committees.
3. Provide student advisement.
4. Provide service to the Department and University which may include curriculum development, implementation, coordination, and assistance in departmental assessment plan.
5. Direct the TRAC program, teach, mentor TR instructors in training, supervise TRAC lessons, volunteers, and students, manage the accounts for the program, and manage the summer program.
6. Other duties as may be assigned by the Chair and the Office of Academic Affairs.

Required Qualifications
1. BS required, MS preferred in Equine Studies or related field
2. PATH Advanced Instructor Level required, Master Instructor Level preferred.
3. PATH Lead Evaluator status required.
4. Five years’ experience teaching and managing a therapeutic program.
5. Demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate courses.

Desired Qualifications
1. Established record of publishing in appropriate trade-related or scientific journals is preferred.
2. Understanding of the role of scholarship and service in undergraduate liberal arts education.
3. Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.
4. Ability to set and meet deadlines.
5. Experience with student mentoring.
6. Community service experience.
7. Ability to interact successfully with a broad constituency.
8. Commitment to diversity.

Procedure for Application:
Applications should include a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, description of teaching experience and preferred teaching area(s), description of how undergraduates could be involved in research, current Curriculum Vitae and contact information for 3 references who can comment on the applicant’s ability to fulfill the duties of such a position. Please place all paperwork in one PDF file for submission. For priority consideration, submit material prior to March 1, 2019. Evaluation of applicants will continue until the position is filled. Hard copy, electronic, and faxed resumes may be forwarded to:

Human Resources Department
Centenary University, 400 Jefferson Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Fax: 908-850-8716

Centenary University Is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Date Posted: December 3, 2018



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