Montana State University (MSU) Farrier School seeks qualified individuals to provide non-tenurable instruction in the area of Farrier Science. The MSU Farrier School offers an eleven week program three times a years (Winter, Spring and Fall) designed specifically for those who wish to pursue careers as farriers. This professional course provides students with the opportunity to obtain a solid background in the field of farrier science through the application of sound principles in a practical hands-on setting. Students will have skills necessary to establish their own practice, qualify for licensing at major race tracks, and prepare for the American Farriers Association (AFA) Certification exams. Further study in an advanced class is also offered. The Farrier School is a certificate course managed by the Animal and Range Sciences Department at MSU. The school, which was established in 1970, receives no state funding and is supported by student fees.
AFA certified journeyman farrier.
BS degree in Agricultural Education, Animal Science, or a closely-related field.
Effective interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate successfully with faculty, staff, and students.
Demonstrated mastery of equine limb and hoof anatomy.
Demonstrated teaching ability.
Demonstrated collaborative work with veterinarians on equine lameness.
Demonstrated blacksmithing expertise.
Demonstrated experience as a professional farrier.
Demonstrated horse handling and management skills.
Have effective oral and written communication skills; be organized and self-motivated; be able to work with students with varying levels of skill, educational backgrounds, and experience; have a quantifiable level of knowledge and competency in hoof care; and possess critical teaching skills that address core competencies which prepare students for the American Farriers Association (AFA) Certification exams and private practice as professional farriers.
In accordance with MSU policy, hiring will be conditional upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
This position MAY BE a Union position. Union membership is determined by the amount of work being contracted.
Any position working 50% or more is represented by the Associated Faculty of Montana State University (AFMSU). Faculty covered by AFMSU must begin paying either membership dues or representation fees within thirty (30) days of hire. This is a condition of employment. Additional information can be found at AFMSU.org.
Any position working less than 50% is not represented by the Union, and is not required to pay dues.
If the terms and conditions of the hire contracts change, the representational status of this position could be impacted.
Screening of applications will start on May 8, 2013 and will continue until a suitable hire is made.
To apply, submit:
(1) a letter of application that addresses how your training, expertise and experience fulfill the required and preferred qualifications listed in this announcement, (2) a curriculum vitae identifying area of interest and (3) a list of the names, addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three current professional references.
An application packet addressing all the above requirements and qualification as listed is highly encouraged. Missing materials and information may not be requested and may result in your application not being considered for the position.
Electronic submissions in PDF format are preferred, and must have the applicant's signature on the letter of application. For electronic submittals, please indicate "Applicant - Search #13-264” in the subject line of the email.
Submit materials to:
- Julie Hager
- Animal and Range Sciences
- Montana State University
- PO Box 172900
- Bozeman MT 59717-2900
In order to receive Veterans Preference during the application review process, it is highly recommended that the required forms are included at the time you submit your application materials. Click here for the forms and information regarding Veterans Preference. Important note : Your preference form is submitted to a different location than your application materials. A DD214 is not a required document.
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