Animal science professors plan a curriculum and teach animal sciences to students at the postsecondary level. They also assign and grade exams for the students. As with most professorships, a terminal degree is required (in this case, a doctoral degree in animal science), though there may be positions for adjuncts and teaching assistants that are available to those who don't hold a terminal degree. Animal science professors work in offices and classrooms at colleges and universities, and their hours vary according to their course load and course schedule. An animal science professor should be able to explain and teach complex ideas and principles.
Job openings for animal science professors can be found on university career portals and sites, especially those with a prominent animal science program; other related fields are worth searching for as well, like physiology and nutrition. Vacancies can also be found through typical channels like online job boards such as Indeed and Idealist.org. The interview will assess your academic achievement in animal science and your teaching ability. Questions may focus on your approach to teaching, ability to take constructive criticism, and your research interests. Both speaking and writing skills are crucial to being an effective professor, and you may be asked to give a brief simple explanation of a complex principle of animal science.
To prepare for an interview for an animal science professor, think about times when you have taught someone something. For instance, try to explain a complex concept by breaking it down and putting it into terms that a novice could understand. For instance, take an abstract ideas and interpret it using concrete concepts and analogies. Being that professors may be observed while they're giving a lecture, you may also wish to prepare an anecdote in which you were able to take constructive criticism and implement it immediately. Being a subject matter expert and an effective teacher and translator of knowledge are equally important, as is the ability to grow and improve. Finally, research the department that you're applying for and see if you share any professional interests with the faculty.