Position - Carroll College, a private, Catholic diocesan, Liberal Arts College (Helena, Montana) invites applications for a full-time faculty member in the Anthrozoology department.  Rank is contingent on academic experience and credentials.   

Start Date - August 2020


  1. PhD in Anthrozoology, Animal Studies or related field, or JD with Animal Law experience, or DVM with expertise in the areas required.
  2. Documented record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  3. Preference given for record of research in an area of human-animal interactions and relationships.
  4. Finalists will be asked to submit a written (one to two page) response to the College mission statement.


In the context of Carroll’s mission-based focus on blending the liberal arts with strong pre-professional programs, major component of the position is teaching, learning and assessment of undergraduate students in various areas of Anthrozoology.  The program has strong equine and canine components and we are seeking to expand our Anthrozoology course offerings in the humanities to meet the rapidly growing field.

Depending on background of applicant, the successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach or team-team some combination of the following courses: ANZ 441 Animal Behavior; ANZ 252 Wild Animals and Society; Animal Ethics; Public Policy and the Law; Animals in Literature, Popular Culture and the Visual Arts; Animal Geographies; Intersectionality:  Animals in Education; Animal Shelter Management. Team-teach: ANZ 108 Survey of Animals in Service, ANZ 442 Animal Welfare.

In addition, this position will have the responsibilities of academic advising and mentoring of students, faculty committee work, supervision of undergraduate student research projects and community service.

Carroll College offers the nations’ first Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthrozoology, a new and unique major that exploded onto the scene in just a few years. It began as a minor in the psychology department in 2007 and was formally approved as a major in 2011. Anthrozoology, defined as the study of human-animal interactions and relationships, explores how and why animals have an impact on humans and vice versa. Our goal is to support the health and well-being of both humans and non-human animals through scholarship, research and experience. Through this innovative major, Carroll College is developing a new frontier for students and practicing professionals who are interested in working with animals in a social science or a natural science setting by focusing on the scientific evaluation of human-animal interaction and relationships.  The successful applicant will join the Anthrozoology Program at an opportune and exciting time in the history of this innovative program. Carroll is in the process of construction of the Anthrozoology Canine Center, a new building on campus that will facilitate hands-on, applied learning that focuses on inquiry and outreach. The building will be complete August 2020. The Anthrozoology Professor will play an integral role in collaborating with colleagues and staff from within the department and across the campus/curriculum to empower students, push research and pedagogical boundaries, and contribute to the welfare of the Helena community and the wider region.


Please submit vitae, transcripts, teaching philosophy, student evaluations (if available) and contact information for three professional references to   Position will be open until filled. Carroll College is an EEO employer.

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Dates Posted: 
2/13/2020 to 5/29/2020
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