Canine Science and Training, Full-time Faculty Member, on the Tenure Track

Canine Science and Training, Full-time Faculty Member, on the Tenure Track

Canine Science and Training, Full-time Faculty Member on the Tenure Track.

Carroll is a Catholic diocesan college located near the Continental Divide in the beautiful city of Helena. Carroll is widely recognized as a uniquely engaged residential learning community inspired by faith-based values, and is home to more than 1,400 students from 23 states and 13 countries.  The outstanding faculty, including 13 Fulbright scholars, offers a rich mix of liberal arts and pre-professional academic programming for 40 academic undergraduate majors.


Situated in the west central Montana, and surrounded by the Rocky Mountains and Lewis and Clark National Forest, Helena offers an abundance of distinctive outdoor opportunities. You’ll find more than 75 miles of hiking and biking trails just minutes from campus, and Helena is in close proximity to the Continental Divide Trail, natural hot springs, Great Divide Ski Area, and the Missouri River. Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park are just a few hours away.  As the capital of Montana, Helena offers a rich diversity of opportunities that you simply won’t find anywhere else. Our students have unparalleled access to internships at a wide range of offices, as well as state and federal agencies that are headquartered here.

Montana offers millions of acres of public lands filled with hunting opportunities. No matter what you are in search of - from big game to waterfowl - Montana offers a diversity of habitats and wildlife.

U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks us the #1 Regional College in the West, the #2 Regional Best Value College in the West, and the #1 Regional College in the West for Veterans -our students and faculty excel. 

Carroll College is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure track position in Canine Science & Training in the Anthrzoology Department.  In this unique program students are assigned a dog to foster and train as an essential component of their undergraduate BA degree in Anthrozoology.  The successful applicant will be responsible for designing and teaching classes in Canine Science and Canine Training.  In addition, the applicant will be required to develop an active and vibrant canine research program in topics such as; canine cognition behavior, genetics, welfare, or any other canine topic of value to society.  The major component of the position is teaching and mentoring students who are working with fostered shelter dogs.  The purpose and goals of the canine training classes are to provide students with the opportunity to learn how to train dogs for some kind of work including, but not limited to, therapy, service, or scent detection. This requires maintaining a relationship with animal shelters around the state and identifying appropriate dogs for students to foster. The successful applicant will join the Anthrozoology Program and contribute to the evolution of this unique flagship program at Carroll College. We are in the process of developing a canine research center on our campus and have already raised the first million dollars for the construction of the canine center. The Canine Professor will play an integral role in executing the development of this new facility.


  1. Ph.D. in any field that demonstrates an understanding of the science of behavior.  Recognizing that Anthrozoology is a new discipline, the committee will acknowledge graduate degrees in related fields such as psychology, biology,  animal behavior or behavior analysis, the humanities, social work, or sociology.  A component of the candidate’s education must include appreciation of human-animal relationships or interactions. We currently have a veterinarian in the department so we are not looking for another faculty trained as a veterinarian.


  2. The successful candidate should have a thorough understanding and appreciation of “learning theory” as applied to animal training. 


  3. Must have a proven record of research preferably with dogs, but published work demonstrating the ability to design and conduct research with other animals will be accepted


  4. Minimum of three years of professional or competitive canine training work such as  service dog training, animal-assisted interventions, search and rescue, other scent work, or competition in obedience, agility etc.


  5. Finalists will be asked to submit a written (one to two page) response to the College mission statement



    Please submit vitae, transcripts, student evaluations (if available) and contact information for three professional references to For priority consideration submit all materials by April 6, 2017.  Position will be open until filled. Carroll College is an EEO employer.































Carroll Campus
Dates Posted: 
2/16/2018 to 4/30/2018
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