Faculty Psychiatrist/Psychologist/Counselor/Social Worker


Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Psychiatry is recruiting a BE/BC Psychiatrist or doctoral level Psychologist, Social Worker, or Counselor  with human-animal interaction research and administrative experience and academic career interests to serve as Bill Balaban Endowed Chair in Human-Animal Interaction and Director of the School of Medicine Center for Human-Animal Interaction, conduct collaborative human-animal interaction research and/or provide clinical care to patients with mental health disorders, and supervise/teach residents/medical students.  Pursuit of scholarly work and professional development encouraged and supported.


The clinical services can include: clinical services at community location, university inpatient service, and/or hospital-based university clinic.


All successful candidates will have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.


Academic rank is commensurate with experience and scholarly accomplishment consistent with VCU requirements. Opportunities are available for joint appointments.


VCU Department of Psychiatry employs over 80 fulltime faculty and has well-funded research in genetics, addictions, child and women’s mental health, and psychopharmacology. Housed in the Department of Psychiatry, The School of Medicine Center for Human-Animal Interaction ( is internationally recognized for its human-animal interaction research and evidence-based therapy dog program, Dogs On Call. VCU is a large urban university with robust health science campus and 750-bed university hospital.   Richmond, the State Capital, has moderate climate and a rich mix of history with modern facilities, excellent suburban housing, and public/private schools. Low cost of living.


Interested applicants should apply online at Only electronic applications will be accepted. All submitted applications must include a letter of interest and CV. Questions should be directed to Tammy Newcomb Beltz, HR Manager at Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, Affirmative Action University providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.


Doctoral Studentship (PhD)

Investigating zoo visitor-animal interactive encounters


University Centre Hartpury, Gloucestershire


Application Closing Date: 27th August 2018


The aim of this studentship is to investigatethe characteristics of zoo visitor-animal interactions (VAI) during interactive encounters at the zoo. We aim to explore the impact of
these interactive encounters on both zoo visitors and animals, by comparing the consequences of VAI for our study species, which will be managed, with different levels of interaction (including interactive encounters). We will set out to measure animal behaviour, welfare, health and conservation potential; and human attitude, knowledge and empathy, as well as perceptions of welfare and conservation. In addition, where possible, we will directly measure the ‘delayed’ impact of zoo visitor-animal interaction on both animal and visitor i.e. after the interaction. For more information and for an initial discussion please contact


Description of studentship:
Hartpury is pleased to be offering three fully funded studentship to start on 1st October 2018. This studentship will be based in the Animal Welfare Research Arena at University Centre, Hartpury. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to become part of new Postgraduate Community in an idyllic rural setting, with world leading facilities undertaking impactful and cutting-edge practice-based and industry related research. University of the West of England is the awarding body for this degree. Studentships comprise tuition fees at home / EU rates and a stipend of GBP 13k per year tenable for 3 years. Alongside their research projects, successful candidates will be asked (as a condition of their stipend) to deliver up to 7 hours per week teaching or research support within the Department in which the PhD is hosted.


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Assistant Professor Animal Science

Companion Animal Biology and Management


Department of Animal Science

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI 48824


The Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University is seeking applicants for a 9-month, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level (70% Teaching, 25% Research, 5% Service). The successful candidate filling this position will join a diverse group of over 45 faculty dedicated to scholarship through teaching, research, extension and public service, and who support an enthusiastic and dynamic population of over 500 undergraduate students engaged in a wide range of activities. The successful candidate will contribute to the teaching mission of the department by teaching or co-teaching approximately 2 courses per semester including leading an introductory undergraduate course in companion animal biology and management, and instructing and contributing to teaching of other animal science courses as appropriate, such as introductory animal science, behavior and welfare, anatomy and physiology, or nutrition. The successful candidate will conduct and publish research in the scholarship of teaching and learning in STEM disciplines with a focus on the animal sciences, including student learning outcomes and assessment, as well as participate in collaborative research in animal science. Establishment of a competitively funded program to support scholarly work is expected. The candidate will also engage in co-curricular activities including undergraduate research. Advising and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students is expected, as well as service in the form of outreach and leadership activities within the university, greater community and profession.


For questions about the application process, please contact Robbyn Davenport, 517-884-7853,


For questions about the position, please contact, Dr. Karen L. Waite, 517-432-0383


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PhD or MS in Psychology of Human-Animal Interaction

Purdue University


Purdue University is seeking an excellent candidate to undertake a Masters or PhD in the psychology of human-animal interaction. The successful candidate will work with our interdisciplinary team to study the psychological and physiological outcomes of service dogs and facility dogs for their human recipients.


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