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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Univ. of Arizona Race Track Industry Program Seeks to Hire Associate Coordinator

The Department of Animal Sciences, University of Arizona, invites applications for lecturer and associate coordinator of the Race Track Industry Program. Responsibilities include teaching courses in the Race Track Industry Program, advising and counseling students and assisting in the overall operation, organization and conduct of Program activities, including the Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming and other outreach efforts.

The person in this position will interface with all segments of the racing industry through various activities including assistance in securing internships and job placement for students. Salary is commensurate with qualifications.

Applicant review begins on March 11, 2013 and continues until filled. The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA–M/W/D/V Employer.

Documents required to be attached electronically with application:
  • Letter of interest
  • Statement of Research and Teaching Interests
  • Résumé
Position Summary:
Responsible for assisting the director of the Program in moving the Program's strategic plan forward, and assisting in providing overall Program management and direction as delegated by the director. Teach the appropriate Program curriculum.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Share the teaching load with the director and the other associate coordinator; requires a minimum of four courses to be taught on campus each year.
  • Share the teaching of the speaker series, oversight of independent study projects and coordination of internships as well as advising/mentoring students.
  • Assist the director with the research and professional development projects of graduate students.
  • Assist in the planning, preparation of and conduct of the Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming each year.
  • Assist in maintaining and enhancing the Program as well as identifying future opportunities for the Program both in terms of academic programs for students and service projects for the industry.
  • Assist in keeping curriculum current with industry trends and employers’ needs.
  • A component of service to the Department of Animal Sciences and the University of Arizona is expected with this position.
Additional Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum qualifications include a B.S. or B.A. degree and two years' experience working in the racing industry. Effective communication skills are required and teaching experience is desirable.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred qualifications include advanced degree in business or business-related field or 10 years’ experience in upper management in the racing industry.

Outstanding UA Benefits Include:
Health, dental and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities and more!

To Apply for this Position:
For further details and to apply, go to and reference Job #51845.

To speak to the director of the Race Track Industry Program, please contact Doug Reed at

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