A current list of vacancies in external organisations that may be of interest to those looking to work in the field of animal welfare science, ethics and law is below.

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University College Dublin: Academic Position in Livestock Animal Welfare

The School of Agriculture and Food Science in University College Dublin seeks applicants for a position in Livestock Animal Welfare under the UCD Ad Astra scheme. The UCD Ad Astra Fellowship scheme is an initiative to bring some of the best early career academics from around the world to University College Dublin. Both early career and experienced academics are being recruited to contribute to advancing one or more of the four themes identified in our ambitious UCD Strategy 2020-2024: Rising to the Future. Animal Welfare is a critical area of relevance to the development of sustainable animal production systems. This position seeks individuals with interest and expertise in Livestock Animal Welfare to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching as well as developing their research career in Animal Welfare. ...

Informal enquires please contact the Head of Section for Animal ad Crop Science, Professor John O’ Doherty ([email protected])

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Harper Adams University: Head of Animal Health, Behaviour & Welfare (AHBW) Department

Harper Adams University seeks to appoint a new Head of our Animal Health, Behaviour and Welfare Department.

The Head of Department will provide inspirational leadership with responsibility for enhancing the quality and impact of research (developing a mature research culture and infrastructure in the department), delivery of high-quality education and student outcomes to a growing and more diverse range of students (on undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD short courses) and knowledge exchange activities across the department. 

The postholder will create an aspirational and supportive culture across the department and contribute to an environment where everyone is encouraged to thrive, whilst also ensuring that the financial, physical and technology resources of the department align to and operate within the policies of the University. As a member of the University Executive, the postholder will undertake cross-university work within the university and with external delivery partners, seeking new ways to innovate and enhance our portfolio of education, research and knowledge exchange work...

For more information, visit: ML-NOV2022 Head of Animal Health, Behaviour & Welfare (AHBW) Department - Jobs at Harper Adams (

Closing date: 4th December 2022

Purdue University: Assistant Professor of Animal Sciences


Tenure-track faculty position (academic year) at the rank of Assistant Professor of Applied Ethology with emphasis in research (60%) and teaching (40%).


The successful applicant will establish a nationally and internationally recognized research program in Applied Ethology that is relevant to livestock and poultry. The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses related to their area of expertise and help fulfill the Department's needs. Teaching expectations may include undergraduate courses in Animal Behavior and /or Ethics, and to develop and teach additional courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Online instruction may be required with this position. The successful applicant will be expected to mentor graduate and undergraduate students, participate in student club activities, and career advising....

For more information, visit: Assistant Professor of Animal Sciences (

Closing date: 1st February 2023