Assistant Professor (Animal Welfare)

Apr 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00106252

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Prestage Department of Poultry Science is a world-class program creating knowledge and solving complex problems as well as preparing students for careers in a global industry that's growing rapidly as an expanding world population increases the demand for affordable protein. The Department also is a leader in extension and engagement programs to farmers, allied industry and the public, and conducts internationally recognized research into the nutrition, genetics, reproduction, health, and management of poultry.

Essential Job Duties: Develop a research program in the field of animal welfare, well-being, and/or animal behavior. Should have expertise in molecular, cellular, and physiological aspects of animal ethology including welfare and behavior. Develop relevant new undergraduate and graduate courses (applicable for students in both Poultry and Animal Sciences) in food animal welfare that will strengthen the curriculum. Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Develop a record of nationally recognized and extramurally funded scholarship. This is a key position in our interdisciplinary research programs combining expertise in one of more of the following disciplines: endocrinology, metabolism, nutrition, stress physiology, genetics, disease and nutrition to address critical issues in the animal industry. This person would serve as the nucleus for many research efforts in the area of applied animal ethology within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). The addition of this position and coordination with our other efforts and expertise will help make CALS a leader in assessing existing management systems and alternative management schemes, and in the development of new systems that promote economically sustainable animal welfare. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research and extension education program that addresses current and emerging issues in food animal well-being and will teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will develop a record of nationally recognized and extramurally funded scholarship. The successful candidate is expected to develop and teach two to three new undergraduate and graduate courses (applicable for students in both the Prestage Department of Poultry Science and Department of Animal Science in food animal welfare that will strengthen our curriculum. The successful candidate will also be expected to establish an active relationship with other faculty in CALS, county-based extension agents, leaders in food animal agriculture, the general public and special interest groups to provide information and leadership related to well-being issues.

Minimum Education/Experience: Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in poultry science, animal science, animal behavior, physiology, or another closely related field, with training and experience in applied animal ethology. In addition, this faculty member should have extensive training in behavioral science, applied animal ethology, behavioral genetics, and associated disciplines.

Department Required Skills: Effective written and oral communication skills. Documented record of research and scholarship.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Postdoctoral experience and evidence of outstanding research and teaching potential is desired. Aptitude and desire to teach, train and interact with students, faculty, and industry colleagues is important. Preference will be given to candidates with documented success in research activities as demonstrated by publications and a record of extramural funding, documented teaching and advising experiences, and experience in and willingness to develop collaborative research projects.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: n/a

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