Poultry/Avian Scientist (Assistant/Associate Professor)

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Posting NumberF0277PWorking TitlePoultry/Avian Scientist (Assistant/Associate Professor)DepartmentCAES Poultry ScienceAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

UGA is located 70 miles northeast of Atlanta. The Department of Poultry Science has exceptional research and live bird facilities, including a hatchery, feed mill, and pilot-scale poultry processing facility. Opportunities for collaboration exist within the department and across the University of Georgia with units such as ecology, engineering, and veterinary and biomedical sciences, as well as local USDA and EPA scientists.

The University of Georgia began offering specialized study in the poultry sciences even before creating the Department of Poultry Science in 1912. In the years since, many students have received degrees in poultry science. The department is proud of the fact that most graduates enter poultry professions after graduation. Poultry production is Georgia’s largest agricultural industry, and agriculture is Georgia’s largest industry. Undergraduate students may prepare for a career in the poultry industry or for further study in various graduate programs. Students study the genetics, embryology, and physiology of the bird, nutrition, diseases, poultry and poultry products, economics and business. This knowledge may be applied to the management of flocks and the management of poultry firms.

The poultry science major offers flexibility in preparing for a career. Certain courses must be in the poultry sciences, but, with careful planning, the student may incorporate courses in accounting, economics, or statistics into the program of study. Students may also take courses in finance, marketing, management, or agricultural economics courses such as farm management or agricultural marketing. Many students now support their business interests with computer training.Students often take other agricultural courses, such as the animal sciences, agronomy, entomology, horticulture, or plant pathology to broaden their agricultural understanding. Students expecting to enter graduate programs will expand their knowledge in mathematics, statistics, chemistry, biology, microbiology, physics and computer science.

College/Unit/Department websitehttp://poultry.caes.uga.edu/Posting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleUnderutilizationMinorities & FemalesAdvertised SalaryAnticipated Start Date08/01/2019Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)Job Posting Date02/05/2019Job Closing DateOpen until filledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit: (1) letter of application; (2) a summary that addresses teaching and research interests; (3) curriculum vita; (4) provide at least three names as references; and (5) Graduate School transcripts. Applicant screening will begin immediately. Candidates are encouraged to· submit their materials by April 1, 2019; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position should be addressed to Dr. Todd Applegate, Department Head, [email protected]

Location of VacancyAthens Area EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Details

Classification TitleOpen RankFLSAExemptFaculty RankOpen RankContract TypeAcademic (9 mo.)Tenure StatusTenure Track or TenuredMinimum Qualifications

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline

Position Summary

The Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia invites applications for an academic year (9-month) tenured or tenure-track faculty position. The position will have a research (75%) and instruction (25%) appointment. Successful applicants will be expected to establish innovative, nationally-recognized research and teaching programs that complement existing disciplines and faculty within the department. Potential research foci for this position could include poultry welfare, ethology, and/or neurobiology/stress physiology. The successful candidate will be expected to obtain extramural funding related to their research and/or teaching interests, and to develop strong graduate programs that produces leaders and innovators that advance subsequent poultry/avian science research, education and poultry sector innovation. Teaching responsibilities could include departmental undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of the candidate’s expertise and may involve contributing to existing courses or creating new courses. Additional duties include undergraduate mentorship, student recruitment and professional service. The University of Georgia is a preeminent Land Grant university with opportunities for collaboration with faculty that have diverse research interests. Furthermore, the University has core facilities and service laboratories, including Functional Genomic and Proteomic centers, Sequencing and Synthesis facilities, Ultrastructural and Flow Cytometric facilities as well the Agricultural Service Laboratories that are available for research endeavors.

Additional Requirements

All applicants must possess a Ph.D. in poultry/avian science or a closely related field.

To be considered for the rank of Associate Professor, candidates should demonstrate clear and convincing evidence of emerging stature as a regional or national authority as appropriate for the position.

To be eligible for tenure on appointment, candidates must be appointed as an Associate Professor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. Any request for tenure upon appointment must be approved before hire.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or CertificationPreferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Success in obtaining extramural funding, and in program development contributions that integrate basic, applied and pedagogical sciences are preferred but not required.

Physical DemandsIs this a Position of Trust?Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoIs driving a responsibility of this position?Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


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    1. Cover Letter
    2. Other Documents #1
    3. Resume/CV
    4. List of References with Contact Information
    5. Unofficial Transcripts
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      Posted: 1/10/2020
      Application Due: 12/18/2020
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