Associate Professor or Professor - Beef Cattle Research & Extension

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Associate Professor or Professor - Beef Cattle Research & Extension


CAES Animal & Dairy Science

About 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 ( 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.

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The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) is among the best and most established U.S. colleges of agriculture. In its classrooms, its Agricultural Experiment Stations, and its statewide network of UGA Cooperative Extension offices, the faculty, and staff of CAES are dedicated to discovering, teaching, and delivering the science required for healthy living to flourish in Georgia. Agricultural and environmental sciences are only as important as the food you eat, the clothes you wear, and the water and air around you. To improve the quality and guard the safety of life’s necessities, CAES has gathered world-renowned scientists and exceptional students.

University of Georgia’s Tifton Campus ( is situated in the heart of one of the leading and most dynamic agricultural areas of the Southeast U.S. Tifton is a friendly city with a population of 17,000 located along I-75 in south-central Georgia ( with easy access to Atlanta’s International Airport. The UGA Tifton Campus includes 7,000 acres within south Georgia inclusive of field research facilities at Alma, Attapulgus, Camilla, Lyons, Midville, Plains, and Tifton. UGA researchers also collaborate with USDA Agricultural Research Service scientists based on campus. It’s the home of the Coastal Plain Experiment Station. Students attending classes on the UGA Tifton Campus can earn a UGA Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, a Master’s Degree in Plant Protection, or other degree majors. The campus is also home to the National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Laboratory, a collaborative, interdisciplinary research program that develops agricultural methods that safeguard natural resources.

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Benefits Eligible


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Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Inquiries about the position should be directed to Professor Lawton Stewart ([email protected]). Materials to be uploaded include a cover letter along with a statement of research and Extension interests (as Other Document #1; not to exceed three pages) addressing the candidate’s experience relative to the responsibilities of the position, a copy of transcripts, and curriculum vitae. Selected applicants will be required to submit to a background investigation demonstrating eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia and provide official transcripts.

Location of Vacancy:

Tifton 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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

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Open Rank

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Open Rank

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Academic (9 mo.)

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Tenure Track or Tenured

Minimum Qualifications:

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline.

Position Summary:

This is a new tenure track or tenured appointment (80% Extension, 20% research) position in the Department of Animal and Dairy Science (ADS) at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia. It is a nine-month appointment with two months of summer salary (11.111% per month) guaranteed as long as the Extension appointment is maintained with the ability to generate an additional month of summer salary from generated funds. The role will be based out of the UGA Tifton Campus, and will require extension teaching and outreach. This faculty member will serve as a resource on beef production for county Extension agents, cattlemen, and the agribusiness sector in the state and play an active role in state junior livestock programs.

Additional Requirements:

An earned doctorate in Animal Science or related field with scholarship and a background in line with the rank of Associate or Full Professor is required for all candidates.

To be considered at the rank of Associate Professor, candidates must have at least 5 full years in rank at the Assistant Professor level.

To be considered at the rank of Full Professor, candidates must have at least 5 full years in rank at the Associate Professor level.

To be eligible for tenure upon appointment, candidates must be appointed as an associate or full professor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. Candidates must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.

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Discipline-specific criteria and procedures for promotion and tenure with Animal and Dairy Science can be found here:

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

The successful candidate must demonstrate that she/he can conduct a relevant independent Extension and applied research program. A thorough understanding of the U.S. beef cattle industry. The ability to publish in scientific, Extension, and trade publications and the ability to secure extramural funding are expected. Excellent research and service with demonstrated ability to engage in a scholarly community and secure external funding to support creative work in line with the programmatic areas. Candidates should have demonstrated skills and accomplishments in verbal and written communication, interpersonal relationships, and science communication and must be supportive of the land-grant system. Creative and statistical software background appropriate to the discipline.

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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.


Develop and provide leadership for a relevant nationally/internationally recognized beef cattle Extension and research program. Extension activities will include interaction with county agents and other scientists in developing a state-of-the-art information/technology transfer program for the Georgia Beef Industry. The position will direct the Tifton Bull Evaluation Center and Heifer Evaluation and Reproductive Development (HERD) Program. Research activities will be determined based on the successful candidate’s area of expertise, but emphasis will be placed on an externally funded, applied research program.

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Posted: 10/9/2020
Application Due: 1/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time