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Assistant Professor - Poultry & Egg Processing Specialist

NC State University
Raleigh, NC

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Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Assistant Professor - Poultry & Egg Processing Specialist

Anticipated Hiring Range:

Commensurate with Experience

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday (8AM - 5PM)

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

Poultry Science

About the Department:

The Prestage Department of Poultry Science is one of only six land-grant academic departments in the U.S. dedicated to poultry science. We produce nearly a third of all poultry science graduates. Our complete career-preparation pipeline – with abundant scholarship opportunities and a 95% job placement rate – ensures that our graduates go out into the world ready to make real impact. Poultry production leads North Carolina’s agricultural economy, producing almost 10% of the nation’s product. Those 800 million broilers, 36 million turkeys and 3 billion eggs bring in $3.9 billion a year. And our department is front and center, fueling innovation and producing its next generation of leaders.

Essential Job Duties:

The Prestage Department of Poultry Science (PDPS) at North Carolina State University is dedicated to supporting the poultry industry, consumers, and other stakeholders. Currently, the PDPS is the only program in the world with a “mini-integration” infrastructure that enables the training of students and the pursuit of research on all aspects of the modern commercial poultry production system. NC State’s PDPS is the only institution that has a Feed Mill Educational Unit, Poultry and Egg Processing Laboratories, Chicken Education Unit, Turkey Education Unit, Poultry Teaching Unit, and Animal and Poultry Waste Management Processing Facility. The PDPS mini-integration system has the unique ability to link issues in any area of the poultry industry to factors in other area(s) of the industry. This provides PDPS with the opportunity to evaluate industry relevant scenarios, collect integrated data, and provide real-world solutions.

The Prestage Department of Poultry Science (PDPS) is seeking a Poultry & Egg Processing and Extension Specialist for Poultry Integrated Systems. This position will be at the Assistant Professor rank. The production of broilers, turkeys, and eggs collectively make up the largest sector (41.8% or over $5 billion) of North Carolina’s total farm income. The NC poultry industry produces over 126,933 jobs and is estimated to contribute $36.6 billion to the state’s GDP.

The key duties of this faculty position are to develop an extension (60%), research (30%), and teaching (10%) program consistent with the needs of the North Carolina commercial poultry industry in the area of poultry & egg processing and with the individual’s area(s) of expertise. The expectation for this faculty member is to provide expertise related to improving the processing of poultry and eggs associated with integrated poultry production. The faculty member will create a program related to muscle and egg physiology, chemistry, and biochemistry to assist the poultry meat and egg processing industry. The successful candidate is also expected to work collaboratively to address preharvest and postharvest challenges and opportunities in the poultry and egg processing arena. This faculty member will also address State and Federal rules and regulations governing the processing of poultry meat and eggs.

The recruitment, hiring, and retention of a diverse workforce are essential to the university’s pursuit of continued excellence and in keeping with its core mission and values. We are seeking candidates from a broad diversity of backgrounds and experiences. The selected candidate will be expected to promote a culture that is welcoming and inclusive of all groups.

Other Responsibilities:

The faculty member is expected to secure extramural funding to support extension/outreach and research activities, and collaborate with other departmental and University faculty to generate a multidisciplinary program. The successful candidate is expected to develop and teach courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. They will also be responsible for mentoring, advising, and directing graduate students. This faculty member will work closely with the commercial poultry and egg industry as well as interact with other departmental, regional and national University faculty, Extension faculty, Extension field faculty, agribusiness colleagues, commodity associations, and representatives of government agencies.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Ph.D. in Poultry Science, Animal Science, Food Science, Meat Science, or another closely related field with knowledge and understanding of poultry and/or egg processing.

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills to convey scientific information to broad and diverse audiences.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to obtain extramural funding.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in integrated poultry and egg processing.
  • Extension experience.
  • Record of securing extramural funding.
  • Undergraduate or graduate teaching experience.
  • Publications relating to the position description. U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulatory knowledge or experience.

Required License(s) or Certification(s):

Valid NC Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of hire. The position will be required to travel to and from campus/labs and field site locations.

Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

Open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In addition to your application please submit a cover letter, CV, and the contact information for three (3) professional references.

Position Number:


Position Type:

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Mandatory - Medical Emergencies

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department ID:

111901 - Poultry Science


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.


NC State: Think and Do

NC State was founded with a purpose: to create economic, societal and intellectual prosperity for the people of North Carolina and the country. We began as a land-grant institution teaching the agricultural and mechanical arts. Today, we're a pre-eminent research enterprise with 12 colleges excelling in all major academic fields.

NC State studentsOur 34,000 high-performing students take what they learn in the classroom and apply it in the real world by conducting research, working in internships and co-ops, and performing acts of world-changing service. That experiential education ensures that they leave here ready to lead the workforce. NC State's 13:1 student-faculty ratio is one of the reasons why we're the best college for your money in North Carolina (Money) and the No. 5 best value among public universities nationally (U.S. News & World Report).

Overcoming Challenges, Improving Lives

NC State is one of only two universities in the nation leading two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers — one developing wearable, self-powered health monitors, and the other researching smart-grid technology. We’re also leading interdisciplinary efforts to curb nuclear proliferation, help farmers confront climate change and build a new American manufacturing sector.

Our research doesn't just get published in a journal or sit on a shelf; it makes an impact. NC State is No. 6 nationwide in commercialization agreements based on university research, and we're No. 2 among universities without a medical school. Our Cooperative Extension Service provides research-based information to citizens in all 100 North Carolina counties. In addition, our industrial extension unit — Industry Expansion Solutions — has created an economic benefit for the state's manufacturers averaging $149 million per year since 2005.

Bright Minds Creating a Bold Future

NC State’s 9,000 faculty and staff are world leaders in their fields, bridging the divides between academic disciplines and training high-caliber students to meet tomorrow’s challenges. NC State students won two Goldwater scholarships, five Fulbright scholarships, one Churchill scholarship and a record-breaking 25 National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships in the 2016-2017 academic year. In addition, 25 faculty are members of the National Academies.

NC State bldg in darkOur Centennial Campus, an award-winning public-private research campus, is home to more than 70 partner organizations working alongside more than 70 NC State research and academic units. Centennial is also the location of the innovative Hunt Library, which Time magazine has dubbed “the library of the future.”

In Raleigh and Around the World

It all happens in one of the best cities in America. A top spot for job-seekers and tech professionals, Raleigh is nationally recognized as a leading urban center:

NC State building oldWith Durham and Chapel Hill, Raleigh anchors the Research Triangle, a national hotspot for high-tech enterprise. The top companies in the region — including IBM, Cisco Systems, SAS Institute, Biogen Idec and GlaxoSmithKline — are among the country’s best employers. They also lead the way in hiring new NC State graduates.

More than 130 years after its creation, NC State continues to make its founding purpose a reality. Every day, our career-ready graduates and world-leading faculty make the fruits of learning and discovery available to people across the state, throughout the nation and around the world.

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