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 is a Poultry/Avian Scientist which may be filled at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor as qualifications of the candidate dictate. 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.
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.