The Poultry Science department of Auburn University is seeking candidates for the position of Associate Director. The individual selected for this position will be responsible for day-to-day operations of live production and processing plant activities of the Miller Poultry Research and Education Center. These responsibilities will include directing and coordinating the work of staff and facilitating research, teaching, and extension activities within the center. The individual selected will be responsible to operate a “state of the art” processing plant and develop standard operation procedures for safety and sanitation to ensure research integrity.
The individual selected for this position will be working in conjunction with the Director to oversee the major aspects of the Miller Center research and education programs. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs and may include the following: 1) animal production studies; 2) feed mill experiments; 3) poultry processing projects; 4) management of staff; 5) coordination and logistics of education and research activities; 6) facilitation of industry workshops; 7) maintaining compliance with state and federal regulations and Auburn University policies; 8) Computer skills are essential; 9) Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills are essential.
Interested individuals can apply at http://www.auemployment.com/postings/18333. Please utilize the attachment feature on the on-line application system and attach the following: cover letter, resume. Only complete application packets will be considered for selection. Selected candidate must relocate to the Auburn area and meet eligibility requirements for work in the U.S. by the employment date. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Charles Starkey, Search Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The minimum qualifications include a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Agricultural Business, Management, Business, or related field and 5 years of experience in Agricultural operations and/or agricultural research with progressively increasing levels of responsibility and accountability.
Desired qualifications include the following: 1. Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution in Poultry Science or related field
2. The preferred candidate should adhere to high professional standards, have exceptional customer service skills, and demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of scientific methods.
About Auburn University
Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2019, it was ranked 52nd among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctoral degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2018 enrollment of 30,440 students includes 24,628 undergraduates and 5,812 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, positive work environment, student engagement, and beautiful campus.
Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public-school systems and regional medical centers.