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Assistant/Associate Professor - Poultry Nutrition

University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2022

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Type of Position:

Faculty - Tenure/Tenure Track

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Institution Name:

Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas county. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees. The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture. The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration. As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance.

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POSC | Poultry Sciences

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Summary of Job Duties:

• The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville invite applications for a 12-month, tenure-track assistant or associate professor with an appointment in the Department of Poultry Science. The appointment will consist of effort expectations of research (80%) and teaching (20%).
• The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally funded research program around poultry nutrition and/or poultry feed milling or manufacturing. The successful candidate must be able to direct and advise graduate students and have an interest in teaching poultry nutrition or poultry feed manufacturing / feed milling at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will supervise a research program with emphasis on poultry nutrition or feed manufacturing. Excellent opportunities exist for active collaboration with current faculty within the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science as well as faculty from the Department of Animal Science and other units in Bumpers College and the U of A System Division of Agriculture.
• The successful candidate will work in the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science (CEPS), which includes Department of Poultry Science faculty and affiliated Division of Agriculture and USDA-ARS scientists. The CEPS is housed in the John W. Tyson building, a 112,000 square foot laboratory, classroom, and office complex located on the campus of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. The CEPS also includes a poultry research farm, a pilot processing plant, feed mill, poultry health and isolation unit, and commercial style research farms for broilers.


Required qualifications:

  • PhD in poultry nutrition, poultry feed milling / manufacturing, or closely related field with application to monogastric nutrition.
  • Evidence of demonstrated research ability and effective oral and written communication skills are essential.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Teaching experience, background or training with feed manufacturing or milling, and demonstrated ability to establish relationships with the commercial poultry industry.

Additional Information:

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)

Optional Documents:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Recruitment Contact Information:

Michael Kidd | POSC Professor
Office phone: (479) 575-4379 | Email:

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Motor Vehicle Reports Check

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture may conduct pre-employment background checks on certain positions for applicants being considered for employment. The background checks may include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal background check or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absences of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a consistent, non-discriminatory manner consistent with the state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture commits itself to policies of affirmative action and diversity with respect to both employment opportunities and program participation. The Division complies with these policies not merely because of legal requirements, but because we believe that such practices are basic to human dignity. As such, the Division welcomes all applicants to apply without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. Candidates must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:

Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion

Frequent Physical Activity:

Hearing, Talking

Occasional Physical Activity:

Driving, Sitting, Standing

Benefits Eligible: