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Assistant Professor - Extension Poultry Scientist

University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR, USA
Posted on Friday, August 4, 2023

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Faculty - Non-Tenure

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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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Poultry Science * Department Head

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Summary of Job Duties:

The Center of Excellence for Poultry Science is seeking applicants for a new faculty and extension specialist position to work with current faculty and stakeholders in poultry processing and regulation, and food safety in Arkansas. The poultry industry is a vital segment of the Arkansas economy with currently over 6000 farms in the state and growth continuing in the Northeast (NE) and Southwest (SW) areas of the state and 87 poultry processing facilities. The Arkansas poultry industry has broiler, layer, turkey, and gamebird segments as well as a diverse allied industry supporting all facets of commercial poultry production and processing.

Extension: Responsibilities for this position will include development and implementation of science-based educational outreach programs to increase producer knowledge and understanding of poultry processing practices, processing regulation and food safety. The educational outreach will be delivered using both traditional and digital platforms, and outcome assessments will be developed. The successful candidate will be expected to provide state and regional leadership in poultry processing and food safety through interactions/collaborations with industry personnel, governmental agencies, county-based extension agents, extension specialists, and research-oriented faculty in poultry science, food science, and related disciplines.

Research: Responsibilities include developing and applying research techniques related to poultry processing, processing regulation and food safety. Moreover, this individual would be expected to garner national grant funding and form collaborations with researchers and stakeholders. This applied research program would complement the individual’s extension program allowing direct interaction with commercial poultry growers and integrators to solve current management-related issues.

Teaching: Responsibilities include teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will be expected to teach one departmental poultry science production course per year, and potentially contribute to other departmental courses. In addition, the successful candidate will direct graduate students pursuing an online Master of Science in Food Safety degree. Opportunities exist to interact with fellow research scientists and extension specialists through participation in various interdepartmental programs. The person occupying this position would be expected to make programmatic contributions to the UADA Center for Food Safety, located in the Milo J. Shult Agricultural Research and Extension Center.


Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Poultry Science, Food Science, Animal Science, or related discipline is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Training in food safety, poultry processing and regulation is preferred. Postdoctoral and/or industry experience is highly desirable.

Skills & Abilities

Ability and interest to effectively contribute to interdisciplinary teams for the promotion of the poultry industry should be a goal. Strong communication skills and the ability to secure extramural funding to support applied research and extension programs are also required.

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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

Optional Documents:

Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Recruitment Contact Information:

Sara Orlowski | Professor

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:

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 is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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