Assistant or Associate Professor - Beef Cattle Research and Extension

The University of Georgia Department of Animal & Dairy Science
Georgia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jan 22, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Major Responsibilities: This is a nine-month, tenure track or tenured appointment (80% Extension, 20% research, position) with two months of summer salary (11.111% per month) guaranteed in the Department of Animal and Dairy Science (ADS, in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia as long as the Extension appointment is maintained with the ability to generate an additional month of summer salary from generated funds. The position will be located at the UGA Tifton Campus. The UGA Tifton Campus lies in the heart of South Georgia agriculture and is the home of the Coastal Plain Experiment Station.

The individual is expected to develop and provide leadership for a relevant nationally/ internationally recognized beef cattle Extension and research program. Extension activities include interaction with county agents and other scientists in developing a state-of-the-art information/technology transfer program for the Georgia Beef Industry. The position will direct the Tifton Bull Evaluation Center and Heifer Evaluation and Reproductive Development (HERD) Program. Research activities will be determined based on the successful candidate’s area of expertise, but the emphasis will be placed on an externally funded, applied research program.  This faculty member will serve as a resource on beef production for county Extension agents, cattlemen, and the agribusiness sector in the state and play an active role in state junior livestock programs.

Qualifications: Candidates should hold a PhD in Animal Science or related field with emphasis in beef cattle.  To be considered at the rank of Associate Professor, candidates must have at least 5 full years in rank at the Assistant Professor level.  To be eligible for tenure upon 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.  Candidates must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire. Appointment, Promotion & Tenure of Academic Rank Faculty found here:  Discipline-specific criteria and procedures for promotion and tenure with Animal and Dairy Science found here:

Preferred Qualifications: A thorough understanding of current beef cattle practices is preferred.  Candidates should have demonstrated skills and accomplishments in verbal and written communication, interpersonal relationships, and science communication and must be supportive of the land-grant system. The successful candidate will have to demonstrate that they can conduct applied research and develop a relevant beef Extension program. The ability to publish in Extension, scientific and trade publications and the ability to secure extramural funding are expected.  Excellent research and service with demonstrated ability to engage in a scholarly community and secure external funding to support creative work in line with the programmatic areas.  Creative and statistical software background appropriate to the discipline.

Position Available: July 1, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Salary: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure: Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Lawton Stewart ( All application materials must be submitted via the University’s UGAJobs portal at Materials to be uploaded include a cover letter along with a statement of research and Extension interests (as Other Document #1; not to exceed three pages) addressing the candidate’s experience relative to the responsibilities of the position, a copy of transcripts, and curriculum vitae. Selected applicants will be required to submit to a background investigation demonstrating eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia and provide official transcripts.

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and the most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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