Assistant or Associate Professor – Non-Ruminant Nutrition

University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Posted Date
Aug 12, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Title & Description: Assistant or Associate Professor – Non-Ruminant Nutrition. This is a nine-month, tenure track or tenured appointment (70% Research, 30% Teaching) position with the ability to generate an additional 3 months of summer salary from extramural grant funds in the Department of Animal and Dairy Science (ADS, in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia (UGA). The position will be located at the UGA Athens Campus.

Major Responsibilities: This is a nine-month academic-year tenure track position with a 70% Research and 30% Teaching appointment in non-ruminant nutrition in the Department of Animal and Dairy Science (ADS) ( in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia (UGA) with the ability to generate an additional 3 months of summer salary from extramural grant funds.

The successful candidate is expected to develop and provide leadership for a relevant nationally/ internationally recognized non-ruminant research and teaching program, with an emphasis on nutrition related to the interactions of the gut microbiome and neonatal development with the ability to interact with our Regenerative Bioscience Center faculty as well as our meat science faculty. The specific research program will be determined based on the successful candidate’s area(s) of expertise, but emphasis will be placed on the ability to develop an externally funded, research program. This faculty member will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate non- ruminant nutrition courses within the department.

The University of Georgia offers an exceptional environment for collaborative work. The Department of Animal and Dairy Science on top of its diverse faculty hosts the Center for Regenerative Bioscience and provides a stimulating environment and unique opportunities for collaborative research. The new hire is expected to extensively collaborate with colleagues within the Department, College, and University.

Qualifications: Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in animal science, nutrition, or closely related fields. A proven record of excellence in non-ruminant nutrition is expected. The ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with colleagues is essential. Post-doctoral background including a history with the microbiome, neonatal development, tissue growth, and development, or other related biomedical areas of expertise is desirable.

Candidates with a proven record of carrying and publishing innovative research, and securing extramural funding are highly encouraged to apply. 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: 2020.pdf Discipline-specific criteria and procedures for promotion and tenure with Animal and Dairy Science found here: science-ptu-2019.pdf.

Position Available: January 1, 2023. 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 search committee chair Franklin West ( All application materials must be submitted via the University’s UGA Jobs portal at https:// Materials to be uploaded include: (a) cover letter, (b) curriculum vita; (c) a list of 3 references with contact information, (d) a statement of research and teaching philosophy (as Other Document #1; not to exceed three pages) addressing the candidate’s experience relative to the responsibilities of the position, and (e) a copy of transcripts. 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 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 40,000 students including over 29,500 undergraduates and over 9,000 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.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (




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