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Assistant/Associate Professor of Poultry Processing, Product Quality and Safety

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Position Summary

The Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia is seeking applications for a full-time Assistant/Associate Professor of Poultry Science with primary responsibilities in poultry processing, product quality and safety. This is a nine-month, academic-year tenure track position with a 75% Research, 20% Instructional, and 5% service appointment. This position will report to the Department Head. Successful applicants will be expected to establish innovative, nationally-recognized research and teaching programs. Potential research foci could include, but are not limited to, processing methods and equipment, poultry product quality, microbiology and food safety, quality of conversion of muscle to poultry products, factors influencing poultry product quality, and other areas of critical importance to the future of the poultry sector.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, high-impact, extramurally funded research program that advances subsequent poultry/avian science research, education, and poultry sector innovation. The successful candidate is also expected to extensively collaborate and work cooperatively with other scientists within the Department, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the University of Georgia, as well as other land-grant and non-land-grant Universities in the US and globally; effectively support our teaching mission at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and contribute to enriching our institutional missions of teaching, research, and service. Specific teaching assignments will be negotiated, but are expected to be commensurate with a 25% instructional appointment.

The position will be located at the University of Georgia Campus in Athens, Georgia. The University of Georgia ( UGA ) ( www.uga.edu ) is a preeminent Land Grant institution located 70 miles northeast of Atlanta with excellent opportunities for collaboration with faculty that have diverse research interests. The Department of Poultry Science has exceptional research and live bird facilities, including a hatchery, feed mill, pilot-scale poultry processing and further processing facility, and a poultry products food-safety intervention validation facility. Opportunities for collaboration exist within the department and across UGA units such as animal/dairy science, food science, engineering, veterinary and biomedical sciences, poultry health and diagnostics as well as local USDA - ARS scientists. With 29 processing and further processing facilities for broiler meat, several egg products facilities, and the largest shipping port in the US for poultry exports, this position is key to the success of the poultry sector.

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences ( CAES ) at UGA is a global leader in innovation that seeks to propel the agricultural industry forward through world-class teaching, research and outreach that addresses the need for increased technology in agricultural production.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit the following documentation in electronic format: (1) letter of application; (2) curriculum vita; (3) Graduate School transcripts (4) a list of 3 references with contact information including email address, and (5) 1 to 2-page statements of research and teaching philosophies, including accomplishments and future goals. Applicant screening will begin immediately. To assure full consideration, applications must be received by March 15, 2024. The start date is on/after August 1, 2024. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position should be addressed to Dr. Todd Applegate, Department Head, applegt@uga.edu .

Posting Details

Posting Number

F1864P

Working Title

Assistant/Associate Professor of Poultry Processing, Product Quality and Safety

Department

CAES-Poultry Science

About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/ ). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to 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 employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

College/Unit/Department website

https://poultry.caes.uga.edu/

Posting Type

External

Retirement Plan

TRS or ORP

Employment Type

Employee

Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible

Underutilization

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

Anticipated Start Date

08/01/2024

Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)

Job Posting Date

01/25/2024

Job Closing Date

Open until filled

Yes

Location of Vacancy

Athens Area

EEO Statement

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 (hrweb@uga.edu).

USG Core Values Statement

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy 8.2.18.1.2 and can be found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section8/C224/#p8.2.18_personnel_conduct .

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section6/C2653 .

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Open Rank

FLSA

Faculty Rank

Open Rank (Tenure Track)

Contract Type

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status

Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in microbiology, muscle biology, food engineering, food safety, or related field.

Additional Requirements

To be considered for the rank of Associate Professor, candidates should demonstrate clear and convincing evidence of emerging stature as a regional or national authority as appropriate for the position. Assessment of rank on hire for appointees will be consistent with the requirements for ranks beginning on page 11 of the UGA Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion, & Tenure ( https://provost.uga.edu/faculty-affairs/guidelines_for_appointment_promotion_tenure_of_academic_rank_faculty_rev23_for_print_or_webiste_ew.pdf ) and the tenure processes of the appointing department UGA P&T Criteria by Unit ( https://provost.uga.edu/ resources/documents/Poultry_Science 2015.pdf ). To be eligible for tenure on appointment, candidates must be appointed as an Associate Professor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrable national reputation to the institution. Any request for tenure upon appointment must be approved before hire.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Candidates should have a background in meat processing, animal product quality assessment, microbiology, muscle biology, food engineering, or food safety. Candidates with a demonstrated record of collaborative research, extramural grant success, program development contributions, and student mentorship are preferred.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Strong organizational, interpersonal (written and oral) and demonstrated collaborative skills are also preferred.

Physical Demands

Is this a Position of Trust?

Yes

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?

Yes

Does this position require a P-Card?

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?

No

Is driving a responsibility of this position?

Yes

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)

Yes

Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website .

Background Investigation Policy

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website .

Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities

Develop a vigorous, high-impact, extramurally funded research program in focal areas that could include, but are not limited to, processing methods and equipment, poultry product quality, microbiology and food safety, quality of conversion of muscle to poultry products, factors influencing poultry product quality, and other areas of critical importance to the future of the poultry sector.

Percentage Of Time

75

Duties/Responsibilities

Effectively support our teaching mission at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and contribute to enriching our institutional missions of teaching, research, and service.

Percentage Of Time

20

Duties/Responsibilities

Extensively collaborate and work cooperatively with other scientists within the Department, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the University of Georgia, as well as other land-grant and non-land-grant Universities in the US and globally.

Percentage Of Time

5

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. List of References with Contact Information
  5. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
Optional Documents

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