Assistant/Associate Professor of Poultry Science/Extension Specialist

University of Georgia
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 31, 2021

Position Summary

The Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia is seeking applicants for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Poultry Science. The position is a nine-month academic-year tenure track position with a 75% Extension and 25% Research appointment, with a guarantee of two months of summer salary as long as the position retains at least 50% allocation of effort as Extension. Successful applicants will be expected to establish innovative, nationally-recognized Extension and applied research programs that complement existing disciplines and faculty within the department. Potential Extension/research foci for the position could include: poultry food safety/processing, incubation/ hatchery, nutrition, and poultry production systems. The successful candidate will be expected to obtain extramural funding related to their Extension and/or research interests that advance subsequent poultry/avian science research, education, and poultry sector innovation.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit (1) letter of application; (2) curriculum vita; (3) Graduate School transcripts (4) a list of 3 references with contact information including email address, (5) a 1 to 2-page statement of Extension philosophy, accomplishments and future goals, and (6) a 1 to 2-page statement of research accomplishments and future goals. Applicant screening will begin immediately. To assure full consideration, applications must be received by November 1, 2021. The expected start date is August 1, 2022 and the position will remain open until filled. Questions regarding the position should be addressed to Dr. Todd Applegate, Department Head,

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Poultry Science/Extension Specialist


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About the University of Georgia

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 15 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 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 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

The position will be located at the University of Georgia Campus in Athens, Georgia. The University of Georgia is a preeminent Land Grant institution 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, and pilot-scale poultry processing facility. Opportunities for collaboration exist within the department and across the University of Georgia with units such as ecology, engineering, veterinary and biomedical sciences, poultry health and diagnostics as well as local USDA scientists.

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Benefits Eligible


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Open until filled


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 (

Position Details

Position Information

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Open Rank


Faculty Rank

Open Rank (Tenure Track)

Contract Type

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status

Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. with competencies in poultry/avian science.

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 21 of the UGA Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion, & Tenure and the tenure processes of the appointing department UGA P&T Criteria by Unit . 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 demonstrably national reputation to the institution. Any request for tenure upon appointment be approved before hire.

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

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

A demonstrated record of collaborative applied research/Extension, extramural grant success, program development contributions that integrate applied science and public outreach, and student mentorship are preferred.

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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.



Extension youth activities, undergraduate and graduate student mentorship, and student recruitment. Collaborate and work cooperatively with other scientists, county faculty, and industry clientele as well as have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

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Applicant Documents
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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. List of References with Contact Information
  5. Public Svc/Extension Philosophy
  6. Research Portfolio/Philosophy
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