Extension Specialist-Poultry Management
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Type of Position:Faculty - Non-Tenure
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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Department:Poultry Science * Department Head
Summary of Job Duties:Summary:
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 husbandry, production, and management 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. 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.
Extension: Responsibilities for this position will include development and implementation of science-based educational outreach programs to increase producer knowledge and understanding of poultry husbandry, production, and management. 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 production and management through interactions/collaborations with industry personnel, governmental agencies, county-based extension agents, extension specialists, and research-oriented faculty in poultry science and related disciplines.
Research: Responsibilities include developing and applying research techniques related to commercial poultry husbandry, production, and management; potentially including, but not limited to the specific areas of lighting, ventilation, water quality, and/or flooring systems. Moreover, this individual would be expected to contribute to the emerging Division of Agriculture's Precision Agriculture Program. 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. Opportunities exist to interact with fellow research scientists and extension specialists through participation in various interdepartmental programs.
Ph.D. in Poultry Science, Animal Science, or related discipline is required.
Training in commercial poultry husbandry and production management is preferred. Postdoctoral and/or industry experience is highly desirable.
Skills & Knowledge
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.
Commensurate with education and experience
Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)
Required Documents to Apply:
Listing of Publications, Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Applicants should submit a letter of application indicating the rank at which they wish to be considered, curriculum vitae, examples of written research and extension outputs, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and names and addresses of three professional references. Applicants will be considered until the position is filled. Women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
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Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021 and will continue until a satisfactory candidate is identified. Please address application materials to Dr. Dustan Clark, Chair, Search Advisory Committee.
Recruitment Contact Information:
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Pre-employment Screening Requirements:Motor Vehicle Reports Check
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 System Division of Agriculture commits itself to policies of affirmative action and diversity with respect to both employment opportunities and program participation. The Division complies with these policies not merely because of legal requirements, but because we believe that such practices are basic to human dignity. As such, the Division welcomes all applicants to apply without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. Candidates must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
Constant Physical Activity:Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion, Talking, Walking
Frequent Physical Activity:N/A
Occasional Physical Activity:Driving