Assistant or Associate Professor of Poultry Parasitology and Intestinal Health
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Type of Position:Faculty - Tenure/Tenure Track
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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POSC | Poultry Sciences
The successful candidate will develop a nationally competitive, sustainable, and collaborative research program in poultry parasitology and intestinal health that meets the critical research needs of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station and its stakeholders in the commercial poultry and allied industries. Areas of specialization could include basic and applied research on the risk factors, epidemiology, pathogenesis, prevention, and control of avian coccidiosis, necrotic enteritis, histomoniasis, and other enteric diseases of poultry. The successful candidate will be expected to recruit and supervise graduate students pursuing degrees in Poultry Science, direct undergraduate research, and secure extramural funding from federal, state, commodity, and industry sources. The position will also effectively contribute to the unit’s teaching needs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, with potential courses addressing poultry enteric health, parasitology, and/or general poultry production. The successful candidate will work in the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science (CEPS), which includes Department of Poultry Science faculty and affiliated Division of Agriculture and USDA-ARS scientists. The CEPS is housed in the John W. Tyson building, a 112,000 square foot laboratory, classroom, and office complex located on the campus of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. The CEPS also includes a poultry research farm, a pilot processing plant, feed mill, poultry health and isolation unit, and commercial style research farms for broilers.
Summary of Job Duties:
A Ph.D. with relevant research experience in poultry intestinal health and parasitology is preferred. An individual whose Ph.D. is in a closely related discipline of intestinal health and parasitology of other species may be considered if the candidate has demonstrated experience in poultry research and/or production. Current students must have completed their Ph.D. degree requirements prior to their starting date.
Commensurate with education and experience
Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)
Required Documents to Apply:
Required Documents to Apply: 1) a letter of application, 2) a curriculum vitae detailing education background qualifications, experience, and publications, 3) a statement of research plans and goals, 4) a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, 5) unofficial or official transcripts, and 6) names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three individuals who will serve as references.
Additional Information: This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track position with a competitive benefits package including a nationally-competitive matching retirement program. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021 and will continue until a qualified candidate is identified.
Recruitment Contact Information: Inquiries on the position or application process should be addressed to Dr. Samuel Rochell, Chair of the Search Advisory Committee
Samuel Rochell, Assistant Professor, firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.