Tenure Track Assistant/Associate/Professor of Integrative Precision Poultry Science
The University of Georgia
Location: Athens, Georgia
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Doctorate
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Years of Experience:
2 - 4
Internal Number: 259565
The Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia is seeking applications for an Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Poultry Science to complement the Integrative and Precision Agriculture initiatives across campus through collaborative research and teaching efforts. This is a nine-month, academic-year tenure track position with a75% Research and 25% Instructional appointment. Successful applicants will be expected to establish innovative, nationally-recognized research and teaching programs. Potential research foci could include application of machine learning and data science, systems modeling, and AI-enabled decision support focused on poultry production, processing, food-safety, animal well-being and health, and other areas of critical importance to the future of the poultry industry. Outstanding candidates who can contribute significantly to the application of digital technologies, data analytics, or models to poultry systems are especially encouraged to apply. Illustrative examples of the type of expertise sought could include, but is not limited to:
Leveraging data to better understand intervention strategies for reduction of foodborne pathogens
Utilizing systems modeling to develop sustainability indices and strategies to minimize the environmental impact of poultry production through reducing energy and resource usage and/or improving energy efficiency within intensive operations
Utilizing phenotypic data (e.g., quantitative well-being measures, muscle quality, disease resilience) to aide in developing processes to guide genotypic selection
Developing advanced computational strategies to aide in feedstuff quality control, develop precision nutrition delivery strategies, and/or integrate poultry housing systems management
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 a diverse and inclusive environment within the university. Specific teaching assignments will be negotiated, but are expected to be commensurate with a 25% instructional appointment.
Applicants must possess a Ph.D. with computational and/or artificial intelligence experience. Candidates with a demonstrated record of collaborative research, extramural grant success, program development contributions that integrate data for applied decision making, and student mentorship are preferred.
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 (https://provost.uga.edu/resources/documents/UGA_Guidelines_for_APT_4_2017_online.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 demonstrably national reputation to the institution. Any request for tenure upon appointment must be approved before hire.