Assistant/Associate Professor - Poultry Microbiologist
Auburn University at Auburn
Location: Auburn, Alabama
Internal Number: 32417
The Auburn University (www.auburn.edu) College of Agriculture's Department of Poultry Science is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor – Poultry Microbiologist. The position is a nine (9)-month, tenure track position. The successful candidate will have a 75% research and 25% instruction appointment. The projected start date is August 16, 2023.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will develop and maintain a nationally and internationally recognized, extramurally (government and industry) funded research program in the area of poultry microbiology. This position will allow for the determination of basic research as it relates to pathogens associated with fresh and further-processed poultry products such as Salmonella, Campylobacter, and/or Listeria. The candidate should have the ability to apply modern molecular methods in detection, characterization, and identification of pathogens in food safety research such as genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and relevant bioinformatics. The candidate will be expected to actively seek extramural funding for their program and collaborate with other scientists within, but not limited to the Colleges of Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and/or Science and Mathematics as well as poultry industry leaders on food safety research. The ideal candidate will complement existing programs in nutrition, gastrointestinal development and health, growth biology, applied meat science, sensory science, and applied food safety.
The candidate is also expected to actively engage in scholarly activity related to instruction, including, but not limited to teaching courses, participating in curriculum revision and enhancement, seeking funding for the teaching program, and mentoring undergraduate students. The incumbent will develop an undergraduate-level foundation poultry science course and two graduate-level courses in food safety/microbiology. The candidate's teaching responsibilities and/or appointment may change in accordance with the candidate's expertise and needs of the department. Development of a strong graduate student training program is expected. The candidate will participate in graduate (and undergraduate) education by mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, chairing and serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis and dissertation research, and publishing the research results with their students in reputable, peer-reviewed journals.
As a land-grant institution, all Auburn University faculty are expected to be supportive of and contribute to all three land-grant mission areas – Research, Teaching, and Extension – regardless of the assignment split specified in the position announcement.
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