Assistant/Associate Professor - Poultry Microbiologist
Location: Auburn, Alabama
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Doctorate
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.
Minimum qualifications include: 1) an earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Microbiology/Molecular Biology, Poultry/Animal Science with an emphasis on microbiology/molecular biology, or closely related field at the time employment begins; 2) microbiology research experience and demonstrable ability to independently develop, conduct, and publish research in this area commensurate with the candidate’s experience; 3) possess excellent written and interpersonal skills to interact with diverse audiences, deliver educational materials, and mentor graduate students; 4) excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with other faculty, students, and industry professionals; 5) demonstrated or potential ability to secure extramural research and/or teaching funding commensurate with the candidate’s experience. The candidate must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment.
Desired qualifications: Postdoctoral, teaching, and/or commercial poultry industry experience are desirable.
Cover letter that addresses the applicant’s experience pertinent to the position responsibilities
Current curriculum vita
Copies of all academic transcripts
Statement of research philosophy and plan
Statement of undergraduate and graduate teaching philosophy
Diversity statement on your efforts or thoughts on how to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion
When prompted during the on-line process, please provide names, email addresses and phone numbers for three (3) professional references. Only completed application materials will be considered. To ensure consideration for the position, applicants are encouraged to apply by end of business November 15, 2022. The search may continue until the position is filled. Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Dianna Bourassa, Search Committee Chair, Email: email@example.com.
Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2019, it was ranked 52nd among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctoral degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2018 enrollment of 30,440 students includes 24,628 undergraduates and 5,812 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, positive work environment, student engagement, and beautiful campus. Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples. For more information about Auburn University and faculty jobs, visit the following link: http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/facultyjobs/.
Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN EEO/VET/DISABILITY EMPLOYER
Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. It was ranked 52nd among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and doctoral degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2018 enrollment of 30,440 students includes 24,628 undergraduates and 5,812 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus.