Position Summary

Salary and Other Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Start Date

Aug 01, 2022

Position Description

The Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia is seeking applicants for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Poultry Science.  The position is a nine-month academic-year tenure track position with a 75% Extension and 25% Research appointment, with a guarantee of two months of summer salary.  Successful applicants will be expected to establish innovative, nationally-recognized Extension and applied research programs that complement existing disciplines and faculty within the department.  Potential Extension/research foci for the position could include: poultry food safety/processing, incubation/ hatchery, nutrition, and poultry production systems.  The successful candidate will be expected to obtain extramural funding related to their Extension and/or research interests that advance subsequent poultry/avian science research, education and poultry sector innovation. Additional duties include Extension youth activities, undergraduate and graduate student mentorship, and student recruitment. The incumbent will collaborate and work cooperatively with other scientists, county faculty, and industry clientele as well as have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


The position will be located at the University of Georgia Campus in Athens, Georgia. The University of Georgia (www.uga.edu) is a preeminent Land Grant institution located 70 miles northeast of Atlanta with excellent opportunities for collaboration with faculty that have diverse research interests.  The Department of Poultry Science has exceptional research and live bird facilities, including a hatchery, feed mill, and pilot-scale poultry processing facility. Opportunities for collaboration exist within the department and across the University of Georgia with units such as ecology, engineering, veterinary and biomedical sciences, poultry health and diagnostics as well as local USDA scientists


Required Qualifications

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. with experience in poultry/avian science.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates with a demonstrated record of collaborative applied research/Extension, extramural grant success, program development contributions that integrate applied science and public outreach, and student mentorship are preferred.

Other Requirements

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 be approved before hire.

Contact Name

Todd Applegate

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Application Instructions

Applicants should submit (1) letter of application; (2) curriculum vita; (3) Graduate School transcripts (4) a list of 3 references with contact information including email address, (5) a 1 to 2-page statement of Extension philosophy, accomplishments and future goals, and (6) a 1 to 2-page statement of research accomplishments and future goals. Applicant screening will begin immediately. To assure full consideration, applications must be received by November 1, 2021. The expected start date is August 1, 2022 and the position will remain open until filled. Questions regarding the position should be addressed to Dr. Todd Applegate, Department Head, applegt@uga.edu

Equal Employer Statement(s)

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

About The University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (www.uga.edu) is a preeminent Land Grant institution located 70 miles northeast of Atlanta with excellent opportunities for collaboration with faculty that have diverse research interests.