This tenure track position has a 75% extension and applied research, and 25% teaching responsibility in the area of poultry science production and management. The successful candidate will function as a member of the Penn State Extension Poultry Team. The extension component of the position will include conducting innovative, poultry-relevant extension and applied research in one or more of the following areas: production, management, nutrition, nutrient management, biosecurity and disease prevention. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a productive and externally funded research program that is focused on meat bird (broiler, turkey, and game bird) needs. The research conducted will be undertaken independently and in collaboration, as appropriate, with colleagues in the Animal Diagnostic Laboratory and the Departments of Food Science, Agricultural and Biological Engineering and/or Entomology, and other appropriate academic units. Teaching responsibilities will include teaching AN SC 311 (Poultry Production and Management) and co-teaching undergraduate courses that relate to poultry products (meat and eggs), nutrition, production and management. The successful applicant will be involved in advising undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to engage in appropriate collaborative and interdisciplinary activities within and outside the department.
As a member of the Extension Poultry Team, the incumbent will be responsible for developing and implementing meaningful educational programs using modern on-line tools and face-to-face formats. The individual will be expected to engage in extension activities that are consistent with the new Extension Business Model.
Individuals must have a Ph.D. in Poultry Science, Animal Science or other related fields, or a closely related field with an emphasis on poultry physiology, nutrition, or environmental management. One to five years of industry and/or extension experience are desired. Applicants shall have strong indications of potential for excelling in the development and delivery of extension programs, and conducting research that is impactful. Candidates should possess strong leadership and communication skills to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, peers and industry clientele. The successful candidate will be expected to be proficient in the use of all common work place software and on-line tools used in the “Atlas Platform”. The ability to engage professionally with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students across the university and community is required.
About Department of Animal Science, Penn State University
The Department of Animal Science conducts research, teaching and extension programs that encompass all food production animals as well as companion animals. The Department offers world-class teaching, research, and extension programs in a wide variety of key areas in animal agriculture and the food system.