The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Center of Excellence for Poultry Science and the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Department of Poultry Science seeks an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Twelve month, faculty member for the Director of the Center for Food Animal Well-Being. This is a tenured track position.
The well-being of food animals inseparably links ethical human stewardship with optimal productive performance, behavior and effective state. The Director will also serve as the Chair for Agricultural Food Animal Well-Being, a position endowed by key agribusinesses and members of the food industry. The successful candidate will be expected to develop innovative, internationally recognized programs with excellence in research with contributions to teaching and service. These programs will advance and communicate the science of animal well-being in production poultry and livestock systems. The successful candidate is expected to publish relevant research and to pursue extramural support for the research program. The candidate must be interested in teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels. Excellent opportunities exist for interdisciplinary and collaborative research with faculty within the Department of Animal Science and the National Agricultural Law Center.
Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas county. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees. The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture. The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration. As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance.
Center of Excellence and The Department of Poultry Science
The Poultry Science Department consists of approximately 30 nationally respected faculty in various fields of study. Undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D. programs are offered by the Department.
As part of the University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, research in the Department of Poultry Science focuses on how we, as scientists, can assist the poultry industry and their communities. This includes, but is not limited to, the studies of poultry diseases, nutrition, virology, poultry production, immunology, genetics, parasitology, reproductive physiology, neurobiology/physiology, microbiology and food safety and enhancement of breeder/broiler flocks with the cooperation of the following agencies:
Facility Description: The Department of Poultry Science, affiliated Division of Agriculture faculty, and USDA-ARS scientists that comprise the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science, are housed in the John W. Tyson building, a 112,000 square foot laboratory, classroom, and office complex located on the campus of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. The Center also includes a poultry research farm, a pilot processing plant, feed mill, poultry health and isolation unit, and commercial style research farms for broilers and broiler breeders. The Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Center and Waldrip Hall at the Don Tyson Center are available for meetings and conferences. More information on facilities can be obtained online at:https://poultry-science.uark.edu/, https://animal-science.uark.edu/,
A Ph.D. with relevant experience in animal well-being research in poultry is required. The successful candidate will develop and operate a science-based program using a multidisciplinary approach to advancing the science of food animal well-being through research, teaching and extension/outreach. The Director will disseminate animal well-being practices to public and stakeholder clientele and provide information or research outcomes on animal well-being at national and international levels. Demonstrated ability to publish research in appropriate outlets and to obtain extramural funding to support the program is required. Ability and interest to effectively contribute to interdisciplinary teams for the promotion of well-being research and outreach related to other agriculturally important animal species is desired.
Applicants should submit an application letter indicating the rank they wish to be considered, a curriculum vitae, three reference letters, examples of written research, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants will be considered until the position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2020 and will continue until a satisfactory candidate is identified. Please address application materials to Dr. Billy Hargis, Search Committee Chair.
About University of Arkansas System Divison of Agriculture Center of Excellence for Poultry Science
About the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
The Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas County. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees. The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture. The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.