Assistant Research Professor (Non-Tenure Track) – Post-Harvest Poultry Food Safety
Auburn University, College of Agriculture
Location: Auburn , Alabama
Type: Full Time
The Auburn University (www.auburn.edu) College of Agriculture’s Department of Poultry Science is seeking candidates for two non-tenure track (NTT) positions of Assistant Research Professor – Post-Harvest Poultry Food Safety. These NTT faculty positions are full-time, twelve-month, research appointments, renewable annually contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding. The positions are eligible for benefits, including health insurance.
Responsibilities: The successful candidates will be responsible for developing an independent research program on post-harvest poultry food safety to broadly address one of the following objectives:
Characterization of the microbiome of commercial poultry processing facilities to understand how bacterial populations in the processing plant affect the microbial population on processed poultry meat. Special emphasis will be placed on associations between Salmonella and Campylobacter in the processing environment microbiome and theircontamination of meat processed in the facility.
Evaluation of the efficacy of antimicrobials to reduce the load of Salmonella and Campylobacter on broiler carcasses when applied individually and in combination during the broiler processing steps of reception, scalding, defeathering, evisceration, chilling, and/or deboning.
In addition, the successful candidate will mentor poultry science graduate and undergraduate students, engage in scholarship that results in peer-reviewed publications, and secure extramural funding to support their research program from sources such as USDA-NIFA, NSF, and other competitive programs, as well as from relevant industries in Alabama and across the country. The position does not involve a teaching appointment; however, successful candidates may develop and teach courses per their interest.
Qualifications: Minimum qualifications are an earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution in poultry science, animal science, or closely related disciplines at the time employment begins. Candidates should demonstrate research experience in post-harvest food safety, microbiological and molecular biology techniques that are relevant to the positions. Ideal candidates should have documented evidence of their ability to conduct research and to work with faculty and students across multiple disciplines. The candidate must possess excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills. The incumbent 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: Ademonstrated record of securing extramural funding, peer-reviewed publications and documented experience mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in research are desired.
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
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 January 8, 2024. The search may continue until the position is filled. Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Amit Morey, Search Committee Chair, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The College of Agriculture is committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Our goal is to equip students and employees to achieve their full potential by supporting a diverse and inclusive culture that is welcoming and respectful. In your application packet, please include a diversity statement addressing how you have supported DEI in the past or your ideas of future support. Additional information about the college’s DEI goals and objectives can be found at the following link: Diversity Inclusion Plan / Auburn University College of Agriculture
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