Precision Poultry Management Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure Track)

The University of Georgia (UGA)

Athens, GA, United States

The Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia invites applications for an academic year (9-month) tenured or tenure-track faculty position. The position is a Precision Poultry Management/Well-being Faculty member which may be filled at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor as qualifications of the candidate dictate. The position will have a research (75%) and instruction (25%) appointment. Successful applicants will be expected to establish innovative, nationally-recognized research and teaching programs that complement existing disciplines and faculty within the department. This position will expand the department’s research and teaching capacity in the rapidly emerging field of precision livestock management. Foci for this position could include integrating the disciplines of engineering, computer science, and animal welfare to validate and automate poultry welfare measures through robotics, artificial intelligence, behavior monitoring technologies, and/or innovation in sensing system designs. The successful candidate will be expected to obtain extramural funding related to their research and/or teaching interests, and to develop strong graduate programs that produces leaders and innovators that advance subsequent poultry science research, education and poultry sector innovation. Teaching responsibilities could include departmental undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of the candidate’s expertise and may involve contributing to existing courses or creating new courses. Additional duties include undergraduate mentorship, student recruitment and professional service. The University of Georgia is a preeminent Land Grant university with opportunities for collaboration with faculty that have diverse research interests. Furthermore, the University has core facilities and service laboratories, as well the Agricultural Service Laboratories that are available for research endeavors. As this position is part of a University of Georgia President’s Strategic and Cluster Hiring Initiative, the faculty member is expected to begin on (or before) August 1, 2020.

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