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Assistant Professor Poultry Nutritionist
Ohio State University

Date Posted Jun. 7, 2022
Title Assistant Professor Poultry Nutritionist
University Ohio State University
Wooster, OH, United States
Department FAES | Animal Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Spring 2023
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  • Assistant Professor
  • Poultry Science
    Animal Science


The Department of Animal Sciences in the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University seeks to employ a 9-month, tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor rank in Poultry Nutrition to begin in the Spring 2023 semester or when a suitable candidate is found. All application materials must be received before an application will be considered. The anticipated distribution of effort for the position is 75% Research and 25% Teaching.



The successful candidate is expected to have expertise in poultry production, with a focus on poultry nutrition. Expertise and future research priorities should advance scientific knowledge in areas important to the poultry industry, including but not limited to: the interactions between nutrition and animal well-being/health-management, optimization of nutrient utilization to minimize environmental impacts of production systems, genotype-diet interactions and production efficiency, prediction and determination of nutrition requirements, and preventative nutritional interventions to optimize the resilience and sustainability in poultry production. The successful applicant is expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program that is independently supported with extramural funding. The successful applicant is also expected to collaborate with current faculty in the Department in common thematic areas. Teaching expectations include teaching nutritional courses in the areas of poultry and/or monogastric nutrition at undergraduate and graduate levels, developing new courses as needed, and training and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in research. Although there are no formal extension responsibilities, the individual is expected to collaborate with other faculty engaging in outreach education.


Preferred Qualifications:

Requirements include a doctorate degree in Poultry Science, Animal Sciences, Nutrition, or a closely related field. Demonstrated evidence of individual and/or collaborative research and teaching efforts is expected. A working understanding of poultry management is expected, and productive interaction with partners in allied poultry industries is preferred. Applicants must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, in addition to the ability and desire to work with diverse groups of individuals (including underrepresented groups) in a collegial team environment.



This position is located on the CFAES Wooster Campus ( Sixteen of the Department’s 40 faculty are stationed on the Wooster Campus. The Department has the Poultry Research Center (36,000 square feet for both chicken and turkey) and the Chicken Farm on the Wooster campus, and both are well equipped for different research projects ( The Wooster Campus also has the Feed Mill to formulate different feeds as needed.


Application deadline:

Application review will begin on August 31, 2022, but applications will be accepted until a successful applicant has been identified.


Application Instructions: Application materials should be uploaded via Workday at:


Candidates should submit the following as a single PDF document:

  • A letter of intent stating professional goals and interests and the contact information (i.e., full name, institution, phone, email) for at least three references who may be contacted for reference
  • A statement of research interests that includes the applicants’ trainings, experiences, and qualifications for the position
  • A statement of teaching / mentoring philosophy and experience
  • A statement on the applicants’ approaches to diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae
  • Academic transcripts from all universities/colleges attended

Direct questions to:

            Search Committee Chair

            Dr. Zhongtang Yu

            110E Animal Science Building

            2029 Fyffe Road

            Columbus, OH  43210

            (614) 292-3057,

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law. Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit the Equal Employment Identification form.

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