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  • Assistant/Associate Professor - Animal Physiologist
    Poultry Science
    Auburn University

    Job Description Summary
    The successful candidate will develop and maintain a nationally and internationally recognized, extramurally (government and industry) funded research program in the area of avian physiology. The specific areas may include avian reproductive, endocrine, developmental, digestive, or stress physiology. The candidate will be expected to actively seek extramural funding for their program and collaborate with other scientists within, but not limited to the Colleges of Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and/or Science and Mathematics as well as Extension specialists/agents and poultry industry leaders on avian physiology research. The ideal candidate will complement existing programs in nutrition, gastrointestinal development, health, growth biology, applied meat science, and food safety.

    The candidate is also expected to actively engage in scholarly activity related to instruction, including, but not limited to teaching courses, participating in curriculum revision and enhancement, seeking funding for the teaching program, and mentoring undergraduate students. The incumbent will update and teach two (2) undergraduate-level foundation poultry science courses (POUL 1000 Introductory Poultry Science and POUL 3060 Poultry Breeding, Fertility, and Hatchability) and develop one (1) graduate-level course in comparative animal physiology to be taught every other year. The candidate’s teaching responsibilities and/or appointment may change in accordance with the candidate’s expertise and needs of the department. Development of a strong graduate student training program is expected. The candidate will participate in graduate (and undergraduate) education by mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, chairing and serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis and dissertation research, and publishing research results in reputable, peer-reviewed journals.

    As a land-grant institution, all Auburn University faculty are expected to be supportive of and contribute to all three land-grant mission areas – Research, Teaching, and Extension – regardless of the assignment split specified in the position announcement.

    Minimum Qualifications
    Minimum qualifications include: 1) an earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Poultry/Animal Science or closely related field at the time employment begins; 2) animal physiology research experience and demonstrable ability to independently develop, conduct, and publish research in this area with avian species commensurate with the candidate’s experience; 3) excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with other faculty, students, and industry professionals; 4) demonstrated or potential ability to secure extramural research and/or teaching funding commensurate with the candidate’s experience. The candidate must also 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
    Postdoctoral, teaching, and/or commercial poultry industry experience are desirable.

    Special Instructions to Applicants
    To be considered for the rank of Associate Professor, candidates should demonstrate clear and convincing evidence of emerging stature as a national or international authority as appropriate for the position. Assessment of rank on hire for appointees will be consistent with the requirements for ranks according to the AU Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion, & Tenure. To be eligible for tenure on appointment, candidates must be appointed as an Associate Professor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. Any request for tenure upon appointment be approved before hire.

    Application: Applicants must apply for this position by visiting the link: and attach the following:
    1. Cover letter that addresses the applicant’s experience pertinent to the position responsibilities
    2. Current curriculum vita
    3. Copies of academic transcripts
    4. Statement of research philosophy and plan
    5. Statement of undergraduate and graduate teaching philosophy
    6. Diversity statement

    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 3, 2022. The search may continue until the position is filled. Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Jessica Starkey, Search Committee Chair, Email:


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