Assistant or Associate Professor - Poultry Food Safety Microbiology
Fayetteville, AR 
Posted 2 days ago
Job Description
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YesInstitution Name: 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.

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Department:POSC | Poultry Sciences

Department's Website: of Job Duties:The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville invite applications for a 12-month, tenure-track assistant or associate professor with an appointment in the Department of Poultry Science (80%) and Department of Food Science (20%). The appointment will consist of effort expectations of research (80%) and teaching (20%).

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally funded research program around the microbiological safety of poultry and poultry products and/or the techniques used in their processing. The successful candidate must be able to direct and advise graduate students and have an interest in teaching food safety, HACCP, and/or meat microbiology principles at an undergraduate/graduate level. The successful candidate will supervise a microbiology laboratory with a research emphasis on post-harvest poultry microbiology and food safety. Excellent opportunities exist for active collaboration with current faculty within the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science as well as faculty from the Departments of Food Science, Animal Science, and Biological and Agricultural Engineering. The candidate is expected to be active in the Center for Food Safety.

The successful candidate will work in the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science (CEPS), which includes Department of Poultry Science faculty and affiliated Division of Agriculture and USDA-ARS scientists. The CEPS is 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 CEPS also includes a poultry research farm, a pilot processing plant, feed mill, poultry health and isolation unit, and commercial style research farms for broilers.Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Microbiology, Poultry Science, Food Science, or closely related discipline is required.

Evidence of demonstrated research ability, and oral and written communication is essential.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to establish relationships with industry.

Additional Information:

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)

Optional Documents:

Special Instructions to Applicants:All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site. Please do not send to the listed recruitment contact.

Recruitment Contact Information:

Dr. Casey Owens, Search Committee Chair,

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture may conduct pre-employment background checks on certain positions for applicants being considered for employment. The background checks may include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal background check or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absences of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a consistent, non-discriminatory manner consistent with the state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture commits itself to policies of affirmative action and diversity with respect to both employment opportunities and program participation. The Division complies with these policies not merely because of legal requirements, but because we believe that such practices are basic to human dignity. As such, the Division welcomes all applicants to apply without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. Candidates must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:Feeling, Grasping, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion, SittingFrequent Physical Activity:Hearing, Standing, Talking, WalkingOccasional Physical Activity:Crouching, Driving, StoopingBenefits Eligible:Yes
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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