Assistant Professor – Poultry / Animal Scientist: Behaviour and well-being

The Department of Poultry Science at Auburn University ( is seeking
applications for the position of Assistant Professor – Poultry/Animal Scientist: Behavior and
Well-being. The position is a nine-month, tenure track at the rank of assistant professor. The
successful candidate will have a 70% research and 30% instruction appointment. The projected
start date is August 16, 2020.

Responsibilities: The individual will be expected to develop a strong research and instructional
program in poultry/animal welfare with a focus on broiler chicken and layer chicken behavior
and well-being. The successful candidate will develop and maintain a nationally and
internationally recognized, extramurally (government and industry) funded research program on
poultry/animal behavior and well-being with an emphasis on broiler behavior and well-being.

The candidate will be expected to collaborate with other scientists within, but not limited to the
Colleges of Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and/or Human Sciences as well as Extension
specialists/agents and poultry industry leaders in research on poultry/animal behavior and wellbeing. The incumbent will teach undergraduate-level foundation courses in General poultry and
Layer management/commercial egg production, and graduate-level courses in Applied poultryanimal behavior and Applied ethology. A strong graduate-student training program is expected.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include: 1) an earned Ph.D. from an accredited
institution in Poultry/Animal Science or related field at the time employment begins; 2)
experience and training in research in the area of poultry/animal behavior and well-being, and
the ability to independently develop and conduct research in this area; 3) demonstrated or
potential ability to teach college-level classes and mentor graduate students; 4) strong written
and interpersonal communication skills; 5) documented evidence of extramural funding
efforts. The candidate 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

Desired qualifications: Postdoctoral experience or commercial poultry industry experience.
Application: Applicants must apply for this position by visiting the

link: and attach the following: 1.
Cover letter that addresses the experience pertinent to the position’s responsibilities 2. Current
curriculum vita, 3. Copies of all academic transcripts 4. Statement of research interests and
accomplishments 5. Statement of teaching philosophy. 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 February 14, 2020. The
search will continue until the position is filled. Questions about this position should be directed
to Dr. Ken Macklin, Search Committee Chair, Email:; Phone: 334-844-

Closing date: 14/02/2020

Further information can be found here.