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Assistant/Associate Professor – Poultry Management Specialist

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service does not support permanent residency for employees. This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. Screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon availability of funding and satisfactory performance. A resume, cover letter, transcript, and three letters of recommendation are required for consideration for this position. A valid email address for a minimum of three (3) references must be provided at the time of application. An email collecting the reference will be sent directly to the reference provider upon completion of your application. Additional reference letters or documentation can also be sent directly to Human Resources at jobs@uaex.edu For questions, contact Human Resources at 501-671-2219 or email jobs@uaex.edu FOR CONSIDERATION, applicants must certify and submit an application on our organization’s jobs portal at http://jobs.uaex.edu

Posting Details

Posting Number

Posting Number 618

Position Information

Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor – Poultry Management Specialist
Annual Salary/Hourly Rate Commensurate with education and experience
Position Number N05038
Pay Grade Level
Split Appointment Yes: Extension 75%; Research 25%
Benefits Category Full-Time
Position Type Faculty

Department Information

Position Location Fayetteville - Washington County
Contact Person Dr. Dustan Clark
Contact Email fdclark@uark.edu
Contact phone/extension 479-575-4375
Contact fax 501-671-2251

Nature of Position

Summary

The Assistant/Associate Professor – Poultry Management Specialist is a non-tenure track faculty member of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service who provides educational and applied research leadership in production and environmental management, nutrition, efficiency, care and safety to commercial traditional and non-traditional poultry operations and personnel.

Job Duties

The successful candidate will be responsible for creating and implementing a successful, extramurally-funded and widely recognized Extension and Applied Research program in poultry management for Arkansas and the region. Areas of focus may include practical nutrition, health, drinking water management, environmental best management practices, and other relevant topics. Educational audiences will include growers, industry personnel, division personnel and other relevant agencies. While there is no formal teaching assignment, there will be an expectation to direct graduate students, provide limited participation in applied poultry management courses if negotiated resources with the college are available, and serve the Department, Division, UA System, and State as needed. This is a 12-month non-tenure track position.

Driving is required and the candidate must have transportation for use on the job with liability insurance in effect.

Skills

Ability to obtain & interpret research information. Ability to anticipate changing trends in assigned discipline area & develop programs to address those changes. Knowledge of the principles & techniques of adult education. Knowledge of the program planning process. Ability to work effectively with a variety of professional & lay audiences. Ability to communicate & convey ideas effectively to faculty, stakeholder groups, & clientele. Knowledge of social, economic, political & cultural factors affecting adult & youth learning. Physical & mental ability to effectively perform the duties & responsibilities of the job, including long & irregular hours of work & frequent in-state & out-of-state travel.

Minimum Qualifications

This position requires a Ph.D. in Poultry Science, Animal Science, or closely related field. Documented excellent written and oral communication skills are required.

Documented ability to work effectively in a team setting and with different audiences is required. Physical and mental ability to effectively perform all responsibilities including long and irregular hours and frequent travel are required.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in extension education, extramural grant funding, and in other areas of poultry science and the industry are preferred.

Does this position require frequent driving (once a week or more)? Yes
Background Check/Drug Screen None required
Work Hours M-F, some weekend work; hours may vary
Posting Date 10/18/2017
Closing Date
Proposed Starting Date

Additional Information

Special instructions to applicants

The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service does not support permanent residency for employees.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. Screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position.

Employment is contingent upon availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

A resume, cover letter, transcript, and three letters of recommendation are required for consideration for this position. A valid email address for a minimum of three (3) references must be provided at the time of application. An email collecting the reference will be sent directly to the reference provider upon completion of your application. Additional reference letters or documentation can also be sent directly to Human Resources at jobs@uaex.edu

For questions, contact Human Resources at 501-671-2219 or email jobs@uaex.edu

FOR CONSIDERATION, applicants must certify and submit an application on our organization’s jobs portal at http://jobs.uaex.edu

References

References

Accept References? Yes
Minimum Number of References 3
Maximum Number of References 6
Cut off Date?

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 4
  2. Other Document 1
  3. Other Document 2
  4. Other Document 3

Supplemental Questions

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