Assistant/Associate Professor – Animal Physiologist

  • Auburn University, College of Agriculture/AAES
  • Auburn, AL, USA
  • Jan 06, 2021
Full time   FACULTY, POSTDOC, DEPARTMENT HEAD: (Do NOT select this one. Select the categories matching your search below)

Job Description

Auburn University

Assistant/Associate Professor – Animal Physiologist


The Auburn University ( College of Agriculture’s Department of Poultry Science is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor – Animal Physiologist. The position is a nine (9)-month, tenure track position. The successful candidate will have a 60% research and 40% instruction appointment. The projected start date is August 16, 2021.

 Responsibilities:  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, digestive, or stress physiology, or developmental. 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 and 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 develop and teach two (2) undergraduate-level foundation poultry science courses and one (1) graduate-level course in animal physiology. 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 the research results with their students 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.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

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) possess excellent written and interpersonal skills to interact with diverse audiences, deliver educational materials, and mentor graduate students; 4) excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with other faculty, students, and industry professionals; 5) demonstrated or potential ability to secure extramural research and/or teaching funding commensurate with the candidate’s experience. 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 employment.

 Desired qualifications:  Postdoctoral, teaching, and/or commercial poultry industry experience are desirable.

Application Details

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 all academic transcripts
  4. Statement of research philosophy and plan
  5. Statement of undergraduate and graduate 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 15, 2021. The search may continue until the position is filled. Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Jessica Starkey, Search Committee Chair, Email:

 Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2019, it was ranked 52nd among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctoral degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2018 enrollment of 30,440 students includes 24,628 undergraduates and 5,812 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, positive work environment, student engagement, and beautiful campus. Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples. For more information about Auburn University and faculty jobs, visit the following link:

 Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers.