The Terry and Sandra Tucker Family Chair in Poultry Science
Faculty Position in the Department of Animal Sciences
Tenured faculty position (research/teaching) in Animal Sciences focused on Poultry Science.
Description and Responsibilities:
The Purdue University College of Agriculture and the Department of Animal Sciences invite applications at the tenured Associate Professor or Professor level for The Terry and Sandra Tucker Family Chair in Poultry Science. The successful candidate will have achieved national and international recognition for research scholarship and its translation in an area(s) of importance to poultry production, and show high promise of continued excellence in discovery. Relevant research may encompass broad areas of physiology, immunology, genetics/genomics, nutrition, production, product quality, behavior and well-being, or related sciences. The successful applicant will provide exemplary teaching and student mentorship at the undergraduate and graduate levels, actively engage with stakeholders, including Indiana clientele involved in the state’s large and diverse poultry industry spanning ducks, layers/eggs, turkeys, broilers and value-added poultry products, and demonstrate a desire to pursue duck-related research/teaching as part of their program. The successful applicant will also enhance the prominence of poultry science within the University, increase the awareness of and responsiveness to the poultry industry, and help recruit and develop outstanding students and scholars interested in poultry-related careers.
The Department and College:
Indiana is home to a vibrant poultry industry and the state is currently ranked #1 in duck production, #2 in egg production, and #4 in turkey production in the US (USDA-NASS 2017). The Purdue Department of Animal Sciences enjoys state-of-the-art research infrastructure and classroom space in the new Hobart and Russell Creighton Hall of Animal Sciences and Land O’ Lakes, Inc. Center for Experiential Learning. The Department also benefits from a close working relationship with the Indiana State Poultry Association, the Indiana State Egg Board, and the USDA-ARS Livestock Behavior Research Unit also housed in Creighton Hall. Excellent core facilities are available on campus, including genomics, bioinformatics, proteomics, and metabolite profiling centers, which are supported by high performance computing capacity. The Department is an integral part of the College of Agriculture, one of the world’s leading colleges of agricultural, food, life, and natural resource sciences and ranked ninth globally in the 2018 QS World University Rankings. The College is deeply committed to the three land-grant missions (teaching, research, and extension), to international activities and perspectives that span all missions, and to excellence in all we do. The College has 11 academic departments and includes 313 faculty, 2803 undergraduate students, and 672 graduate students. The College’s strategic plan can be accessed at https://ag.purdue.edu/plan/Pages/default.aspx.
Rank and Salary:
Associate Professor or Professor (9-month) appointment with opportunities for summer salary. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.
Applicants must have a Ph.D., DVM, or equivalent doctoral-level degree in Poultry Science or a related field.
Candidates should submit the following materials: a cover letter; detailed curriculum vitae; a one-page statement outlining research programs focus and goals; a one-page statement of the applicant’s teaching philosophy as it applies to both formal and informal learning; and the names and contact information for three individuals for professional reference. Purdue University’s Department of Animal Sciences is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. Purdue is an ADVANCE institution – https://www.purdue.edu/advance-purdue/.
These materials should be sent electronically (as a single PDF file) to . A background check is required for employment in this position. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. For additional information, please contact Dr. Paul Ebner (), Search Committee Chair.
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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