Assistant Professor Poultry Management

Position Number:126735

Title: Assistant Professor

Functional Title: Assistant Professor Poultry Management

Category Status:02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track

Unit:AGNR-Animal & Avian Sciences

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Background Checks; Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. A prior criminal conviction or convictions will not automatically disqualify a finalist from employment in the position.

Vaccine Protocol

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Department of Animal and Avian Sciences is seeking an individual to provide leadership in Extension activities and applied research to benefit the poultry industry in Maryland, which is the largest agricultural industry in the State.  The successful candidate will be expected to substantially contribute to Extension efforts in the State and to work closely with the poultry industry and Extension agents.  The candidate will be expected to maintain an extramurally funded Extension and applied research program, and will have ample opportunities for intra-departmental collaboration with ANSC faculty members (   The applied research program is open to any discipline within poultry science, including nutrition, health, management, welfare, genetics and physiology.  Poultry facilities to support an applied research program are operated by the Department and by the Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station (  Teaching responsibilities include instruction of Commercial Poultry Management at the undergraduate level, every other year, and the training and mentoring of graduate students.  The Department of Animal and Avian Sciences has a steadfast commitment to excellence and seeks to be a national leader in education and research in animal sciences.  We recognize that efforts to foster diversity, equity, inclusion and respect for diverse populations are critical to attaining the excellence we strive to achieve.  Currently the Department has 26 faculty members and offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. Further information about our Department can be found at  

Minimum Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a doctorate in Poultry Science or a related discipline and experience with Extension and applied aspects of poultry science. 

Preferences: Preferred qualifications include demonstrated success in Extension programing and clear prospects for extramural funding.

Posting Date:10/22/2021
Open Until Filled: Yes

Best Consideration Date: 01/03/2022

Physical Demands Significant bench work for research and standing for teaching. 

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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