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Assistant/Associate Professor and Extension Specialist
Auburn University

Date Posted Sep. 20, 2023
Title Assistant/Associate Professor and Extension Specialist
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Pathobiology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Biology - General

Job Description Summary

The Department of Pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University is seeking applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor and Extension Specialist. This faculty position will be a twelve-month, tenure-track position with a 75% extension and 25% research appointment. Applications received by December 31, 2023 will receive optimal consideration; however, the position will remain open until filled.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a nationally recognized extension and research program in poultry health providing state and regional leadership in this area. For this, he/she will interact and collaborate with industry personnel, governmental agencies, extension specialists, and research-oriented faculty in the Department of Pathobiology, the Department of Poultry Science, the Alabama Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory System, the National Poultry Technology Center, and related disciplines.

Extramural funding to support his/her extension and research programs will be secured from sources such as USDA and other related federal sponsors, and from industry sources and commodity boards in Alabama and across the country. Departmental, college, and university committee service as well as participation in professional organizations will be expected.


Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications include an earned DVMVMD or equivalent from an accredited institution and documented experience of working with commercial poultry for at least two years at the time of employment.

The successful candidate must possess excellent written and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with diverse audiences. The successful 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

- Board certification by the American College of Poultry Veterinarians or eligibility to sit the exam strongly desired.

- Documented evidence of individual and/or collaborative extension and research efforts (PhD) in poultry health resulting in extramural grants, peer-reviewed research and extension publications, popular press articles, and oral presentations at scientific meetings and extension events

- Experience with broilers and/or broiler breeders


Special Instructions to Applicants

Application submission should include: 1) cover letter that addresses the experience pertinent to the responsibilities of the position, 2) current curriculum vita, 3) copies of ALL academic transcripts, 4) statement of proposed extension plan, 5) statement of proposed research plan, and 6) statement on diversity.

When prompted during the on-line process, please provide names, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references. Only complete application materials will be considered. To ensure consideration for the position, applicants are encouraged to apply by end of business on December 31, 2023. The search will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to: Dr. Ruediger Hauck, Search Committee Chair, email:

Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples”

The College of Veterinary Medicine affirms that diversity, equity and inclusion are core values of our college and serve to enhance excellence in education, service, research and outreach. The College of Veterinary Medicine will foster an environment that is culturally sensitive, respectful, welcoming and inclusive in its interactions with its communities. The College of Veterinary Medicine affirms its commitment to the recruitment, admissions, hiring, promotion, retention and education of talented students, faculty and staff members whose backgrounds reflect rich ethnic and cultural diversity. The college is committed to cultivating a climate that celebrates and supports diversity, equity and inclusion not just in writing, but in the everyday actions and the policies that are implemented and maintained at the college

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