Poultry Extension and Research Specialist

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The University of Tennessee, Department of Animal Science invites applications for a full-time, 12-
month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor.

This position will have a 70% UT Extension appointment focusing on Poultry Management and 30% research appointment with UTIA AgResearch.

Responsibilities include: Independently and collaboratively work with other faculty, UT Extension agents, and key partners to plan, develop, implement and evaluate practical, science-based educational programs for poultry management that will benefit the Tennessee poultry industry; Provide lectures within the Department of Animal Science; Provide continuing education to county UT Extension agricultural agents and provide assistance to the department’s youth livestock programs; Establish and maintain a strong working relationship with key partners in the Tennessee poultry industry; Independently or collaboratively conduct applied research projects in areas related to the candidate’s expertise; Apply for and receive extramural funding (grants, contracts, gifts and fees) to support extension programming and applied research; Convey work to stakeholders and the scientific community in the form of scholarly, peer-reviewed Extension publications, scientific abstracts, and refereed journal articles); Provide timely and accurate information in response to public requests about poultry management; Participate in implementation of UT Extension Strategic Plan structure as requested; Establish and/or maintain cooperative efforts with Extension specialists at other institutions both regionally and nationally; Create opportunities for Animal Science students to learn about the poultry industry through field trips, poultry-related meeting or conferences, hands-on operations, etc.; Participate in institutional service activities as directed by the Animal Science Department (e.g., committee service and student recruitment).