Extension Poultry Health and Flock Management Specialist

North Carolina State University
June 12, 2023
Offerd Salary:$90,000
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Posting Details

Posting Information

Posting Number PG192514EP

Internal Recruitment No Working Title Extension Poultry Health and Flock Management Specialist Anticipated Hiring Range $90,000 Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm Job Location Raleigh, NC Department Poultry Science About the Department

The main purpose of the Prestage Department of Poultry Science is to support the North Carolina poultry industry and community through extension, research, and teaching activities. Poultry is the largest income-producing commodity in the state and the Prestage Department of Poultry Science works together with different producers, commodity organizations, allied industries, and other state agencies in educating students and the public, and in distributing information gleaned from research and extension activities at the university level. The Department educates and conducts research and extension projects related to physiology, biotechnology, microbiology, immunology, nutrition, toxicology, animal well-being, and management with the ultimate goal of improving the production and wholesomeness of poultry as a food product.

Essential Job Duties

The extension component of this position will support county Ag agents and Area Specialized Poultry Agents with extension backyard flock programs and the commercial poultry industry. This faculty will play a significant role in providing health, disease, and biosecurity training to backyard flock owners to mitigate the potential contamination of neighboring flocks. The successful candidate will also serve as a liaison with the NC poultry industry, USDA, and NCDA&CS, as needed, particularly on federal and state poultry disease issues, status, and food safety issues. Additionally, it is expected that this position will collaborate with departmental and other university faculty, county and area agents and others when appropriate, to optimize the development, implementation, and effectiveness of the extension and applied research programs developed.

The faculty member will be expected to teach at least two courses related to poultry and animal health. While these courses currently exist, it is expected the successful candidate will engage in course development activities in order to modernize course infrastructure and content. Courses impacted will be part of both the NC State Agricultural Institute Associates of Applied Science (AAS) Livestock and Poultry Management (LPM) program as well the Bachelor of Science in Poultry Science. At least one course will have a laboratory section that will also be developed and taught by the successful candidate.

This position supports the NCSU-CALS Food Animal Initiative. North Carolina is a recognized leader in food animal production. Agriculture contributes $84 billion to the state's economy and generates 663,200 jobs. More than 68% stems directly from food animal systems. Even more, if you factor in offshore marine fisheries and plant-based agribusiness that supplies feedstock. We can help North Carolina become the world leader in food-animal sciences by coordinating new research with existing proven infrastructure. CALS has partnered with the College of Veterinary Medicine to lead this transformative initiative, and as it grows, we will enlist the support of our partners at NC State, other land grant universities, government, and industry.

Depending on qualifications and experience, the faculty member will be expected to conduct and/or collaborate on applied and/or basic research into factors impacting animal health, performance, and wellbeing.

NC State promotes an integrated approach to problem solving that transforms lives and provides leadership for social, economic, and technological development across North Carolina and around the world. NC State's land grant mission of teaching, research and service is dedicated to the service of North Carolina and its people. Applicants are encouraged to review the institution's and CALS' missions, visions and strategic plans, and consider how their background, interest and experience would enable them to support the university.

Other Responsibilities


Minimum Education and Experience

  • Ph.D. in Poultry Science, Animal Science, or a closely related field; or DVM or equivalent (per AVMA Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates)
  • Experience working with commercial and/or private poultry flocks in an academic, research, regulatory, and/or industry role.
  • Other Required Qualifications

    Applicants need to demonstrate an effective extension record of accomplishment, or potential to impact the poultry industry and private poultry owners through extension efforts, in addition to the ability to develop coursework and instruct undergraduate and graduate students.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Preference will be given to applicants with significant experience working with poultry in the field, or a DVM or equivalent (per AVMA Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates)

    Required License(s) or Certification(s)


    Valid NC Driver's License required No Commercial Driver's License required No

    Recruitment Dates and Special Instructions

    Job Open Date 05/12/2023

    Anticipated Close Date Open until filled. Special Instructions to Applicants

    Please attach a Cover Letter, CV, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

    Position Details

    Position Number 00001983

    Position Type Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.00 Appointment 12 Month Recurring Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Mandatory - Medical Emergencies Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No Department ID 111901 - Poultry Science AA/EEO

    NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

    If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected].

    Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

    NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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