Posting Number PG191861EP
Internal Recruitment No
Working Title Head - Poultry Science
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience and Education
Work Schedule Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM; other hours as required
Job Location Raleigh, NC
Department Poultry Science
About the Department
North Carolina State University's Prestage Department of Poultry Science is
one of six remaining independent departments in the nation focused on poultry
science in a state where poultry production is the number one agricultural
industry. The Department has 17 tenure-track faculty (9 full professors, one
associate professor, five assistant professors, and two open searches)
including two named endowed faculty positions. In addition, there are two non-
tenure track faculty, 24 support staff, 2 post-docs, and 20 graduate students.
The research, teaching, and extension programs of our faculty, staff and
students span nearly all aspects of poultry production – management,
physiology, reproduction, processing, muscle biology, animal welfare,
alternative protein, feed milling, nutrition, value added feed products,
immunology, infectious diseases, food safety, and waste management. Our
department is also unique, in that we work across all the major poultry
sectors – broilers (including breeders), layers, and turkeys; and we have
dedicated facilities for each of these species and areas of research,
including the Chicken Education Unit, Talley Turkey Education Unit, Animal and
Poultry Teaching facility, the Animal and Poultry Waste Management Center,
Feed Mill Education Unit, and the Piedmont Research Station which is a
partnership with the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
The department also has a strong commitment to innovative education. We have
the second-largest undergraduate poultry science program with 100-125
students. We offer several specialized educational programs including the
Professional Science Master's, Master of Poultry Science, minors in poultry
science and feed milling, and certificates in feed milling and in data
analytics for the poultry and swine industries. The Department administers an
Associates of Applied Science Degree in Livestock and Poultry Management with
the Department of Animal Science under the umbrella of the Agricultural
Institute. The Department also hosts the Master of Physiology program, which
is the College's largest graduate program, serving over 200 pre-professional
students annually. Our faculty also contribute to undergraduate and graduate
courses that are key to other programs at NC State (Animal Science,
Biotechnology, Biomanufacturing, Food Science, Comparative Biomedical
Sciences, Nutrition, Genetics and Genomics, Physiology, and Microbiology).
Finally, in keeping with the land-grant mission, our faculty have a deep
commitment to outreach and extension, regardless of their appointment. We have
numerous programs serving state, regional, and international stakeholders.
Outreach includes high school students, 4-H, K-12 programs, annual workshops,
and conferences for specific industry segments, collectively serving about
3000 stakeholders annually. In addition, coordination with county area agents
brings educational resources to poultry extension programs all over the state.
Essential Job Duties
North Carolina State University (NC State) and the College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences (CALS) invite nominations and applications for the
position of Head for the Prestage Department of Poultry Science.
The Prestage Department of Poultry Science is seeking an innovative leader
with a vision to guide our dynamic multidisciplinary department as we develop
science-based solutions for the poultry industry of today and generations to
come. The Department Head must have a track record of leadership, effective
management skills, excellent communication skills, and the ability to foster a
diverse, welcoming, and inclusive environment. The Head will play a key role
in developing and implementing a vision for the department through recruitment
and development of diverse faculty, staff, and students. Additionally, the
Head will serve as a strong advocate for the Department both within NC State
and with external stakeholders, including organizing and leading efforts
relative to departmental fundraising and enhancing allied industry and alumni
The Head will also play a key leadership role in the NC State Food Animal
Initiative. The Food Animal Initiative is an interdisciplinary, intercollege
program designed to ensure that the state of North Carolina is the world
leader in food-animal sciences. The program is led by CALS and the College of
Veterinary Medicine (CVM) with support from the University, the state, and
Minimum Education and Experience
Ph.D. degree and academic experience in teaching and research commensurate
with the rank of full professor and must have a record of professional
achievement and leadership in the field.
Other Required Qualifications
Candidates must have a strong record of professional achievement in one of
the disciplines central to the future of poultry science.
Candidates must have an understanding and strong appreciation for the
Candidates must have a vision for the field of poultry science and be able
to articulate a plan for how the Department will be an integral part of
the future of the industry.
Candidates must demonstrate effective communication skills, management
skills, and team building abilities.
Candidates should have previous leadership experience in multidisciplinary
science, engineering, agri-buisness, and/or biotechnology.
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 07/12/2022
Anticipated Close Date Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited and may be directed to
Frank Barragan, recruitment services manager, NC State Executive Search
Services, at (919) 791-7641 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Todd See, committee
chair and department head of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life
Sciences, at email@example.com.
Confidential review of applications will begin in October 2022, and will
continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a curriculum
vitae, cover letter, a statement of your research, teaching, and extension
vision for the department and outline of your leadership plan to realize that
vision (uploaded as Other Document 1), and the names and contact information
of three references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge
and approval of candidates. These materials may be submitted online at
https: // jobs.ncsu.edu/ (position #00000213).
Position Number 00000213
Position Type Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.0
Appointment 12 Month Recurring
Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Mandatory - Adverse Weather
Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Mandatory - Fire/Explosions,
Mandatory - Medical Emergencies, Mandatory - Hazardous Material Incidents,
Mandatory - Transportation Accidents, Mandatory - Evacuations/Natural Hazards,
Mandatory - Utilities/Infrastructure Failure, Mandatory - Threats of
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Department ID 111901 - Poultry Science
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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.
If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact
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How did you learn of this opportunity?
NCSU Executive Search Services
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Application Materials Required
Other Document (1)
Contact Information for References