Job Opening

Position Title: Avian Physiology, Assistant Professor
Part/Full:Full Time
Date Available:8/16/2019

Mississippi State University Department of Poultry Science invites applications for a faculty position with expertise in avian physiology, with preference for individuals with experience in avian reproductive physiology. This is a full time, tenure-track, 9-month position, with a 60% Research/40% Teaching appointment. The research focus may include basic and/or applied research approaches in any of the following areas: fertility (male and female), hatchability, broiler breeders, sperm quality, egg production, embryo development, and in ovo applications. Other research interests may include the impact of environmental management factors on avian reproductive physiology. The teaching responsibilities will include Avian Reproduction or Avian Anatomy and Physiology, with the expectation of creating an additional course in the specific area of interest of the successful candidate. Although this position does not include an Extension component, outreach to the Mississippi Poultry Industry will be expected and encouraged. Participation in departmental, university, and professional society governance is expected as a normal component of a faculty position.
PhD in poultry science or related field with poultry expertise is required. The successful candidate will be expected to develop nationally recognized teaching and research programs in the subject discipline, pursue extramural funds in support of research aims, and publish results in peer-reviewed journals. In addition to the potential for maintaining an active research program, a strong emphasis will be placed on demonstrated ability to communicate and teach effectively, to interact and collaborate with colleagues, and to operate as a member of a research team.
Start Date:
August 16, 2019
Department Profile:
Mississippi State Poultry Science is one of six stand-alone poultry departments in the country, with a 12 acre research farm adjacent to the main campus, that includes a feed mill, hatchery, layer facility, numerous broiler research houses, a BSL II live bird research facility, and a processing plant. Two commercial houses are located nearby. More information is available at the departmental website at
Starkville is a town of approximately 25,000 located in North Mississippi, approximately equidistant between Jackson and Tupelo, MS, and Tuscaloosa, AL. Starkville boasts a number of excellent restaurants, a very active Starkville Area Arts Council, and a symphony orchestra. The public schools have an excellent reputation. More information is available at the City of Starkville website at
How to Apply:
All applicants must apply online and attach a cover letter, current CV, and the complete contact information for at least three professional references. The link to the position is:
Additional information about Mississippi State University is also available at
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity of our student population.
For additional information, please contact the Search Committee Chair: Dr. Kelley Wamsley
100 Hill Poultry Science Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS 39762

Company/Institution:Mississippi State University
City, State:Mississippi State, MS
Zip Code:39762

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