Professor and Department Head, Animal and Dairy Science
Open Until Filled: Yes
Job Summary: POSITION: The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is seeking candidates for the position of Professor and Head of the Department of Animal and Dairy Science. This is a 12-month, tenure-track position. The Animal and Dairy Science Department consists of 30 faculty members, approximately 60 support staff, and 50 graduate students. Undergraduate enrollment is approximately 300. The department is located at two campuses, the University of Georgia in Athens and the Coastal Plain Experiment Station in Tifton. Research is also conducted at several branch stations. Extension faculty are also located at CAES facilities in Tifton and Calhoun. Programs are conducted in quantitative and molecular genetics, regenerative bioscience, ruminant and monogastric nutrition and digestive physiology, production-management, reproductive physiology, animal health, meat science and muscle biology and aquaculture. Programs are focused on economically important animals, including beef cattle, swine, dairy cattle, horses, sheep, and aquatic species. The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. Additional information about the University of Georgia is available at http://www.uga.edu/ The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has approximately 2000 students, over 570 tenure track and public service faculty members, and more than 1000 support employees across the state. The College receives significant federal, state and private support for instruction, research and extension, and is considered to be one of the leading agricultural colleges in the United States. In the most recent National Taiwan University rankings, the College was ranked 8th among USA programs in Plant and Animal Sciences. For more information about the College please see: http://www.caes.uga.edu/. RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be expected to administer and coordinate high-quality and internationally recognized teaching, extension and research programs. Specific responsibilities include personnel recruitment, performance evaluations, coordinating promotion and tenure procedures, program planning and implementation, budget management and management of physical facilities, including both laboratory and animal facilities. The individual will also be expected to work effectively with, and represent faculty to, university and agency administrators, state and federal agency personnel, and industry clientele. The Department Head reports directly to the Dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and works closely with Associate and Assistant Deans. More information on the department can be found at http://www.ads.uga.edu. For qualifications of full professor please see the UGA Guidelines for Promotion and Tenure at http://provost.uga.edu/index.php/faculty-affairs/promotion-tenure.
Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Animal Science, Dairy Science, or a closely related discipline, and demonstrated excellence in teaching, extension and/or research are required. Evidence of leadership potential is required. The successful applicant must qualify for the rank of full professor.
Preferred Qualifications: Administrative experience is desirable.
Faculty Rank: Open Rank (Tenure Track)
Tenure Status: Tenure Track or Tenured
Employee Percentage: 100
Location od Vacancy: Athens Area