Professor and Chair of the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences

College Park, Prince Georges County
May 21, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Posting Number: F0004140 Title: Professor & Chair Functional Title: Professor & Chair Position Number: 103164 Category Status: 01-Faculty Tenured Applicant Search Category: Faculty University Authorized FTE: 1.000 Unit: AGNR-Animal & Avian Sciences Campus/College Information: To fill the position of Professor and Chair of the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Maryland at College Park. The Department’s mission is to nurture the education of its students, the discovery of new knowledge, and the sustainable growth of the state’s animal industries. The College Park campus is located in suburban Maryland about 8 miles northeast of Washington, D.C. The College Park campus is located in suburban Maryland about 8 miles northeast of Washington, D.C. and 3 miles south of the USDA-ARS campus and the National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, MD. The Department of Animal and Avian Sciences primary offices, classrooms and laboratories are all located centrally on campus. The Department, administered by the Chair, includes 25 faculty and more than 30 support personnel. In addition to 30,000 square feet of laboratory space and 54,000 square feet of support facilities for various on-campus animal research activities, there are the on-campus Teaching Farm, The Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station animal facilities at the nearby Central Maryland Research and Education Center for dairy cattle, the Wye Research and Education Center for beef cattle, and the Upper Malboro Poultry Research Facility. The current annual budget for the Department is $4.6 million. Expenditures from extramural funding exceed $3 million annually. The department has approximately 280 undergraduate students. There are approximately 40 M.S. and Ph.D. students in the Graduate Program in Animal Sciences. Graduates of our program go on to graduate or professional school, or go directly to work in the fields of animal biotechnology or animal care in the equine, laboratory animal, livestock or poultry industries. Detailed information on the Department is available at The position reports directly to the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Major responsibilities include: • Provide vision and leadership to all Department personnel and programs. • Effectively administer the finances, policies and facilities of the Department. • Work productively and effectively with department faculty, staff, students, and the Dean and other University personnel. • Provide proactive liaison with leaders of industry, government, other academic institutions, the public and professional societies. • Facilitate Departmental excellence by the recruitment of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and foster the professional and scholarly growth of these individuals. • Contribute directly to scholarly activities of the Department. Minimum Qualifications: • The candidate must have a Ph.D. in animal science, dairy science, poultry science, or a related field, be internationally recognized for accomplishments in research, have demonstrated a commitment to teaching or extension, and be qualified to be tenured as Professor. • Candidates should possess outstanding oral and written communication skills, and have a demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, students, staff, administrators, and industry and/or other clientele. Preferences: Additional Certifications: Additional Information: Completed applications must have a letter of application addressed to Department Chair Search Committee, Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, University of Maryland. The position must be indicated in the application letter as Department Chair. Applications must include a description of research, teaching, and extension accomplishments, a curriculum vitae , unofficial transcripts, and contact information for four professional references. The request for professional letters of reference will be generated by the eTerp2 system. Letters of reference must be submitted through eTerp2 prior to review of applications. Posting Date: 03/11/2014 Closing Date: Open Until Filled Yes Best Consideration Date 08/22/2014 Diversity Statement: The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.