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University of Maryland, College Park
Agriculture & Natural Resources
College Park
PG county
Posted: 10/16/2023
Professor & Chair
Position Number: 103164
Title: Professor & Chair
Functional Title: Professor & Chair
Category Status: 01-Faculty Tenured
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: AGNR-Animal & Avian Sciences
Campus/College Information:
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
Background Checks
Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.
Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The Chair will 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 and retention of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and foster the professional and scholarly growth of these individuals; and, contribute directly to scholarly activities of the Department.

The Chair is responsible for all aspects of the Department operations including faculty, staff, student, budget and facilities. The Chair represents the Department to all constituencies, both internal and external of the University of Maryland. The Chair reports directly to the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources as the leader of one of six academic departments in the College. The Department’s annual operating budget is approximately 11.6 million, one-third of which is derived from external competitive grant sources. It is a priority for the Chair to expand the portfolio of external grants and actively develop new sources of support for research and educational programs.
Benefits Summary Top Benefits and Perks: 

Faculty Benefits Summary

Minimum Qualifications:
The successful candidate will: 1) hold a Ph.D. degree in animal science, dairy science, poultry science, or a related field; 2) be qualified to be tenured at the rank of Professor; 3) be internationally recognized for accomplishments in research; 4) have demonstrated a commitment to teaching or extension; 5) possess outstanding oral and written communication skills; and 6) have a demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, students, staff, administrators, and industry and/or other clientele.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
All interested individuals are encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted through eTerp at https://ejobs.umd.edu/.

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:

    1. Letter of application (Cover Letter)
    2. Curriculum vitae
    3. Unofficial transcripts
    4. Description of research, teaching, and extension accomplishments (Supplemental Document 1)
    5.  Contact information for four professional references.


Applications will be kept confidential.
Posting Date: 09/25/2023
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 11/10/2023
Physical Demands
This is primarily an office position, but travel throughout the state to attend meetings and events is expected. This position frequently presents information through vocal and written communication. The ability to express or exchange ideas vocally is important. Visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data and presentations. There are times when extensive viewing a computer terminal and reading is required as part of the position duties.
Diversity Statement:
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.