The Department of Animal and Avian Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland, College Park is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor for a Tenure-Track Faculty position with a 9 month academic appointment in Ruminant Management, (position#126737.). This position has 70% Extension/15% Research/15% Teaching appointment.
The Department of Animal and Avian Sciences is seeking an individual to provide leadership in Extension and applied research activities related to ruminant livestock in Maryland. The candidate will be expected to develop and support Extension programming as a member of a multidisciplinary team and to develop and maintain an applied research program. The Extension and research programming is open to any discipline within the animal sciences related to ruminants. Specialties may include: environmental management, sustainable grazing, forage digestion and utilization, gut physiology or microbiology, or other topics. The applicant will have access to Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station facilities (https://ansc.umd.edu/research/research-centers) including dairy and beef cattle with 600 acres of forage crops. Maryland is an active area for niche marketing, and is in close proximity to one of the most densely populated consumer areas of animal products in the U.S. In addition, our location in the Washington DC metropolitan area offers a wealth of opportunities for collaborations with government agencies such as the USDA (ARS and NRCS), and EPA. The Department of Animal and Avian Sciences has a steadfast commitment to excellence and seeks to be a national leader in education and research in animal sciences. We recognize that efforts to foster diversity, equity, inclusion and respect for diverse populations are critical to attaining the excellence we strive to achieve. Currently the Department has 26 faculty members and offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. Further information about our Department can be found at http://www.ansc.umd.edu.
Minimum qualifications include a doctorate in Animal Science, Dairy Science, Range Science, or a related discipline. Preferred qualifications include demonstrated success in Extension programing and clear prospects for extramural funding and outstanding prospects for extramural funding.
Salary & Benefits:
The University offers a comprehensive benefits package. The position is a full time 9-month academic appointment. The opportunity exists to supplement salary through summer salary support from extramural funding.
All interested individuals are encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted through eTerp at https://jobs.umd.edu. Completed applications must have a letter of application addressed to Dr. Chad Stahl, Chair, Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, University of Maryland. Applications must include a description of research and Extension accomplishments and proposed research and Extension programs, a curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript, and contact information for three professional references. The request for professional letters of reference will be generated by the eTerp system. Letters of reference must be submitted through eTerp2 prior to review of applications.
For best consideration, applications should be submitted by January 3, 2022. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified. 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, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.