The University of Maryland, Department of Animal and Avian Sciences is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor - Reproductive Biologist. (Position #103144) This is a Tenure-Track Faculty position, with a 9 month academic appointment that is 70% Research and 30% Teaching.
Responsibilities: We are seeking to recruit a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor to compliment the Research and Teaching enterprises of our Department. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent research program in the area of reproductive biology. All successful candidates will be expected to conduct research in an agriculturally-relevant species. Candidates will be required to establish and maintain an independent, extramurally funded research program and contribute to the educational mission of the department through teaching of an undergraduate reproduction course and contributing to graduate courses. Ample opportunities exist for collaborations with faculty members in the Department and across Campus, including through the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ Strategic Initiatives (https://agnr.umd.edu/about/strategic-initiatives) and through the MPowering the State Initiative with the University of Maryland, Baltimore, as part of the University of Maryland Strategic Partnership (https://mpower.maryland.edu/). The Department of Animal and Avian Sciences is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to working with a diverse range of clientele are especially encouraged to apply.
Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a doctorate in Animal Sciences, Veterinary Sciences, or a related discipline, and experience in agriculturally-relevant research and teaching. Preferred qualifications include those possessing postdoctoral experience, a demonstrated record of publication, and clear prospects or vision for extramural government, NGO, and/or private industry funding. Research in “Dual-purpose” and “One-Health” areas would be considered favorably, but is not required.
Salary & Benefits: The University offers a comprehensive benefits package. The position is a full-time 9-month academic year appointment. The opportunity exists to supplement salary through summer salary support from extramural funding.
Applications: All interested individuals are encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted through eTerp2 at https://ejobs.umd.edu/. Completed applications must include (1) a letter of application indicating the research area of study and addressed to Dr. Carol Keefer, Professor, Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, University of Maryland, (2) a description of current and future research programs, (3) a description of current and future teaching programs, (4) a curriculum vitae, (5) an unofficial transcript indicating completion of doctoral degree, and (6) contact information for three 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.
Closing Date: For best consideration, applications will be accepted until January 17, 2023 or until suitable candidates are identified.