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Job ID: 170980

Assistant Professor
University of Maryland

Date Posted Nov. 5, 2021
Title Assistant Professor
University University of Maryland
College Park, MD, United States
Department AGNR Animal & Avian Sciences
Application Deadline Jan. 3, 2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate Professor
  • Agricultural - General

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. Responsibilities: 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
( 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 Qualifications: 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.

  • 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.

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Contact Information

  • University of Maryland
    AGNR Animal & Avian Sciences
    University of Maryland
    College Park, MD 20742
    College Park, MD 20742


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