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Tenured: Professor and Department Head

Poultry Science

College Station, Texas
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The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University, College Station invites applications for a tenured, Professor and Head that will serve as the chief administrative officer of the Department and as an advocate for Poultry Science and the allied disciplines that it represents with the academic appointment beginning Fall 2021. The Head reports to the Vice Chancellor and Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University, College Station. The position provides leadership and support for numerous faculty initiatives that include: enhancing and expanding undergraduate and graduate education, increasing contributions to knowledge and science through extramurally funded research, fostering collegiality and interdisciplinary collaboration among faculty, conducting extension and outreach programs, securing additional resources, strengthening relationships with diverse stakeholder groups, and promoting communication of science-based findings to inform public policy and private decision makers.


Candidates for the Professor and Department Head position must have an earned doctorate in Poultry Science or a closely related field, with a record of distinction in research, teaching and service that would qualify them for tenure. The successful candidate will be expected to continue a dynamic and productive, internationally recognized research program. Candidates should demonstrate experience in academic administration. Candidates should also provide evidence of visionary leadership, innovative thinking, and commitment to student education, the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students, and represent them to University administrators, state and federal agencies, industry, stakeholders, and the general public. A commitment to promoting a multidisciplinary, multicultural, and diverse community of scholars and educators is essential. A record of success in the development of funding and program support is also highly desired.


Application Instructions

Applicants should submit the following documents: 1) a cover letter; 2) a detailed curriculum vita; 3) a three page personal statement explaining the quality, productivity over time, and impact within each of the candidate's areas of responsibility (e.g. teaching; research and/or other scholarly or creative activities; service; and other activities) ; 4) a statement of administrative philosophy; 5) a statement of vision for the Department, specifically addressing undergraduate and graduate education, faculty mentoring, the fostering of academic research programs across multiple disciplines, extension outreach, the advancement of diversity, and a strategy for development (fundraising); and 6) contact information for five references.

Questions and applications should be emailed to the Search Committee Chair, Elizabeth J. Parker, DVM at Elizabeth.Parker@ag.tamu.edu Review of the applications will begin May 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

The application materials must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/86494.


Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore has a Dual Career Program and implements policies that contribute to work-life balance.