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Animal & Veterinary Sciences Department
Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Position: The Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at Clemson University is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Department Chair/Professor. This is a full-time, 12 month, tenure-track position with at least an 80% administrative appointment. The Department currently consists of 17 faculty, 11 staff, 350 undergraduate students, and 9 graduate students. The Department is in a very positive growth phase as evidenced by the recent addition of two new faculty members, an endowed chair, and four additional faculty positions currently under development. Teaching and research facilities at Clemson include separate beef, dairy, swine, equine, and poultry farms, and an on-campus small animal research and biotechnology facility. Departmental focus areas include a strong emphasis on undergraduate and graduate teaching, and continued development of research programs in animal nutrition and physiology. A departmental focus area was recently launched on assisted reproductive technologies administered by the South Carolina Center for Innovative Reproductive Technologies. The successful candidate will provide leadership to develop and maintain strong research, teaching, and outreach programs. Other responsibilities include the recruitment and evaluation of faculty and staff, fostering strong working relations with other disciplines, commodity/constituency groups, and managing the department’s fiscal affairs. Additional information about the Department of Animal & Veterinary Sciences at Clemson University can be seen at www.clemson.edu/avs.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Animal Science or a related discipline with demonstrated excellence and national recognition in research, teaching or outreach programming. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, personnel management and consensus building skills, and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of groups and individuals including: university administration, government agencies, animal agribusiness constituency groups, other departments, alumni, students and parents. Candidates with documented evidence of leadership and management skills will receive favorable consideration. A commitment to diversity within the Department and eligibility to hold the rank of Professor within the university are required of all candidates.

Application Procedures and Deadlines: Applicants should submit a letter of intent, a complete C.V., contact information for at least three references, and a statement of career goals. Submitting application materials as an email attachment is acceptable. A review of applications will commence on March 1, 2006 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified and hired. Send application materials to:

Dr. Tom Jenkins
Chair, AVS Chair Search Committee
132 Lehotsky Hall
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status. An offer of employment is contingent upon establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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Head, Department of Animal Science
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

The successful candidate will provide leadership in all areas of academic endeavor: research, teaching, and extension/outreach and should qualify for the rank of full professor for this 10-month tenured position.

Position Description and Responsibilities:

? Responsible for leading a multidisciplinary department of 16 faculty and 24 staff

? Responsible for 4 animal units (Kellogg Dairy Center, Livestock Unit, Horse Unit, Poultry Unit), the Center for Environmental Health, the UConn Dairy Bar and Creamery, and the Meat Laboratory teaching and research facility

? Responsible for the recruitment, evaluation and coordinating the promotion and tenure process for the department’s faculty and staff

? Support the role of teaching, basic and applied research and extension within the mission of a comprehensive land-grant university and to promote the interests of the agricultural community throughout the State

? Will be expected to work effectively with and represent the faculty to the college, university, state and federal agencies and industry stakeholders

? Responsible for all academic activities of the department

Department Description:

The Department of Animal Science has tenured and tenure-track faculty members covering a wide array of sub-disciplines. Further information on the department and its programs may be found at http://www.canr.uconn.edu/ansci.

Qualifications required:

A Ph.D. in Animal Science, Dairy Science, Poultry Science or a closely related discipline with evidence of experience and excellence in funded research, teaching, and extension. Demonstrable leadership qualities and administrative experience is desirable.

Applicants should submit a letter of intent along with a statement of research and teaching interests/philosophy, a curriculum vitae with the names and contact information of three references (including email and telephone numbers) to: Dr. Ian Hart, Chair of the Search Committee, University of Connecticut, Department of Animal Science, Unit 4040, 3636 Horsebarn Road Ext., Storrs, CT 06269-4040 (telephone: (860) 486-8344, fax: (860) 486-3536, email: [email protected]). Screening of applications will begin on February 13, 2006 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Applications will only be accepted through surface mail (no email applications).

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Washington State University
Department of Animal Sciences
Search #4254

Chair of Animal Sciences Department

12-month, tenured faculty position

Washington State University, Pullman Campus

The Department of Animal Sciences at Washington State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair. The Chair is a demonstrated leader and effective communicator who works with the faculty and staff to achieve a shared vision for the department. The Chair provides leadership in personnel recruitment, professional development and promotion, guiding academic and research development, interacting with programs at outlying centers, overseeing planning activities, and supporting external development opportunities. (S)he integrates the teaching, outreach, and applied and basic research, including the use of novel, cutting edge technology for the benefit of animal agriculture systems and biomedical applications, programs of the department; has a strong commitment to diversity; and the ability to positively represent all aspects of the department. In addition, the Chair is proficient in developing, overseeing, and managing budgets and resources effectively, and is instrumental in the building and strengthening of departmental relationships with commodity groups, professional organizations, and other clientele. The Chair reports to the Dean of the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resources Sciences (CAHNRS).

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Animal Sciences or related discipline at time of application; a strong record of scholarship (research, teaching, or outreach) with overall record tenurable at Full Professor rank; record of administrative success, particularly financial management and allocation of resources; evidence of effective leadership, teamwork, and working with diverse individuals and disciplines. The successful candidate will also have demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with faculty, staff, students, the state’s animal industries, and other constituency groups.

Preferred qualifications
Preferred qualifications include prior involvement in the Land Grant College system; college research, teaching and/or extension experience with evidence of excellence; demonstrated administrative success with budgeting and personnel; a strong commitment to diversity; and experience in curriculum development and design in both graduate and undergraduate programs. Prior experience in consensus building, strategic planning and implementation, and development activities are also desired.

August 1, 2006

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications and accompanied by excellent fringe benefits.

The 20 faculty and 25 staff members of the Department of Animal Sciences conduct or assist in the conduct of basic and applied research and teaching in genetics and genomics, meat sciences muscle biology, nutrition, reproductive physiology, and applied animal behavior. The department maintains modern laboratory and teaching facilities, a beef cow-calf operation, a dairy herd, experimental animal building, feedlot, feed mill, meats laboratory, and swine center to support its basic and applied teaching and research missions. The faculty in Animal Sciences also participate in major interdisciplinary research programs that involve other CAHNRS departments, the Colleges of Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, and Engineering and Architecture. The Department is involved in teaching 225 undergraduates, thirty graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, and has a strong extension presence.

Washington State University is a comprehensive land-grant university and, as such, is one of two major research universities in the state of Washington. It is organized into nine colleges and has total enrollment of 22,500 students. Of these, approximately 18,000 are on the main campus in Pullman. CAHNRS is responsible for generating and disseminating knowledge about physical, biological, social, and economic aspects of agriculture, natural resources, and families. Fifteen departments offer more than 20 majors and options and numerous advanced degree programs that prepare professionals for careers in food and natural resources production, processing, and distribution, environmental design, planning and management, and in areas of individual, family and community health and well-being. Relevance and excellence in research, instruction and outreach are emphasized. Agriculture is the number one employer in the state of Washington and accounts for $5.8 billion dollars in sales per year. The animal industries account for $1.5 billion of the total. The University of Idaho, also a land grant university, is located in Moscow, Idaho, eight miles from the Pullman campus. This proximity allows a close relationship in undergraduate and graduate teaching and research between departments. These communities offer a friendly, small-town living environment and access to a rich assortment of cultural, recreational and athletic attractions. Pullman combines a mild climate, clean air, excellent schools, affordable homes, and a low crime rate. Pullman (population 25,000) is about 75 miles south of Spokane, Washington, and lies close to recreational areas in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, and Alberta, Canada. To learn more about the Pullman community, visit http://pullmanchamber.com. The university’s web page (www.wsu.edu) offers information about WSU and the surrounding area.

Screening application materials will begin on March 1, 2006.

Application Process
To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae and letter of application addressing your qualifications and your vision to lead the department toward its future potential. In addition, please have three individuals who can provide an evaluation of your qualifications relative to the position responsibilities send a letter of reference to Search Committee Chair, Department of. Animal Sciences, P.O. Box 646310, Pullman, WA 99164-6310, 509-335-5523, FAX 509-335-1082 or email pdf files to [email protected] Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Kristen Johnson ([email protected]; 509-335-4131) or Dr. Ronald Kincaid ([email protected]; 509-335-2457), Co-Chairs, Search Committee.

Send all materials to:
Dr. Kristen A. Johnson
116 Clark Hall, PO Box 646310
Department of Animal Sciences
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-6310

Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer. Women, ethnic minorities, Vietnam-era or disabled veterans, persons of disability, and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Reasonable accommodations provided upon request with adequate prior notification.

S. Faye Cotton Watson
Administrative Assistant III
Michigan State University
Department of Animal Science
1290 Anthony Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1225
(517) 353-3174
(517) 353-1699 (fax)

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Please forward to potential and interested candidates. Thanks. Maynard

Lush Endowed Chair in Animal Breeding and Genetics - IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY

The Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University invites applications for the Lush Endowed Chair in Animal Breeding and Genetics, which will be filled at the level of Associate or Full Professor level. This newly established Lush Endowed Chair will be an integral part of the Animal Breeding and Genetics group of 15 faculty at Iowa State University, which builds on the legacy of Lush and is further enhanced by multiple collaborating faculty in related disciplines through the Center for Integrated Animal Genomics and interdisciplinary graduate programs in genetics, bioinformatics, computational biology, and statistics. Candidates should be recognized international scientists in Animal Breeding and Genetics or related fields and are expected to lead a competitive research and education program of international stature at Iowa State University. Applicants should submit a complete resume and names and contact information of three references to Dr. Maynard Hogberg, Chair, Department of Animal Science, 1221 Kildee Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-3150, (tel: 515-294-2160; fax: 515-294-6994; e-mail: [email protected]). Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2006, or until a suitable candidate has been found. Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Maynard G. Hogberg, Chair
Department of Animal Science
1221 Kildee Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone: 515-294-2160
FAX: 515-294-6994
EMAIL: [email protected]

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