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Professor and Department Head, Animal and Dairy Science

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Applications will be accepted until July 30th, 2017. Applications received by that date will be assured full consideration; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. Formal applications, including a current resume/vitae, evidence of outstanding teaching and (or) extension accomplishments, list of publications, other supporting materials and the name, address, and phone number of four references should be submitted online at Nominations and inquiries should be directed to Dr. Mark A. McCann, Search Committee Chair, Assistant Dean of Extension, University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, 111 Conner Hall, Athens, GA 30602,, (706) 542·3824, FAX (706) 542-8815.

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Open Rank (Tenure Track)
Posting Number 2017_00341F
Posting Type
Working Title Professor and Department Head, Animal and Dairy Science
Title Code 88301
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Salary Range
Job Summary

POSITION: The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is seeking candidates for the position of Professor and Head of the Department of Animal and Dairy Science. This is a 12-month, tenure-track position. The Animal and Dairy Science Department consists of 30 faculty members, approximately 60 support staff, and 50 graduate students. Undergraduate enrollment is approximately 300. The department is located at two campuses, the University of Georgia in Athens and the Coastal Plain Experiment Station in Tifton. Research is also conducted at several branch stations. Extension faculty are also located at CAES facilities in Tifton and Calhoun. Programs are conducted in quantitative and molecular genetics, regenerative bioscience, ruminant and monogastric nutrition and digestive physiology, production-management, reproductive physiology, animal health, meat science and muscle biology and aquaculture. Programs are focused on economically important animals, including beef cattle, swine, dairy cattle, horses, sheep, and aquatic species.
The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton.

UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. Additional information about the University of Georgia is available at
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has approximately 2000 students, over 570 tenure track and public service faculty members, and more than 1000 support employees across the state. The College receives significant federal, state and private support for instruction, research and extension, and is considered to be one of the leading agricultural colleges in the United States. In the most recent National Taiwan University rankings, the College was ranked 8th among USA programs in Plant and Animal Sciences. For more information about the College please see:

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be expected to administer and coordinate high-quality and internationally recognized teaching, extension and research programs. Specific responsibilities include personnel recruitment, performance evaluations, coordinating promotion and tenure procedures, program planning and implementation, budget management and management of physical facilities, including both laboratory and animal facilities. The individual will also be expected to work effectively with, and represent faculty to, university and agency administrators, state and federal agency personnel, and industry clientele. The Department Head reports directly to the Dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and works closely with Associate and Assistant Deans. More information on the department can be found at For qualifications of full professor please see the UGA Guidelines for Promotion and Tenure at

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Animal Science, Dairy Science, or a closely related discipline, and demonstrated excellence in teaching, extension and/or research are required. Evidence of leadership potential is required. The successful applicant must qualify for the rank of full professor.

Preferred Qualifications

Administrative experience is desirable.

Degree Level Doctorate
Posting Date 04/13/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Sample Publications
  3. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
  2. Public Svc/Extension Philosophy
  3. Research Portfolio/Philosophy
  4. Other Document #1