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Open Rank Limited to Assistant/Associate Professor Muscle Biologist

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 103147
Title: Open Rank
Functional Title: Open Rank Limited to Assistant/Associate Professor Muscle Biologist
Category Status: 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1.00
Unit: AGNR-Animal & Avian Sciences
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent research program in muscle biology related to agriculturally-relevant species. Candidates interested in a research/teaching appointment will be required to establish an independent, extramurally funded research program and contribute to the educational mission of the department through teaching of undergraduate and/or graduate courses. Candidates seeking a research/extension appointment will be expected to develop and maintain an independent, extramurally funded research and extension program ( Ample opportunities exist for an intra-departmental collaboration with current faculty members ( Research in “Dual-purpose” and “One-Health” areas would be considered favorably, but is not required. Familiarity with commercial production systems is desired. Candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to working with a diverse range of clientele are especially encouraged to apply. The Department of Animal and Avian Sciences is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications include a doctorate in Animal Sciences, Veterinary Sciences, or a related discipline, and experience in agriculturally-relevant research and teaching or extension.


Preferred qualifications include postdoctoral experience, a demonstrated record of publication, and clear prospects or vision for extramural government, not-for-profit, and/or industry funding. For appointment as an Assistant Professor, the selected candidate will be expected to establish an extramurally funded research program. For appointment as an Associate Professor, the individual is expected to have demonstrated prior success in supporting their research through extramural funding.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 10/09/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 11/21/2017
Physical Demands

Significant bench work and either field work or standing for long periods of time in a classroom setting.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research (examples: research statement, research programs)
  4. Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)
  5. Unofficial Transcript
Optional Documents

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