Professor & Chair

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 123499
Title: Professor & Chair
Functional Title: Professor & Chair
Category Status: 01-Faculty Tenured
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1.00
Unit: AGNR-Veterinary Medicine Program
Campus/College Information:

The University of Maryland is a top-tier public institution ranked 60th among all U.S. universities and 20th among all public universities in the 2017 U.S. News and World Report for Best Colleges. The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources was ranked 5th nationally among all colleges of agriculture as a “Best Value College.” With the College being in close proximity to both Washington, DC, and Beltsville, MD, it allows for a competitive advantage of partnerships with many federal and state agencies, including the FDA, USDA-ARS, EPA, NIH, and Maryland Department of Agriculture.

The Department of Veterinary Medicine’s mission is to protect and improve the health of animals and the people of Maryland, the United States, and the global community through the provision of exemplary education programs to undergraduate, graduate and professional students; conducting “cutting edge” research programs in animal and public health; and providing outstanding Extension and Continuing Education programs to improve the quality of life in Maryland, nationally, and globally. The Department of Veterinary Medicine is home to the Veterinary Medical Sciences (VMSC) Graduate Program. The program offers both Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. Members of the VMSC Graduate Program faculty specialize in a wide range of research interests in infectious diseases and zoonoses, including microbiology, immunology, virology, cell and molecular biology, and poultry health management and disease prevention.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Professor and Chair of the Department of Veterinary Medicine responsibilities include:
• Responsible for the Department’s day to day operations and reports to the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
• Provide vision and leadership to all Department personnel and programs.
• Effectively administer the finances, policies, and facilities of the Department.
• Work productively and effectively with department faculty, staff, students, and the Dean and other University personnel.
• Provide proactive liaison with leaders of industry, government, other academic institutions, the public and professional societies.
• Facilitate Departmental excellence by the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, and foster the professional and scholarly growth of these individuals.
• Contribute directly to scholarly activities of the Department.
• Serve on the Executive Board of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM).
• Work with VMCVM Dean to develop and manage annual budgets.
• Delivering educational programs as part of the VMCVM.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree in Veterinary Medicine as well as a Ph.D. degree in a related field, be internationally recognized for accomplishments in research, have demonstrated a commitment to teaching or extension, and be qualified to be tenured as Professor. Candidates should possess outstanding oral and written communication skills, and have a demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, administrators, students, and industry and/or other clientele.The candidate must demonstrate progressive leadership and previous experience and commitment to professional education, essential to providing oversight of Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and graduate programs at the University of Maryland.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

All interested individuals are encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted through eTerp2 at Completed applications must have a letter of application addressed to Department Chair Search Committee, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maryland. The position must be indicated in the application letter as Department Chair. Applications must include a description of research, teaching, and extension accomplishments; a curriculum vitae; and contact information for four professional references.

Nominations are vigorously sought for this position. Send nominations to: DVM Department Chair Search Committee, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 7998 Regents Drive, Symons Hall, Room 1296, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, Attn: Larry Brown. Email:

Posting Date: 01/25/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 03/23/2018
Physical Demands


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. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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