Animal Biometrics/Applied Statistics Assistant/Associate Professor

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Animal Biometrics/Applied Statistics Assistant/Associate Professor

Job Description

Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty Position
9 month academic appointment
Position Number 103117


The faculty of the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences at the University of Maryland is seeking an outstanding individual at the tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor rank, with emphasis on animal biometrics and applied statistics. This is a 9-month, 70% research and 30% teaching appointment.


The appointee is expected to establish an extramurally funded research program related to animal sciences that complements the Department’s four core areas (Nutrient Utilization & Metabolism, Genetics & Cell Biology, Reproduction & Development, and Pathobiology & Infectious Diseases) ( Teaching responsibilities include teaching a graduate level Introduction to Biometrics course (BIOM601 Biostatistics I) every fall semester and a second course in the candidate’s area of research interest every other year. For appointment at the Associate Professor level, individuals must have an externally funded research program and an established record of research productivity. The department has 24 faculty members and offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. Further information on our department can be found at In addition, our location in the Washington DC metropolitan area offers a wealth of opportunities for collaborations with government agencies such as the USDA, EPA, FDA and NIH.

Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in Animal Science, Dairy Science, Poultry Science, or a related discipline. Preferred qualifications include 1) demonstrated record of publication, 2) potential for securing extramural funding for appointment at tenure-track assistant professor level, or proof of substantial extramural funding for appointment at the tenured associate professor level, and 3) extensive application of statistics in previous research (e.g., quantitative or statistical genetics, statistical or mathematical modeling of nutrient utilization and metabolic pathway).

Salary & Benefits:
Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package. The position is a full time 9-month academic appointment. The opportunity exists to supplement salary through summer salary support from extramural funding.

All interested individuals are encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted through the eTerp system at Completed applications must have a letter of application addressed to Dr. John Song, Chair, Animal Biometrics/Applied Statistics Search Committee, Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, University of Maryland. Applications must include a curriculum vitae, a description of research accomplishments and proposed research program, a summary of teaching accomplishments and interests, and copies of graduate transcripts. The request for three professional letters of reference will be generated by the eTerp system. Letters of reference must be submitted through eTerp prior to review of applications.

Closing Date: Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2012 or until the position is filled.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation.
Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
Contact:      Dr. John Song
Animal and Avian Sciences
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
United States

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