Assistant/Associate Professor - Muscle Biologist

University of Maryland, College Park
The University offers a competitive salaray and comprehensive benefits package.
October 25 2017
Muscle Biologist
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Full Time
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Assistant/Associate Professor – Muscle Biologist Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty Position, 9 month academic appointment (Position Number  103147) in the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park. This position has a 70% Research and a 30% Teaching or Extension appointment. 

Responsibilities:  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. 

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. 

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

Applications:  All interested individuals are encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted through eTerp2 at Completed applications must have a letter of application addressed to Dr. Carol Keefer, Search Chair, Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, University of Maryland.  The position must be indicated in the application letter as the Muscle Biologist position.  Applications must include (1) a description of current and future research/teaching or research/extension programs, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) an unofficial transcript indicating completion of doctorate, and (4) contact information for three professional references.  The request for professional letters of reference will be generated by the eTerp2 system.  Letters of reference must be submitted through eTerp2 prior to review of applications. 

Closing Date:  For best consideration, applications will be accepted until November 21, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is identified. 

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.


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