The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming is searching to fill the position of Professor and Head, Department of Animal Sciences. This is a full-time tenured position with responsibility for guiding the department's research, teaching, and outreach activities. Expectations for this position include:
Fostering open and collegial communication with Animal Science faculty and staff, as well as with the dean, associate deans, other department heads, R&E Center directors, and University leadership.
Developing and maintaining a strong working relationship with external and internal constituencies to ensure effective departmental programs, including teaching, research, and Extension.
Working to mentor, support, and enhance professional development of faculty members, staff, and students.
Increasing efforts to recruit and retain faculty, staff, and students from underrepresented groups.
Leading academic planning and assessment programs within the department while increasing the distance education footprint of the department.
Manage the departmental budget in a fair and responsible manner.
Accurately and fairly evaluate reporting personnel according to university policy.
Serve as a highly functioning member of the college leadership team.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Animal Science department currently consists of 11 faculty, four academic professionals, five support staff, and one rodeo coach and one assistant rodeo coach with approximately 231 undergraduate students in a joint ANVS program and 22 graduate students. Undergraduate degree concentrations range from meat science & food technology, animal production/business, equine science, to pre-veterinary medicine/animal biology. Competitive student programs in livestock, meat, wool and equine evaluation as well as the UW Rodeo Team reside within the department. The departmental research focus is on enhancing the efficiency, profitability and sustainability of the livestock industry of Wyoming and the region through a combination of basic and applied studies. Research foci include management of production systems, ruminant nutrition, reproductive physiology, genetics/genomics, meat science/microbiology, and muscle biology. Faculty within the Department of Animal Science actively collaborate with faculty in the departments of Veterinary Science, Zoology and Physiology, Ecosystem Science and Management, Agricultural and Applied Economics, Plant Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences, as well as others and are actively involved in the Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences and Biomedical Sciences Interdisciplinary programs. There are opportunities for further collaborations among faculty across the campus as well as opportunities within identified challenge areas. Extensive laboratory and animal facilities exist to support research and teaching endeavors. In extension, programs center on beef cattle and sheep, with extensive youth outreach in horses, and in meat, livestock and wool judging.
A modern, well-staffed meat laboratory is also available within the Animal Science Department to support research and teaching endeavors. Excellent research facilities that house a flock of approximately 300 breeding ewes, a herd of 300 beef cows and multiple laboratory animal housing facilities are provided by the Laramie Research and Extension Center (LREC). This Center, located approximately five miles from campus, has group feeding facilities and a Grow Safe system for individual intake data collection for sheep and cattle. These facilities are supplemented by a multipurpose research unit equipped with metabolism and surgery facilities to support intensive research investigations. In addition, there are a range of Campus Core Facilities to support research. The UW Advanced Research Computing Center (https://arcc.uwyo.edu/content/home) provides access to world-class computational resources, and the Wyoming INBRE Bioinformatics Core (https://ibc.uwyo.online/) offers a broad range of research support and training in bioinformatics, especially in the area of genomic and transcriptomic analysis.
The University of Wyoming has an enrollment of over 12,000 students (approximately 10,500 on the main Laramie campus) which includes approximately 2,500 graduate students. Laramie is located in the Rocky Mountain region of southeastern Wyoming approximately 120 miles from Denver. In addition to opportunities for academic excellence, the University of Wyoming and Laramie offer a college-town environment with extraordinary cultural and outdoor recreational activities.
An earned doctorate in Animal Science or a closely related field represented within the department
Strong record of achievements in research, teaching, and/or extension commensurate with a tenured academic appointment
Experience with personnel management, budgeting, and leadership with internal and external stakeholders
An understanding of and commitment to the research, teaching, and Extension missions of a Land Grant University?
Have previously earned the rank of Professor, or have a record of achievement worthy of promotion to rank of Professor at UW
Demonstrated ability developing external resources through grantsmanship, private fund raising and/or partnerships
Demonstrated effective leadership
Demonstrated excellent communication skills
Ability to positively represent the department to stakeholder, scientific, and community groups
Strong commitment to expanding diversity, inclusion, collegiality, teamwork and a multicultural environment in the department and broader university community
Experience in assessing priorities and adapting to the changing environment with creativity and innovation?
Applicants should complete the on-line application and submit:
A letter of application/statement of interest that includes a description of the applicant’s experience and goals in research, teaching and extension, as well as relevant administrative experience and philosophy
A curriculum vitae
Contact information for four professional references (include name, title, address, phone, and email)
For questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Andrew Kniss, Search Committee Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Dr. Steve Paisley, Associate Professor and Director, Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (email@example.com). Screening of applications will begin on April 6, 2020 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.?
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