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The College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (COALS; at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas invites applications and nominations for the position of Head of the Department of Animal Science. We seek an individual who is eligible for appointment (12 month) as a tenured Professor who will provide leadership and vision to foster an integrated culture for a large multidisciplinary department. Specific duties and responsibilities include: 1) serving as  advocate and spokesperson for the Department of Animal Science; 2) serving as liaison and advocate for the Department of Animal Science to the administrative team of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, especially in support of overall programming goals and strategies; 3) providing visionary leadership; 4) working effectively with administrators, faculty, staff, and students; 5) providing leadership and guidance to departmental faculty members to aid in their professional development; 6) promoting collegiality within the Department, College, and University; 7) facilitating recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and graduate students; 8) promoting excellence in research, teaching, and extension; 9) understanding the mission of land-grant institutions, as Texas A&M University is a land grant, sea grant and space grant institution; 10) embracing and understanding the benefits of inclusiveness and multicultural competencies; 11) representing the Department to state and federal agencies, private organizations, partners and collaborators, and key industry groups; and, 12) providing leadership for continued acquisition of internal and external resources to enhance departmental programs.  The full position description can be found at the Department of Animal Science’s website ( 

Application review will begin March 1, 2016; however, the search will continue until the position is filled. Position is available September 1, 2016, but the starting date is negotiable. All interested individuals are encouraged to apply. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. 

If you would like the challenge and opportunity to lead an outstanding department, please submit: 1) a letter of intent describing your vision for the Department and outlining your research, teaching, clinical experience, and service accomplishments; 2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) contact information for four professional references to, Dr. David Caldwell, Chair of Search Committee and Head, Department of Poultry Science, Texas A&M University.

For additional information call Dr. Caldwell at (979-862-1518) or e-mail

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Educator Committed to Diversity.