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Professor and Department Head

Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas
Closing date
Oct 8, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Employment Type
Full time
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Applications are invited for the position of Professor and Department Head of the newly formed Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology at Texas A&M University.   The Professor and Head will serve as the chief administrative officer for the Department, reporting to the Vice Chancellor and Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.   The Head will provide visionary leadership for numerous departmental  initiatives including undergraduate and graduate education; knowledge creation through extramurally funded research; a diverse, equitable and inclusive climate; synergistic relationships with diverse stakeholder groups; and facilitate communication of science-based findings to inform policy. A commitment to working cooperatively with university administration, multidisciplinary and multicultural scholars and the general public is essential. A record of success in the development of funding and program support is expected. 

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in ecological sciences or a closely related discipline and possess a record of academic accomplishment commensurate with the rank of full professor. Primary qualifications include an interdisciplinary vision, an internationally recognized research program, demonstrated commitment to inclusive undergraduate and graduate education, and experience in academic administration. Candidates with active research programs and interest in continuing active scholarship at Texas A&M are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Applicants should submit the following: 1) a cover letter; 2) a detailed curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of vision for the Department; 4) a research statement; 5) a statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; 6) a statement of administrative philosophy, and 7) contact information for three to five references.  

Applications are to be submitted via Interfolio ( Questions can be addressed to the Advisory Search Committee Chair, Dr. Phillip Kaufman (phillip.kaufman@ag.tamu). Review of applications will begin September 15 and continue until the position is filled. The position is available January 3, 2022. 

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