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Professor & Chair

University of Maryland
Berwyn Heights, Maryland, US
Closing date
Dec 9, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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The University of Maryland, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is seeking applications and nominations for an outstanding scientist, educator, and administrator to serve as Chair of the Department of Environmental Science and Technology. The Department was formed in 2006 and has developed integrated teaching, research, and extension education programs that focus on ecological technology design, ecosystem health, soil and watershed science, natural resources management, and wetland science. The Department strives to advance fundamental environmental science and to lead in the development of novel ecological technologies. Our faculty includes international and national leaders in the fields of soil science, ecological engineering, wetland science, bioremediation, and natural resource management. Professors in ENST are committed to enhancing society's relationship with the environment by improving conservation and management of natural resources, assessing the impacts of humans on ecosystems, designing and implementing naturally-based technologies, and elucidating the effects of environmental conditions on human health. The department also seeks to educate students on the fundamentals of environmental science, while instilling a deep fascination and intellectual capacity to work in environmental science fields. The Department currently has 25 faculty members and offers BS, MS, and PhD degree programs for approximately 300 undergraduate and 50 graduate students. The Chair is the chief administrative officer and provides leadership for the faculty, staff, students, and programs of the Department. The Department's diversity and commitment to the land-grant philosophy represent a substantial opportunity for a leader with the vision and desire to grow our impact across the Chesapeake Bay region, nation, and the globe.

The University of Maryland is ranked 14th among Forbes' Top Public Colleges and 15th among U.S. public institutions ranked as Best Global Schools by U.S. News & World Report. In 2022 ENST was featured as the 13th best Bachelor's degree program in Environmental Science by Close proximity to both Washington D.C. and Beltsville, Maryland allow for a competitive advantage of partnerships with many federal and state agencies including the FDA, USDA-ARS, EPA, NIH, and Maryland Department of Agriculture. For more details, please visit the website of the Department of Environmental Science and Technology (, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (, and the University of Maryland ( .

The Chair is responsible for all aspects of the Department operations including faculty, staff, student, budget, and facilities. The Chair represents the Department to all constituencies, both internal and external of the University of Maryland. The Chair reports directly to the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources as the leader of one of six academic departments in the College. The Department's annual operating budget is approximately $12-16 million, two-thirds of which is derived from external competitive grant sources. It is a priority for the Chair to expand the portfolio of external grants and actively develop new sources of support for research and educational programs.
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