Professor and Head, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Texas A&M University
Applications are invited for Professor and Head of the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University. The position leads a broad range of faculty initiatives, including enhancing undergraduate and graduate education; increasing extramurally funded research; fostering professional development, collegiality, and interdisciplinary collaboration; strengthening relationships with diverse stakeholder groups; promoting technology transfer in its many forms; and furthering the land-grant tradition. The Department Head will continue a dynamic, productive, and internationally recognized research program while administering the Department.
Candidates for the Professor and Department Head must have an earned doctorate in Agricultural, Biological, or Food Engineering (or related), with an academic record that would qualify them for tenure. Experience in academic administration is preferred. Candidates should provide evidence of visionary leadership; innovative thinking; creative development; commitment to student education; working effectively with faculty, staff, and students; ability to represent departmental constituencies effectively to internal and external groups; and a commitment to a diverse community of scholars and educators.
Applications will only be accepted through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/73848 Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) statements on research, administrative philosophy, departmental vision, undergraduate and graduate education, faculty mentoring, interdisciplinary research, Extension, development, and diversity enhancement; and 7) contact information for five references. Review of applicants will begin 15 Mar 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.
Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity and work-life balance. See https://employees.tamu.edu/ocrm/eeo and http://dof.tamu.edu/Faculty?Resources/Faculty?WorkLife.
About Texas A&M University
From humble beginnings in 1876 as Texas' first public institution of higher learning, to a bustling 5,000-acre campus with 46,000-plus students and a nationally recognized faculty, Texas A&M University is one of a select few universities with land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant designations. With an enrollment of about half men and half women, 25 percent of the freshman class are the first in their family to attend college and 8,500 are graduate students. Texas A&M has two branch campuses, one in Galveston, Texas, and one in the Middle Eastern country of Qatar.
This research-intensive flagship university with 10 colleges was recently ranked first in the nation by The Washington Monthly for "tangible contributions to the public interest." U.S. News and World Report ranked Texas A&M third nationally as a "best value" among public universities. Many degree programs are ranked among the top 10 in the country.