North Dakota State University invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Head of the Department of Animal Sciences. For more details about the position and to submit an application, please visit https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/head-animal-sciences
The Head is responsible for dynamic statewide and national leadership to foster high-quality and effective research, teaching, and extension activities in Animal Sciences. This nationally recognized department is composed of 27 full-time faculty with 35 support personnel. The department offers undergraduate majors in animal science, veterinary technology, and equine science, with a current enrollment of 330 undergraduate students. Highly productive and dedicated faculty have developed strong research programs in diverse areas ranging from animal production systems to molecular biology. Core research areas include reproductive physiology, ruminant nutrition, meat science, and genetics, with research faculty who advise 26 graduate students at the M.S. and Ph.D. levels. Facilities include well-equipped laboratories and livestock research and teaching units. Faculty work collaboratively with scientists and extension personnel across the state, nation, and world to undertake research and disseminate knowledge relating to animal agriculture. Research, teaching, and extension programs are internationally recognized and serve a variety of stakeholders.
The successful candidate will provide leadership for the department’s research, teaching, and Extension programs. The Head will serve as the administrative officer for the Department of Animal Sciences providing visionary leadership for the unit.