National Taiwan University seeks distinguished scholar and an innovative academic leader to serve as the Dean of the College of Bioresources and Agriculture
Term of office for the current dean concludes on July 31, 2017. Effective from March 1, the College has formed a search committee to seek applications and nominations for the position of the 19th Dean of the College of Bioresources and Agriculture.
Candidate for the position should equip with the following qualifications:
(1) The candidate must satisfy the College application and the selection requirements and related university rules and regulations.
(2) The candidate must have current tenure as full professor in biological resources and agriculture related fields. The candidate should demonstrate foresighted educational philosophy, exceptional academic achievement, high integrity, a record of professional and administrative experiences and the leading by example.
The College conducts an open search for applicants and nominees in one of the following manner:
(1) Self nominated
(2) Nominated by five or more individuals. The nominators most all have at least the rank of associate professor in national or international universities or the rank of associate researcher in academic research organizations.
(3) Nominated by academic organizations or alumni associations of the National Taiwan University (copies of meeting minutes declare declaring the decision for nomination must be submitted)
Nominators or nominating organization must have written consent from the applicant or nominee.
Interested applicants or nominees should either consult the website (http://www.bioagri.ntu.edu.tw/01news_1.html) or through phone call for relevant application documents. To ensure full consideration, application package must be received no later than noon April 7, 2017 by the National Taiwan University, College of Bioresources and Agriculture, Dean of College Search Committee. The mailing address is: No 1, Section 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei 106. Phone: +886 (02) 23635889, Fax: +886 (02) 23919626
About College of Bioresources and Agriculture, National Taiwan University (NTU)
National Taiwan University's College of BioResources and Agriculture was originally founded as the College of Science and Agriculture of Taihoku Imperial University. In 1943 the College of Science and Agriculture was divided into the Colleges of Science and of Agriculture.
In August 2002, the College of Agriculture was renamed the College of BioResources and Agriculture. There were seven depart...ments in the College when Taiwan was restored to the Chinese Government in 1945. They were Agronomy, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural Biology (the present Plant Pathology & Entomology Department), Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine, Agricultural Economics, and Horticulture. Since 1945 the College has steadily expanded its programs to meet the growing demands of agricultural research. There are twelve departments now. They are Agronomy, Bio-nvironmental Systems Engineering, Agricultural Chemistry, Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Entomology, Forestry and Resource Conservation, Animal Science and Technology, Horticulture, Veterinary Medicine Agricultural Economics, Bio-industry Commnnication and Development and Bio-Industrial Mechatronics Engineering. Each department has a graduate institute, providing both Master and Ph.D. degrees. There are also Institute of Food Science and Technology, Institute of Biotechnology and graduate school of veterinary clinical science.
The academic program of the college includes basic biology, the knowledge of life science theory, and the various applied skills involved in promoting production, and biological protection. The goal is to train students to understand basic life phenomenon, and related knowledge and testing methods, in order to cultivate a working knowledge of applied biological technology. In order to satisfy the national needs for agricultural development, we have eight affiliated organizations: the Experimental Farm, the Experimental Forest, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, the Highlands Experiment Farm, the Agricultural Exhibition Hall, the Agricultural Extension Committee, the Education and Research Center for Agricultural Automation, and the Hydrotech Research Laboratory. In addition, four organizations are informally affiliated with our college: the Farm Machinery Workshop, the Phytotron Laboratory, the Electron Microscope Laboratory, and the Isotope Laboratory. The buildings of the College of Bio-Resources and Agriculture are widely scattered around the main campus of the university. They include General Building, Agronomy Hall, Agricultural Engineering Hall, Agricultural Chemistry Halls No. 1 and 2, the Food Processing Plant, Entomology Hall, Forestry Hall, Horticulture Hall, the Horticulture Green House, the Horticultural Products Processing Plant, Landscape Gardening Hall, Agricultural Machinery Hall, Food Science and Technology Hall, and Floriculture Hall.
Our college is actively developing all agriculture-related fields. We have moved rapidly to develop agricultural production technology in order to reach international agriculture research standards. We also research agricultural management, agricultural environment protection and agricultural sustainability in order to meet the national agricultural demands. We also promote agricultural standards in Taiwan. The Institutes of Entomology and Forestry have offered graduate programs for on-the-job students since 1999 and the Institute of Agricultural Economics has done so since 2000.
Our college has established a garden for agricultural education on Choushan Road and plans to build a garden for biological education as well. The College is also designing an agricultural garden near Choushan Road, as well as a biological pool that will include a spring and a wetland creature habitat.
The twenty-first century will be the century of bio-resources, bioinformation, and biotechnology. At the beginning of the century, the college was renamed to better focus on the richness of bio-resources and bio-variety. The College will play a leading role in promoting sustainable agricultural development in Taiwan and Asia.