Crop and Soil Science Department Head

Oregon State University in Oregon

Deadline February 28, 2014
Date Posted January 22, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Oregon State Universitys Department of Crop and Soil Science (CSS) is recruiting a dynamic, visionary leader for a tenured administrator position as Department Head. Appointment is 12-month and includes indefinite tenure on a 9-month basis at the rank of full professor. Salary is commensurate with qualifications.

Responsibilities include: Providing leadership in all academic functions of CSS including teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels; basic and applied research through the Agricultural Experiment Station; Extension Service;  international activities; extended education and service programs.  Represent the Department, College and University in a range of settings. As guiding principles:  1) manage and obtain resources to allow faculty and staff to enhance their programs and continue professional development; 2) manage and obtain resources to provide excellence in student training and experiences; and 3) provide an environment to maximize faculty and staff participation in planning and development of department, college, and university programs.

Required qualifications include: Ph.D. or terminal degree in field relevant to CSS; a distinguished record in teaching, scholarship and service commensurate with the expectations of the rank of a professor with tenure; clear understanding and commitment to the mission of land grant institutions; a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity; leadership and success in securing internal and external programmatic support for instruction, research, service or outreach; proven experience and commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration; proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders, such as university administrators, academic unit leaders, faculty, government and non-government organizations, producers, growers, industry, volunteers, and the public; strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to obtain and maintain a current, valid drivers license and maintain a satisfactory driving record while serving in the position.

Preferred qualifications include:   Demonstrated successful leadership in the strategic planning and management of a large and complex organization or research program; demonstrated competence in and dedication to recruitment, retention and success of faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds; experience in liaison roles with local communities; familiarity with relevant State and Federal research agencies and programs; proven success at obtaining extramural grants and non-governmental funding and experience in expanding alliances with the private sector; experience with development and fundraising; commitment to high quality and innovative teaching, research, outreach and extended education.

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