Chair & Director of International Programs and Associate Professor/Professor

University of Tennessee in Tennessee

Date Posted June 6, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Employment Type Full-time

Chair & Director of International Programs and Associate Professor/Professor


Duties and Responsibilities:

The Donald and Terry Smith Endowed Chair for International Sustainable Agriculture and Director of International Programs for the University of Tennessee, Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) and Associate Professor/Professor administers and provides leadership and vision for the development and implementation of effective science-based international programs in agriculture, natural resources and family and consumer sciences. The position is administratively responsible to the UTIA Chancellor.

The Director/Chair supports UTIA’s goal of becoming a recognized leader in international agricultural programs; works in a multidisciplinary capacity to foster faculty interest, capabilities, and recognition for international work; facilitates the development of national and international synergistic partnerships; seeks and secures extramural funds and creates private gift funding opportunities for international programs.

The successful candidate will have: an earned doctorate in a discipline related to agriculture or a field well-suited to the requirements of this position; significant/successful experience in international activities preferably in academia or at an advanced international research institute; knowledge of major international research, education, outreach and development priorities; and academic credentials and previous experience meriting a tenured appointment.

UTIA is a component of the University of Tennessee headquartered in Knoxville and is at the core of the university’s land-grant mission of educating, discovering and connecting.

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Application Process:
Priority will be given to applications received by September 1, 2014. Submit application materials via a Word document(s) including: a letter of interest with a vision statement for a modern international program at a Land-Grant institution; curriculum vitae; and contact info for up to five (5) references. Submit questions and applications by email to: Dr. William F. Brown,

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.


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