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Soil and Crop Science Professor and Department Head with Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado

Type of position Professor and Department Head
Employer Colorado State University
Description of Employer The Department of Soil and Crop Sciences is focused on education, research, and outreach to solve the world’s most pressing food production issues and crucial matters about Earth, its ecosystems, and their services. Our faculty and staff apply research-based solutions to benefit Colorado and the world. We offer academic programs to prepare students to address national and global crop production, sustainability, and environmental quality challenges such as waste management, water quality, and reclamation of drastically disturbed lands. There are numerous opportunities for students to be involved in cutting edge research related to global food production and ecosystem function and protection.
Location Fort Collins, Colorado
Salary Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date of competition Full consideration apply by 9/15/2017
Date position available 07/01/2018
Description of duties

The Department Head position is a 12-month appointment focused on programmatic and administrative leadership in scholarship, instruction, Extension and stakeholder engagement. Responsibilities include leading the development of the department’s strategic plan and its implementation. The Department Head is also responsible for performance reviews of faculty and administrative staff, as well as the formation and administration of the department’s budget. The Department Head works collaboratively with a broad range of constituencies including food and agricultural commodity groups, CSU Extension, private sector organizations, NGOs and civil societies in order to steward programs that are innovative and impactful. The Department Head ensures excellence in scholarship, instruction, engagement, diversity and inclusion. Opportunities exist for the successful candidate to continue an active research and/or teaching program, but the focus of this appointment is its administrative duties.

Qualifications sought

The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to achieve complex goals and objectives, which is evidence of high-level leadership, communication, and management skills. Required qualifications include:

• An earned PhD in crop science, soil science, agronomy or closely related field
• Sustained record of scholarly excellence necessary for meeting qualifications as a Professor with tenure in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at CSU
• Demonstrated exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated ability to mentor and guide more junior professionals (e.g., faculty) in their career pathways and development.
• Experience in collaborative priority setting and decision making
• A clear vision of a land grant university’s future role in soil and crop sciences as it relates to instruction, research, Extension and stakeholder engagement.
• Demonstrated ability to adaptively manage resources in order to take advantage of opportunities with creativity and innovation
• Ability to interact with agricultural and natural resource stakeholders in developing research and industry initiatives of local, national and global importance
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

Contact for additional information James Pritchett at James.Pritchett@colostate.edu
Application procedure  
Submit what Required Documents

Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Special Required Documentation
Other

Submit to http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/46997
Additional Information CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.
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