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Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences with Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO

Type of position Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences
Employer Colorado State University
Description of Employer Colorado State University (CSU) is home to the College of Agricultural Sciences and Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station. In the context of a changing climate, we meet global challenges in food safety, food security, wellness, and economic prosperity through the sustainable use of natural resources. In alignment with the University’s foundational land-grant mission, we excel by integrating intentional discovery, inclusive learning, and collaborative engagement. Anyone is welcome to take a seat at the table to learn, grow, discover, and make a positive impact on the world together. Learn more at https://agsci.colostate.edu/.
Location Fort Collins, CO
Description of Location Colorado State University is located 60 miles north of Denver in the beautiful city of Fort Collins adjacent to the Rocky Mountains with the foothills and mountainous peaks visible to residents. Easy access to hiking, skiing, rafting and other outdoor sports is a great advantage to CSU students, faculty and staff. With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year and low humidity, Fort Collins residents enjoy pleasant weather year-round. Indoor and outdoor activities are enjoyable in every season. Colorado has earned a worldwide reputation as an area that offers an unparalleled lifestyle, and Fort Collins represents the very best of Colorado with top award rankings from Forbes for Best Place for Business/Careers, Gallup Well Being Index for Healthiest Mid-Size City in America, CBS MoneyWatch List of Top 10 Best Places to Retire, Outside Magazine Best Towns in America, among other select recognitions.

With a commitment to the principles of equity and inclusive excellence, Colorado State University (CSU) and the College of Agricultural Sciences invite nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Salary 310,000-345,000
Benefits For detailed benefit plan information for eligible employees, visit https://hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility/ and https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/.
For the total value of CSU benefits in addition to wages, visit https://hr.colostate.edu/total-compensation-calculator/.
For more information about why Fort Collins is consistently ranked in the top cities to live in, visit https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-community/.
Closing date of competition February 9, 2024
Date position available February 2, 2024
Description of duties

As a national leader in agriculture higher education, CSU seeks a visionary and transformational leader who will represent CSU as a flagship university in agriculture innovation and who will enhance and strengthen the College’s commitment to global excellence in agricultural research, education, extension, outreach and engagement. As part of its Land Grant University heritage, it is expected that the Dean, in collaboration with the College faculty, will develop the connections and vision to strengthen the College and University’s reputation as a national and international leader in areas related to food safety, food security, wellness and economic prosperity through the sustainable use of natural resources. The Dean will provide leadership for building and enhancing strategic partnerships and collaborations with units across campus and multiple key external stakeholders. As the chief advocate and spokesperson for the College, both on campus and with external partners and stakeholders, the Dean will exemplify and model the University’s commitment to access, equity, and inclusion; articulate, champion and communicate the strategic vision and key priorities of the College of Agricultural Sciences; emphasize, nurture and foster the diverse and multi-faceted contributions of all faculty, staff, and students; and engage with both value-added agriculture enterprises as well as traditional agriculture production groups. The Dean’s Office is the focal point of connecting University expertise and research with application to the agriculture industry.

Qualifications sought
We are seeking a candidate with the following required, outstanding credentials:
  • Recognized as an accomplished academic leader in agriculture, agricultural science, or related field both nationally and internationally.
  • Holds a doctoral degree (Ph.D., D.V.M. or equivalent) and has a distinguished record commensurate with an appointment at the rank of Professor at Colorado State University. Exceptions may be considered for individuals with extraordinary national or international reputations.
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in multifaceted administrative leadership of a complex organization including personnel and budget management.
Application procedure  
Submit what Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Submit to https://provost.colostate.edu/search-for-dean-college-of-agricultural-sciences
Additional Information CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.