Colorado State University invites applications and encourages nominations for Department Head in Soil and Crop Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences. The department’s operations include programs of excellence in soil science, agroecosystems management and plant breeding/genetics. The Department Head position is a 12 month administrative appointment focused on programmatic leadership in scholarship, instruction, Extension and stakeholder engagement. The department consists of 25 talented faculty members, 50 graduate students, more than 100 undergraduate students and an annual base budget exceeding $2.75 million with total expenditures greater than $11 million. Additional information is found at http://agsci.colostate.edu/. Apply by our full consideration deadline of 09/15/17 at: http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/46997. Questions may be directed to: James Pritchett, Executive Associate Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences, Colorado State University, ph: (970) 491?5496 or firstname.lastname@example.org. CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.
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
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience
About Colorado State University, College of Agricultural Sciences
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, s...ustainability, 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.