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Posted 31 July 2019.

Department Head - Crop and Soil Science Department

Job Posting #4280


Description of the Job

Job Title: Department Head - Crop and Soil Science Department

Institution: Oregon State University, Crop and Soil Science Department

Location: Corvallis, Oregon

Description: The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences is seeking a Department Head. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean. This appointment includes indefinite tenure on a 9-month basis at 1.00 FTE at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The Department Head is a recognized national and international leader in crop science, soil science, agronomy, or an allied field and provides visionary and facilitative leadership for all teaching, research, Extension, and outreach programs in the department. The Department Head interacts effectively with a large and wide-ranging group of faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders in industry groups, public agencies, and private organizations to advance the mission of the department, college, and university. The Department Head provides administrative, managerial, fiscal, and scientific leadership; maintains and promotes a collaborative and productive environment for faculty, staff, and students; establishes and maintains strong ties with stakeholders; advocates effectively for the Department. The Department Head must demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The Department Head reports to the Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences. Design, develop, maintain and/or carry out programs to ensure that all people have equal employment opportunities and equal program participation opportunities regardless of their race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability, and disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status.

How to apply:

Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in Agronomy, Crop Science, Soil Science, or a related discipline. Commitment to the missions of undergraduate and graduate teaching, applied and basic research, and outreach to urban and rural communities across Oregon. National/international record of scholarly achievement in research, Extension, instructional and/or service activities within the crop or soil sciences or related disciplines, commensurate with the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with tenure. Outstanding professional and collaborative leadership including demonstrated success as an interdisciplinary team player who actively seeks collaboration, promotes success of the teams and people with whom they collaborate, and puts success of their collaborative groups above their own self-interest. Record of securing programmatic support for instruction, research, service or outreach. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated capacity to work with a wide range of faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders in public agencies and private organizations, growers, volunteers, and the public. Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Commitment to advancing departmentís goals for inclusive excellence. Ability to travel frequently within Oregon.

Materials Applicants Should Provide: 1) A resume/CV; and 2) A cover letter indicating a description of how you meet all of the qualifications and experience for this position. 3) A statement describing your philosophy of leadership (upload as optional statement 1). 4) A statement describing your ideas about how to achieve the universityís goals related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (as outlined in the PD) at the departmental level (upload under diversity statement). 5) List of three references and their contact information.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Deadline for Application: 9/15/2019

Description of Institution

Institution: Oregon State University, Cop and Soil Science Department

Institution Description: Oregon State is an international public research university that draws people from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. We go wherever the challenges are, push ourselves to the very edge of whatís known and keep going. We are determined to forge solutions. We are diverse and welcoming. We embrace our responsibility to Oregon and the world, building a future thatís smarter, healthier, more prosperous and more just. We see what could be and have worked relentlessly for 150 years to make it so.

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Point of Contact for this Job Posting

Name: Bill Braunworth

Institution: Oregon State University

Address: 109 Crop Science Bldg.

City: Corvallis

State: Oregon

Zip Code: 97331

Country: USA


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