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; and 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. Oregon State University's commitment to student success includes hiring, retaining, and developing diverse faculty to mentor and educate our undergraduate and graduate students from entry through graduation. Our Strategic Plan articulates the strategies we believe are critical to advancing and equalizing learner success. The College of Agricultural Sciences is likewise committed to the success of all learners accessed through its extension and outreach programs. There is an expectation that, as part of your role in the college, you embody and advance the principles and practices conveyed in the CASCARE Commitment document.
Typically requires Ph.D. or terminal degree in related field. Tenure/tenure-track faculty member.
Ph.D. degree in Agronomy, Crop Science, Soil Science, or a related discipline.
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 Professor with tenure.
Commitment to the missions of undergraduate and graduate teaching, applied and basic research, and outreach to urban and rural communities across Oregon.
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 the success of their collaborative groups above their own self-interest.
Record of securing programmatic support for instruction, research, service, and/or outreach.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated capacity to collaborate, manage and resolve conflicts with a wide range of faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders in public agencies and private organizations, growers, volunteers, and the public.
Demonstrable commitment to diversity equity and inclusion, including development and implementation of actionable goals and strategies to improve opportunities and outcomes for underrepresented students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders.
Ability to travel frequently within Oregon. This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OAR 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.
Travel and overnight stays may be required for meetings with Experiment Station personnel and stakeholders.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with skills, education and experience
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