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Job ID: 90137

Professor / Department Head
Kansas State University

  • Feb. 23, 2017
  • Professor / Department Head
  • Department of Animal Sciences and Industry
  • Kansas State University
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Animal Sciences
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Kansas State University seeks applications for the position of Head, Department of Animal Sciences and Industry. This is a 12-month position with competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will have credentials for appointment as a tenured, full professor. Position available 06/01/17 or later as negotiated.

Job Description:
The Department Head provides leadership and administrative guidance to:

Foster excellence in research, extension, teaching, and both domestic and international service

Promote quality instruction in undergraduate and graduate programs

Actively involve faculty in the decision-making process, using appointed and elected committees as appropriate

Provide leadership in planning and supervising programs relevant to the department’s mission within the land grant university system, manage departmental budgetary and financial matters, and assist in generating extramural support

Create an environment that fosters diversity, collegiality, teamwork, and ability to work in a multicultural setting

Evaluate, counsel, and promote professional development of faculty, staff, and students

Recruit, hire and retain talented faculty, staff, and students

Engage and interact with stakeholders and communicate effectively with faculty, staff, students, and university administrators

Represent and promote the department on campus and in industry and scientific communities

Facilitate development and fundraising for various departmental activities

Continue personal professional development in administration and/or research, teaching, or extension

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Earned doctorate in Animal Science or related discipline

Candidate must have credentials for appointment as a tenured, full professor

Demonstrated leadership qualities, including administrative, personnel management, budgeting, communication skills, grantsmanship, and the ability to positively represent the department to scientific, stakeholder, and community groups

Strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research, extension, and both domestic and international service; appreciation of the important role of distance education in meeting the needs of a diverse student population

Experience in assessing priorities and adapting to the changing environment with creativity and innovation

Strong commitment to expanding diversity in the department and broader university community

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