The Department of Animal and Rangeland 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.
The department head provides administrative, management, and scientific leadership for the Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences at Oregon State University. The department head leads the development of priorities and a strategic plan and articulates a shared vision for Animal and Rangeland Sciences involving a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders in industry groups, public agencies, community groups, and private organizations. The incumbent must have a record of and commitment to support diversity, equity and inclusion, and student and learner success. The incumbent will promote collaboration among on- and off-campus faculty, across departments, colleges, branch stations, and industry in the animal sciences and rangeland management and ecology disciplines or related disciplines. The department head will establish and maintain strong ties with industry and will be a recognized national and international leader in animal science, rangeland science, or a closely allied field. The department head oversees one of the largest departments within the College of Agricultural Sciences, comprising 23 on-campus and 15 off-campus faculty, 8 professional staff, 5 classified staff, and over 400 students. The department head provides fiscal administration for a nearly $4.4 million budget encompassing faculty, personnel, farm facilities, and 3000 acres dedicated to animal research and teaching activities. This position reports to the Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences.
This appointment includes indefinite tenure on a 9-month basis at 1.00 FTE at the rank of associate professor or professor within the Animal and Rangeland Sciences department, and is expected to maintain scholarly activity in relation to research, outreach, and/or education.
Typically requires Ph.D. or terminal degree in related field. Tenure/tenure-track faculty member.
Required qualifications for the department head include: Ph.D. degree in animal or rangeland sciences or a related discipline, such as animal genomics, nutrition, physiology, behavior, range ecology, rangeland economics, rangeland management, natural resources or Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine. A national/international record of scholarly achievement in research, Extension, instructional and/or service activities within the animal or rangeland sciences or related disciplines. A national/international record of professional, organizational, and/or collaborative leadership. Demonstrated record of oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated record of working with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders in livestock and animal industry groups, public agencies, community groups and/or private organizations. Ability to accommodate frequent travel within Oregon and supervise and regularly interact with faculty and staff. Demonstrated record of and commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion. Demonstrated record and commitment to student and learner success.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience
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