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Chair/Professor of Agriculture

  • Richmond Campus
  • College of Science, Tech, Eng & Math
  • Fulltime Administrator

Title: Chair/Professor of Agriculture

Position Type: Fulltime Administrator

Search Type: External - minimum 7 days

Department: 21R000 - Science, Tech, Engineering & Math

Division: 2R0000 - Academic Affairs

Position Location: Richmond Campus

Driver Classification: Non-Driver

FLSA: Exempt

Schedule Type:  Full Time (40 hrs per week or more)

Hours Per Week:

Additional Schedule Details:

Posted Salary Grade: Chairs - 01

Retirement:   KTRS 

Contact Person: Tim Ross

 

Job Summary/Basic Functions

Eastern Kentucky University invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Agriculture. The Chair reports directly to the Dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

The Department of Agriculture Chair will…

• Provide dynamic collegial visionary leadership and direction to a department with a dedicated faculty and staff.
• Coordinate short-term and long-term planning with faculty and staff.
• Facilitate faculty and staff development, program assessment, curriculum review and development, and oversight of teaching and applied research laboratories.
• Operate within a multidisciplinary teaching, research and service environment in such a way as to enhance excellence in these areas.
• Manage the administrative, fiscal, and instructional resources of the department.
• Ensures effective representation and communication between the department faculty, staff, students, dean and other administrative officers of the university.
• Recruit and support talented faculty and staff to fulfill the department’s mission of providing high quality instructional programs with practical applications.
• Facilitate utilization of the department’s multiple resources including Meadowbrook and Brassfield Farms, on-campus horticulture facilities and other resources to support faculty teaching, research and service goals.
• Coordinate with faculty in the development and renewal of academic curricula to account for changes in the agriculture industry.
• Effectively distribute faculty time between teaching, service and applied research.
• Enhance existing student recruitment and retention strategies and actively plan and enlist new and creative strategies with departmental faculty.
• Develop and maintain professional relationships with alumni and agricultural stakeholders.
• Serve as a strong advocate for faculty, staff and students to ensure that funds are used equitably for compensation, professional development, projects, equipment, and travel.
• Lead departmental institutional effectiveness reporting for short- and long-term university strategic planning.
• Answer concerns of administration, faculty, staff, students and the public in a timely and appropriate manner.
• Teach undergraduate/graduate courses in area of expertise.
• Evaluate faculty and support staff.

Start date is July 1, 2023. Review of applications will begin February 20, 2023. This position will remain open until filled.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:

Experience:

Licensure & Certifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

The successful candidate must…
• Hold an earned doctorate in an agriculture-related field
• Meet the requirements for appointment with tenure at the rank of professor or associate professor. Rank of professor is preferred, but the rank of associate professor will be considered.
• Have a record of excellence in teaching, a commitment to and a record of productive research, and service.
• Demonstrate the ability to effectively manage budget, personnel issues and strategic planning.
• Have communication and leadership abilities to foster strong working relationships among students, faculty, staff and agricultural stakeholders.
• Have an understanding of regional, national and global agriculture

Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate must…
• Hold an earned doctorate in an agriculture-related field.
• Meet the requirements for appointment with tenure at the rank of professor or associate professor. Rank of professor is preferred, but the rank of associate professor will be considered.
• Have a record of excellence in teaching, a commitment to and a record of productive research, and service.
• Demonstrate the ability to effectively manage budget, personnel issues and strategic planning. Have communication and leadership abilities to foster strong working relationships among students, faculty, staff and agricultural stakeholders.
• Have an understanding of regional, national and global agriculture.
• Have demonstrated leadership skills in building cooperative and collaborative relationships with other academic units at the university and with external organizations.

Desired Qualifications: Rank of professor is preferred, but the rank of associate professor will be considered.

Job Duties:

  • 20%% - Scholar and Service Duties - (Essential)
  • 40%% - Teaching Responsibilities - (Essential)
  • 40%% - Administrative Duties - (Essential)

Sponsorship: Visa sponsorship will be considered on a case-by-case basis, depending upon the needs of the unit, available sponsorship budget, and the qualifications of the candidate.

Funding Source: Institutional

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions: Please submit a cover letter and vitae, statement of administrative philosophy, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for at least 3 Professional References.

 

AA/EEO Statement

Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.

 

Background Check Statement

Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.

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