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Washington State University
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Chair, Department of Horticulture
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departmental chair, horticulture, tenure-track faculty
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Jul 01, 2020
The College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) at Washington State University seeks a distinguished researcher and academic leader to be Chair of the Department of Horticulture ( Applications are invited for a full-time, 12 month tenured-eligible position at the rank of Professor to begin July 1, 2020, or as negotiated at the Pullman, WA campus. The position offers an exciting opportunity for leadership in developing new strategic initiatives and in further advancing established areas of departmental excellence in research, extension, and teaching. Members of the Department conduct research, teaching, and extension activities to train and inform students and stakeholders working in a wide range of horticultural crops that directly contribute more than $4 billion to the state economy. The opportunity to hire new faculty over the next 3 - 5 years will re-shape, strengthen, and define the Departments role in fulfilling its mission.
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Responsibilities: The Chair will be an individual with outstanding academic credentials who can articulate and execute a clear, shared vision for leading and developing the Department, while promoting a broadly shared sense of collegiality, mutual respect and support within the Department, college, and university. The successful candidate is expected to have developed and may continue to sustain a productive, internationally recognized research and/or extension program complementary to existing Department and college strengths. The Chair is expected to have a record of excellence in conducting and promoting undergraduate and graduate education and is expected to teach at one or both levels. The Chairs portfolio will include fiscal management of the Department, promoting professional development of faculty, staff, postdoctoral researchers, and undergraduate and graduate students statewide, engagement with faculty located at Research and Extension Centers, and participation in industry/stakeholder meetings across the state.
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Tim Murray
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Applications must include the following materials: 1) A letter of application describing your professional goals, relevant academic and administrative preparation, and experience in leadership positions; 2) A current curriculum vitae; and 3) Name, title, organization, phone number and e-mail address for four people willing to serve as employment references. Reference letters will be requested for the finalists.