The Agribusiness Department in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, is seeking a full-time, Associate/Full Professor 12-month Department Head starting no later than September 1, 2020.
The department head is a tenure-track position and will provide leadership for all programmatic and administrative functions including instruction, research, and alumni and industry engagement. The department head leads a talented team of 12 tenure track faculty members, one full-time lecturer and three staff members who engage with approximately 550 undergraduate students.
This position will provide leadership for the Agribusiness Department in the following areas:
Department's instructional programs
Faculty and staff hiring, development, mentoring and workload
Academic advising for undergraduate students
Development and implementation of strategic plan and goals for department
Development of external funds and advancement
Management of budget, facilities, and departmental resources
Diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts
The successful candidate will also teach courses as needed. In balance with the teaching and administrative responsibilities, the successful candidate is expected to participate in scholarly activities (i.e., research, publishing, grant writing) as part of professional development. It is also expected that the successful candidate will supervise senior project students and teams, and participate in University, College and Departmental activities.
Department Head appointments and 12-month assignments are made and continue at the pleasure of the College Dean. Tenure is earned only in the instructional portion of the position. Credit towards tenure at the time of appointment may be awarded depending on the candidate's years of teaching experience, professional development, and rank. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with the selected candidate's qualifications and experience.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
San Luis Obispo, California