The College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo, California, is seeking a full-time Associate/Full Professor, 12-month department head for its Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences (NRES) Department. This position has a preferred start date of 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 14 tenure track faculty members, two full-time lecturers, and four staff members who engage with approximately 750 undergraduate students and 20 graduate students.
This position will provide leadership for the Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences department in the following areas:
Department's instructional programs
Faculty development and mentoring
Development and implementation of strategic plan for department
Management of budget, facilities, and departmental resources
Advancement and fundraising efforts
The successful candidate will also teach undergraduate courses as well as courses in the department's Master's of Science in Environmental Science and Management program. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in scholarly activities (i.e., research, publishing, grant writing) as part of professional development. Additional duties will include advising undergraduate and graduate students, and participating in University, College and Departmental activities. The Cal Poly community believes in the "teacher-scholar model" which emphasizes scholarly activities (i.e., research, publishing, proposal writing and program development) in addition to teaching excellence.
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