Chairperson - Agriculture

Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 13, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Associate or Full Professor (Tenured)
Department of Agriculture
College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Primary Responsibilities
Provide dynamic collegial leadership to a department with a dedicated faculty and staff. Fulfill the role and responsibilities of a chairperson, including officially representing the department's interests on- and off-campus, evaluating faculty and staff, managing budgets, providing curricular leadership, and ensuring that the needs of students are met. Half-time teaching responsibilities include undergraduate instruction in the candidate’s professional discipline area, advising undergraduates, student recruitment, and participating in regional services and professional organizations. Specifically, in Agriculture the Chairperson is also responsible for overseeing the operations of the 252-acre agricultural research center (beef, forage and cropland) and a horticulture greenhouse complex and gardens. The chairperson also helps maintain regional relationships for the department, including with the Agriculture Advisory Board, FFA, and commodity groups.

Required Qualifications:

  • A doctorate in one of the agriculture disciplines (preference for agribusiness) with background and experience to support appointment as Chairperson (Degree must be from a regionally accredited, internationally accredited, or government-certified university.)
  • Meet requirement for tenure at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor
  • Qualified to teach in one or more of the agriculture disciplines
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to work effectively with internal and external entities
  • Demonstrated leadership and administrative abilities
  • Possess the experience and skills necessary to recruit and retain undergraduate and graduate students
  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Possess computer skills appropriate to the discipline
  • Be a progressive leader with the potential to manage and coordinate events, obtain resources, support faculty and staff, and a vision that stimulates a growing educational program
  • Follow the teacher-scholar model and have a record of successful teaching, service and scholarship activity
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of faculty morale and enthusiasm
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities

Southeast Missouri State University is interested in recruiting academic leaders with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education grounded in the teacher-scholar model. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to facilitate the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended, and online formats, and initiatives promoting student success, retention, and degree completion.
Required Information & Deadline: Application Deadline: The position is available August 1, 2021. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 22, 2021.

To Apply: Submit the following items online by clicking on the APPLY button at the top of the page.

  • Letter of application addressing all position qualifications
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Statement of Administrative Philosophy and Shared Governance
  • Statement of Teaching and Research Philosophy
  • Statement of Commitment to Outreach
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts required for employment)
  • Names and contact information of three professional references with at least one who can address administrative ability

Additional Information: Department Information: Information regarding the department of Agriculture can be found at .