Colorado State University seeks a Department Head who will provide inspiring and collaborative leadership for the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences. The Department Head is a 12-month appointment with a suggested, but flexible start date of August 2023. The Department Head is the department’s visionary and administrative leader, with oversight of faculty, students, staff, curriculum, budget, and strategic direction. The successful candidate will continue to grow the formidable reputation of the department, playing a key role in expanding and strengthening research, education, service, and outreach. The Department Head will be committed to fostering an inclusive and interdisciplinary future for the department, who is skilled in directing change amongst teams with diverse interests, and who is perceptive in developing the academic and creative potential of faculty, staff, and students.
The Department Head will have the experience and passion to build upon existing excellence, as well as catalyze new initiatives within and outside the department. A successful candidate will be poised to engage students, faculty, staff, and alumni to strengthen initiatives across the department, CSU Extension, the College of Agricultural Sciences, and local and regional campuses. The Department Head will interact with a broad range of constituencies including food and agricultural commodity groups, public and private sectors, non-government organizations (NGOs), and civil societies to steward programs that are cutting-edge and impactful. The Department Head will ensure and advocate for excellence in all areas of research, scholarship, instruction, engagement, diversity, and inclusion.
The Department Head will be an accomplished scientist, with recognized expertise pertinent to the fields of soil and crop sciences. Opportunities exist for the successful candidate to continue an active role in research, teaching, or extension efforts.