Professor and Department Head, Department of Crop and Soil
CAES-Crop & Soil Sciences
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university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the
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approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses
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by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered
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full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time
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About the College/Unit/Department
The mission of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural
and Environmental Sciences is to seek, verify and apply knowledge
related to agriculture and the environment, and to dissemiate this
knowledge through student education and public outreach
The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences ( CAES )
is among the best and most established U.S. colleges of
agriculture. In its classrooms, its Agricultural Experiment
Stations, and its statewide network of UGA Cooperative Extension
offices, the faculty, and staff of CAES are dedicated to
discovering, teaching, and delivering the science required for
healthy living to flourish in Georgia. Agricultural and
environmental sciences are only as important as the food you eat,
the clothes you wear and the water and air around you. To improve
the quality and guard the safety of life’s necessities, CAES has
gathered world-renowned scientists and exceptional students.
The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences is a multifunctional,
multidisciplinary department committed to excelling as an authority
in the crop, soil, and environmental sciences. The department
supports research, teaching, and UGA Cooperative Extension
programs. As a respected provider of both leading-edge technology
and science-based knowledge, we serve a clientele that includes
students, farmers, agribusinesses, consumers, nonprofits, and
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Department Chair/Head AC
Fiscal (12 mo.)
A Ph.D. in Crop or Soil Sciences or a related discipline.
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental
Sciences seeks candidates for the position of Professor and Head of
the Department of
Crop and Soil Sciences
- This is a 12-month, tenured position.
- Research, teaching, and extension faculty and students are
located at the Athens, Tifton, and Griffin Campuses.
- Program emphasis areas include plant breeding and genetics,
molecular biology and genomics, plant physiology, crop sciences and
biotechnology, weed science, soil physics, soil chemistry, soil
fertility, soil health, hydrology, and environmental sciences.
- There is a growing emphasis on sustainability and systems-based
approaches to the interdisciplinary issues in these fields.
Undergraduate majors are offered in Agriscience and Environmental
Systems, Environmental Resource Science, Turfgrass Management, and
Water and Soil Resources. Outstanding graduate programs leading to
either the M.S. or Ph.D. degree are supported by a large graduate
faculty with diverse research programs and broad disciplinary
expertise. Innovative graduate-level programs include an area of
emphasis in Sustainable Agriculture and a dual M.S. in Crop and
Soil Sciences (Sustainable Agriculture) with the University of
Padova, Italy. Programs of study can be developed in the research
emphasis areas listed above.
- Graduate studies and research programs are characterized by
strong interdepartmental and interdisciplinary ties. The Department
hosts a large statewide Extension program focused on applied
research to address the needs of farmers and the public in Georgia
- The department head (or their designee) has oversight over a
large field unit supporting research, teaching, and outreach as
well as statewide programs such as a variety testing program and an
automated state-wide weather network.
- This position is highly engaged with the various commodity
commissions, groups, and other stakeholders of departmental
- The department is supported by field, greenhouse, and lab
facilities that enable your faculty and team members the
opportunity to perform cutting edge research
- This role would manage a robust fiscal budget to help promote
the goals of the department
- This role would work closely with and be supported by the
department’s highly qualified fiscal and administrative
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or
At least two years of higher education administrative experience is
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
Demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and/or extension are
required. Other essential qualifications include evidence of
creative and innovative leadership, demonstrated success in
procuring extramural funding, and the proven ability to work
effectively with faculty, staff, and students.
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Specific responsibilities include faculty recruitment, management
and leadership, student recruitment, faculty performance
evaluations, coordinating promotion and tenure procedures, program
planning and implementation, budget management, and management of
physical facilities including both laboratory and field facilities.
This position must also work effectively with and represent faculty
to university and agency administrators, state and federal
personnel, and industry stakeholders.
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