Dean - S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural
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Dean-Quinney College of Natural Res
Salary commensurate with qualifications
and experience, plus excellent benefits
Utah State University (USU) invites nominations and applications
for a significant academic leadership position as Dean of the S.J.
and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources.
The S. J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources
(QCNR) is nationally and internationally recognized for its
research, extension, and teaching on natural and
socio-environmental systems. It is a high-impact college at Utah
State University with almost $11M in research funding last year, 61
tenure-track faculty in three departments, and close partnerships
with federal and state natural resource agencies. Work in QCNR
traverses biological, physical, and social systems to advance
scientific knowledge, train future leaders, and translate research
into on-the-ground management and policy. The Department of
Environment and Society uses social and interdisciplinary science
to understand human-environment interactions at a range of spatial
scales; the Department of Watershed Sciences studies aquatic
ecosystems and the watersheds that feed them; and the Department of
Wildland Resources is focused on applied terrestrial ecology,
including the ecology and management of wildlife, forests,
rangelands, and conservation biology.
Application review will begin January 4, 2022 and will continue
until the position is filled. Ideally, the successful candidate
will start July 1, 2022, but the date is negotiable.
- Provide clear and strong vision and leadership for the S.J. and
Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources.
- Lead fundraising and alumni relations efforts to foster a
culture of giving and provide gratifying engagement experiences for
constituents of the college and USU constituents.
- Promote faculty research in the college by expanding
infrastructure and facilitate access to external funding.
- Ensure access to, and optimal delivery of, quality academic
programs throughout Utah by leveraging USU’s Statewide Campuses and
- Understand and appreciate the mission of Cooperative Extension
and demonstrate a willingness to support and expand Extension
- Support and encourage interdisciplinary collaboration across
the college and university.
- Effectively manage and allocate resources for the college.
- Successfully advocate for the diverse needs of the
- Build strong partnerships and promote engagement with federal
and state agencies and community organizations.
- Be a collaborative member of the university’s leadership
- Foster professional growth of faculty and staff.
- Promote a healthy, positive, and nurturing work
- Lead with integrity and transparency.
- Commit to Title IX principles and processes.
- Communicate openly and honestly.
- Advance diversity, equity, and inclusion across the college and
- Be committed to the land-grant mission of the university.
- Academic credentials sufficient for appointment to the rank of
Full Professor in a discipline represented in the college.
- A commitment to successful fundraising; a willingness to
develop skills necessary for fundraising and to learn campaign
- Administrative and/or leadership experience in higher education
with academic program development, budget management, and
- Research experience in at least one area represented in the
- Demonstrated commitment to supporting faculty research and
- Commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate
- Record of effective mentorship.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated collegial relationships with faculty, students,
- Commitment to teaching excellence.
- Experience advocating for diversity, inclusivity, and equity,
and commitment to increase diversity among students, faculty, and
- Experience conducting successful fundraising campaigns and
major gift acquisitions.
- Experience with the kinds of educational programs offered in
- Experience in the development of statewide innovative programs
that benefit communities.
- Record of fostering collaboration across department and college
boundaries and promoting interdisciplinary programs.
- Experience with budgeting, planning, personnel, promotion and
tenure, program reviews, and accreditation.
- Demonstrated ability to promote mutually beneficial
relationships within the university and state.
Along with the online application, please attach:
- Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in
the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
- Cover Letter describing your qualifications for the position to
be uploaded under "Documents 1-10"
- Statement regarding your vision of the role and
responsibilities for the Dean of a College of Natural Resources in
a modern, research university to be uploaded under "Documents
- Contact information for a minimum five (5) professional
references completed in the Candidate Profile
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
Nominations and inquiries should be sent to:
Vice President, Dean and Professor Ken White, Chair
S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources Dean Search
Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost
1435 Old Main Hill; Utah State University
Logan, Utah, 84322-1435; Telephone: 435-797-2201; email:
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus
Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or
contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.
The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive
For more information, please visit https://qcnr.usu.edu/
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to
be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie
RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with
approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040
graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide
system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves
all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114
undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of
innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials.
Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th
in their national university rankings
in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the
in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions
in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an
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people in economic development, improvements to quality of life,
and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge,
the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the
state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant
tradition of partnering with communities to address critical
societal issues in the interest of the public good.
The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan,
; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain
valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding
recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and
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