Dean, Jordan College of Agricultural Science & Technology

California State University - Fresno
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 24, 2022

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Dean, Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences & Technology
(Administrator IV)

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $175,000 - $200,000. Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on the strength of qualifications.
  • This is a full-time, exempt, CSU Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position.
The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here .

Job Summary

California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) seeks a visionary and collaborative leader to serve as the next Dean of the Jordan College of Agriculture Sciences and Technology. The next Dean will serve as a member of the Academic Affairs Leadership Team and will report directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. As chief executive of the College, the Dean is also responsible for budgetary oversight and planning, academic and curricular issues, constituent engagement, fundraising, facilities development, and strategic planning. The Dean provides innovative and collaborative leadership for building and enhancing key partnerships and interdisciplinary collaborations with units across campus; with state, federal, and county agencies; various commodity groups within the agricultural industry; business leaders, community groups, and other regional organizations.

Key Qualifications
  • Required Qualifications:
    • An earned doctorate and qualifications for the rank of full professor in one of the departments or disciplines of the College is required;
    • A minimum of five years of effective administrative experience at an institution of higher education at the department chair, associate dean or dean level; or related research institution or government agency;
    • Demonstrated commitment to the teaching, research, and the community service mission of the College;
    • A history of innovation in developing and supporting academic programs that support student success goals along with the ability to inspire faculty and staff to accomplish such goals;
    • Demonstrated ability to embrace innovative use of technology in the teaching, applied research, and service mission of the Jordan College with the ability to advance new and emerging technologies impacting distance education;
    • Knowledge of high impact, pedagogical, and administrative best practices and strategies that support and retain a very diverse student population;
    • Demonstrated experience building and enhancing interdisciplinary collaborations along with an experience of linking the student experience to the community;
    • Ability to serve as a local, state, and national leader in public policy relating to water, food, agricultural, and natural resource issues with the ability to communicate, understand, and appreciate the role and concerns of stakeholders around these issues;
    • A demonstrated record of teaching and research in water, food, or agriculture or in areas that serve to enhance agriculture directly and/or the natural resource base upon which it depends;
    • Ability to manage budgets and integrate budget decisions with strategic planning at a university and/or research institution or government agency;
    • Demonstrated commitment to faculty, and staff governance, consultative processes, and consensus-building, along with strong experience implementing procedures, policies, and regulations.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • A track record of significant accomplishments and a demonstrated entrepreneurial approach to leadership;
    • Demonstrated commitment to the area of fundraising and building working relationships with alumni, industry and community partners, including producers, input providers, processors, manufacturers, and other ancillary industries;
    • Experience and knowledge of assessing academic programs utilizing performance measures focused on student learning outcomes;
    • An interest and passion in serving as a leader for agriculturally related education issues;
    • Strategic planning experience with outstanding qualitative and quantitative analytical skills;
    • Knowledge and understanding of agriculture in the Central Valley, and the importance of water, including local, state, and federal policy issues;
    • An appreciation of and experience working with other disciplines, including science and mathematics (or natural sciences), data science/computer science, artificial intelligence, business, and engineering.
To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.

Department Summary

The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (JCAST) provides hands-on courses for students in managing and working on 19 campus crop, livestock, vineyard, and food processing enterprises on a 1,000-acre farm or “living lab” just adjacent to the main campus. Campus facilities such as the Jordan Agricultural Research Center (JARC), a 30,000 square foot interdisciplinary research center
focused on research on agriculture, food, and natural resources, the Bee Sweet Citrus Fresh Fruit Packing Line, the Foster Farms Poultry Education, and Research Facility, and the soon-to-open Tree Nut Processing Laboratory prepare students for the ever-expanding agricultural job market. Additional campus facilities include the Gibson Farm Market, Fresno State Winery, and agricultural and industrial technology laboratories.

Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by March 28, 2022 will be given full consideration by the search committee.
  • Applications received after that date will be forwarded at the request of the Hiring Manager and/or search committee.
Please click “Apply Now” to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most recent resumé/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information for three professional references.

Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.

Equal Employment Opportunity Information

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

Vaccination Interim Policy

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to .

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions. (e.g. H1-B Visas)

Advertised: 23 Feb 2022 Pacific Standard Time
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