Location: Montana State University, College of Agriculture
Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology
Description: Nine month, academic year appointment; tenure-track, 70% administration, 10% research, 10% teaching, 10% service. Summer salary is generally provided by the College for administrative duties.
Screening date: July 15, 2017 Desired start date: January 1, 2018
Full job announcement: https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/7342
This position in the Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology is responsible for managing all departmental fiscal affairs; promoting and integrating productive working relationships among the department faculty and staff; promoting the department within the college, university, state and nation; and planning and developing long-term departmental programs in collaboration with the faculty and stakeholders. This person will be responsible for annual faculty performance reviews; guiding new departmental hires; and communicating on behalf of the department with the academic community, state and federal agencies, private industry, agricultural organizations, and the general public. Administrative responsibilities include oversight of several large service labs. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to maintain an active research program and participate in the instructional and extension programs of the department. Summer salary may be provided by the College. Further information on areas of responsibility for department heads can be found in the “posting documents” section.
MSU is an ADA/EEO/Vet pref employer.
1. Earned doctorate in a Plant Sciences discipline or significant relative experience in the field of plant sciences.
2. Academic qualifications necessary for initial appointment as associate or full professor.
MSU is recognized nationally for its prominence in research among leading public research universities. Our research centers address production challenges in the diverse agro-ecosystems of the state and provide the foundation upon which the research and teaching missions of the university stay relevant to needs of agriculture in the state of Montana.