Chairperson Associate or Full Professor (Tenured) Department of Agriculture College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Provide dynamic collegial leadership to a department with a dedicated faculty and staff. Fulfill the role and responsibilities of a chairperson, including officially representing the department's interests on- and off-campus, evaluating faculty and staff, managing budgets, providing curricular leadership, and ensuring that the needs of students are met. Half-time teaching responsibilities include undergraduate instruction in the candidate’s professional discipline area, advising undergraduates, student recruitment, and participating in regional services and professional organizations. Specifically, in Agriculture the Chairperson is also responsible for overseeing the operations of the 252-acre agricultural research center (beef, forage and cropland) and a horticulture greenhouse complex and gardens. The chairperson also helps maintain regional relationships for the department, including with the Agriculture Advisory Board, FFA, and commodity groups.
A doctorate in one of the agriculture disciplines (preference for agribusiness) with background and experience to support appointment as Chairperson (Degree must be from a regionally accredited, internationally accredited, or government-certified university.)
Meet requirement for tenure at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor
Qualified to teach in one or more of the agriculture disciplines
Demonstrated interpersonal skills to work effectively with internal and external entities
Demonstrated leadership and administrative abilities
Possess the experience and skills necessary to recruit and retain undergraduate and graduate students
Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills
Possess computer skills appropriate to the discipline
Be a progressive leader with the potential to manage and coordinate events, obtain resources, support faculty and staff, and a vision that stimulates a growing educational program
Follow the teacher-scholar model and have a record of successful teaching, service and scholarship activity
Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of faculty morale and enthusiasm
Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities
Southeast Missouri State University is interested in recruiting academic leaders with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education grounded in the teacher-scholar model. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to facilitate the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended, and online formats, and initiatives promoting student success, retention, and degree completion.
Application Deadline: The position is available August 1, 2021. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 22, 2021.
Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with five colleges, approximately 10,000 students, and a faculty and staff of approximately 1,000. Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees. Its intercollegiate athletics program is classified NCAA Division I and the University is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference. The University currently sponsors 15 sports; 6 for men and 9 for women. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 78,000. Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.