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Department Head - Plant Sciences
University of Idaho

  • Sep. 21, 2017
  • Department Head - Plant Sciences
  • *Plant,Soil & Entomological Sciences
  • University of Idaho
    Moscow, ID
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Agronomy/Plant & Soil Sciences
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University of Idaho

Department Head - Plant Sciences

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Faculty

Pay Range: $90,000 to $108,000 per year plus 10% stipend

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

The mission of the Plant Sciences (PS) Department is to conduct focused, comprehensive and integrated research, teaching, and Extension programs, which directly support plant science. The Department of Plant Sciences prepares students for careers in the fields of crop science, plant biotechnology, horticulture and plant breeding. The department works closely with leading industries across the state such as potatoes, wheat, barley, sugar beets and onions. In a fast-changing agricultural industry, Plant Sciences prides itself on staying at the forefront of science. It provides a wide range of curriculum choices in traditional production sciences, and incorporates biotechnology as well as other integrated technologies across multiple disciplines. Students receive both hands-on experience and classroom instruction. This is an academic year appointment and summer salary will be provided.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in a closely related discipline.

Qualifications to meet tenure at the rank of professor in an academic unit within the college.

Demonstrated excellence and productivity in research (grantsmanship, publications, etc.).

Experience in nationally peer-reviewed grant administration.

Demonstrated excellence in teaching or outreach.

Ability to communicate effectively and coordinate with diverse groups such as faculty, industry personnel, and government officials.

Understanding of and commitment to program-wide diversity and serving underrepresented stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous administrative experience or evidence of administrative skills required to lead a large academic department.

Candidates should have a demonstrated work experience in some aspect of plant science.

Fiscal management skills or experience in administering grants and/or department budgets.

Leadership skills and experience to implement the University, College, and Department Strategic Plans.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Posting Number: F000579P

Posting Date: 05/01/2017

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

This position is open until filled with a first consideration date of May 30, 2017.

Please send three letters of reference to the search coordinator:

Charity Buchert
University of Idaho
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2335
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2335

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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  • *Plant,Soil & Entomological Sciences
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