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Department Head - Crop & Soil Science
Oregon State University

Date Posted Feb. 26, 2024
Title Department Head - Crop & Soil Science
University Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR, United States
Department Crop & Soil Science Department
Application Deadline Apr. 9, 2024
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2024
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Agronomy/Plant & Soil Sciences
    Agricultural - General

The College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) at Oregon State University (OSU) is seeking applications for the Department Head of Crop and Soil Sciences (CSS). The Department Head is a recognized national and international leader in crop science, soil science, agronomy, or an allied field and provides visionary and facilitative leadership for all teaching, research, Extension, and outreach programs in the department. They interact effectively with a large and wide-ranging group of faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders in industry groups, public agencies, and private organizations to advance the mission of the department, college, and university. They provide administrative, managerial, fiscal, and scientific leadership; maintain and promote a collaborative and productive environment for faculty, staff, and students; establish and maintain strong ties with stakeholders; advocate effectively for the Department; and must demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This position will be 1.00 FTE on a 12-month appointment and reports to the Dean of the CAS.

CAS and CSS provide a vibrant and welcoming environment that promotes collaborative relationships between faculty, researchers, and students. CSS is located on the main campus of OSU in Corvallis, which is located in the Willamette Valley of western Oregon, 50 miles from the Pacific Ocean, 70 miles from the Cascade Mountains, and 80 miles from Portland. It is a bike-friendly community with excellent schools, farmers’ markets, restaurants, and pubs; easy access to outdoor recreation; and conveniently served by EUG and PDX airports.

For consideration, applicants must have a doctorate in agronomy, crop science, soil science or related discipline; national/international record of scholarly achievement in research, Extension, instructional and/or service activities within the crop or soil sciences or related disciplines, commensurate with the rank of Professor with tenure; and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For full consideration, applications must be received April 9, 2024, with a closing date of April 23, 2024. Please apply at

The Department Head of CSS will design, develop, maintain and/or carry out programs to ensure that all people have equal employment opportunities and equal program participation opportunities regardless of their race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability, and disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status. Oregon State University’s commitment to student success includes hiring, retaining, and developing diverse faculty to mentor and educate our undergraduate and graduate students from entry through graduation. Our Strategic Plan articulates the strategies we believe are critical to advancing and equalizing learner success. The College of Agricultural Sciences is likewise committed to the success of all learners accessed through its extension and outreach programs.  There is an expectation that, as part of your role in the college, you embody and advance the principles and practices conveyed in the CAS CARE Commitment document.

  • OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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