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Animal and Rangeland Sciences Department Head
Oregon State University

Date Posted Jul. 15, 2019
Title Animal and Rangeland Sciences Department Head
University Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR, United States
Department Animal and Rangeland Sciences
Application Deadline Aug. 31, 2019
Position Start Date Jan. 1, 2020
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Agricultural - General
    Animal Science

The Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences (AnRS) at Oregon State University invites applicants for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term faculty department head position. This appointment includes indefinite tenure on a 9-month basis at 1.00 FTE at the rank of associate professor or professor. The department head provides administrative, management, and scientific leadership for AnRS including the development of priorities and a strategic plan, and articulates a shared vision for AnRS involving a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders in industry groups, public agencies, community groups, and private organizations. The incumbent must have a record of and commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion. The incumbent will promote collaboration among on- and off-campus faculty, across departments, colleges, branch stations, state and federal agencies, and industries. The department head will establish and maintain strong ties with stakeholders and will be a recognized national and international leader in animal science, rangeland science, or a closely allied field. The department head oversees one of the largest departments within the College of Agricultural Sciences, comprising over 50 faculty and staff, more than 400 students in addition to farm facilities, and 3000 acres dedicated to animal research and teaching activities.

OSU seeks diversity as a source of enrichment for our university community. 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.

To review the position description and apply, go to.

Questions about the position can be directed to search committee chair Prof. Joseph Spatafora,

For full consideration, please apply by August 31, 2019 when review of applications will begin.

  • University employees are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, or veterans status. Oregon State University is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. Equal opportunity involves protecting the rights of individuals to equal consideration for employment and equal treatment in the University’s programs and activities. Any person who believes that he or she has been discriminated against at the University may file a complaint with the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 526 Kerr Administration Building (541-737-3556).

    Affirmative action is a means of ensuring equal employment opportunity by tracking OSU’s employment rate for members of groups that have traditionally experienced discrimination. As an affirmative action employer, OSU identifies where under-utilization exists in the work force, and establishes hiring goals for people of color, women, and people with disabilities in areas where they are underrepresented. Good faith efforts to meet those hiring goals include scrutinizing our hiring practices to identify and remove barriers to employment, forming diverse search committees, and actively seeking candidates from underrepresented groups for University applicant pools.

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