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  • Department Head- Professor/Associate Professor (Job F#287)

    Tuskegee University

    Position: Department Head (Professor/Associate Professor)                                                          Department: CAENS/DAES

    Status: Full Time, Tenure Track

    Special Qualifications
    In keeping with the President's commitment to Tuskegee University becoming "One Tuskegee”, the ideal Department Head (Professor/Associate Professor) will possess the willingness to use their expertise in transforming Tuskegee into a leading 21st century living and learning environment.

    Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

    While the area of specialization is open the candidate must possess the ability to teach introductory as well as advanced courses in fields of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, such as Animal Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences, Environmental Sciences, or related disciplines.
    Administer retention student advisement class schedule planning in general supervision of teaching, service, and related activities of the department.
    Develop best practices to recruit and retain scholarly students.
    Provide the vision and leadership to ensure greater entry of our student into clinical biomedical research and professional careers.
    Pursue an independent scholarly research program publish in peer reviewed high impact journals
    Develop successful grant proposals to attract external funding to support the research program
    Build productive and long-term relationships with alumni and corporate sponsors
    Mentor new faculty and foster a positive and growing environment
    Provide effective leadership to the departments faculty who will be required to be innovative in proactive and teaching effectiveness
    Assist in program curriculum
    Ensure that all faculty follow department policies and procedures
    Analyze all department related issues and provide immediate resolutions
    Demonstrate collegiately and service to the college and university community at large by serving on various committees
    Lead faculty students and staff acquiring and/or improvising skills to support teaching research and service
    Uphold institutional policies in teaching research and service to support student development and ensure compliance with deadlines fulfillment of those policies as stipulated in the calendar
    Promote programs for scholarship, professional growth, academic welfare, and personal development of faculty and students
    Supervise and evaluate teaching effectiveness and improvement of instruction
    Enforced approved reporting sequence Student-Faculty-Head-Dean-Provost-President to and handling of academic matters
    Collaborate with faculty and committees of the department in connection with the following
    Formulation of curriculum proposals and other educational policies to enhance the instructional program of the department
    Preparation of class schedules and assignments of classes to the Department’s faculty, with the appropriate coordination and approval through the CAENS Dean and Provost
    Preparation with assistance of the faculty and particularly department heads, of budget recommendations for submissions to the Dean, Provost, and/or President
    Development and application of measure to evaluate individual faculty teaching performance
    Regulation and control of expenditures in keeping with authorized budget and efficient utilization of resources
    Cooperation with other departments and with programs of the University faculty
    Assistance in the total development in over-all administration of a superior of research and instruction
    Enhancement of the overall public relations and developmental efforts of the University
    Carrying out the programs of the department within the financial constraints and financial policies of the University
    Making and adjusting programs of study for students enrolled into department in general accordance with academic regulations
    Effecting minor adjustments of curricula of the department and conferring with the de Dean and provost in making other adjustments within the establish policy of the University
    Represent the Department, College, and University at professional meetings
    Teach at least two courses each semester (minimum FTE for teaching 50%)
    Advise the Dean, regularly, through conferences and reports, on the status of the academic program and personnel, educational goals, accreditation of programs and other matters, that will lead to providing excellent academic programs
    Perform other duties as required and a sign by the Dean, Provost, and President
    Earned doctorate from an accredited institution of higher education and possess the qualifications necessary to hold a tenured position
    Five or more years of college teaching in related field to the appointment up associate or full professor with tenure
    Experience with integrated practice and/or collaborative learning
    Evidence of scholarly activity through publications
    Evidence of strong track record of receiving external grant funds
    Significant relevant and successful experience in a comparable administrative leadership position in higher education
    Ability to harness and manage financial resources
    Demonstrate organizational and teambuilding skills with the ability to foster productive relationships among students, faculty, staff, and alumni


    A Ph.D. degree in Animal, Plant and Soil, or Environmental Sciences or related disciplines
    Experience teaching in higher education
    Ability to teach in an interdisciplinary setting
    Knowledge of animal, poultry, and veterinary sciences as related to the field of agriculture and related areas
    Experience in animal production and related areas
    Ability to work with faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders
    Ability to solve problems and make decisions independently.
    Demonstrate the ability to work independently with little supervision and a good team player.
    Excellent communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills.
    Skills in using Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher) and data analysis packages
    Experience in organizing training, seminars, workshops, meetings, and/or field days
    Ability to conduct impact assessments and prepare progress reports

    Additional Position Information

    This position does require weekend and after work hours during peak season
    This position will require traveling occasionally
    This position is partial basic and grant funding
    This position is a full-time position
    **The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **

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