Department Chair - Viticulture and Enology

Location
Fresno
Posted
May 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
California State University, Fresno
Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology
Viticulture and Enology
Vacancy # 13224
http://www.fresnostate.edu/jcast	Viticulture and Enology
	Department ChairCalifornia State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect and ethical behavior, please visit: http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/diversity
    	
  • Available for Academic Year: 2017/2018.
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  • Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
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  • Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.
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  • Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.
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  • California State University, Fresno is a vibrant and growing campus. When necessary, the University may decide to make more than one faculty appointment from a single search.
The successful candidate will hold tenure at the rank of either associate or full professor in the Department of Viticulture and Enology (VE). The successful candidate will initially be given an academic year administrative assignment as department chair, for which the appropriate release time will be provided. Department chairs serve at the pleasure of the President. The successful candidate is also expected to teach courses in the undergraduate and/or graduate programs in viticulture or enology. Opportunities exist for a reduced teaching load to conduct research and for summer salary supplement.
The successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership for administering, developing, and operating programs in the department including, but not limited to: (1) consultation with faculty on policy matters, plans and procedures; (2) planning and administration of academic programs including the scheduling, evaluation and enhancement of instruction; (3) formulation, development, and implementation of strategic plans; (4) preparation and administration of department budgets; (5) implementation and adherence to all university policies and procedures, especially those relating to academic department administration; (6) preparation of required reports, position descriptions, and hiring requests; (7) mentorship of all faculty, particularly probationary faculty and lecturers, to optimize teaching effectiveness and promote assessment of student learning; (8) formulation and implementation of integrated strategic plans for academic programs through consultation with administrators, faculty, staff, and industry partners; (9) direct and effective collaboration with the Viticulture and Enology Research Center (VERC) Director as she/he plans and administers research programs within VERC and in collaboration with other research centers within the Jordan College, (10) collaboration with the University Agricultural Laboratory (UAL) Manager to provide financial and operational direction for the campus' vineyards including recommendations on planting, harvesting and processing grapes, as well the Fresno State Winery operation; (11) develop effective liaisons with California's viticulture and enology industry; (12) teach courses and engage in research activities appropriate for expertise when compatible with other responsibilities; (13) performance of additional university requirements for all faculty, and (14) other responsibilities as assigned by the Jordan College Dean.

It is the goal of the Department of Viticulture and Enology to be a world-class center of excellence that effectively meets the educational and research needs of students and the broader grape and wine community. The Department provides a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students with a practical hands-on education through its degree, certificate, and solution-focused research programs. The Department currently serves approximately 150 students through its MS in Viticulture and Enology, BS in Enology, BS in Viticulture, and Certificate of special Study in Enology. These academic programs are supported by a strong faculty and staff with a commitment to education, research, and industry outreach and service.
The Department's strong research program is supported by the Viticulture and Enology Research Center (VERC), the Jordan College Graduate Lab, the newly -opened Jordan Agricultural Research Center, the Olam Sensory Laboratory, the University Agricultural Laboratory (UAL) and the V.E. Petrucci Library. VERC provides research laboratory space, major instrumentation, outreach event support, endowed student research assistantships, and industry supported research chairs. The UAL includes a 120 acre vineyard, raisin processing plant, and the nation's first commercial winery located within a college campus. The V.E. Petrucci Library, a collection of Henry Madden Library embedded within the Department, is dedicated to resources related to viticulture and enology. Librarian research support helps students, faculty, and members of the industry access and use these resources. For more than a century, Fresno State's viticulture and enology programs and our students have benefitted from close connections and collaboration with the grape and wine industry and our strong, involved, and successful alumni throughout California and the world.

Required Education: An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) or equivalent from an accredited institution; disciplines may include, but are not limited to: botany, biochemistry, plant physiology, chemistry, horticulture, viticulture, enology, microbiology, or food science.

Required Experience: An established record of teaching and research activities applicable to the viticulture and enology industry at the university level. Demonstrated ability to plan, budget, and manage an academic department. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Competitive candidates for appointment at the rank of professor require a sustained record of outstanding leadership in the profession, and a strong record of scholarly publications, teaching, and professional activities.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin June 19, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants must complete an on­line application at jobs.csufresno.edu and attach the following:
1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience;
2) a curriculum vitae;
3) a list of three professional references with names and contact information; and
4) unofficial transcripts.

Finalists will be required to submit:
1) three current letters of recommendation and
2) official transcripts.

For inquiries, contact:
Dr. John T. Bushoven, Search Committee Chair
2415 East San Ramon Avenue, M/S AS72
Fresno, CA 93740
Phone: (559) 278-7391
E-mail address: jbushoven@csufresno.edu

Other:
In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees on-line at http://www.fresnostate.edu/police/clery/index.shtml. Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html.

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

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