Associate Dean - College of Agricultural Sci.s

Adair Village, Benton County / Corvallis, Benton County
Jul 02, 2014

Appointment Type: Administrative/Professional Faculty

Department: College of Ag Admin 210600 AGA

Position Summary: The College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, tenured administrator Associate Dean position.

The Associate Dean is a member of a senior administrative leadership team in the College consisting of the Dean, Executive Associate Dean, and one other associate dean. Together, they are responsible for executive functions, including policy development, strategic planning, and-with the unit administrators-for managing, administering, and coordinating the operations of the College, the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station, and the agricultural sciences and natural resources program of the OSU Extension Service. With other members of the administrative team, the Associate Dean has responsibilities relating to personnel, program, and budget management, promoting communication and cooperation, and otherwise advancing the integration of education, outreach and engagement, and research programs for specific units of the College. The Associate Dean manages a portfolio of approximately 15 units within the College which includes departments, branch experiment stations, and centers/institutes.

Oregon State University, home to over 26,000 students, is located in Corvallis, a vibrant college town of 55,000 in the heart of Western Oregon's Willamette Valley. Corvallis consistently ranks among the best and safest cities to live in the U.S., as well as among the most environmentally responsible. Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state's Land Grant University and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification. As Oregon's leading public research university, with $263 million in external funding in the 2013 fiscal year, Oregon State's impact reaches across the state and beyond. With 12 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offices, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport, OSU-EOU agriculture program in LaGrande, and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon's 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.06 billion.

The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University was ranked 7th in the world in the latest (2013) Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. The College is Oregon's principal source of knowledge relating to agricultural and food systems, and a major source of knowledge regarding environmental quality, natural resources, life sciences, and rural economies and communities worldwide. The College's 14 departments (three joint with the College of Science) provide undergraduate and graduate education leading to baccalaureate and graduate degrees, and extended education programs throughout Oregon and beyond.

Oregon State University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and community. The University actively engages in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body that include members of historically underrepresented groups. OSU provides outstanding leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity and building community.

Position Duties: 40%: Provides day-to-day liaison with approximately 15 designated operational units (e.g. academic departments, branch experiment stations and other units). Supports assigned units in program and budget development, management of fiscal and personnel resources, facilities management, and associated unit activities. Assures optimal development and delivery of programs, facilitates those programs that involve more than one unit, and helps unit leaders take advantage of program opportunities and solve problems. Supervise assigned unit administrators including disciplining/rewarding, responding to grievances, hiring/firing and completion and signing of annual performance evaluations.

35%: Works collaboratively as a member of the College Deans' group whose team efforts include development and implementation of the College's strategic intent, diversity plan, priority staffing, and promotion and tenure. Develops and maintains an understanding of education, outreach and engagement, and research programs. Within the framework of established policies and procedures, makes timely decisions that implement the philosophy, policy, plans, and overall resource allocation established by the College. Shares responsibility with the administrative team for integrating programs across our network of branch experiment stations and academic units to deliver the College's missions.

15%: Represents the College, and develops and maintains relationships with its stakeholders, including students, parents, alumni, and friends; commodity groups; natural resource organizations; agribusinesses; local, state, federal, and international agencies; the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities; regional education and research projects; advisory bodies; and others. Responsible for liaison with other affiliated units (i.e. colleges, research institutes, administrative units) at OSU.

5%: Serves as an associate director of the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station.

5%: Carries out other duties as assigned by the Dean and Executive Associate Dean.

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Minimum/Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate in agriculture, natural resources, or other disciplinary field closely aligned to the mission and programs of the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Eligible for appointment as full professor in a College of Agricultural Sciences academic unit.

National and/or international recognition for research, teaching, or outreach.

Proven leadership ability.

Record as an effective team member and team-builder.

Experience with agriculture, food systems, natural resources, or related field.

Record of successful experience managing people, programs, and budgets.

Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively.

Evidence of vision and the ability to achieve it.

Commitment to the College's mission, values and organizational principles and practices.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications: Record of success as a leader of an academic, research, extension/outreach, or similar unit.

Life experience, education, or training that broadens capacity to work with underrepresented/underserved students, staff, faculty, and external audiences.

Scholarly Outcomes for Position (academic faculty only):

Posting Date: 06-20-2014

For Full Consideration Date: 07-30-2014

Closing Date: 08-11-2014

Recommended Full-Time Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Posting Number: 0012641

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