Department Head and Professor

Logan, Utah
Negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits.
Jun 07, 2019
Aug 07, 2019
Job Level
Senior level
Employment Type
Salary Type

The Department of Wildland Resources (WILD) in the S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for the position of Professor and Department Head. This is a full-time, 12-month appointment on the Logan campus, starting July 1, 2020. We are seeking candidates with excellent scholarly credentials and a strong commitment to interdisciplinary terrestrial ecosystem science to provide vision, leadership, and expert administration for the department. A tenure review will be conducted for the selected candidate.


  • The Department Head is the principal administrative and academic officer of the department and provides leadership and administration for the research, teaching, extension, and service functions of the department.
  • The Head reports directly to the Dean of the college. S/he also has important interactions with the Vice President for Extension and the Directors of the USU Ecology Center and the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • The Head’s responsibilities include promotion of quality graduate and undergraduate academic programs, oversight of departmental budgets, mentoring and evaluation of a diverse faculty, fostering strong ties to natural resource and granting agencies, and maintaining effective relationships with upper administration.
  • The Head is expected to maintain an active research and/or extension program.