Professor and Head, Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences

Employer
University of Arkansas
Location
Cumberland County, North Carolina, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 12, 2021
Closes
Jul 27, 2021
Ref
2312805514
Discipline
Other
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Current University of Arkansas System employees including student employees and graduate assistants need to log into Workday on My Apps. Simply enter "Find Jobs" in the Workday search bar to view open positions. All Job Postings will close at 12:01 a.m. CT on the specified Closing Date (if designated). To view the job posting closing date please return to the search for jobs page. If you close the browser or exit your application prior to submitting, the application process will be saved as a draft. You will be able to access and complete the application through "My Draft Applications" located on your Candidate Home page. Type of Position: Chair Workstudy Position: No Job Type: Regular Work Shift: Sponsorship Available: Yes Institution Name: Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas county. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees. The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture. The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration. As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening. To apply for the position, please click the Apply link/button. If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process and require reasonable accommodations, please contact the Division's Office of Inclusion, Access, and Compliance at bbatiste@uaex.edu. For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at 501-671-2219 or 479-502-9820. Department: Admin Department's Website: Summary of Job Duties: Provide exemplary leadership in planning, integrating, and implementing research, teaching, and extension programs. Duties also include (1) administrative and fiscal leadership for departmental personnel, programs, and physical resources, (2) leadership in planning, faculty development, and pursuit of extramural funding, (3) coordination with other university programs, professional and governmental agencies, and industry groups, and (4) development of an understanding of agriculture in Arkansas and the evolving research priorities in departmental disciplines including, but not limited to crop science, soil science and environmental science. The Department Head provides administrative leadership to the teaching programs including instruction, student recruitment, retention, and liaison with students and alumni. The Department Head also serves as part of the broader administrative team of the Division of Agriculture and the Bumpers College. Qualifications: Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in agronomy, crop science, crop physiology, environmental science, plant breeding, soil science, weed science, or a closely related discipline and must have an outstanding record of professional accomplishments. The candidate's record must demonstrate the leadership skills or potential necessary to administer a program that includes resident instruction, research, extension, and service, and the ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with diverse clientele and stakeholders. Required experiences and attributes include: demonstrated effective and dynamic leadership, administrative capabilities, effective communication skills, ability to attract extramural funding, interest in providing multidisciplinary leadership and coordination of diverse research interests, interest in and ability to recruit undergraduate and graduate students, and a commitment to fostering research and academic excellence. Prior experience in the Land Grant University System is desirable, as is experience in a unit with multiple missions such as teaching, research, and extension. Demonstrated experience developing exemplary scholarship that serves the Land-Grant mission is valued. Salary Information: Commensurate with education and experience Required Documents to Apply: Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of five Professional References (name, email, business title), Statement of Research Philosophy Optional Documents: Additional Information: Please include a two-page statement on: (1) your professional goals, (2) the challenges facing the discipline and industry, (3) efforts to foster diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, and (4) an approach to addressing these challenges including your philosophy of administrative leadership. (Attach as the required document Statement of Research Philosophy) Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2021. Recruitment Contact Information: Dr. David Caldwell, Search Committee Chair, caldweld@uark.edu All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS Please do not send to listed recruitment contact. Pre-employment Screening Requirements: Criminal Background Check The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture may conduct pre-employment background checks on certain positions for applicants being considered for employment. The background checks may include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal background check or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absences of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a consistent, non-discriminatory manner consistent with the state and federal law. The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture commits itself to policies of affirmative action and diversity with respect to both employment opportunities and program participation. The Division complies with these policies not merely because of legal requirements, but because we believe that such practices are basic to human dignity. As such, the Division welcomes all applicants to apply without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. Candidates must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. Constant Physical Activity: Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding Frequent Physical Activity: Hearing, Repetitive Motion Occasional Physical Activity: Grasping, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching Benefits Eligible: Yes

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