Department Head and Professor position is available in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) at the University of Connecticut in Storrs (UCONN).
The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) is one of nine academic units within the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, offering programs leading to the B.S. and M.S. in Applied and Resource Economics, and the Ph.D. degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics. It is seeking a dynamic and visionary individual to provide academic and administrative leadership for a highly ranked and productive department, with responsibilities to supervise and coordinate faculty and staff to continue building excellence in research, teaching, and extension.
- Effective coordination and leadership of undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, and Cooperative Extension and outreach programming.
- Conduct administrative responsibilities for academic affairs, departmental personnel, budget matters, and physical facilities.
- Represent and promote the department within the college, the university, and the state, as well as at the national and international levels.
- Establish and coordinate relationships with relevant research centers, agencies, industries, NGOs, professional societies, alumni, and the citizens of Connecticut.
- Develop effective programs to recruit BS, MS, and PhD students and to attract and retain outstanding faculty, drawing from diversity nationally and internationally.
- Other responsibilities as related to the department Head administrative duties.
Qualifications and Requirements
- Ph.D., in Agricultural, Development, or Resource Economics, Economics, or a closely related discipline.
- A record of outstanding and nationally recognized scholarship and professional activities related to teaching, research, and extension or outreach that will qualify the individual to be tenured at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
- Evidence of leadership competence with emphasis on strong interpersonal and communication skills appropriate to sustaining a collegial environment, building a shared vision and mission for the growth of the department, and delivering quality academic programs within an inclusive work environment.
- Demonstrated leadership in developing departmental programs, coordinating capital improvements, stimulating external funding from both public and private sources.
- Significant record of success in obtaining extramural funding from nationally competitive research programs, foundations, private or other donors.
- Prior administrative experience suited to lead an academic department engaged in teaching, research, and service activities at a major Land Grant University.
- Demonstrated ability to encourage consensus while coming to and executing decisions in a collegial atmosphere.
- Demonstrated success in obtaining federal, as well as state or private, research funding and maintaining a nationally recognized program of scholarship.
- Experience recruiting highly qualified graduate and undergraduate students, including those who are traditionally underrepresented in agricultural and resource economics.
- Experience with the Land Grant University system.
Review of applications will begin March 4, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.