Apply for Vacancy for Department Head at University of Connecticut in the USA. The category for this job is Plant and Soil Science. Also, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture and Environmental Science, Ecology, and Forest.
The Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture (PSLA) at the University of Connecticut (UConn) in Storrs invites applications for the position of Department Head, and appointment as Professor or Associate Professor commensurate with the appointee’s record.
As the departmental administrative officer, the Head reports directly to the Dean. Duties include:
- Coordinate and steer undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, and Cooperative Extension and outreach programming.
- Also, conduct administrative responsibilities for academic affairs, departmental personnel, budget matters, and physical facilities.
- Likewise, represent and promote the department within the College, the University, and the State, as well as at the national and international levels.
- Furthermore, establish and coordinate relationships with relevant research centers, agencies, industries, NGO’s, professional societies, alumni, and the citizens of Connecticut.
- Also, develop effective recruitment programs to increase undergraduate and graduate student enrollment in the department.
- Additionally, attract, support, and retain a diverse and outstanding faculty, drawing from national and international communities.
- Create and carry out programs and activities in the department that address and move us toward solutions for social injustices among Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and other minority group on the campus and throughout our communities in the state.
- Moreover, maintain an active program in at least two of the three Land-grant University missions.
- Furthermore, provide administrative oversight for office staff, research and teaching facility managers, and outreach services personnel, as well as any other related to the Department Head administrative duties.
- Maintain compliance for accreditation of the professional Bachelor in Science in Landscape Architecture (BSLA) degree granted by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB).
- A Ph.D. degree in Plant Science, Landscape Architecture, or a closely related discipline.
- Demonstrated or potential leadership in developing academic programs, coordinating capital improvements, stimulating external funding from both public and private sources.
- Similarly, significant record of success in obtaining extramural funding from nationally competitive research programs, foundations, private or other donors.
- Also, excellent communication skills.
- Strong grasp of and commitment to the Land-Grant mission.
- Likewise, commitment to student education and training to match contemporary and future opportunities.
- Additionally, a strong appreciation and grasp of basic and applied research.
- Prior administrative experience suited to lead an academic department engaged in teaching, research, and service activities at a major research university.
- Demonstrated ability to encourage consensus while coming to and executing decisions in a collegial atmosphere.
- Also, experience recruiting highly qualified graduate and undergraduate students, including those who are traditionally underrepresented in plant science and landscape architecture.
- Likewise, experience mentoring young scientists.
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