Department Head and Associate/Full Professor

Position: Department Head, Associate/Professor

Location: Montana State University, College of Agriculture, Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology

Description Nine month, academic year appointment; tenure-track, 70% administration, 10% research, 10% teaching, 10% service. Summer salary is generally provided by the College for administrative duties.


Duties and Responsibilities This position is responsible for managing all departmental fiscal affairs; promoting and integrating productive working relationships among the department faculty and staff; promoting the department within the college, university, state and nation; and planning and developing long-term departmental programs in collaboration with the faculty and stakeholders. This person will be responsible for annual faculty performance reviews; guiding new departmental hires; and communicating on behalf of the department with the academic community, state and federal agencies, private industry, agricultural organizations, and the general public. Administrative responsibilities include oversight of several large service labs. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to maintain an active research program and participate in the instructional and extension programs of the department. Summer salary may be provided by the College.

Required Qualifications 1) Earned doctorate in a Plant Sciences discipline or significant relative experience in the field of plant sciences. 2) Academic qualifications necessary for initial appointment as associate or full professor.

Preferred Qualifications 1) Administrative experience in program development, leadership, and research facilities fiscal and personnel management. 2) Demonstrated excellence in teaching and/or extension. 3) Established nationally competitive research program. 4) Consistent record of extramural funding. 5) Commitment to the land grant philosophy and/or previous experience at a land grant institution. 6) Demonstrated ability to work with and engage diverse students, staff, and colleagues within and outside the department and a commitment to the principles of inclusiveness and diversity.

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Job Listing Expiration: 
60 Days
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Montana State University, Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology
Name of Contact Person: 
Dr. Patrick Hatfield
Contact Person's Phone: 
(406) 994-4850
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