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Entomology Department Head

Date Posted: 2009-10-16
Location: College Station, TX, USA
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Duties and Responsibilities: The Department Head holds the academic appointment of Professor in Entomology. The successful candidate will provide administrative direction for scholarship in departmental teaching, research, extension and regulatory activities. Specific duties and responsibilities include: (1) provide intellectual and philosophical leadership of faculty, staff, and students for integrated academic, research, and extension programs, and with expanding international activities; (2) manage and coordinate departmental human, fiscal, and physical resources; (3) serve as primary advocate for the department to the administration in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and The Texas A&M University System agencies, and lead in the development of innovative joint ventures with other academic units; (4) provide leadership for statewide entomological programs of Texas AgriLife Research and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service; (5) represent the department to commodity groups, state and federal agencies, other partners and collaborators; and (6) provide leadership for continued acquisition of internal and external resources.

Qualifications Required:

Ph.D. in entomology or closely related field
An academic record of distinction in entomology with experience in teaching, research and/or extension in a university environment
Demonstrated effectiveness in administration
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated commitment to diversity
Capability for leadership and management of multidisciplinary programs
Desired attributes include prior administrative experience in the Land Grant College system; experience with recruiting, mentoring and retention of a diverse cadre of faculty, staff and students; ability to forge and enhance linkages with state and federal agencies, foundations, and industry stakeholders; support of faculty governance in establishing program priorities and plans; evidence of collaboration, and team-building within and across departmental and disciplinary lines; evidence of leadership in building consensus and managing groups of professionals; purposeful and intentional engagement of faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders to accomplish the mission and goals of the Department, University and profession; and knowledge and experience in leading international programs.

Additional information regarding this position, the department, college and agencies, university and community may be found at http://insects.tamu.edu/departmentheadsearch/

A complete application includes:
letter of interest
full curriculum vitae
statement of administrative philosophy addressing the responsibilities of this position include a statement on how the applicant would advance the goal of diversity
Names and complete mailing addresses, e-mail and phone number(s) for at least five (5) references
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