The Department of Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences at Auburn University is seeking candidates and nominations for the position of Department Head. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023.
The Department Head provides visionary leadership and overall management of the department. In addition, the Head is the senior faculty administrator and promotes excellence in teaching, research and extension/outreach programs. The position demands strong leadership, vision, strategic planning, and decision-making skills, and demonstrated ability to manage departmental programs and personnel. The Head is responsible for recruitment, supervision and evaluation of personnel, development and management of department budgets, extramural funding, and professional development of faculty and staff, and oversight of the departmental facilities. The Head is also an advocate and a representative of the department/college interests, needs and programs to stakeholders and the general public. In addition, the Head will lead/develop initiatives that grow the department’s programs. The Head establishes and maintains working relationships with other departments within the university, commodity groups, governmental and private agencies in addition to students and alumni. The Head will be committed to fostering interdisciplinary programs and inclusive environment in the department. Effective communication skills are essential in the position. The successful candidate will report to the Dean, College of Agriculture (http://www.ag.auburn.edu
) and maintain a close collaborative working relationship with administrators and staff in the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station (http://www.aaes.auburn.edu/
) and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (http://www.aces.edu/main/