Plant Pathology Department Head with Faculty Rank

University of Minnesota - 15th Ave

Job ID361282 LocationTwin Cities Job FamilyAcademic Full/Part TimePart-Time Regular/TemporaryRegular Job Code9361 Employee ClassAcad Prof and Admin About the Job Classification & Title: 9361, Head (With Faculty Rank) Working Title: Department Head FLSA Status: Exempt Term: 12-month tenured faculty Reports to: Dean College/Admin Unit: College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences Campus Location: University of Minnesota Twin Cities, St. Paul College Overview The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) is composed of 27 programs: 14 undergraduate and 13 graduate programs in disciplines involving food, agricultural, and natural resource sciences. CFANS also has 10 research and outreach centers across Minnesota, plus the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, the Bell Museum of Natural History, and dozens of interdisciplinary centers that span the college, the university, and the globe. Undergraduate enrollment in the college is about 2000 students. CFANS students are well-prepared for a diverse, multicultural workforce through the colleges emphasis on experiential, interdisciplinary, and intercultural learning; internships and global perspectives. At CFANS, we aim to inspire minds, nourish people, and enhance the natural environment, and we believe thats only possible if everyone feels seen, heard and respected. Our College embraces equity and diversity and prioritizes purpose-driven scientific discovery in order for us to build a better tomorrow, together. We align with the University of Minnesota in providing equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Department Overview Ongoing collaborative and interdisciplinary efforts in basic and applied research have enabled the faculty in the to build a strong foundation of science in teaching, research, and extension. Faculty in the Department are nationally and internationally recognized for conducting research in genetics of disease resistance at the molecular, cellular, and whole plant levels; genomics/bioinformatics of plant-microbe interactions; plant disease management; microbial/microbiome ecology related to plant health and disease; biological control; population genetics; fungal biology and genomics; plant virology; bacteriology; nematology; forest health; wood deterioration; high throughput phenotyping; and global climate change. Exemplary education, based on research, is a departmental priority and faculty offer a rich and diverse portfolio of undergraduate and graduate courses, serving students within the Department and across the College and University through in-person and online delivery. The Departments strong graduate program delivers excellence in teaching, research, and mentoring that provides an enriching graduate experience. Graduates move on to careers in agriculture and related industries, public agencies, academia, and private consulting. The Department has access to state-of-the-art facilities including plant growth facilities with classrooms, greenhouses, and a biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) plant pathology quarantine greenhouse and laboratory, along with adjacent research plots that support both conventional and organic production systems. Other resources include the Minnesota Supercomputer Institute and Biodale (a consortium of University of Minnesota research service facilities) that provide state-of-the-art genomic, imaging, and mass-spectrometry facilities. Ten unique research and outreach centers throughout Minnesota enhance the Departments research infrastructure. Adjunct faculty from the USDA-ARS Cereal Disease Laboratory, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, and USDA-ARS Plant Science Research Unit, located on campus, support the mission of the Department. A dedicated and p ofessional team supports the Departments administrative, financial, and communication functions. Department Mission:Conduct research, education, and extension focused on plant diseases, plant health, and the biology of plant-microbe interactions to ensure sustainability of agricultural, forest, and natural ecosystems for the benefit of society. Position Overview The University of Minnesota invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Department Head with Faculty Rank within the Department of Plant Pathology. The Department Head reports to the Dean of CFANS and partners with University of Minnesota Extension to accomplish departmental goals and objectives and to deliver nationally and internationally recognized programs in teaching, research, extension, and outreach, including the work at affiliated centers. The Department Head is the lead academic and strategic officer for the department who works to recruit, mentor, and retain outstanding faculty, graduate students, and academic staff in a set of related disciplines in addition to serving as the administrative leader of departmental programs. In collaboration with college support divisions, the Department Head has responsibility for planning, fiscal management, personnel, and facilities. The Head actively supports the securing of sufficient resources for the department to strengthen and broaden its mission, nurture cross-functional relations at the University and beyond, and to advance its strong international reputation. The Department aligns with collegiate and the larger University of Minnesota goals in providing equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Responsibilities Department Leadership (75%) Provide instructional oversight of the assigned programs; oversee curriculum development; and encourage/support instructional excellence. Assess general education outcomes in core courses taught within the department. Initiate and facilitate the development of new academic programs and projects, as appropriate. Assign teaching responsibilities of department faculty, including teaching in interdepartmental programs, in cooperation with Heads of other departments, where appropriate. Monitor and advance the instructional and research excellence of the program(s) and address problems as they arise. Serve as an advocate for the departments faculty to the College leadership and the University community. Facilitate and oversee processes for faculty including recruitment, promotion, tenure, and professional leaves. Provide coaching and mentoring for all faculty in the program(s). Build and maintain strong relationships with external stakeholders, employers, and supporters, including alumni, business partners, and government and non-profit organizations that may assist in talent development, research, education, outreach, and extension. Provide supervision and direction to staff in the department administrative… For full info follow application link. The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds. The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

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