Director of the School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry
College of Applied and Natural Sciences
Louisiana Tech University
12-Month Administrative Position
RESPONSIBILITIES: chief academic officer, providing leadership for program development and assessment for the following B.S. degree programs: Agricultural Business, Animal Science, Forestry, and Geographic Information Science. The School also offers minors in Animal Science, Forestry, Geographic Information Science, Plant Science, and Wildlife Habitat Management and shares a Secondary Education and Teaching degree program (Agricultural Education Concentration) with the College of Education. The Director is responsible for long-range vision and planning, resource development, faculty and student recruitment, faculty development, comprehensive financial planning, facilitating faculty research and teaching, and management of the academic and farm units. This position is also expected to seek out and coordinate outreach and service activities, in addition to external relations with the agricultural, forestry, and rural communities through commodity and industry organizations, small business development organizations, and youth organizations (FFA and 4-H). The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills with students, faculty, staff, peers, and administrators.
QUALIFICATIONS: doctoral degree in a discipline related to the School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry. The ability to lead, teach, and work in a multidisciplinary school of agricultural sciences and forestry. Candidate must have earned tenure (preferably be of the rank of full professor) and present evidence of administrative and research management experience through grant administration, curriculum development, or other academic leadership.
APPLICATIONS: Review of applications begins January 15, 2020 and continues until position is filled. Submit letter of application, current vita, academic transcripts (official or unofficial) and name, mailing address, email address and phone number of at least three references via email to: Jennifer Hollis <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Louisiana Tech University is recognized by US News and World Report as a Top Tier National University and the Carnegie Foundation as a High Research Activity University (RU/H). Louisiana Tech has an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students and is located in Ruston, among the rolling hills of north central Louisiana. The School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry has 19 faculty, 4 laboratory supervisors, 5 other support staff, and approximately 420 students. Louisiana Tech University is a member of the University of Louisiana System and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. Minorities are encouraged to apply. College and school information can be viewed at: http://ans.latech.edu