Endowed Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Director, Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment Station

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Posting Details

Posting Number 800033
Working Title Endowed Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Director, Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment Station
Advertised Employing Department College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Appointment Type Faculty - Tenure-Eligible
Base of Employment A - Faculty (12 Months)
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Pay Frequency Monthly
Proposed Start Date January 1, 2019
Proposed End Date or Length of Term
Number of Months Employed Per Year 12
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Iowa State University, one of the nation’s leading land-grant institutions, seeks nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Director of the Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment Station. Iowa State seeks a proven leader and innovator who can build upon this premier College’s strengths in plant and animal sciences, food and human nutrition, sustainable agriculture, agricultural and biosystems engineering, life sciences, and natural resources management in Iowa and throughout the world. Given these strengths, the Dean should effectively promote and champion the College to internal and external stakeholders, exhibit a passion for the convergent disciplines that fuel the success of the College, and have a clear, strategic vision for further advancing the research, teaching, and extension activities of the College.

Required Education and Experience

The selected candidate must possess an earned doctoral degree and have a distinguished record that qualifies the candidate for tenure at the rank of full professor in one of the College’s departments; must have a vibrant vision for the teaching, research and outreach missions of a premier land-grant university; must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, including effective skills in working with individuals and stakeholder groups locally, nationally, and internationally, including an appreciation of the role of commodity groups; must have leadership experience in a complex academic, governmental, or business organization and an ability to build and sustain internal and external collaborations; and must have a demonstrated commitment to achieving and sustaining diversity and promoting an inclusive environment.

Preferred Education and Experience

Preferred qualifications include extensive experience in private fund raising and securing philanthropic gifts to support student scholarships, academic programs, facilities, and research.

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Department/Program & College Description

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has one of the most cited research programs in the world and is comprised of 15 academic departments and 26 centers and institutes. Reporting to the university’s Senior Vice President and Provost, the Dean will provide forward-looking planning for the education of approximately 4,600 undergraduates and 730 graduate students. The College has a budget for teaching, research, and extension that exceeds $102 million.

For more information about the College, visit www.cals.iastate.edu.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Department Contact Name Buffkin/Baker
Department Contact Phone
Department Contact Email martin@buffkinbaker.com
Department/Unit Website http://provost.iastate.edu/administrator-resources/recruitment/searches
Location (if other than Ames)
Additional Information

The position of Dean is an administrative appointment with faculty rank as Full Professor (with tenure).

Buffkin/Baker has been retained to assist with the search. Candidates will be notified prior to contacting references. All nominations and applications will be held confidential until finalists are publicly announced.

Application Instructions

The Search Committee invites nominations, applications (a letter of interest, comprehensive curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of five or more references) or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting Iowa State University. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to receive full consideration, it is preferred that applications be submitted by July 13, 2018.

Nominations and applications may be sent in confidence to the University’s executive search firm:
Martin M. Baker, Managing Partner
10 Cadillac Drive, Suite 190
Brentwood, TN 37027

Guaranteed Consideration Date 07/13/2018
Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Quick Link http://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/31674
EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu.

Classification Information

University Title Professor - 1000
Salary Commensurate with qualifications
Job Category Faculty

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