School of Agriculture
Applications are being accepted from current UW-Platteville tenured faculty for the Director of Pioneer Farm within the School of Agriculture.
Candidates for the position must:
- Be tenured and hold a doctorate in Agribusiness, Agriculture or related field;
- Demonstrate expertise in fiscal management;
- Demonstrate excellent communication and organizational skills;
- Demonstrate dedication to undergraduate education;
- Have demonstrated success as a leader or contributing participant on teams, committees or other groups;
- Demonstrate enthusiasm for professional engagement with students, faculty and staff as well as external stakeholders;
- Demonstrate an energetic personality with a positive attitude and ability to effectively work and communicate with a variety of people.
The person in this position is the administrative leader of Pioneer Farm and reports directly to the School of Agriculture Director. Teaching responsibilities include agribusiness or other agriculture courses related to the person's area of expertise, and shall not exceed 33% of the appointment. Academic student advising shall not exceed 25 students. Administrative responsibilities include 1) leadership for fiscal planning and management of Pioneer Farm including budgeting, marketing and income processing; 2) leadership in the management of current facilities and state-owned houses including rent collection; 3) leadership in the operation of Pioneer Farm's agronomic and animal production enterprises; 4) personnel management including responsibility for performance evaluations and salary recommendations of Pioneer Farm Enterprise Managers, and classified personnel; 5) serve as a liaison between Pioneer Farm and School of Agriculture programs for the coordination of educational activities; 6) collaborate with the Pioneer Farm Research Manager regarding the coordination and implementation of research projects; and 7) work with the School of Agriculture Director to expand external relations and philanthropic opportunities associated with Pioneer Farm.
Current UW-Platteville tenured faculty only may submit 1) letter of application that addresses each listed qualification, 2) a current vita, 3) submit a separate statement describing a history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization, 4) a maximum one-page statement describing the importance of a university farm in undergraduate education, research and outreach, and 5) the names and contact information for four references who can address your qualifications.
Current tenured faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, click here to apply:
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Review of applications will begin 1 March 2013.
Position available 1 July 2013 or earlier, depending on availability of the finalist.
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