Executive Dean of Agriculture Rutgers University

Nilgun Tumer tumer at AESOP.Rutgers.edu
Fri Oct 24 15:27:08 EST 2003


Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Executive Director of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station

and Dean of Cook College

              Rutgers University seeks candidates for the position of
Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources with responsibilities
for Cook College and the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
(NJAES).  Under new leadership committed to making Cook College/NJAES an
outstanding land grant institution, Rutgers is searching for an Executive
Dean who can be an effective agent of change, capable of responding
creatively to external opportunities and challenges.  Cook College/NJAES is
central to the University's research and academic mission and is a leading
engine of social change for New Jersey. The successful candidate will be an
outstanding scientist and academic leader with an innovative and creative
vision for leading the College and expanding the land grant mission. The
Executive Dean must be able to balance the demands of leadership of Cook
College and the NJAES with the need to maintain and nourish a learning
atmosphere that is centered on the Cook/NJAES community of students,
faculty, and staff.  The Executive Dean must be an established scholar of
international stature in the scientific community, with demonstrated
excellence in teaching and research. In addition, candidates are expected
to provide evidence of administrative achievement and leadership ability at
the local, national, and international level, as well as a strong desire to
enhance excellence in research, outreach, extension, and service.

   New Jersey's dynamic and diverse economic and cultural environment
demands that Cook/NJAES be pluralistic and adaptive in serving an
increasingly broad and diverse constituency.  New Jersey, the most affluent
and densely populated state in the country, looks to Rutgers for leadership
in meeting its unique environmental and agricultural
challenges.  Cook/NJAES's vision is to make its name synonymous with
outstanding research that will provide solutions: integrating research,
teaching, and outreach to respond to issues and challenges in agriculture,
food systems, environment and natural resources, and human and community
development.  Cook, which has a strong history of collaboration involving
other schools and colleges within Rutgers, has designed academic programs
that promote the study of these challenges by integrating the natural and
physical sciences with the social sciences and humanities, and by using
conceptual frameworks that explore human interactions with the earth's
ecosystem.  Rutgers Cooperative Extension maintains a strong connection to
the agricultural base of Cook/NJAES, while also emphasizing programs of
human and community development in rural, suburban, and urban areas of the
state.  The successful candidate will work with faculty, staff, students,
and external constituents to enhance the excellence of research activities
that will strengthen and focus these outreach programs.

   Cook College serves approximately 3,300 undergraduate and graduate
professional students through 13 academic departments.  Cook/NJAES has a
faculty of approximately 300 and a staff of approximately 550.  The
Agricultural Experiment Station includes 17 research centers and field
stations and maintains an extensive network of outreach, including Rutgers
Cooperative Extension (RCE), which has agents in each of the State's 21
counties. Cook/NJAES has an annual appropriated budget of approximately $40

   Rutgers University is a member of the Association of American
Universities (AAU), and a number of its graduate programs are ranked in the
top twenty by the National Research Council. The University has over 51,000
undergraduate and graduate students on three campuses--Camden, New
Brunswick/Piscataway,  and  Newark--and last year had over $242 million in
research awards and contracts.

   The Executive Dean reports to the Executive Vice President for Academic
Affairs.  Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2003, and will
continue until the position is filled.

   Nominations and applications should be sent to:

Dr. Allan Conney, Chair, Search Committee

Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Old Queens Building Room 302

83 Somerset Street

New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-1281

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer




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