Announcement: Chair Position

Sat Sep 30 10:59:02 EST 1995

Chair - Department of Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University.  
Administer departmental activities and provide leadership for 33 
tenure-track faculty and 25 affiliated faculty with a mission including 
graduate and undergraduate teaching; basic and applied research and 
extension activities in the areas of  biotechnology, breeding, forestry, 
genetics, horticulture, physiology, production and weed science; 
interdisciplinary development of crop cultivars; public relations; develop 
departmental budgets; solicit outside funding; coordinate student 
recruitment and programs with over 50 graduate students and 100 
undergraduate students; maintain contact and rapport with other 
university departments, research and extension centers, other universities, 
state and federal agencies, and agribusiness organizations.  Earned Ph.D. 
in Plant Sciences related area is required and requirements for tenure in 
the Department of Plant Sciences must be met.  Evidence of strong 
leadership, managerial and communication abilities with staff, students, 
and the general public are essential.  Qualifications preferred but not 
required are previous administrative experience, agricultural research 
experience, demonstrated ability to attract extramural funds, and 
familiarity with the Land Grant philosophy and system.  Application closing 
date December 1, 1995, or until the position is filled.  Send letter of 
application, curriculum vitae, names of five potential references, and 
description of professional accomplishments to Dr. E.L. Deckard, Chair, 
Search Committee, Plant Sciences Department, North Dakota State University, 
P.O. Box 5051, Fargo ND 58105.  North Dakota State University is an equal 
opportunity institution.

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