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Professor & Head, Dept. of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture

Company:
Colorado State University
Job Location:
Fort Collins, Colorado
Category:
Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
Position Location
Fort Collins, CO

Posting Number: 202100140F

Proposed Annual Salary Range
$190,000 - $210,000 plus benefits. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Employee Benefits

Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU's Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas. https://hr.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2021/01/benefits-summary-afap.pdf.

Position Type: Faculty

Work Hours/Week: 40

Description of Work Unit

The Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture consists of a talented group of 30 faculty, 16 administrative and research staff, 44 graduate students (23 MS, 21PhD), 486 undergraduate students, both on campus and at Research Centers across the state. The mission of this department is to discover, apply and disseminate knowledge and technology and to develop leaders in horticulture and landscape architecture. Our focus is to solve problems for people, agriculture, and the environment, and to improve policymaking and public education while developing a workplace conducive to scholarship and creativity fostered by teamwork, and individual diversity.

The Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture annual base budget exceeds $2.8 million (not including grants, gifts, or online income) with total annual expenditures greater than $11.5 million. The Department boasts state-of-the-art teaching, research, and studio facilities, such as the soon-to-be completed Nutrien Building and the recently completed Horticulture Center. The Department also has facilities in the soon-to-be completed SPUR campus in Denver and close ties to multiple research stations in Colorado.

The department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, including an online B.S. degree in horticulture that enrolls about 150 students. We encourage human engagement with the landscape and demonstrate our focus to solve problems for people, agriculture, and the environment. The Department facilitates scholarship and creativity fostered by teamwork and individual diversity through hands-on experiential learning in each of our three majors, Environmental Horticulture, Horticulture, and Landscape Architecture. Research, teaching, and outreach in the department is supported by agricultural research centers, new laboratory space and design studios, trial gardens, arboretum, and new state-of-the-art greenhouse facilities.

Fort Collins is an active community situated on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with the foothills and 14,000-foot peaks visible to residents. Easy access to hiking, skiing, rafting and other outdoor sports is a great advantage to CSU students, faculty and staff. With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year and low humidity, Fort Collins residents enjoy pleasant weather year-round. Indoor and outdoor activities are enjoyable in every season. Colorado has earned a worldwide reputation as an area that offers an unparalleled lifestyle, and Fort Collins represents the very best of Colorado with top award rankings from Forbes for Best Place for Business/Careers, Gallup Well Being Index for Healthiest Mid-Size City in America, CBS Moneywatch List of Top 10 Best Places to Retire, Outside Magazine Best Towns in America, among other select recognitions: http://www.fcgov.com/fcfacts.php?ID=6.

Tenure/Tenure Track?
Yes

% Research
0

% Teaching
0

% Service
0

% Administration
100

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on
08/15/2021

Desired Start Date
01/01/2022

Position Summary

Colorado State University invites applications for the position of Professor and Head of the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture (HLA). This is a 12-month tenured position appointment focused on programmatic and administrative leadership in scholarship, instruction, extension and stakeholder engagement. The Head represents and advocates for internal and external constituents, including campus and research station faculty, alumni, horticultural and landscape architecture professions, government agencies, professional organizations, as well as the university.

The Head should be an accomplished leader with the experience and energy to build on existing excellence, catalyze new initiatives and collaborations both within and outside the Department. The Department Head takes a leadership role in the development, management, vision, and trajectory of the department's strategic plan. The Head must have the vision to develop departmental priorities and allocate resources; advocate for the department and cultivate an environment that encourages excellence.

The Head will also promote opportunities for interdisciplinary creative scholarship and research, teaching, and extension; identify opportunities to obtain additional resources for the department and enhance diversity and equity in the department. They will implement the CSU Principles of Community, including inclusion, integrity, respect, service, and social justice, in the department culture. The Head is responsible for performance reviews of faculty, administrative staff, and Academic Support Coordinators (advisers), and the development and administration of the department's budget.

The Head works collaboratively with a broad range of constituencies including the horticulture industry, food and green industry groups, and landscape architecture professional organizations to foster a program that is both strategic and innovative, and enhances research, teaching, outreach, and diversity. There are opportunities for research and teaching, if desired.

Conditions of Employment
Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver's License

Required Job Qualifications

Candidates for the Department Head position must be qualified for appointment at the rank of tenured Full Professor, and possess the following qualifications:

  • An earned terminal degree from an accredited institution.
  • A sustained record of scholarly excellence necessary for meeting qualifications as a professor with tenure at CSU.
  • A clear vision of a land grant university's future role in horticulture and landscape architecture as it relates to instruction, research, extension and engaged scholarship.
  • Demonstrated exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated commitment to transparency, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated evidence of building successful teams and collaborative priority setting.
  • Demonstrated financial acumen and fiscal responsibility.
  • Demonstrated interactions with horticulture and/or landscape architecture professionals and stakeholders to promote and execute research and industry initiatives of local, national and global importance.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Established record of working across academic or disciplinary units and programs within the department, college, and campus.
  • Valid driver's license or the ability to obtain a driver's license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • An earned terminal degree from an accredited institution in a relevant field, such as horticulture, plant science, or landscape architecture.
  • Ability to engage with faculty on undergraduate and graduate curriculum development and improvement.
  • Demonstrated success in planning and implementing initiatives focused on student success.
  • Experience in research and or creative works including collaborative and/or interdisciplinary efforts.
  • Evidence of leading and/or significant contributions to institutional development such as fundraising, collaborations and contracts.
  • Evidence of developing and managing entrepreneurial business operations to resource academic unit(s).
  • Evidence of active engagement with alumni groups and/or developing relationships with interest groups; and
  • Demonstrated excellence with global research and engagement programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate, develop vision and strategy, and manage change
  • Demonstrated scholarly publication record and/or creative works, such as publications, presentations, design competitions, books and awards
Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, please apply by August 15, 2021. Create an account and submit your 1) Current CV; 2) Cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for this position; and 3) a statement, no more than two pages, describing your leadership philosophy and style, vision for the HLA department, and how you have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Please also provide names and contact information for three people to serve as references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. Transcripts for degree verification may be requested from finalists at a later date. Position is open until filled.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement
  • Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Search Contact
Amy.Charkowski@colostate.edu

Job Duty Category: Leadership

Duty/Responsibility

Support of the Land Grant missions of teaching, research and Extension; develops departmental priorities and allocates resources; advocates for the department and cultivates an environment that encourages excellence; promotes opportunities for interdisciplinary research, teaching, and extension; identifies opportunities to obtain additional resources for the department and enhances diversity of faculty, students and staff to support a climate of inclusiveness and respect; takes leadership role in the development, management, vision, and trajectory of the department's strategic plan.

Percentage Of Time: 50

Job Duty Category: Administration

Duty/Responsibility

Responsible for performance reviews of faculty, administrative staff, and Academic Support Coordinators (advisers), and the development and administration of the department's budget. The Head works collaboratively with a broad range of constituencies including the green industry, food and agricultural commodity groups and landscape architecture professional organizations to foster a program that is both strategic and innovative, and enhances research, teaching, outreach, and diversity.

Percentage Of Time: 50

Minimum References Requested
3

Maximum References Requested
3
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