Colorado State University (CSU) invites applications and encourages nominations for Professor and Department Head of Animal Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences. The Department Head leads a talented group of individuals including 30 faculty members in animal and equine sciences, along with more than 30 research and professional staff, 55 graduate students, and nearly 900 undergraduate students. The Department of Animal Sciences’ annual base budget exceeds $4 million with total annual expenditures greater than $11.5 million. The Department boasts state-of-the-art equine and food animal facilities such as the recently completed $20.5 million JBS Global Food Innovation Center in honor of Gary & Kay Smith and the Temple Grandin Equine Center on which design and construction is beginning.
The Department’s unique mission is serving Colorado’s large and diverse livestock and equine industries. Research, teaching, and engagement activities focus on developing industry leaders and improving profitable production of horses and food animals by applying innovations in science and technology, advocating for wise resource management and promoting food product enhancement. The department advances its mission while addressing societal issues of food safety, product quality and value, animal care and management, and the environmental impacts of animal agriculture. The Department is recognized for its local and global leadership in these areas of excellence.
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The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to achieve complex goals and objectives, which is evidence of high-level leadership, communication, and management skills. Required qualifications include:
An earned PhD in animal science, equine science or closely related field from an accredited institution and/or DVM with advanced training or degree in an associated field from an accredited institution; Sustained record of scholarly excellence necessary for meeting qualifications as a professor with tenure in the Department of Animal Sciences at CSU; Demonstrated exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills; Demonstrated ability to mentor and guide more junior professionals (e.g., faculty and staff), graduate students and undergraduate students in their career pathways and professional development; Demonstrated evidence of building successful teams and collaborative priority setting; A clear vision of a land grant university’s future role in animal and equine science as it relates to instruction, research, extension and engagement; Demonstrated ability to be fiscally responsible and adaptively manage resources with creativity and innovation; Demonstrated experience in successfully allocating, directing and monitoring large-scale, annual budgets; Evidence of research or industry initiatives of local, national and global importance that were developed collaboratively with agricultural, equine or natural resource stakeholders; Demonstrated commitment to the principles and strength of diversity in people and programs as indicated by an ability to appreciate diverse backgrounds, including an understanding and respect for cultural, ethnic, and individual differences, successful international and cultural experiences and collaborations; and Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
Preferred •Evidence of working collaboratively with partners including: industry (e.g., agribusiness and/or commodity organizations); local, state or national government agencies (e.g., USDA agencies); and non-governmental entities (e.g., land trusts, public and private foundations); •Demonstrated success in planning and implementing student success initiatives and curricular innovation; •Experience in interdisciplinary research including multi-state and/or multi-agency efforts; •Evidence of leading and/or significant contributions to institutional development such as fundraising, collaborations and contracts; Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing interdisciplinary academic programs; 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.