Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems Chair Position

Durham, New Hampshire, 03824, United States
Depends On Experience
August 30 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture at the University of New Hampshire invites applications for the chair position. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a discipline of substantive relevance to the department's mission and focus.

We seek an individual to serve as an effective academic leader and vital member of the college's leadership team. Responsibilities include direction of department strategic planning processes; advancing and shaping multi-faceted teaching and research programs; and providing professional, intellectual, and administrative leadership. The chair is responsible for evaluating faculty and staff, assigning workloads, allocating resources, and communicating between the department and the college. The chair is expected to teach one course per year, conduct research and serve the University and profession.

The successful candidate must have strong communication and interpersonal skills commensurate with the capacity to lead a diverse unit of faculty, students, and staff; be team-oriented; understand and appreciate the integrated teaching, research and service components of the land-grant mission; and have a compelling vision of the future of agriculture, nutrition, and food systems sciences in higher education.

Complete application information is available at: Review of applications will begin on Nov. 1, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled.

All applicants will be required to apply online at Please direct all inquiries to the Search Committee Chair,

The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. As a NSF ADVANCE grant recipient, the University of New Hampshire strives to enhance the recruitment, retention and advancement of women faculty and other underrepresented groups in STEM disciplines. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.

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