The College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo, California, is seeking a full-time, Associate/Full Professor 12-month Department Head for its Animal Science Department.
This position has an anticipated start date of September 1, 2022 but will be open until filled. The Department Head is a tenure-track position and will provide leadership for all programmatic and administrative functions including instruction, research, production units, and alumni and industry engagement. The Animal Science department consists of 18 tenure/tenure-track faculty, 6 full-time lecturers, 8 part-time lecturers, and 16 full- and part-time staff members who engage with approximately 820 undergraduate students.
This position will oversee the Animal Science Department in:
Faculty and staff hiring, development, mentoring, and workload assignments
Management of budget, facilities, and departmental resources
Departmental curriculum development, assessment, and strategic planning
Diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts
Development of external funds and advancement
The successful candidate may teach undergraduate and graduate courses and may engage in scholarly activities (i.e., research, publishing, grant writing) as part of professional development. Cal Poly embodies the "teacher-scholar model," which emphasizes scholarly activities (i.e., research, publishing, proposal writing and program development) as a complimentary to teaching excellence.
Department Head appointments and 12-month assignments are made and continue at the pleasure of the College Dean. Tenure is earned only in the faculty portion of the position, which includes teaching, research, and service. Credit towards tenure at the time of appointment may be awarded depending on the candidate’s years of teaching experience, professional development, and rank. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with the selected candidate's qualifications and experience.
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees, and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
A Ph.D. in Animal Science, or a related field, or D.V.M., or other qualifications for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with tenure
Strong record of academic achievement and a strong commitment to teaching excellence
Demonstrated experience in collaborative priority setting and decision-making
Demonstrated ability to manage resources and solve problems with creativity and innovation
Ability to interact with Animal Science and Dairy Science-related industry stakeholders in developing research and industry initiatives of local, national and global importance
Evidence of institutional development such as fundraising, collaboration and contracts
Outstanding written and verbal English communication skills
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Experience in successfully allocating, directing, and monitoring annual budgets
Work within one or more commercial animal industries, preferably analogous to the Department’s operational units:the J and G Meat Processing Center, Animal Nutrition Center, Beef Center, Sheep and Goat Center, Poultry Center, Swine Center, Oppenheimer Family Equine Center, Dairy, Creamery, and Veterinary Clinic.
International experience or the desire to cultivate international partnerships
Additional Salary Information: Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience
Internal Number: 501235
About Cal Poly Animal Science Department
The Animal Science Department offers B.S. degrees in Animal Science and Dairy Science and minors in Equine Science, Meat Food Science, Poultry Science, Range Resource Management, and Dairy Science. The College offers an M.S. degree in Agriculture with a specialization in Animal Science. The Department manages commercial herds and flocks of dairy and beef cattle, horses, sheep, goats, swine, and poultry on over 6,000 acres with the support of several new facilities, including the recently completed Oppenheimer Family Equine Center. Graduates of Animal Science and Dairy Science are prepared for meaningful careers in the animal industries, allied professions, and graduate studies.