16 de septiembre de 2004


Responsibilities: The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, School of Agriculture, Purdue University, invites applications for the position of department Head. The Head will lead a diverse group of outstanding faculty and staff in the research, teaching, extension, development and international missions of a major land-grant university. The principal focus of the Head is to accomplish departmental objectives through continuing and expanding internal and external support, managing and augmenting financial and physical resources, and wise stewardship of human resources. The Head also is expected to serve as an advocate, liaison, and departmental representative within the university and with government agencies, lay and professional resource management groups, conservation organizations, related industries, and society at large. The Head will also be responsible for managing the departmental budget including considerable land holdings and endowments.
Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned doctorate, be eligible for tenure at the rank of Full Professor, and have had professional experience in forestry, wildlife, fisheries, forest products, or a closely related area. The department Head must have demonstrated strong leadership, communication, and administrative abilities and an appreciation for the diverse interests and missions of the department. Candidates will be considered from academia, industry, or government. The successful candidate will have demonstrated an outstanding record of scholarly achievement as well as the ability to successfully develop external financial support.
The Department: The department consists of 28 faculty members, 37 administrative and professional staff, 11 clerical staff, and 300 undergraduate and 70 graduate students. The annual budget exceeds $7.7 million, with over 55% from sponsored research, gifts, and endowment funds. The department is one of 11 academic departments in the School of Agriculture. Interests of the faculty are diverse and encompass teaching, research and extension functions that advance knowledge of the natural resource sciences associated with the sustainable use of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. The department's expertise is diverse spanning forestry, wildlife, fisheries and aquatic sciences, wood products, human dimensions, spatial analysis, and natural resource management. The Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center and the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Program, regional federal-state-industry-university collaborative efforts, also are located in the department. Five undergraduate curricula are
offered: forestry, fisheries and aquatic sciences, natural resources, wildlife, and wood products. The department currently has an endowment exceeding $90 million that provides substantial resources which are re-invested in departmental programs.
The Opportunity: The department is well positioned to remain one of the leaders in the natural resource sciences. It has a diverse, energetic faculty, greatly expanded facilities, nation-wide land holdings, and a large endowment. The successful candidate will have a vision to utilize these resources to fully develop the department's potential.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application Procedure: Qualified persons should submit the following: a letter of application; a statement of administrative philosophy emphasizing their ability to foster research, teaching, extension, development and international missions of the department; and, a complete curriculum vitae including the names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses, if available, of five references. Nominations of outstanding potential candidates for the position are welcome. Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2004, or until the position is filled. Applications, nominations, and inquiries should be addressed to:
Ed Ashworth, Search Committee Chair
Forestry and Natural Resources Head Search
Purdue University
Office of the Dean of Agriculture
615 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053
Contact Information: (765) 494-1306 (phone), (765) 494-7420 (fax), or <mailto:ashworth@purdue.edu>ashworth@purdue.edu

Purdue University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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