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The University of Nevada, Reno, the state's oldest institution of higher education and its land-grant university, seeks a dynamic and transformative leader to serve as Dean, College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources (CABNR)/Director, Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station (NAES). The successful candidate will lead the college in its mission to support agriculture, community health and wellbeing, natural resource sustainability, and statewide economic development. This person will be a collaborative, inspiring administrator with the proven capacity to lead the college in enhancing its culture of excellence in teaching, research, and statewide outreach and service.
Candidates for the position of Dean/Director must hold an earned doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited institution and be eligible for tenure as a full professor in one of the disciplines represented within the college. We require a senior scholar with demonstrated achievement and recognition within his/her discipline. A successful candidate must have a strong record of administrative leadership. This person will have an understanding of and commitment to the land-grant mission of the university and Cooperative Extension. The ability to develop strong relationships with regional and statewide policy makers and stakeholders, as well as with other University units is also required. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to diversity. Community engagement, development and fund raising are required functions of the position.
CABNR is the founding college of University of Nevada. Its faculty support Nevada's land grant educational, research and outreach commitments. The three academic departments administer eleven B.S. degree programs with a cumulative enrollment of ~1000 undergraduates and support graduate students in departmental and interdisciplinary graduate programs. The NAES research portfolio includes over 190 projects with local, national and international emphasis and is supported by over $37 million in sponsored research. The NAES properties include the ~800 acre Main Station Field Lab, the 60 acre Valley Road Field Station/Greenhouse Facility, the 1360 acre Jay Dow Wetlands, the 2,700 acre Whittell Forest and Wildlife Area, and the 10,600 acre Gund Ranch Research/Training Facility. For more information, visit the College web site: http://www.cabnr.unr.edu/default.aspx
The University of Nevada, Reno was founded in 1874 as the State University of Nevada in Elko, Nevada, about 300 miles northeast of its present-day campus in Reno. The site for the university preparatory school in eastern Nevada proved to be impractical, as nearly half of the state's residents lived in the Reno-Carson City area. Nestled at the base of the Sierra Nevada, Reno is closer to cities such as Sacramento and San Francisco than Las Vegas. Reno offers its residents an invigorating taste of all four seasons and a favorable quality of life that has been recognized by numerous national sources, including Forbes magazine. Visitors have called Reno one of the country's true outdoor meccas, and for good reason. Within a one-hour drive of Reno are 15 world-class skiing and snowboarding resorts, Lake Tahoe, hundreds of mountain biking and hiking trails including the 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail, and the Truckee River, which runs from the California state line through downtown Reno, where one of country's top outdoor whitewater kayak parks is located. Reno's population enjoys an array of cultural activities, including museums, numerous theatre companies, a symphony, ballet and opera. There are also several major venues for concerts, sporting events and other live performances as well.
The University offers over 180 degree programs, including masters-level and doctoral programs in the Graduate School, and serves a growing number of students through its Extended Studies program of on-line and alternately-scheduled courses. According to fall 2012 data, the University enrolled a total of 14,675 undergraduate, 2,894 graduate, 251 medical school, and 407 non-degree students in diverse academic divisions. The University consistently ranks in the top tier of "best national universities" as rated by U.S. News and World Report. Faculty and students are drawn to its attractive location on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and four hours from the San Francisco Bay Area. For additional information about the University of Nevada, Reno, please visit www.unr.edu. See our campus at www.unr.edu/discover-nevada/tour.
Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. Application materials will include three separate documents: a letter of interest addressing the qualifications listed above; a curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information for five professional references with a description of the relationship to the applicant. Qualified candidates are invited to apply via our on-line application system at https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/13200. This position will also be subject to a background check. Inquiries and nominations can be submitted to the search chair or search coordinator by e-mail or telephone number listed below. All correspondence, including applications, nominations and general inquiries will be held in strict confidence. The anticipated start date for the position is January 1, 2014.
Jeff Thompson, Search Chair, Dean, College of Science
(775) 784-4591, firstname.lastname@example.org
Audrey Casey, Search Coordinator, Assistant to the Provost
(775) 784-1740, email@example.com