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DEAN, COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES

Job no: 246629-LI
Work type: Faculty-Full Time, Onsite
Location: Madison
Categories: Executive
Department:DEPT-A0701

Job Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of the world's outstanding public research and teaching universities, invites nominations and applications for the position of dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) is an international leader in food and agriculture, the fundamental life sciences, climate, and human and community health and well-being. Through research, teaching, and outreach, CALS strives to lead in science, innovation, and collaboration that improves life and sustains the natural world. Enrolling about 2,800 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students, the college offers academic programs encompassing agriculture, natural resources, fundamental life sciences, and social sciences. Many of the basic biological sciences are located in the college. The dean provides leadership to 255 faculty and more than 850 staff, and directs a budget of more than $200 million, approximately half of which comes from extramural support. The dean, who reports to the chancellor and the provost, is the chief academic and executive officer of the college with responsibility for strategic planning; curriculum and academic affairs; diversity, equity, and inclusion; fundraising; community and government relations; and personnel and budget. As the director of the Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station, the dean manages the institution's federal agricultural research designation, oversees federal research capacity funds and a network of 12 agricultural research stations, and coordinates with the UW-Madison Division of Extension on related cooperative extension systems delivered through the college. The dean is also responsible for a large facility footprint, including 30 on-campus buildings and over 6,000 acres of land and associated farm research facilities in Madison and throughout the state.

Please see the following websites for information about the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and UW-Madison:

http://www.cals.wisc.edu/ http://www.wisc.edu/

About the Job:

Dean (EX008)

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Education:

Required
* Earned doctorate in a discipline relevant to the position
* A record of scholarly achievement and academic accomplishments appropriate to the individual's academic discipline, and capable of receiving tenure at UW-Madison

Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications
* A record of successful, visionary leadership that shows understanding and appreciation of the dynamic, changing academic environment and the diverse missions and constituencies of a major public research university, particularly agricultural and life sciences
* Demonstrated commitment to promote the diversity of students, faculty and staff, equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and non-discriminatory practices, and to advance an inclusive climate
* Successful leadership experience in managing a complex academic unit
* Communication and advancement experience
* Capacity to relate effectively to faculty, staff, students and external constituencies
* Demonstrated commitment to advance learning, research, and public service
* Commitment to extension programs, outreach and public engagement activities that extend and apply our research, education and practice-based knowledge to help solve problems and foster lifelong learning
* Demonstrated ability to work effectively in an environment of shared governance
* Collaborative leadership with a problem-solving approach that is responsive to the instructional and research needs of other schools/colleges/divisions
* Ability to represent the college and university effectively in educational, governmental, business, agricultural, alumni, non-profit and public forums
* Familiarity with national agricultural experiment stations and cooperative extention

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

UW-Madison employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to January 18, 2022 or the first day of employment, whichever comes later. An individual is considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the single-dose vaccine or two weeks after the second dose in a two-dose vaccination series. Medical or religious accommodations will be considered. Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu for more information.

Additional Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of the world's outstanding public research and teaching universities, invites nominations and applications for the position of dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) is an international leader in food and agriculture, the fundamental life sciences, climate, and human and community health and well-being. Through research, teaching, and outreach, CALS strives to lead in science, innovation, and collaboration that improves life and sustains the natural world. Enrolling about 2,800 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students, the college offers academic programs encompassing agriculture, natural resources, fundamental life sciences, and social sciences. Many of the basic biological sciences are located in the college.

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

Department(s):

A070100-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/ADMIN/DEAN & DIR

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Negotiable
ANNUAL (12 months)

How to Apply:

Applicants should include a current resume or curriculum vitae and a cover letter that addresses how their strengths and experience match the duties of the position.

Nominators should provide the name of, and contact information for, the nominee.

Submit applications and nominations electronically to Troy Runge, Chair of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) dean search and screen committee, c/o Isaacson, Miller search firm: https://www.imsearch.com/search-detail/S8-304. To ensure consideration, applications must be received by February 28, 2022.

Please note that in accordance with Wisconsin statutes the names of nominees and applicants who request confidentiality in writing will not be made public. Candidates who agree to advance as finalists will be invited for campus visits and will be announced publicly.

Contact:

Troy Runge

608-890-3143
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )



Official Title:

Dean(EX008)

Employment Class:

Limited

Job Number:

246629-LI

  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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