Oregon State University (OSU) seeks an inspiring, collaborative, and experienced leader to serve as the Dean of the College of Forestry and Director of the Oregon Forest Research Laboratory. OSU is Oregon's land-grant and premier research university and the state's only institution to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.
It is an exciting time to join OSU. The University continues to climb in excellence by keeping a clear focus on advancing and disseminating knowledge, valuing student success, and serving the people and state of Oregon and beyond. With campuses in Corvallis and Bend, research forests, exceptional marine studies research and teaching facilities in Newport, and an expanding presence in Portland, OSU is one of only two universities in the country to hold the Land, Sea, Space, and Sun Grant designations.
Ranked as one of the premier forestry schools in the world, the College of Forestry plays a significant role in honoring the University's land-grant mission and in advancing the University's goal to address the grand challenges of our time.
Vision: The College of Forestry aspires to be the world's premier forest resources education, research, and service institution.
Mission: The College of Forestry's mission, as part of Oregon’s Land, Sea, Space, and Sun Grant University, is to educate and engage the next generation of scholars, practitioners and users of the world’s forest resources, to conduct distinctive problem-solving and fundamental research on the nature and use of forests and related resources, and to share our discoveries and knowledge with others
Typically requires Ph.D. or terminal degree in related field. Tenure/tenure-track faculty member.
Qualifications and Characteristics
Oregon State University seeks in its Dean a leader with innovative vision, energy, integrity, and the personal qualities and professional profile to inspire and lead. The search committee understands that no single candidate may have all of the ideal qualifications, but prefers candidates with the following experience and abilities:
A terminal degree and distinguished record in research, teaching, and engagement consistent with the expectations of the rank of professor in the College;
Proven administrative ability, including in budget and financial management, public relations and development, strategic planning, policy formation, and personnel management;
A clear understanding of the mission of a land grant university;
An understanding of current and emerging issues in forestry and natural resources, and related research, education, and outreach of importance to the state, nation, and the world;
Proven experience in developing and executing a strategy that defines a distinctive college or program identity and articulating what differentiates that entity from its peers;
Demonstrated ability to articulate a clear, compelling vision and to engender support from both internal and external constituents in implementing that vision;
Demonstrated ability to build effective partnerships across professional disciplines, within and throughout the College, University, and throughout the broader community;
Demonstrated leadership and success in securing internal and external programmatic support for instruction, research, outreach, and service, including external relations, development, and fundraising;
A record of commitment to a diverse and multicultural institution, and creating an inclusive, civil and respectful environment that embraces all individuals;
A demonstrated commitment to shared governance;
A demonstrated commitment to high-quality research, interdisciplinary education, and outreach and engagement;
A demonstrated commitment to high-quality learning and student success at the undergraduate and graduate levels; experience in advancing innovation in academic programs and student experiences;
Ability to engage effectively with local, national, and international businesses as well as government;
Experience in program development and implementation to address continuing education and development needs of working professionals through outreach and extended education programs;
The highest degree of personal integrity.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon?s natural wonders.Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality.Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state?s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.As Oregon?s leading public research university, with $261.7 million in external funding in the 2011 fiscal year, Oregon State?s impact reaches across the state and beyond. With 12 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offic...es, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon?s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.06 billion.Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body of over 26,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. They can choose from more than 200 undergraduate and more than 80 graduate degree programs, including over 30 degrees online offered through Oregon State Ecampus. Oregon State increasingly attracts high-achieving students, with nationally recognized programs in areas such as conservation biology, agricultural sciences, nuclear engineering, forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, community health, pharmacy and zoology.Oregon State also ranks high in sustainability, fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy and first in the Pac-12 Conference. And our students literally help power the university: 22 exercise machines at Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality. For more information visithttp://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm.The 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. university campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes such icons as Weatherford Hall, the Memorial Union and Benton Hall, the oldest building on the oldest building on campus.OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.