Responsibilities: The Director is responsible for leadership of all aspects of the Division. We seek a dynamic individual who will provide vision, leadership and guidance for academic, research, and Extension programs; recruit world-class faculty, high-caliber students and staff; develop resources to strengthen the long-term viability, efficiency, and effectiveness of DPS research, teaching, and Extension programs; promote collaborative research within the DPS and across MU; promote and foster cooperation across CAFNR and other colleges on campus; administer the divisional budget; support/lead external development opportunities; be an advocate for the DPS both on and off campus; and mentor faculty members throughout their careers.
Minimum Qualifications: An earned doctorate in an appropriate plant science discipline.
Preferred Qualifications: Prior administrative or leadership experience; an established record of excellence in teaching, Extension or research in an area of divisional strength; demonstrated effective leadership; a commitment to diversity and inclusion; and a strong record of collaboration; an understanding and commitment to the mission of a comprehensive, land-grant university; experience with external stakeholders at state, national and international levels; commitment to shared governance, collegiality, and continual professional development for faculty and staff; commitment to visioning and strategic planning; desire to lead development activities and cultivate alumni and donor relations; passionate about improving education for all students; a transparent, open-minded, respectful and approachable leadership style; familiarity with national trends in undergraduate and graduate plant science education; and demonstrated understanding of modern agricultural practices.
About MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
The University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) is a land-grant institution that strives to create a healthy world. We are driven to pioneer impactful solutions for agriculture, food and natural resources.
Through our Programs of Distinction (https://cafnr.missouri.edu/research/programs-of-distinction/), we will make strides toward this healthier world.
We pursue student success, advance research and innovation, empower Missourians, showcase our leadership, cultivate a diverse and inclusive community, and champion global citizenship and engagement. See how in our Strategic Plan (https://cafnr.missouri.edu/strategic-plan/).
CAFNR balances experience with innovation, providing transformational academic opportunity. We continue to collaborate for the greater good in service to Missourians today and tomorrow. We are dedicated to Missouri’s students, partners and citizens as we Drive to Distinction.