The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences invites nominations and applications for the position of Professor and Head, Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology (PLPM), Texas A&M University. This tenured position is an administrative, extension, and research assignment. The Head reports to the Vice Chancellor and Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station. Initial screening of applicants will begin on February 15, 2023, and continue until a suitable candidate is selected.
Provide leadership and vision to foster an integrated culture for a large, multidisciplinary department
Provide intellectual and philosophical leadership of faculty, staff, and students for synergistic academic, research, extension, and service programs
Identify, promote, and reward excellence in teaching, research, and extension programs
Expected to continue a dynamic and productive, internationally recognized research program (~25-40% effort).
Manage and coordinate the Department’s human and fiscal resources, including annual budgeting.
Serve as Departmental liaison to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Represent the Department to state and federal agencies, private organizations, partners and collaborators, and key industry groups
Provide leadership for the continued acquisition of internal and external resources
Provide leadership on issues related to plant diseases, microbiology, and bioenvironmental sciences that arise throughout Texas, and in developing research and outreach strategies to address the plant and environmental health needs of diverse clientele and stakeholders
Represent the department within relevant professional societies and agencies, promoting the overall national/international reputation of departmental programs at Texas A&M University
Qualify for academic appointment at the level of Professor at Texas A&M University
National prominence in plant pathology/microbiology-related research and/or service
Outstanding leadership and management of multidisciplinary programs
Demonstrated excellence and leadership in teaching, research, extension, and service
Outstanding interpersonal and teambuilding skills
Effective communication with diverse clientele and stakeholders
Prior experience in the Land-Grant University System
Strong professional credentials, including publications, grants, teaching, extension, or industry experience
Established academic administrative experience and skills
Demonstrated activity and support for faculty governance in establishing program priorities and plans
Ability to create productive partnerships with state and federal agencies, private organizations, and key industry groups
Evidence of collaboration, integration, and teamwork across disciplines
Experience with recruitment, development, and retention of diverse faculty and students
Leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of graduate and undergraduate teaching, research, and extension programs
Experience with departmental budgets and acquisition of internal and external resources
Texas A&M University is one of the largest universities in the country, with more than 70,000 students from all 50 states. It is supported by a multibillion-dollar endowment ranked 4th among public universities and a top 20 research enterprise. Texas A&M has achieved the federal designation of a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Additional information about Texas A&M University is available at http://www.tamu.edu/.