POSITION:                              Chair


JOB POSTING #:                    2006-12


REVIEW DATE:                      November 1, 2005


APPOINTMENT DATE:           Fall, 2006





The chair is responsible for academic leadership in the department in its efforts to recruit, retain and evaluate diverse and distinguished faculty and promote their professional development, to provide high quality instructional programs; to increase scholarly and grant activity, to advise, recruit and retain students; to carry out the strategic planning, budget preparation and execution to approve and recommend curriculum and student degree programs; and serve on the Oversight Committee for the Freeman Ranch and other associated. The appointment is on twelve month basis and includes teaching responsibilities. Department of Agriculture information is available to the web at


Qualification Standards


Required qualifications include an earned doctorate in one of the disciplines served by the Agriculture Department, i.e., agriculture education, agricultural systems management, animal science, plant and soil science or a closely related field; qualifications for appointment as a tenured associate or full professor; a record of published research in peer reviewed journals; a record of external funding and academic program development; and evidence of working with constituencies outside the university.


Preferred qualifications include a minimum of ten years college teaching experience with evidence of excellence; administrative experience in budgeting and personnel; a demonstrated record of administrative success; experience working with graduate and undergraduate programs.


Application Procedures

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references with addresses and telephone numbers to:


Chair, Agriculture Chair Search Committee

Department of Agriculture

Texas State University

601 University Drive

San Marcos, TX 78666


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