Department Head (Soil and Water Systems)

University of Idaho

Moscow, ID, USA 🇺🇸

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting NumberF001102P
Internal Posting?
Recruitment TitleDepartment Head – Soil and Water Systems
Advertising Pay RangeCommensurate with Experience
Primary Division/CollegeCol of Agricultural & Life Sciences
Primary UnitSoil and Water Systems
Employee CategoryFaculty
Classification Group TitleDept Head/Chair/Director
Position Control Number1314
Contract BasisAcademic Year
Anticipated Contract Start Date08/13/2023
FLSA StatusOvertime Exempt
Tenure TrackingTenured
RankNegotiable (must be justified)
Full Time/Part TimeFull Time
Extension TypeNot Applicable
Administrative Appointment TypeOn-going
Administrative Appointment End Date (if applicable)

Position Responsibilities

Position SummaryThe University of Idaho, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, is seeking to hire an Associate or Full Professor to lead Soil & Water Systems (SWS) Department. The SWS Department Head will lead a diverse and vibrant faculty that conducts integrated research, teaching, extension, and outreach programs to support water and soil resource management in agriculture and forests in the State of Idaho. The programs seek to expand our scientific understanding of soil and water both nationally and internationally. SWS programs include research, teaching and extension in applied and basic soil and water sciences, precision agriculture, and agriculture systems management. This position will be responsible for guiding the growth and quality of SWS academic and research programs and activities. Duties will range from administration of the Department’s curricula, budget, and facilities, to developing externally funded research and extension programs, and stakeholder and alumni engagement. This is an academic year appointment with a negotiable summer salary.
Unit/Department SummarySoil and Water Systems | University of Idaho (
Teaching & Advising10%
Scholarship & Creative Activity25%
Outreach & Extension10%
University Service & Leadership55%


Minimum Education/Degree RequiredListed degree qualification is required at time of application.
Required QualificationsAn earned doctorate in Soil Science, Water Science, or related discipline.Experience developing and overseeing research, extension, instructional activities that have resulted in national and international record of scholarly achievement commensurate with the rank of Associate or Full Professor with tenure.Experience developing and leading research programs that address agricultural, environmental or forestry issues in soil and water resource management, including acquisition of external funding.Experience managing large research program budgets.Experience leading and mentoring employees.Experience in compliance with personnel management.
Preferred QualificationsExperience in teaching, mentoring, or advising undergraduate and graduate students.Experience working with stakeholders to develop research, teaching, and extension programs.Experience working and communicating with diverse groups, including both across institutional units and with external stakeholders.Evidence of commitment to diversity and success in building an organizational culture and environment of team building, mutual respect, and support.Experience addressing land-grant university missions and goals.Previous experience as an administrative unit head or director at a university or large research institution.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

Posting Information

Posting Date02/14/2023
Closing Date
Open Until FilledYes
Special Instructions to ApplicantsApplications received by March 14, 2023, will receive first consideration.

Along with your on-line application, write a letter of qualification addressing how you meet the required and preferred qualifications listed.In addition, your application materials must include a CV, as well as names & contact information for at least three (3) professional references.
Applicant Resources
Background Check StatementApplicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
EEO StatementThe University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs.
A visa sponsorship is available for the position listed in this vacancy.Uncertain

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume/CV
  2. List of References
  3. Transcripts
  4. Letter of Qualification

Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Academic Keys
    • Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Craig’s List
    • Department of Labor/Job Service including Job Central or Idaho Works
    • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
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    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • HireEd/Academic Impressions
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • LinkedIn
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    • Professional Listservs (Ex: NACUBO, AAAE, ISMC, etc.)
    • Veterans in Higher Ed
    • Word of Mouth
    • Other Advertising Venue
    • University of Idaho Website
    • University of Idaho Daily Register
    • University of Idaho Employee
  2. * Were you referred to this employment opportunity by a current University of Idaho employee? If so, please provide their name and department.(Open Ended Question)





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