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Director of Cooperative Extension Service, Associate Dean of Agriculture and Associate Vice President for University Engagement (002733-2012)

Purdue University seeks to hire an Associate Dean of Agriculture and Director of the Cooperative Extension Service. The position reports to the Dean of Agriculture with a partial appointment as Assistant Vice President for Engagement for the university. Purdue Extension includes faculty and staff in the Colleges of Agriculture, Health and Human Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, and Extension educators located in each of Indiana’s 92 counties.

QUALIFICATIONS: A graduate degree and record of scholarship to merit appointment as a full professor with tenure in an appropriate academic department is required. The candidate must have leadership experience in strategic planning, personnel management, and budget and fiscal management. Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of constituents are required. Experience in public outreach/Extension, building strong relationships with policy makers and other stakeholders, and an understanding of and commitment to the broad mission of a land-grant university are strongly desired. Experience in university-wide and/or international outreach is highly desirable. The successful candidate must be committed to expanding and fostering diversity and inclusion in all aspects of Purdue Extension and university engagement.

APPLICATIONS: Interested persons should submit a letter of application, a statement of leadership philosophy emphasizing their vision for 21st century outreach/Extension programs and their ability to foster the development of innovative outreach/Extension programs, and a complete curriculum vitae, including the names, addresses, and phone/email for five references. Initial nominations and inquiries will be kept confidential; references will be contacted only upon approval by the applicant. Application review will begin Monday, November 19, 2012 and continue until a successful candidate is identified. Nominations of outstanding candidates are welcome. Applications and nominations should be addressed to: Dr. Jay Akridge, Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture, Purdue University, 615 W. State St., West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053.          Electronic submission is preferred and should be sent to Becky Rice at rdr@purdue.edu.

A background check is required for employment in this position. Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Dr. Akridge at (765) 494-8391 or akridge@purdue.edu